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Kristal Hill

Teacher Therapist / Adult Basic Education instructor

Portfolio

 19 years of teaching experience across elementary, high school, and adult basic education, as well as many years of working with children and youth in a variety of settings.

Successfully coordinated programs, camps, youth groups, and a community school council.  Used technology skills to support learning environments, in-serviced staff and students, provided hands-on skills for; conferences, assemblies, speakers, websites, logo design, video editing, etc.

skills

Experience with assessments & data tracking:

  • CTBS
  • Woodcock Johnson III
  • Assessor: Provincial Math & English exams in the Elementary & High School Levels
  • Scorer of Provincial Math assessments in Saskatchewan

Math experience:

  •  Grades 8 to 12 Math & GED12 Math
  •  Regular & modified programs 
  •  Math intervention teacher

Computer Technology Teacher:

  • teaching foundational skills
  •  Microsoft Office
  •  video/audio
  •  Google Docs
  •  photo/video editing

Technology Support for Teachers & School:

  •  Authored website for school
  •  Smartboards
  •  Sound Field systems
  •  Projectors
  •  Sound systems & mics
  •  Audio Visual Equipment
  •  Laptop maintenance & updates
  •  Provided staff technology in-servicing

Coordinating & Leading:

  • developing partnerships with agencies, colleges, and organizations
  • gathering funding, donations & volunteers
  • training and leading staff
  • grant writing, overseeing grant money, and writing final reports
  • building positive partnerships
  • gathering and tracking data
  • doing public presentations

Work History

Feb 2013Present

Teacher Therapist

Pine Grove Correctional Centre

My role includes:

  • teaching women in a correctional facility
  • providing Adult Basic Education programming
  • providing GED 12 programming
  •  administering CTBS testing to screen for placement
  • requesting and reading transcripts
  • goal setting and case planning
  • data tracking
  • working with colleges to provide Distance Education programs
  • working as part of a case management team with agencies, colleges, correctional staff and probation workers
  • subjects:
    • Math (basics, upgrading, high school, and GED);
    • English(refresher and upgrading)
Aug 2007Feb 2013

Teacher - Library, Technology Support

Queen Mary Community School

My  role included:

  • Teacher-Librarian for Grades 1 to 8
  • Technology Teacher (teaching computers and Practical Applied Arts to Grades 4 to 8)
  • Grade 8 Math
  • grade 7 Social Studies
  • In-servicing and supporting staff and students with technology in the school
  • Handled media/audio/visual/sound set up for presenters, assemblies, special events
  • Author of our school's website.
Aug 2005Jun 2007

Educational Support Teacher, ESL

John Diefenbaker School

My role included:

  • Resource Room (Educational Support) teacher
  • I worked with students between Grades 4 - 8
  • Provided assistance to parents and teachers
  • Screening and testing of students who were in need of Individualized Education Programs
  • Implementing program plans and coordinating with outside services and supports
  • Provided ESL programming to new students in our school who were not ready to be immersed in the regular classroom.
Oct 2000Jun 2004

Educational Support & Intervention, Math, Computers

Wesmor Community High School

My role included:

  • Grade 9 Math, Science and Computers
  • Resource Room/Guidance teacher
  • supporting the learning of many students who required support to complete their education, while addressing many needs (addictions, poverty, transiency, drop outs, illiteracy, youth in foster care, teenage pregnancy, gangs, youth in the justice system, etc.)
  • provided assistance on a case by case basis, depending on the need of the student. Working for student success was the goal, whether connecting students to necessary services or working one on one to see them find success in school so they could complete their Grade 12 education.
  • Assisting students who were illiterate and/or needed intense support to reintegrate in school after years of absenteeism, etc.

Community  involvement

  • Dream Camp (youth outreach camp)

                - volunteer coordinator/director 2010-present

  • SABEA (Saskatchewan Adult Basic Education Association)

                - executive committee member

                - Author of SABEA website

 - Audio/visual set up, designing logos, posters, etc.

  • St. Francis School Community Council

              - chair: 2009 to 2012

              - vice-chair: 2008

  • Pink Shirt Anti-Bullying (2011 to 2012)

             - created a an anti-bully video for Red Cross' Training Program

  • PAATA  (Prince Albert and Area Teacher Association)

            - staff rep: 2005 & 2006

  • Crossroads Pentecostal Church

          - Jr. & Sr. Youth Group Leader & co-leader- 2012 2015

  • Schools Plus Initiative 

         - spoke at CASE Conference in 2002 & 2003

         - Saskatchewan Rivers School Division Representative

  - Goal: bringing agencies together into schools to meet the growing needs in at-risk areas inclusive services

*(was part of this team which included Police, Social Services,  Health, Education, etc.)

Education

Sep 1992Apr 1996

Bachelor of Education

University of Saskatchewan

Certifications

Jun 2014Present

First Aid & CPR

St. John's Ambulance

References

Kassia Miller

Teacher at Queen Mary Community School  (past co-worker)                        

(c) (306)-981-4275                

Jackie Thoms

  Director of Programs at Pine Grove Correctional Centre  (Supervisor)        

(w) (306) 953-3107

Julie Fiala

Mary Kay Consultant & Teacher  ( Long time friend)                                                         

(c) (306) 230-4187