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Objective

To work in the field of post secondary accessibility services. I really enjoy working with adult learners and helping them be successful in their studies.

Interest

Photography, reading, traveling and professional development opportunities.

Summary

-Disability Services -Student Affairs Professional -Adult Faculty Member

References

Leigh Gagnier

Worked closely with the Library on various projects and services for students.

Ashley Pinsent-Tobin

Manager of International Learning Programs for all of NSCC. Worked as her Coordinator for a mobility trip taking students from NSCC to Finland.

Carly Martin

Worked closely with the DRF in my role as LSA.

Ruth Fraser

Manager of Disability Services for all of NSCC (Central Office).

Kathleen Allen

Team Lead for NSCC Akerley Campus.

Work experience

May 2010Present

Special Cohort Coordinator

Nova Scotia Agricultural College
I am the Disabiilty Resource Facilitator for Nova Scotia Agricultural College. I assist students with services and supports through Canada Study Grants. I also am teaching a Study Skills Course through the University Access Program. My other responsibilities include organizing the peer tutoring program for the campus, academic advisor, advisor to mature and aboriginal students and a don for a residence here.
Sep 2009Jul 2010

Learning Support Assistant

Nova Scotia Community College
Term ends March 31, 2010) Working with adult learners with disabilities. My position provides training for assistive technology, testing accommodations and workshops for academic success with testing strategies, study strategies, time management, essay organization, etc. I currently hire, organize and match all peer tutoring services at NSCC Akerley. I work both at the campus level and within the provincial team for Disability Services as Coordinator of the International Disabilities Advocacy and Leadership Exchange.
20092010

Volunteer

Volunteer at Pier 21
May 2009Sep 2009

Volunteer Assistant Teacher

Immigrant Settlement and Integration Services
Teaching immigrant adults, and their pre-school aged children, to learn English as a second language.
Mar 2008Jun 2009

Border Services Officer

Canada Border Services Agency
Worked with the public, business and other government agencies on reporting, educating and informing people about the law concerning the entry of people (immigrants, visitors, etc) and personal goods entering into Canada.
Oct 2006Jun 2007

Teacher

LSK -Indian Brook School
Taught study skills, vocabulary comprehension, English, and history to high school students residing on a native reserve. Bridgeway Academy: Taught English/History to high school students with learning disabilities, ADHD and behavioural problems at a charity private school. Accommodations and individualized educational plans were used in this classroom environment.
May 2005Aug 2005

Residential Life Intern

Queen's
Developed training outcomes, directed training sessions and made presentations on Educational Programming for Student Staff Training to student staff and residence management. Organized Programming Resource Fair, created the resource calendar, implemented policies for the Alcohol Education Policy at Queens University residence system and collected resources/information on educational sanctions/programming/cultural awareness/disability services/ diversity campaigning.
Sep 2003Apr 2005

UNB Residence Life & Conference Services - Don

University of New Brunswick
Hired and selected incoming student stuff to facilitate programming and residence regulations. Directed a residence community with 100+ residents, trained staff about diversity/job placements/discipline policies/disability services/university policies.

Portfolio

Education

20032005

Education

University of New Brunswick
19992002

Bachelor of Arts

St. Thomas University
19981999

History

Mount Allison University

Skills

Disability Resource Facilitator
I have worked in the area of disabilities for two years now, but it is still an ongoing learning process. I feel that I have a solid foundation with learning disabilities, but I am always learning new things.
Program Planner
I've organized events from orientation, training sessions to international celebration festivals. I feel very confident in planning programs.

Certifications

Nova Scotia Teacher Certification

Nova Scotia Department of Education

New Brunswick Teacher Certification

New Brunswick Department of Education
Jun 2010Present

OHS Certificate

Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture
Jul 2010Present

WHMIS Certficate

Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture
Mar 2009Mar 2012

First Aid & CPR

St. John Ambulance Course

Top Secret

Canada Border Services Agency