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Summary

Enthusiastic professional dedicated to inspiring those around her. Has a passion for people and for building invaluable relations with both peers and students alike. Encourages open-mindedness and collegiality to foster respectable interactions. Has demonstrated the power to develop a good rapport with people instantaneously. Successfully manages several tasks simultaneously and takes great interest in learning about people and their strengths...

Work experience

Grade 8 Teacher

Hishkoonikun Education Authority (Francine J. Wesley Secondary School)
Sep 2011Present
  • Create lessons (often with Smart Board) to engage students of varying abilities in an isolated First Nations community in Kashechewan, Ontario
  • Manage an array of behavioural concerns within the high school
  • Coordinate and carry out extensive fundraising events raising upwards of $70,000 for grade 8 graduation trip
  • Develop lessons that include modifications and accommodations for LD and IEP students
  • Arrange travel, create itinerary, and chaperone 2 classes to Toronto for 2-week graduation trips
  • Set-up and maintain Fitness Room for the high school
  • Organize and run girls’ after-school fitness program
  • Use a multitude of strategies to ensure that the following are kept in mind for my particular set of students: differentiated learning, minimal expertise in the English language for some, extremely short attention span, and interest in technology (computers, iPods, SMART Board)
  • Supervise and conduct extra-curricular sports such as volleyball, floor hockey, and girl's fitness

Kitchen Planner/Sales

IKEA Canada
Sep 2002Aug 2011
  • Provide visitors with a positive shopping experience by ensuring that customer convenience standards are met or exceeded in sales area
  • Meet IKEA visitors, provide sales help and information at all times by sharing product information and benefits
  • Maintain the sales area to ensure that it looks clean, products are stocked, and merchandise is priced
  • Assume responsibility for various projects and tasks as they occur
  • Adhere to inventory control procedures
  • Assist customers in the process of planning a kitchen
  • Provide accurate designs and detailed layouts for IKEA customers purchasing a kitchen
  • Keep updated and educate myself on new product features, services, customer selling skills, technical information and requirements
  • Train and coach apprentices on product features, services, customer selling skills, et cetera
  • Ensure that merchandise is presented according to IKEA standards and is properly labelled and signed

Front Desk Associate

Bally Total Fitness
Jan 2004Apr 2006
  • Greet members in a professional and friendly manner
  • Process membership payments, holds, and various other paperwork
  • Provide information on accounts, use of equipment, and other inquires
  • Prepare club for closing: close debit count, secure premise, ensure all members have exited facility

Media Assistant

Crane Communications
Nov 1999Mar 2004
  • Provide information and guidance to media at The National Home Show, The Grocery Innovations Trade Show, and The Boat Show
  • Gather and research the quantity of stories published and aired to monitor level of exposure of both shows

Account Manager/Recruiter

International Business Search
Jun 2002Jan 2004
  • Execute a procedure for placement of suitable candidates for client
  • Accountable for targets and goals set by management
  • Work with company personnel to implement winning strategies in recruiting 
  • quality candidates
  • Provide clients with quality candidates by screening and performing interviews
  • Strengthen corporate visibility and help increase overall revenue growth within the company
  • Receive job orders from other Account Managers and place candidates for specific jobs
  • Develop a client base utilizing internal and external resources
  • Maintain and develop good relationship with existing and new clients
  • Foster strong links with immediate team and other members of company and affiliates

Visitor Experience Host

Ontario Science Centre
Sep 2001May 2002
  • Provide visitor’s with information regarding exhibits and special events
  • Create enjoyable activities for children, as well as adults
  • Ensure safety for all patrons, including staff
  • Greet and welcome new and member guests

Marketing Coordinator

Actfit.com (Clubsite Internet Network)
Apr 2000Mar 2001
  • Conduct extensive market and competitive research for clients to help develop strategic planning and promotional techniques which maximize client objectives
  • Generate new clients, as well as maintain a good rapport with existing clients
  • Provide administrative support to VP of Sales & Marketing
  • Assist in the development of promotional materials including brochures, posters, presentation booklets
  • Produce and edit various documents to be presented to clients, potential investors, and prospective clients
  • Collect, analyze, and assess information to improve marketing strategies
  • Arrange schedules, accommodations, travel arrangements, and rental vehicles for travelling sales representatives
  • Update and edit clients’ websites on an ongoing basis

Education

Bachelor of Education

Nipissing University
Sep 2009Jun 2010

Bachelor with Honours

York University
Sep 2005Jun 2009

Diploma with Honours

Seneca @ York University
Sep 1998Jun 2000

Certifications

Bronze Cross

Royal Lifesaving Society of Canada

OCT Teaching

Ontario College of Teachers
Jun 2010Present

ITeach workshop

Nipissing University
Jun 2010Present
SMART Board in the Classroom, iMovie & eYearbooks, Classroom Resources, Web 2.0., Adaptive Technology, Digital Storytelling, SMART Board Advanced, Making Music & Podcasts in the Classroom, SMART Board in a Junior Classroom, Movies in the Classroom, and A Look at SMART’s Education Solutions

Standard First Aid & CPR level C

Canadian Red Cross
May 2010May 2014