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Educational Philosophy

I believe every student should have the right to learn and grow mentally and physically. Learners should be open to new ways of thinking and be willing to participate in their own learning. I will create a safe and open environment in the classroom where each student is equally valued and appreciated.

It is important to consider that students learn in many different ways, thus I will use a variety of differentiated instruction to help student's individual growth and development.


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Teaching Experience

Practicum Experience

West Ferris Secondary School, grade 10 Academic                                      February – March 2013 Near North District School Board

Westminster Woods Public School, grade 5                                        September – November 2012 Upper Grand District School Board

Other Teaching Experience

Frontier College Tutoring                                                                              October 2011 – April 2012 Tutored students on a one-to-one basis helping with literacy development.

Camp Koinonia                                                                                                          July – August 2008 Cabin leader/counsellor, supervised and helped prepare games for adolescents.

The Harbour Church                                                                                                              2001 – 2004 Assisted with teaching, managing, and planning of children's church lessons.

Cover Letter

To Whom It May Concern,

As a 2013 graduate of Nipissing University, I have had an excellent practicum teachingexperience. My placements have given me the opportunity to implement differentiated learningwith both limited and enriched technology within the classroom. I am fluent with technologysuch as iPads, document projectors, Smartboards, and Learning Management Systems likeDesire2Learn and Blackboard.

Presently, I am taking an additional basic qualification course in Senior Social Science throughNipissing University. I have a passion for the human mind and its functions that affect emotionaland physical behaviour, and I am eager to share this passion with my students by having themthink critically and apply what they have learned to their own lives. My outgoing and upliftingpersonality will be a great asset to any school community. I will continuously strive to enhancestudents learning while providing a safe atmosphere where students’ are able to take chances,and express their thoughts and ideas.

During my undergraduate studies at Nipissing University, I volunteered with Frontier College asa tutor for a variety of students. Recently, I have volunteered in a Special Education classroom,teaching and managing students. These positions helped me to better understand how studentslearn and process information at different levels and speeds. They were great opportunities forme to help advance students’ reading and learning strategies in any classroom.

It is my goal to combine my range of experience with my ability to be a compassionate,enthusiastic, intelligent teacher who will make a positive contribution to the school community.Please feel free to contact my references. I would welcome an interview and I hope to hear fromyou at your earliest convenience.

Sincerely,Heather MacWilliams


  • Proficient with Learning Management Systems (LMS) such as Desire2Learn to increase differentiated instruction
  • Proficient with technology such as Smart Notebook software, and both Mac and Windows operating systems
  • Experience with IEP’s and Report Cards
  • Resourceful and insightful; adapts quickly to challenges
  • Consistently maintains a positive attitude and enjoys helping people
  • Time management, organizational and problem resolution abilities, and a high level of discretion
  • Honest, hard working, dependable, and punctual

Work experience

Jan 2011Present

Sales Representative, Graphic Designer

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Aug 2012May 2013

Bachelor of Education

Schulich School of Education, Nipissing University

Intermediate: EnglishSenior: Social Science

Sep 2009May 2012

Bachelor of Arts

Nipissing University