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Enthusiastic professional dedicated to inspiring the youth to become responsible adults. 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 children often deemed as uncontrollable and has a passion for learning about people.

Relative 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 boys' fitness, volleyball, floor hockey, and girls' fitness

Pre-Service Teacher

Port Royal Public School (TDSB)
Feb 2010Mar 2010
  • Grade 4 students
  • Create and teach two math units in accordance to the Ontario Curriculum requirements
  • Plan and teach a literature unit through a novel study
  • Showcase my technological savvy by using SMART Board (integrated with all lessons)
  • Taught various types of L.O.G. (low organizational games)Grade 4 students
  • Create and teach two math units in accordance to the Ontario Curriculum requirements
  • Plan and teach a literature unit through a novel study
  • Showcase my technological savvy by using SMART Board (integrated with all lessons)
  • Taught various types of L.O.G. (low organizational games)

Pre-Service Teacher

Sir Ernest MacMillan Senior Public School (TDSB)
Sep 2009Apr 2010
  • Grade 7 students on a rotary timetable (six classes in total)
  • Create and teach Physical Education & Health lessons according to the Ontario Curriculum requirements and assessmentsGrade 7 students on a rotary timetable (six classes in total)
  • Create and teach Physical Education & Health lessons according to the Ontario Curriculum requirements and assessments

Teacher's Assistant/Arts & Crafts Teacher

Northwood Academy Montessori
Jul 2008Sep 2009
  • Children aged 3 - 6 years
  • Create challenging art projects for students to complete
  • Assist younger children with creation

Literacy Program Participant

York University
Sep 2005Apr 2006
  • Grade 5 student
  • As part of the “Worlds of Childhood” Humanities course
  • Visits were made to a reading partner at Shoreham Public School to assist with developing reading skills

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

education certifications & training

Ontario College of Teachers AQs & ABQs

Special Education Part I, Senior Physical Education, Senior Social Sciences   

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Nipissing University

Bachelor of Education (ITeach Laptop Learning Program) degree

Junior/Intermediate level, concentration: Health and Physical Education

2010 graduate

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Nipissing University

ITeach Workshop Certificates

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

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Tribes TLC

Basic Course certificate

November 2009

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York University

Bachelor of Kinesiology honours degree with a Psychology minor

2009 graduate

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Seneca @ York University (School of Communication Arts)

Creative Advertising diploma

2000 graduate, with honours

additional skills, training, and certifications

* Program and lesson plan development

* Effective classroom management strategies

* Competent in speaking Chinese (Mandarin)

* First Aid and CPR level C (knowledge of Epipen and Defibrillator usage)

* Royal Lifesaving Society of Canada Bronze Cross Certification

* Electronic creative skills using: Photoshop, Illustrator, QuarkXPress

* Computer skills: SMART Board, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Internet, Mac and PC platforms, Ontario Report Card software

* National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) qualification, in process

reference letters

criminal record clearance

References

Haydn George

Janet Fedorko

David Ferguson

During my educational term at York University, I helped David teach his Swimming Course on campus. Specifically, I taught those having great difficulty learning how to swim while he managed the rest of the students. There were 5 students that needed the extra attention for reasons ranging from prior drowning incidences, to just never having the opportunity to swim before...

Jan Ford

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