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Work experience

Sep 1989Present

Elementary School Teacher 

London District Catholic School Board

Breadth of teaching experience throughout the London District:

London: St. Bernadette (1/2,SPST) Blessed Kateri (4), St. George (JK/SK,1) St. Francis(2/3)

Tillsonburg: St Josephs(3, 4), Monsignor O'Neil(7,8), St. Mary (SK,1)

Ingersol: Sacred Heart (7/8)

Teacher Responsible:

St Mary, St Joseph, Blessed Kateri, St Bernadette

Curriculum Support Teacher: 

Catholic Central High School  & Family of Schools including: St. Jude, St. Martin, St Mary Choir, Holy Cross, 

Education

19902014

Additional Qualification courses

Reading Part 1, 2

Principal Qualification Program Part 1

Intermediate Qualification - Physical Education

Religion Specialist

Specical Education Part 1

Librarianship Part 1

Apr 1989

Bachelor of Education

University of Windsor

Primary/Junior Specialization

Jan 1987Aug 1988

Masters Degree in Sport History

University of Windsor

Finished my course work and defended my thesis proposal. I but did not however, complete my thesis because I was accepted into the Teachers Education Program

Apr 1986

Bachelor of Human Kinetics

University of Windsor

Specialization in Sport  Administration

Was extremely active in my Faculty as a student council member for 4 years and won several campus recreation awards and honours throughout my years at the university

Related Leadership Experience

Volunteer - Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwestern Ontario 

10 year service as a volunteer including such responsibilities as 20th Anniversary Chair, speaker at several fundraising events to illicit funds and promote the mission of the organization, weekend Manager, host at several gala events, receptionist

Program Director - Pearce-William Residential Camp

Lead program director during the fall school program season where I supervised and managed a staff of university students who delivered a cooperative outdoor education program for intermediate students.

Assistant Camp Director - KEEMOKEE Residential Camp

Hired, trained and supervised a staff of 12 counsellors and five senior program coordinators to develop and deliver daily programs for over 100 residential campers during the summer months

Teacher Mentor

Mentor and teacher advisor to several student teachers from a variety of Teacher Education programs (Ottawa, D'Youville, Brock, Western) as well as colleagues needing mentors throughout AQ courses. I also take in parent volunteers and high school co-op students to work with me to help deliver differentiated tasks and instruction for a whole host of students in several curriculum areas (guided reading groups, make-and-break words stations, math problem-solving pals, reading buddies, science sisters)

Students as Life Long Learners

I have spent my entire career conducting small group and individual classroom activities based on diagnostic tests and careful observation. I plan for a variety of differentiated lessons within core subjects. I have had the privilege to observe students and teachers from across the district and have always felt comfortable providing feedback regarding potential learning blocks and alternative opportunities for skill mastery. I have also learned a great deal from those people. I believe that I am successful at supporting students in developing a variety of strategies to improve their academic performance and their confidence,  allowing them to take risks and become life-long learners. I pride myself in 'really' knowing each and every student and teacher I work with. I work extremely hard to provide support for individual needs across  the curriculum.

Rave Reviews

She is always first to come up with creative solutions ... I am fascinated with her ability to see what is best for both the children and the teacher...always considering my style, experience, and comfort level ... Sandra Gilvesy FDK teacher

...extremely supportive and thrives on sharing resources and information on new teaching techniques that are research based...her knowledge of curriculum is extensive and allows her to modify programs that actually improve student learning...Linda VanDaele, Junior Teacher

...insights were skillfully presented and she clearly understood the needs of the learners ... showing profound pedagogical insight... Jodi Nickel, Part 1 Reading instructor

References

Margaret Marotta - Retired Principal, L.D.C.S.B. -  519.679.1066

Diane Hogan - Elementary Teacher, St. George, London - 519.660.2782

Tania Davies - Elementary SPST, Our Lady Immaculate, Strathroy - 519.660.2774

Margaret Anderson - Executive Director, Ronald McDonald House of Southwestern Ontario 519 685-3232 ext 2505