Claire Andrusiak

Claire Andrusiak

Ontario certified Teacher


Sep 2014 - Nov 2014


University of Wester Ontario

Religious Education Part 1 AQ

Jan 2013 - Apr 2013


University of Western Ontario

Primary ABQ

May 2011 - May 2011


Nipissing University

Senior Instrumental Music ABQ

Sep 2010 - Apr 2011


Nipissing University

Junior/Intermediate division focussing on instrumental music, Aboriginal Studies, and online courses to learn about education and technology and how to use it more effectively in the classroom.

Sep 2005 - Apr 2010


Queen's University

In 2010 I completed my Bachelor of Music from Queen's University.  My focus during my degree included Education and History (both music and world).  I have accomplished education classes focusing on music & media, Kodaly Methods, creativity, and an action research project completed in 2010.

Teaching Experience

Bruce County Public Library – CAP Intern                                                                                         2015 

Ripley & Lucknow, ON

  • Assisting patrons on personal computers and mobile devices

Providing tech workshops  and cybercamps on various subjects

Bluewater District School Board                                                                                                2011-2014 

Various Locations (Grade 9-12)       

  • Classroom instruction implementing Provincial Curriculum and Assessment Exemplars provided by permanent classroom teacher

Kincardine Music Festival Faculty – Flute                                                                             2011-2014 

Kincardine, ON

  • Classroom instruction of individuals and small groups on flute techniques and theory

Owen Sound Family Y Daycare                                                                                                     2012-2013

Enhancement Teacher & Daycare  

Ripley & Kincardine, ON (Age 18months-6 years)

  • Planning and implementing programs and one-on-one instruction of various children with special needs in conjunction with Bruce County & Thames Valley Children’s Centre
  • Team teaching using the Play-to-Learn curriculum creating lessons and activities based on the day-to-day interests of the children

Bluewater District School Board – Volunteer (Grade 1-3)                                                       2012

 KTTPS, Kincardine, ON

  • Assisting classroom teacher in various day to day activities including one on one instruction and assisting students

Preservice Teacher, Nipissing University (J/I Division)                                                 2010-2011

  Kirkland Lake, ON (Grade 6 & 8)

  • Planned, implemented, and assessed units of study using Provincial Curriculum and Assessment Exemplars
  • Participated in out-of-school activities including TLCP for EQAO testing and school board goals, a pilot of the Nelson Literacy Program in grades 4-6, and CIL-M 3 Part Lesson Math Initiative

Music Placement (Grade 1)                                                                                                                         2008 

St. Paul Catholic School, Kingston, ON

  • Class instruction and lesson planning including Ontario curriculum expectations and assessment exemplars

Music Placement (Grade 4 & 5)                                                                                                                 2008

 St. Joseph/St. Mary’s Catholic School, Kingston, ON

  • Class instruction and lesson planning including Ontario curriculum expectations and assessment exemplars


Volunteer Experience

Sunday School Teacher                                                                                                                     2005-2008

First Baptist Church, Kingston, ON 

  • Ages 8 to 10 years, taught students from a curriculum provided by the church that included bible lessons and activities.

Children’sClub Leader                                                                                                                        2004-2005

Pioneer Club Canada, Kirkland Lake, ON

  • Ages 6 to 12, provided supervision to the children when needed and taught lessons based on wholesome values and survival skills for camping and the outdoors.

Classroom Objective

Being creative, engaging, and fun when teaching students is one of the most important things that I have learned when teaching.My experiences teaching children and adolescents have shaped me into someone who is passionate about teaching music and history to my future classes.Having developed my problem-solving skills, and being able to challenge and motivate the students to learn can be very difficult when first starting to teach.Communication with the students and teaching the students who learn differently from one another can be challenging but having these attributes make a strong and successful teacher.The opportunities that I have had in the past to teach young children to adolescents have been a struggle at times.It is not always easy to find your place in the classroom.The balance between discipline and kindness is one of the most challenging.You must communicate, and listen to your children, but you also must have rules for your classroom that all students must follow so you have order in the classroom.  I have learned about, practices and strongly believe in differentiated learning. I enjoy creating different ways to accommodate different learning styles is a valuable experience when working with a diverse group of people.Students with learning disabilities don’t always learn the same way as other students and as a teacher.  I believe that even though they learn differently it should not be a barrier for them in the classroom.  I bring all of these values to my classroom and my experiences and studies have shaped me as a teacher in the past few years.

Work experience

Work experience
Jan 2015 - Present

Passport Worker

Community Living
  • Assisting clients with day to day activities
  • Teaching clients new skills in cooking, music, child care & home care
Sep 2007 - Apr 2010


Sodexo Canada
  •  Responsible for general operation of Lazy Scholar in Victoria Hall at Queen's University
  • Completing employee payroll
  • Ensuring customer satisfaction
  • Assisting employees with their duties when required
  • Training and educating new employees
  • Handling daily sales revenue
May 2008 - Aug 2009

Office Clerk

Queenston Mining Company
  • Creating electronic versions of mining maps
  • Data entry
  • Document preparation
  • Moving core boxes


Apr 2005 - Present

RCM Grade 8 Flute

Royal Conservatory of Music
Jun 2005 - Present

RCM Grade 6 Piano

Royal Conservatory of Music
Jan 2005 - Present

RCM Grade 2 Rudiments

Royal Conservatory of Music