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Summary

Highly motivated, open-minded teacher and administrator with a passion for student-centered learning, engagement through technology, a strong work ethic and proven leadership skills.

Work History

20122016

Principal

South East Cornerstone School Division
  • Supervisor, leader and manager of 220 students and 25 teachers and support staff.
  • Leader of curriculum and instruction and assessment.
  • Coordinator of professional development for teaching staff.  
  •  Coordinator of parent and family engagement.  
  • Manager of fiscal operations and facility upkeep in partnership with school division personal.
20092011

Vice-Principal

South East Cornerstone School Division
  • Co-supervisor and leader in school administrative team sharing responsibility of students and staff.
  •  Co-leader of staff development and student behavior management.
  • Coordinated of schedule for substitute coverage.
  • Organizer of school time-table
20082009

Learning Support Teacher

South East Cornerstone School Division
  • Partnered with classroom teachers in the planning and delivery of individualized programming for students.
19882008

Teacher

South West Horizon School Division
  • Classroom teacher of variety of subjects, grades K-12, Sept. 1988-June 2008
  • Resource Teacher
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Head teacher
  • Web-based course, distance education experience
19962008

Test Development Committee Member-Special Projects

Manitoba Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
  • Writer for the Grade 12 ELA Test Development Committee, 6 years
  • Marker for the Grade 12 ELA Standards Exam, 12 years
  • Teacher trainer for ELA Curriculum Document training sessions, 2 years
  • Teacher trainer for Grade 12 ELA Standards Exam training sessions, 6 years
  • Collector for Grade 12 ELA Standards Exam, 1 year

Education

20092011

Masters Degree in Education

University of Regina

Curriculum and Instruction

1987Present

Bachelor of Education

Brandon University

Major: Elementary Education and English

Minor: Physical Education

1994

Graduate Diploma in Special Education

Brandon University
1983

Early Childhood Education Certificate

Ricks College

Skills

Keen Leadership Skills
  • Principal and vice-principal- Pleasantdale School 
  • South East Cornerstone School Division Admin Council Member
  • Teacher leader in school action research projects
  • Lead researcher in Dr. Stirling McDowell Grant Project- Web 2.o to Go!
  • Head teacher at Pierson School 
  • Leader of teacher training sessions for curriculum and standards test sessions 
  • Leadership role in various community activities and organizations
Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Presenter of variety of sessions at SECTA Teacher Convention-Web 2.0 Tools, Digital Portfolios, Teaching Paperless 
  • Writer of three successful educational grant applications
  • Writer of Dr. Stirling McDowell Foundation action research project
  • Presenter of research findings at Learning From Practice Conference, Saskatoon
  • Member of Test Development Committee for Manitoba Instruction, Curriculum and Assessment 
  • Writer for Test Development Committee for Manitoba Instruction, Curriculum and Assessment  
  • Developer of 2 on-line courses for web-based delivery-Manitoba Instruction, Curriculum and Assessment
  • Exceptional rapport with students, staff and parents
Demonstrated Knowledge of Information Technology
  • Guide teacher team in developing curriculum connections to web 2.0 tools and technology infused classrooms
  • Developed and maintain professional blog and twitter account 
  • Co-organized and lead team member of #Saskedchat
  • Completed 8 , online delivery, Masters level courses
  • Applied for and led two Technology Infusion Projects (TIP Grants)  South East Cornerstone School Division
  • Researched the use of web 2.0 tools for increasing student engagement-Dr. Stirling McDowell Foundation 
  • Developed and taught 2, grade 12, English courses for web-based delivery
  • Evaluated and taught WebCT course Manitoba Instruction,  Curriculum and Assessment
  • Confident use of Office 365, Google, Onenote
  • Confident use of variety of apps and online tools
  • Confident use of Moodle, WebCT,  Blackboard and Smart Board technology


References




Mr. Michael Merriman

Superintendent of Schools (South Area)

Southeast Cornerstone School Division

Weyburn, Saskatchewan

306 848 0080

Mr. Devin Aspinall

Vice-Principal

Pleasantdale School

Estevan, Saskatchewan

306-634-4210

Mr. Keith Keating

Superintendent of Schools (West Area)

Southeast Cornerstone School Division

Weyburn, Saskatchewan

306 848 0080



Certifications

2015

Level 1 and 2 VTRA Training

Canadian Centre for Threat Assessment & Trauma Response

Violence Threat Risk Assessment

2014

Quality Behavior Solutions (QBS)

QBS, Inc.

Safety Care

2013

OHC Level 1 Training

Worksafe Saskatchewan

Workplace Health and Safety