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Goal Statement

It is my goal to build relationships with students and staff to ensure a meaningful and productive learning environment. I am committed to creating a classroom that is positive and adaptable, and that focuses on differentiated programming to encourage students to achieve their full potential.


May 2012Jun 2012

Additional Basic Qualification: Intermediate History

Queen's University

On-line Course

May 1997Jul 1997

Special Education Part 1 - Behavioural

University of Ottawa

Summer Course

Sep 1996May 1997

Bachelor of Education (Cum Laude)

University of Ottawa

Primary/Junior Concentration

Sep 1991May 1996

Bachelor of Arts, Honours English (Cum Laude)

University of Ottawa

English Major, History Minor

Work experience

Sep 2008Present


Avalon Public School

Grade 6 Homeroom, Grade 7 and 8 English, History, Geography and Physical Education, Grade 8 ETFI

Sep 2001Jun 2008


Manor Park Public School

Grade 5/6 Homeroom

Oct 1999Jun 2001


FIelding Drive Public School

Grade 4 and 5 Homeroom

Sep 1998Sep 1999


Hawthorne Public School

Grade 4/5 Homeroom

Sep 1996Jun 1997

Supply Teacher

Ottawa-Carleton District School board

Professional Standards of Practice

Commitment to Students and Student Learning

Inclusive classroom with a focus on differentiation and building relationships with students, parents and staff. 

Professional Knowledge

Extensive personal and professional development in learning theory, pedagogy, assessment and curriculum content.

Professional Practice

Methods are informed by collaboration and the use of meaningful feedback, effective assessment, technology, and consistent reflection.

Leadership in Learning Communities

Shared responsibilities and leadership in school and community initiatives to promote student success. 

Ongoing Professional Learning

Consistently seek opportunities to grow professionally through seminars, workshops, collaboration and frequent re-evaluation of personal technique.

Training and Mentoring

Recent Workshops and Seminars:

  • New Teacher Induction Program Mentoring Seminar - March, 2016
  • Health and Phys. Ed. Conference on Updated Health Curriculum - January, 2016
  • Garfield Gini-Newman Seminar on Critical Thinking - January, 2016
  • Superintendent's Select Committee on Technology Integration - Oct., Jan., May 2015
  • Effective IEP Writing Seminar - November, 2015

Avalon Public School:

  • Co-creator of "Nuggets to Nudges" student and community partner video project for World Wildlife Fund, 2016
  • Co-developer of Orientation week, 2010-2016
  • Athletic program founder, 2008-2011
  • Terry Fox Walk/Run Lead Organizer, 2008-2016
  • Sports and Athletic Lead, 2008-2013
  • Intramural Sports Coordinator, 2008-2016
  • Intermediate Division Head, 2010/2011, 2013/2014
  • Mentor teacher for the New Teacher Induction Program 2010-2016

Manor Park Public School:

  • Junior Division Lead, 2003/2004, 2007/2008
  • Lead Teacher for Balanced Literacy Initiative, and Turnaround Project, 2004-2006
  • Intramural Sports Coordinator, 2002-2008
  • Athletic program founder, 2001-2003
  • Associate teacher, University of Ottawa Faculty of Education: 19 candidates
  • Associate Teacher, State University of New York Faculty of Education: 2 candidates

Extra-curricular Activities

Avalon Public School:

  • Coach for Cross-Country, Intermediate Boys Basketball, Track and Field, 2008-2016
  • Coach for Junior Boys Basketball, Intermediate Girls Volleyball, Intermediate Boys/Girls Touch Football, 2008-2011
  • Intermediate Dance organizer - 2008-2016
  • Organizer and referee for Intramural Program, three days per week, 2008-2016
  • Popcorn Day Fundraising Organizer, bi-monthly, 2010-2016
  • Community Potluck co-organizer, 2010-2012
  • Yearbook Committee co-organizer, 2010-2016
  • School-Leaving Ceremony co-organizer, 2010-2016
  • Student Council co-organizer, 2008-2012
  • Co-director Grade 8 Mini-Enrichment Program, 2011-2016
  • English Public Speaking Competition co-organizer, 2010-2016
  • Tournament convenor for Junior and Intermediate Boy/Girls basketball and volleyball, 2008-2016
  • Tournament referee  for Junior Boys/Girls and Intermediate Boys/Girls basketball and volleyball, 2010-2016

Manor Park Public School:

  • Coach for ALL school sports for boys and girls teams, 2001-2003
  • Jump Rope for Heart co ordinator, 2001-2007
  • Liaison for Shenkman Foundation's "Bikes Without Borders" initiative, 2004-2005
  • Coach for Junior Boys basketball, volleyball and soccer, cross-country, track and field (2004-2008)
  • Organizer and referee for Intramural Program, three days per week, 2001-2008