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Work experience

Oct 2013Present

Principal

Millarville Community School

Leadership, management and budgeting for rural K-8 school with approximately 190 students.  

Sep 2012Sep 2013

Instructional Coach

Red Deer Lake School

Instructional coaching involves building capacity in other educators through a model that involves two way communication and feedback cycles between the parties involved that ultimately focuses on improving learning for students.  

Aug 2007Jul 2012

Assistant Principal

Rundle College Society

Teacher evaluation and supervision, curriculum planning, reporting to families and AISI program implementation and reporting. 

Aug 1997Jul 2012

Teacher

Rundle College Society

Grade 4-6 classroom teacher specializing in teaching math, science and computer studies.

Education

Objective

  • Lead a team or department in developing best practice through strategic planning and integration of learning technologies.
  • Help children and adults lead a scientifically literate lives.
  • Use design thinking to inspire critical thinking and innovative solutions.
  • Develop innovative programs that allow children to interact with a global audience to enhance relevancy and increase motivation.
  • Build plans to engage learners within a project and inquiry based learning environment. 
  • Develop and utilize technologies to engage stakeholders.

Initiatives

  • Break-out EDU Workshop - Palliser District Teacher's Convention 2017
  • Exploring and using high yield strategies in the classroom (FSD) 2015-2017
  • Assessment Capable Learners - ConnectEDca 2013 - Lead conversation around effective assessment practices
  • School LCD Communication System - RDL 2012-2013
  • School Website Management - RDL 2012-2013
  • Achievement Test Data Analysis - RDL Analysis and goal setting session
  • Twitter for Teachers - Feb 2013 FSD Workshop at System Learning Day
  • Fall 2012Teacher’s Convention Planning Committee – Coordinated with WIC, Calgary Academy and Tanbridge 2005-2011
  • PowerSchool Implementation - Including some setup and administration 2011-2012
  • Technology Committee Member - Coordinated growth and innovation 2011-2012
  • Professional Development Committee - Professional Day Coordination and Implementation 2005-2012
  • Teacher Evaluation Program Implementation - 2008-2012
  • Elementary Teacher Handbook – editing and enhancement – 2007-2011
  • Maintenance of Elementary Website/Moodle  – 2000 - 2012
  • Teacher Websites – implemented school wide teacher websites (Quia Web) – 2006 - 2010
  • House Leagues – school spirit initiative – 2005 - 2008
  • Alberta Initiative for School Improvement - Grant Funding proposals and reports – 2006-2011
  • Professional Learning Community Program – 2004 – 2011

Professional Development Record

Completed

Alberta Assessment Consortium Assessment Conference - Sept 2016

PYP Developing Creativity Workshop - January 2016

Crucial Conversations - VitalSmarts - April 2015

CRC Coaching Module - Fall 2012

Engaging Leadership - 2012-2013 FSD Leadership Training

Assessment Cohort - 2012-2013 FSD Learning group

AISI Action Research Group - 2012-2013 FSD Learning Group

CAIS Summer Leadership Institute - Port Hope, Ontario, July 2012

Assistant Head’s Conference – Canadian Association of Independent Schools – Montreal, 2010, Calgary2012

ASCD Virtual Annual Conference – Streamed from Philadelphia 2012

Mount Royal University - Introduction to Conflict Resolution, 2011

Marzano's Building Engaged Schools Institute – Calgary 2011

ASCD Annual Conference – San Francisco 2011

Networked Educational Leader  -  CRC, Calgary 2011

TedXCalgary – April, 2010             

AISI Conference  - Calgary 2009, Edmonton 2010

Change Wars - Solution Tree Conference – Toronto 2008

College of Alberta School Superintendents - Start Right Summer Institute for New Administrators – Olds, Alberta 2008

Ahead of the Curve – Solution Tree Conference – Vancouver 2007

Reaching and Teaching 8 – Teachers Coaching Teachers – Calgary 2008

Reaching and Teaching 4 – Creating Professional Learning Communities – Calgary 2004

Expository Writing – Barbara Maraconda – Calgary 2003, Refresher in 2010

Teaching and Learning Though Technology Summer Institute – Calgary 2002

Inlets (Calgary Academy) - Summer Teacher Series – Calgary 2001

ATA - Annual Science Council Conferences 1999-2005

Summary

I am interested in exploring opportunities that would allow my passion for science education and technology to flourish.  In addition to my desire to lead a passionate team, is a desire to use technology to drive education forward through driving critical thinking and innovative practice.