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Work experience

Aug 2015April 2016

Classroom Assistant

Yellowknife Catholic Schools
  • Supported classroom teacher in implementing a developmentally appropriate curriculum for a small group of students ranging from grades five to seven.
  • Worked alongside classroom teacher in provided one-on-one support to a student identified with    Autism Spectrum Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Planned and led activities to develop students’ emotional and social growth.
  • Prepared instruction materials for students following individual Education Plans and developed      reading programs catering to students’ individual areas of needs.
  • Provided administrative support in the office, primarily directing phone calls and assisting parents.
Mar 2013Apr 2016

Owner/operator

Yearn to Learn Yellowknife
  • Founded Yearn to Learn as a comprehensive tutoring service in the North.
  • Developed policies and procedures in adherence with NWT Child Day Care Act and Standard Regulations.
  • Provided comprehensive programming to students of all ages and skill levels in a variety of areas, primarily Language and Mathematics.
  • Effectively managed a staff of four people.
  • Guided the development, promotion and financial aspects of Yearn to Learn tutoring and summer camp programs. Developed and maintained company website, e-mail, and online registration forms.
Jul 2014Dec 2015

Youth Worker

UP Community Services Territorial Treatment Centre
  • Worked closely with up to eight youth aged 7 to 13 years with a focus on their treatment goals and service plans.
  • Communicated and collaborated with fellow staff, teachers, education assistants, social workers,     clients, parents, and other professionals involved in clients’ treatment.
  • Diligently kept records of daily events and completed weekly case consultations, quarterly group     care progress reports, and other notes.
  • Reflected on client treatment program and aligned client goals accordingly. Regularly monitored   and updated these goals in connection with client progress.
Aug 2012Jun 2013

Classroom Teacher

Yellowknife Education District No. 1
  • Instructed 24 third grade students individually and in groups.
  • Planned and implemented creative lessons in accordance with district guidelines and territorial
  • Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Performed pre-and post-assessment of students in all subject areas to help guide my instruction.
    Developed, modified, and taught from Individual Education Plans for identified students.
  • Engaged in Professional Development sessions and professional learning communities (PLC) throughout the year.
  • Collaborated with my grade level team members to develop “Mathternoon” programming.
  • Implemented reading and writing workshops to increase student literacy and support school reading programs. Incorporated running records and guided reading into language arts programming.
  • Collaborated with guidance counselor to develop weekly program for students in need of extra support in the areas of social and emotional development.
Sept 2011June 2012

Early Childhood Intervention Worker

NWT Disabilities Council
  • Worked within preschools, preschool intervention programs and daycare environments.
  • Clients' exceptionalities included, but were not limited to: behavioural exceptionalities, speech and
    language delays, and social delays.
  • Completed daily and quarterly reports for each client as well as monthly goals.
  • Participated in case conferences for clients followed by Stanton Territorial Hospital’s Child Development Team. 
Mar 2010Sept 2011

Program Coordinator

Yellowknife Montessori Society
  • Developed two eight-week programs for children aged three to ten.
  • Actively participated in the interview and hiring process, supervised and coordinated implementation of summer camp program by staff.
  • Meticulously prepared craft material, carefully scheduled special guest appearances and field trips, and organized for on-site activities.

Education

20102011

B.Ed

Nipissing University School of Education
  • Coursework in Education Curriculum and Instruction.
  • Studied Education of Aboriginal Canadians as an elective course.
  • Member of the Bachelor of Education band and choir.
  • Completed Additional Qualification in Special Education, Part 1.
20062010

B.A.Sc

University of Guelph
  • Graduated on the Deans Honour List
  • Member of the Guelph Gryphons Varsity Figure Skating team (2007-2008)
  • Coursework on Human Development with an emphasis on children and youth.