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Education

Sep 2007Present

BEd/BA Honors

Nipissing University

J/I Education Focus, History Major, English Minor

Work experience

Feb 2010Present

Workshop Facilitator

Nipissing University

Duties include: Running a successful, engaging workshop geared towards first year students on the topic of Networking.

Oct 2009Present

Workshop Facilitator

Nipissing University

Duties include: Running a successful, engaging workshop geared towards first year students on the topic of Writing Expectations in University.

Jul 2005Jan 2011

Delicatessen Worker

Metro

Duties include: maintaining constant customer service, co-operating with managers and co-workers, training newly hired co-workers, and ensuring workplace health and safety procedures are followed in relation to food preparation and cleaning methods.

Jun 2010Aug 2010

Summer Camp Counsellor

Camp Samac

Duties include: Helping facilitate the Haliburton Adventure Base summer program and Residential camp in Oshawa, preparing the site for camp, ensuring the safety of campers, teaching outdoors and camping skills to the campers, sleeping overnight, handling any issues with bullying, homesickness, etc., working with other counsellors to ensure a fun, safe, and memorable summer for both colleagues and campers.  

20092010

Peer Mentor

Nipissing University

Duties include: Assisting first years in the transition from high school to university, including academics, social, and living in North Bay's community, and attending and facilitating various academic success workshops.

Jun 2009Aug 2009

Summer Camp Counsellor

Camp Samac

Duties include: Helping facilitate the Haliburton Adventure Base summer program and day camp in Oshawa, Adventure base duties such as preparing the site for camp, ensuring the safety of campers, teaching outdoors and camping skills to the campers, working with other counsellors to ensure a fun, safe, and memorable summer for both colleagues and campers. 

20082009

Residence Don

Nipissing University

Duties include: Being a positive role model for students (attending classes, handing in assignments on time, achieving high grades), planning and implementing residence programs, knowing students on my floor and building by name quickly, being around residence and my floor often, clearly explaining and enforcing regulations to students equally, keeping in close contact with the Residence Life Supervisor concerns of students or the building, being an advisor to students and maintaining confidentiality with issues.

Reflection

Volunteer Experience

Shinerama Fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis - helped run events, wash cars, carry groceries, raise money in a team effort. 

Assistant Coach, Novice Boys Hockey team - helped run practices, taught proper skill and demonstrated drills, encouraged team play, sportsmanship, and hard work.

Simcoe Street United Church (Oshawa) - participated in organization of many fundraising events (Valentine's Follies, Spaghetti Dinner, Luncheons, Sunday nursery, etc.), Sunday School Teacher, Youth Leader (supervisor, activity co-ordinator). 

References

Liz and Brandon McClounie

- Camp Zajac for Children

Linda Souch

- Metro Delicatessen Manager

Dylan Palmer

- Scouts Canada

Professor Kelly Morris 

- Nipissing University

Reverend David Moore

- Simcoe Street United Church

Reference contact information available upon request.

Teaching Experience

Concurrent Education Teaching Placements

2010-2011

Brooklin Village Public School (Whitby, Ontario)

AT: Stephanie Cleveland 

Grade 7/8 split class

2009-2010

Coronation Public School (Oshawa, Ontario)

AT: Greg Foreman

Grade 7/8 split class and gifted math class

2008-2009

Colone J.E. Farewell Public School (Whitby, Ontario)

AT: Larry DeBrower 

Grade 4/5 split class

2007-2008

Mary Street Community School (Oshawa, Ontario)

AT: Laurel Boddy

Grade 5/6 split class

Service Learning Placement

January-February 2012

Greater Toronto Zoo

Supervisor: Barbara Lafresnaye

Duties include: Tour guide for school groups, elderly groups, etc., research and update animal information, develop curriculum links for tours and grades, update tour information according to curriculum expectations.

Qualifications/Extra Training

SMART Notebook Training Workshops 1&2

SMART Board Games Workshop

SMART Board Slam Workshop

Virtual Field Trips Workshop

The Publishing House Workshop

Adaptive Technology Workshop

Blogging for Educators Workshop

Dynamic ePortfolios Workshop

School Opening Workshop

Rethinking Safe Space: Reteaching Gender and Sexuality Workshop

“Pass the Play, Please” Literacy Workshop

Infusion Educational Technology Conference

Queen’s Conference on Education 2010 - attended four workshops for teachers

Accessibility Customer Service Training - Nipissing University

Participated in Second Annual Undergraduate Research Conference - Nipissing University, 2009

- Research on Classroom Management