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As an educator, my challenge is to prepare students to be successful and productive citizens in both global and local environments. Essential to this, is to ensure diversity and voice in collaborative learning spaces. I believe in creating a culture of excellence in which digital fluency and civic responsibility are pivotal in learning activities. Authentic, rigorous  and relevant learning opportunities are pivotal to support student achievement. I am experienced in utilizing technology  to create inquiring, engaging and personalized learning environments for my classroom. Creativity, collaboration and communication are vital components the learning environment. My classroom motto: "Everyday, is a day to be great!"

    Professional Overview

    • Masters of Arts: Integrated Studies, with Global Change focus (Sept 2018 start date)  
    • Instructional leadership: IBDP Literature A/ Global Politics /Theory of Knowledge and HS English Head of Department.
    • International teaching experience. 
    • Leadership experience: English Dept. Head, Social Studies Team Leader; Exceptional Learning Team Leader, Alberta Diploma course examiner and Gifted and Talented Education.
    • Experienced IBDP teaching and assessment of Alberta provincial diploma course exams (Edmonton, Canada)
    • Instructional programming of Gifted and Talented; facilitating student engagement and student achievement with diverse student learning needs
    • Experienced in designing and implementing instructional strategies to promote English Language Learner achievement in MS/HS grades.
    • Experienced in integrating technology (Edmodo, Word Press, Schoology, Google Apps) to support student engagement and achievement. 
    • Alberta Learning Permanent Teaching Certification. 
    • Certified football coach with experience coaching at all levels.

    Work Experience

    August 2016Present

    English Head of Department / IBDP Teacher / High School English Teacher

     Rabat American School
    • English Head of Department 
    • IBDP Literature A, Global Politics and Theory of Knowledge (TOK) teacher.
    • Experienced with IBDP course instruction and  exam prep, Model United Nations Faculty Advisor
    • Experienced in leveraging technology to support student achievement.
    • Commitment to professional learning communities; professional collaboration focusing on student achievement.
    • Commitment to whole school: MS Boys Football Coach and Varsity Girls Football coach.

    Aug 2014June 2016

    Secondary History/Social Studies Teacher

    Beijing International Bilingual Academy
    • IBDP History and Theory of Knowledge (TOK) teacher.
    • IMYC Grade 8 Social Studies teacher.  Model United Nations Faculty Director 
    • Member of inaugural IBDP development team for authorization in 2015.
    • Commitment to professional learning communities; professional collaboration focusing on student achievement.
    • Successfully developed and implemented inaugural BIBA MUN club. Facilitated student participation at MUN conferences.   
    • Commitment to whole school: MS U-14 BIBA Football coach.

    Sep 2003Jun 2014

    Crescent Heights Senior High School / Henry Wise Wood Senior High

    Calgary Board of Education
    • Social Studies High School Teacher; (Grade Ten-Twelve)
    • Department Head: HWW 2009-10, Exceptional Learning Needs Head: 2010-11
    • Experienced with diploma course instruction and diploma course exam prep.
    • Gifted and Talented Education and diploma course experience. 
    • Provincial examiner of diploma exams for grade 12. (2007-11)
    • Experienced in leveraging technology which supports student achievement.
    • Commitment to professional learning communities; professional collaboration focusing on student achievement
    Aug 2011Jun 2013

    The Int'l School of Macao: Social Studies Teacher (Professional Improvement Fellowship) with the Calgary Board of Education

    The International School of Macao
    • Two year PIF sabbatical facilitated by Global Learning / Calgary Board of Education.
    • Jr. Boys Football coach (SISAC; 2011; 2012); U-12 Boys Football coach 
    • SAT exam administration (2011-2012)

    Professional Development

    • IBDP Global Politics Cat 2, Hong Kong (2018)
    • IBDP Poetry CAT 3, Rome (2018), 
    • Child Protection in International Schools, Level 2, COBIS, Educare (2017)
    • IBDP Literature Cat 2, Berlin (2017)
    • IBDP Literature A Cat 2, Oxford (2016)
    • IBDP History Cat 1  Dubai and TOK CAT 1 Athens (2014)
    • 21st Century Learning Hong Kong (February 2012, January 2013)
    • International Certificate Advisor: Global Learning, Calgary Board of Education, 2011 
    • Alberta Social Studies Council Member  (September 2000 to 2011)
    • Assistive Technology Conference, Orlando, Florida (2006)


    Sean Goudie,    Director,     Rabat American School 

    CONTACT: [email protected]   /    +212 661394662

    Mark Exton,  Secondary Headmaster,  Rabat American School

    CONTACT: [email protected]  /  +212 05376-71476      +212 6666-56446

    Dr.  KC Pang,   Director,   Beijing International Bilingual Academy

    CONTACT: [email protected]      /   +86 13240305924

    Stefan Posavec, Social Studies Dept. Head, Crescent Heights Senior High School, Calgary 

    CONTACT: [email protected]   /   001 403 276-5521


    Sept 2018Present

    Master of Arts: Integrated Studies

    Athabasca University,  Focus: Global Change
    Sep 1995May 1998

    Bachelor of Education

    University of Alberta,   Double Major: English Literature and History
    Sep 1987May 1989

    Journalism Certificate

    Carleton University,   Radio Broadcast Journalist and Legislative Reporter