• More than 30 years experience  as an educator, working with students, staff and faculty in secondary (17 years) and post-secondary (15 years) environments
  • Master of Arts (Integrated Studies) with research focus on Adult Learning and Metacognition
  • Mentor for faculty members enrolled in Faculty Development Program (FDP). Provided ongoing supports to team members and faculty in the areas of Student Engagement, Instructional Strategies and Educational Technologies
  • Presenter at Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF), Skilled Trades Summit 2014, Ottawa, ON  Apprenticeship Success in the Oil Sands
  • Certified Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) facilitator, worked with more than 100 new faculty members. 
  • Curriculum developer/Instructional designer for Oil Sands Safety Association (OSSA) Basic Safety Orientation (BSO) 2015 multi-disciplinary project 
  • Quality Assurance consultant for Heavy Equipment Operator - Water Awareness, Creative Sentencing project awarded to Keyano College. Implemented eCampus Quality eToolkit current standards
  • Past Chair of Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Regional Advisory Committee on Inclusion Diversity and Equality (RACIDE)

Work History

Work History

Keyano College, Fort McMurray AB

2012 - 2015

Learning and Development Specialist

  • Designed and developed curriculum for Oil Sands Safety Association (OSSA) Basic Safety Orientation (BSO)project 
  • Provided extensive curriculum support and consultation for creative sentencing projects 
  • Identified gaps in curriculum-related policies and developed draft policies for approval
  • Facilitated  numerous Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) - Completed Faculty Development Workshop (FDW)
  • Incorporated ADDIE, Understanding By Design (UBD) and Rapid-Prototyping techniques in projects to increase efficiency and effectiveness
  • Worked with faculty to enhance teaching and learning strategies and to increase student engagement in courses 

Keyano College, Fort McMurray AB

2007 - 2012

Learning Strategist - Learner Assistance Program

  • Identified and provided ongoing instruction, supports, strategies and techniques to enable students to capitalize on their strengths
  • Instigated and completed  one-year applied research project on adult learning
  • Maintained a student-centred approach to service, fostering an atmosphere of trust and integrity
  • Followed strict guidelines for sharing confidential information - FOIP compliant
  • Worked with more than 300 apprentices enrolled at Keyano College, with proven student success
  • Developed, designed and published trade specific curriculum support materials
  • Promoted faculty Professional Development workshops 
  • Co-recipient of Premier's Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities Award 2010

Keyano College, Fort McMurray AB

2004 - 2007

ESL/ EAL Specialist and Curriculum Developer

  • Designed and Instructed 5 cohorts of English for Skilled Immigrants (ESI) program - with more than 90% of participants being employed in positions directly related to education and experience
  • Collaborated with members of the ESI Advisory Committee (representatives from Syncrude, Suncor, Shell Canada, CNRL and Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo)
  • Promoted ESI program through various media such as BBC Radio , Toronto Globe and Mail, Edmonton Sun, Edmonton Journal
  • Incorporated Community Services and Leaders into curriculum to address common challenges experienced by newcomers to Canada

College of the North Atlantic, Gander NL

2001 - 2003

Communications Instructor

  • Planned , developed and delivered Business Communications curriculum

Nova School Board, Central NL

1983 - 2000

Educator (Primary-Secondary Grades)

  • Instructed Primary, Elementary and Secondary grades
  • Developed Individualized Educational Program Plans (IEPP) for students with disabilities



Athabasca University


Master of Arts - Integrated Studies

Concentration in Adult  Education and Adult Learning. 

Memorial University of NL


Bachelor of Education 

Memorial University of NL


Bachelor of Arts - English Major




Designed, developed and delivered numerous workshops such as: Increasing Student Engagement in Post-Secondary Settings, Student Success - Worker smarter...Not harder, Reducing Test Anxiety, Developing Intercultural Awareness, The Basics of Lesson Planning, Working in a Multi-Generational Workplace, Becoming an Effective Speaker, Writing Effective Objectives/Outcomes, Incorporating EdTech in your classes

Educational Technology

Adept in a variety of Learning Management System (LMS) platforms such as Moodle, D2L (Brightspace), Blackboard and course authoring tools such as Articulate and Captivate. Advanced PREZI training (Prezi sample)

Innovation and Creativity

Championed and supported faculty with increasing student engagement in teaching practice -  Turning Point student response clickers, Socrative student response application, Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique IF-AT interactive multiple choice evaluative tool

Interpersonal Skills

Superb communication skills in establishing and maintaining rapport with students, educators, administrators, employers, industry leaders, subject-matter experts (SME) and community leaders. Mentor to new faculty members.

Certifications and Training


MacEwan University/Keyano College


Project Management

Course Duration: 21 Hours

Keyano College


Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)

Course Duration: 30 Hours

Keyano College


Facilitator Development Workshop (FDW)

Course Duration: 30 Hours

Jensen Learning Corporation


Game Changers - Brain Based Training

Course Duration: 24 Hours. This workshop consisted of hands-on, experiential training with specific and practical applications of Brain-Based Learning. I attended this workshop, facilitated by Eric Jensen ,in San Antonio, TX.

Coventry House International


Teaching English as a Second Language  (TESL)           Diploma          

Course Duration: 250 Hours

Contact Information

Address: 2205 135B Sandpiper Road, Fort McMurray, AB T9K 0N3

(780) 804 5536

Contact Info.