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Innovative and Accomplished Educational Leader

Professional Experience

2013Present

Digital Fluency Consultant

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, GOVERNMENT OF SASKATCHEWAN

Working cross-ministry to implement the teaching and learning components of the Saskatchewan Technology in Education Framework through policy development and creation of instructional supports. Providing solutions to optimize the expenditure of limited public dollars to support the development of student and educator 21st century skills, with particular focus on sector collaboration and cultural perspectives in an ever-evolving technological and political landscape.

  • Lead and facilitate provincial discussions and complex decision-making processes with representatives from school divisions, First Nation educational organizations, post-secondary institutions and other stakeholders to accomplish government priorities in teaching and learning with technology including computational thinking, coding, digital citizenship and media literacy.
  • Support distance education policy development and access for K-12 students to online learning options.
  • Design alternative online delivery options for traditional print documents, professional learning opportunities and learning resources.
  • Deliver keynote presentations and professional development workshops to teachers and administrators on the use of technology in the classroom.
  • Collaborate with SaskTel officials on the promotion and delivery of the I Am Stronger program including the administration of grants for youth-led initiatives and the re-design and maintenance of a website with cyberbullying educational resources.

Significant Accomplishments:

  • Currently co-leading the development of new provincial robotics and coding curriculum for students in grades 7 to 12.
  • Currently developing online supports for teaching coding within existing Kindergarten to Grade 12 provincial curricula.
  • Envisioned a plan to develop online micro-learning modules for teachers to support curriculum implementation and currently supporting its actualization.  
  • Conceptualized and led a team to create, promote and maintain an online collaborative space to support educators in understanding and teaching about residential schools and truth and reconciliation, Supporting Reconciliation in Saskatchewan Schools.
  • Co-led the development, approval and implementation of Saskatchewan's Action Plan to Address Bullying and Cyberbullying.
  • Coordinated the development and implementation of Digital Citizenship in Saskatchewan Schools including leading a sector working group, drafting and managing multiple service agreements, budget forecasting and reporting and the co-development and delivery of a Massive Open Online Course for educators.
  • Spearheaded the innovative delivery of three youth forums to address bullying and cyberbullying, both in-person and online, that culminated in the participation of over 9,000 students in the final forum. 
  • Managed the creation and launch of a provincial online reporting tool for students to report bullying incidents.
20052013

French Immersion Teacher

REGINA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Award wining classroom teacher responsible for organizing inquiry-led learning opportunities for hundreds of students in Grades 4 to12, both within and outside of the classroom. Constantly sought out new innovative approaches to deliver instruction and engage students in their learning using technology. 

  • Developed, evaluated and taught students in Grades 4 to 12 French Immersion in multiple subject areas.
  • Effectively managed library budget, staff, collection and volunteers in the school resource centre.
  • Coordinated the use of educational technology in the school, including organization, maintenance and scheduling of equipment, long range planning, staff and student in-servicing and liaison with support technicians.
  • Promoted and organized school and regional heritage fairs for the Regina region
  • Served as acting school administrator in abscence of principal
  • Mentored future teachers by serving as a cooperating teacher for interns from the University of Regina.

Significant Accomplishments:

  • Delivered  countless professional development opportunities for colleagues at the school, division, regional, provincial and national levels.
  • Inspired and led structural innovation at the school level to build capacity and facilitate team teaching that supported student-driven, project-based learning across all grades and subject areas.
  • Led the organization of the annual Regina Regional Heritage Fair from 2007 to 2012, including coordination of a publicly accessible student project showcase and extended learning opportunities for hundreds of students in grades 4 to 9.
  • Successfully planned and executed the Adopt an Athlete project during the 2010 Winter Olympics, by creatively using technology to establish an inspiring connection between students and an Olympian while fundraising money to help support the athlete's training program.
19952001

Ministerial Assistant

GOVERNMENT OF SASKATCHEWAN

Effectively organized and assisted government ministers in the performance of their duties in Cabinet, Caucus and as Members of the Legislative Assembly. Demonstrated excellent problem solving and issues management skills when supporting government ministers during preparations for the legislative session as well as in other meetings with stakeholders. Ensured minister's directives were carried out and follow-up completed.

  • Served under two different government ministers to support their work within and outside of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan on a variety of portfolios including health and intergovernmental affairs.
  • Prepared ministerial briefing documents, speaking notes and correspondence.
  • Coordinated media inquiries and public events for the Minister.
  • Conducted research and managed legislation through the approval process.

Education

20182019

Certificate of Reconciliation Studies

First Nations University of Canada

Anticipated completion April 2019 

20142015

Policy Workshop Series Certificate

Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy and Government of Saskatchewan
20012005

Baccalauréat en Éducation

University of Regina

Awarded with Great Distinction

Awards: 2004 Dean's Honour List, Academic Silver Scholarship; 2003 Dean's Honour List, Academic Gold Scholarship

Awards and Accomplishments