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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 students often deemed as uncontrollable and takes great interest in learning about people and their strengths...

Relative Experience

grade 9 teacher

hishkoonikun education authority (francine j. wesley secondary school)
august 2015present
  • Plan grade 9 level instruction to meet Ontario Ministry guidelines for ENG1P, MFM1P, GLS1O, PPL1O, CGC1P, and SNC1P courses
  • Attend professional development sessions to learn the latest best practices and strategies for effective teaching (focus on First Nations content)
  • Examine student test results and other data to determine the course for differentiated instruction
  • Design lesson plans to teach Ontario curriculum requirements and provide engaging activities, while considering individual student interests and instructional needs
  • Facilitate learning and provide students with the information and tools they need to master a variety of subjects
  • Assess students' abilities through formal and informal assessments and provide suggestions for improvement
  • Provide timely feedback to students on progression through comments on work and conversations
  • A leader in the classroom and in the school, earning the respect of students and staff, and setting a positive example for all
  • Set-up and maintain Fitness Room for the high school
  • Run after-school fitness programs for separate female and male groups
  • Prepare course binders to be examined by the Ministry of Education for bi-yearly school inspection

psw instructor

canadian red cross society
february 2015june 2015
  • Teach the Personal Support Worker Program course in-class to adults
  • Deliver assigned modules within the Personal Support Worker program, utilizing a diversity of instruction strategies, techniques, and delivery methods to meet the learning styles of the students
  • Teach assigned courses in accordance with program requirements
  • Take daily attendance, assist students in learning the material, and grade class tests, assignments, and exams

acting principal

hishkoonikun education authority (kapuskasing satellite school)
october 2014december 2014
  • Provide leadership for all teachers, support staff, and essential workers (e.g. security, custodian)
  • Carry out administrative duties including schedules, time sheets, and other housekeeping paperwork
  • Effectively communicate with parents and community to increase parental involvement and support
  • Identify and creatively solve problems that require urgency
  • Teach one period of grade 9 math (MAT1L)

Grade 8 Teacher

Hishkoonikun Education Authority (Francine J. Wesley Secondary School)
September 2011june 2014
  • 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

toronto district school board      (Port Royal Public School)
February 2010March 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

toronto district school board            (Sir Ernest MacMillan Senior P.s.)
September 2009April 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
July 2008September 2009
  • Children aged 3 - 6 years
  • Create challenging art projects for students to complete
  • Assist younger children with creation

Literacy Program Participant

York University
September 2005April 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
September 2001May 2002
  • Provide visitors 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, Special Education Part II, 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 geared to meet curriculum expectations

* 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

CPI Crisis Prevention: Non-violent Crisis Intervention training program

reference letters

criminal record clearance

References

Haydn George

While I was working as a Grade 8 Teacher, Haydn was the principal.

Shannon robidas

For the three years that I worked as a Grade 9 Teacher, Shannon was the principal of the school. 

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

While employed as a Kitchen Designer at IKEA Canada, Jan Ford worked closely with me during my 9 years there.

Andrew Marshall

During my time as an account manager and recruiter for an IT firm, Andrew mentored me and was my immediate supervisor.