Portfolio

Objective

It is my goal to teach to upper-year students preparing to go to post-secondary institutions. I am capable of teaching to earlier grades though I want to teach to students who are capable of grasping advanced concepts in areas of politics and philosophy.

Skills

Skills

Music

Although I have gotten little in the way of proper training, I consider myself to have a talent for music. I have a good ear for tune and can sing as well as play some guitar. Although I do not know enough to teach music, I can certainly incorporate music into my lessons and I can certainly participate in some musical extra-curricular activities.

Technology

We got our first desktop computer in the late nineties and I have been surrounded by devices ever since. I am familiar with both Windows and Mac OS, social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook, I have studied the political and philosophical ramifications of communication technology, and my theatrical production training means that I am qualified work with both woodworking tools and electrical systems. In the future, I wish to study programming and software design so that I can teach students how to design and build programs such as apps, websites, and video games.

Having fun!

Although not neccesarily a certifiable skill, I have learned that the ability to enjoy my situation is a valuable asset in education. I believe that children learn as much about how to behave from adults as they do about facts and skills. To this end, I want my students to learn that enjoying work is as important as doing it efficiently.

Theatre Production

I have been involved in dramatic productions on and off since grade nine when I worked on the lighting crew of my high school production of "Grease". I am formally trained in theatre production with a two-year diploma from Cambrian College. I have worked in volunteer theatre productions as well as some work for the International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) in Edmonton. Most recently, I helped managed Nipissing University's theatre club Students On Stage as Vice-President Internal. during my term, I oversaw the production and advertising for two major plays and a series of minor productions.

Tutoring

Most recently, I volunteered for an after-school tutoring program targeted at Aboriginal youth. I also volunteered for a peer mentor for NIpissing's Writing Drop-in Center.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2013 - Feb 2014

Grade 7 Teacher

1972 Memorial High School

Education

Education
Sep 2012 - Jun 2013

Bachelor of Education

Nipissing University

- Certified to teach English and History in grades 7-12.

Sep 2008 - Apr 2012

Honours

NIpissing University
Sep 2004 - May 2006

Theater Studies

Cambrian College

- Graduated with Honours

- Trained in the technical elements of theatrical production in several practical applications

Certifications

Certifications
Jun 2013 - Dec 2014

Certificate of Qualification and Registration

Ontario College of Teachers