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Jun 2009Present

Aboriginal Teachers Certificate Program

Nipissing University

Courses included:

  • Music
  • Drama
  • Science
  • Junior Methods
  • Mathematics
  • Primary Methods
  • Language Arts
  • Physical Education
  • Art
  • Schooling & Education
  • Social Studies
  • Special Education (Psychology)
Jun 2004Jul 2006

Native Classroom Assistant Diploma Program

Nipissing University

Courses included:

  • Primary Methods
  • Junior Methods
  • Music/Drama
  • Physical Education
  • Special Education
  • Children's Literature
  • Computers
  • Child Development
  • Language Arts
  • Behaviour Management
  • Mathematics
  • Native Culture & Heritage
Sep 2001Jun 2003

Native Social Service Worker

Canadore College

Courses included:

  • Communications
  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Computers
  • Aboriginal History
  • Sociology
  • Family Violence
  • Interviewing
  • Suicide Intervention

Work experience

Sep 2004Present

Educational Assistant

Kiwetin School

Duties include:

  • Working with students from Kindergarten to Grade Eight in the classroom, lunch room and school yard.
  • Working with students one-on-one who having difficulties in the classroom.
  • Attending staff meetings and workshops.
  • Educator for the Life Skills program where I work with children who are diagnosed with FASD. Duties includ:creating lesson plans, creating engaging and educational activities, practicing daily life skills, such as brushing teeth, learning to tie shoes, baking, etc.
May 2002Aug 2002


Pidaban Child Care Center

  •  Supervised children between ages of 3-5
  • Planned educational and enjoyable themed activities.
  • Supervised on field trips.
Feb 2001Aug 2001

Youth Outreach Worker

Algonquin Nation Programs and Services Secretariat

  • Assisted in creating a brochure for Algonquin youth.
  • Planned activities for Tribal Council you, such as, campling trips, youth gatherings, and workshops.
  • Organzied Summer Student Employment


Harold McKenzie

Carrie McAnaul

Craig Perry


I have always known that I would some day become a teacher. As a child growing up in a First Nation's community and attending my community school, I have always had the best of teachers. My goals are to help teach children the same way my teachers have taught me.

What do I constitute as being the best teacher a person can be?

  • A teacher is a role model to all children, youth, adolescents and community members.
  • A teacher lives by the Seven Grandfather Teaching which are Wisdom, Love, Truth, Humility, Bravery, Honesty, and Respect.
  • To be a teacher is to be a life long learner. There is always room for improvement and there is always new things to learn.
  • A teacher not only teaches math, english, science or social studies. A teacher teaches about respect for self, for others and to always strive to be a better person.



My objective is to acquire a full-time teaching position as the Aboriginal Head Start Coordinator/Teacher.


  • Youth Representative on the Board of Directors for the Algonquin Nation Tribal Council from 2001-2003
  • Member of the Timiskaming First Nation Pow-Wow Committee from 2004-2007
  • Member of the Board of Directors for the Pidaban Child Care Centre from 2007-2010
  • Ambassador for the Nipissing University Aboriginal Programs from 2010-2013

Professional Development


  • First Nations Education Conference, "The School Success of Our Children, a Shared Responsibility", April 28-30, 2009. Montreal Quebec.
  • Language Disorders Video Conference given by the Montreal Children's Hospital-Maternal Child Health Program. March 2009.
  • ADHD Video Conference given by Montreal Children's Hospital-Maternal Child Health Program. February 2009.


  • Webinar: 25 Strategies to Reduce Challenging Behaviours. Dr. Terrance M.Scott and Dr. Peter Alter. December 2008.
  • FASD Workshop, Building Relationships with At Risk Mothers. New Liskeard, Ont. October 2008.
  • Smart Board Training by FIrst Nations Education Council. Given by Tim Whiteduck.
  • Epi-Pen Training for students with allergies. Given by TFN Health Center. Kiwetin School.


  • Social Skills Training. Facilitator: Susan Buchanan


  • Understanding and Working with Students Affected by FASD. Facilitator: Evike Goudreault. September 2006.


May 2009May 2012

Standard First Aid CPR

Red Cross First Aid