Skills and Attributes

  • Exceptional leadership skills developing relationships, building leadership capacity in others, instructional coaching and creating positive school climate
  • Seven years experience in senior leadership 
  • Fifteen years educational experience, in K-12 settings;  public/international schools
  • Skills in cross cultural communication
  • Strong Student Services (both social emotional and University counseling)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma / IGCSE / American and Canadian curriculum
  • Advisory development,  Student Leadership Lead,  and House Lead experience
  • Positive, bright and sociable

 Professional Development Certifications

  • Permanent Professional Teaching Certification; Alberta Learning
  • Naviance Network Professional Development  (Fall, 2015)
  • CollegeBoard University Counsellor Summer Institute, Washington, D.C (June 15, 2015)
  • Global Counselor Connect: JIS School, Singapore (February, 2015)
  • CAS: Category 3: Hong Kong, (April, 2015) and CAS Category 1, Jakarta,(October, 2014)
  • 21st Century Learning Conference:Hong Kong  (January 2013) and (February, 2012)
  • Standard B Testing and Reporting: Wechsler Individual Achievement Test II; Peabody 
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training: Living Works (April 2014, Nov 2009)

Selected Institutional Affiliations

  • College Board school representative (currently)
  • International School Counsellor Association (ISCA), Member  
  • Overseas Association for College Admissions Counseling (OACAC), Member
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)  Member 
  • Beijing International School Counselor Network (BISCN), Member 
  • Administration noted in  Acadia School Case Study. Alberta Teachers Association: Reflecting on Leadership for Learning, 2011.
  • South Korea / China School Tour Delegate; Calgary Board of Education (March 2008)

     Work History

    Work experience
    Aug 2014 - Present

    University Counselor / IBDP CAS Coordinator

    Beijing International Bilingual Academy (BIBA)
    • Develop new CAS Program for IBDP at BIBA
    • International Baccalaureate  course counselling and registration
    • Design and facilitate a university and career counselling program
    • Network with University Admissions Counsellors to promote BIBA
    • Develop and update the BIBA school profile
    • Develop a holistic Advisory program for middle school
    • Leads Student Support Team, plan advisory program
    • Collaborate with the PTA Head to organize parent presentations
    Aug 2008 - Jun 2014

    Assistant Principal

    The Calgary Board of Education
    • Commitment to the Alberta Principal Quality Standards.
    • Successful in building trust and foster positive working relationships within the school community and stakeholders.
    • Embodying visionary leadership; school improvement planning
    • Leading a learning community and school culture; promoting and facilitating professional development.
    • Teacher coaching, observation and evaluation
    • Instructional leadership: support and evaluate instructional strategies; evaluation and data analysis
    • Management of school budget, operations and resources to ensure a safe, caring and effective learning environment.
    • Secondary school timetabling experience
    • Commitment to personalization though UDL pedagogy.
    • Commitment to professional learning communities and teacher collaboration; focused on student work; data (gap analysis) and instructional evaluation/reflection strategies.
    • Experience communicating with parents and parent advisory groups; engaging stakeholders and community affiliations
    Aug 2011 - Jun 2013

    Inquiry and Curriculum Specialist

    The International School of Macao
    • Professional Fellowship Leave from the Calgary Board of Education
    • Promote and develop teacher best practice in instructional design 
    • Promote and coach educators in an inquiry process 
    • Commitment to a learning commons model for library program
    • Develop literacy strategies and management of library resources
    • Create and instruct psychology high school elective course.
    • SAT administrator
    Aug 2004 - Jun 2008

    Acting Assistant Principal / Student Services Leader

    The Calgary Board of Education
    • Instructional Leadership: school wide curriculum accommodations, modifications to support student learning and diversity.
    • Develop staff capacity of the Standards for Special Education
    • Student counseling of social, emotional, and academic issues
    • Parent consults / stakeholders to foster student learning
    • Grade nine transition meetings, high school registration 
    • Facilitate Teacher Advocate Program and Individual Program Plan 
    • Coordinate English as a Second Language programming/reporting
    • Student identification of exceptional needs and supports
    • Collaborate with area specialists / affiliated community agencies 
    • English Language Arts/ Social Studies teacher
    Aug 2000 - Jun 2004

    Humanities Teacher

    The Calgary Board of Education
    • Taught Humanities in regular program and paced learning program
    • Engage /motivate  previously unsuccessful learners
    • Instructional design, student achievement in high needs setting and complex learner profiles
    • Collaboration with team teacher /classroom assistants /specialists


      Sep 2004 - May 2006

      Masters of Leadership and Administration

      Gonzaga University
      Sep 1998 - Apr 2000

      Bachelor of Education

      University of Calgary
      Sep 1994 - Jun 1998

      Bachelor of Arts

      University of Alberta