Work experience

Work experience
Aug 2006 - Present

Grade 4 and Grade 5 Educator

International School of Beijing

-Taught using Lucy Cauklin's Writing Approach, Guided Reading, Everyday Math, F.O.S. Science Kits, Real Spelling, Georgia Heard's Poetry Approach, D.R.A. assessment, reading continuums 

- as part my the extra curricular activities, I ran Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots group for 3 years

-part of the "Rights and Responsibilities" task force, word study and writing task force, Social Studies UBD team, Time task force, Author Committee

- part of the team which conducted informational workshops to parents on "Literacy in the classroom"  and "Real Spelling" 

-part of the team which ran an informational workshop on "Real Spelling" to the UES teachers

-represented ISB at the A.A.I.E. conference in 2008 as a presenter

Aug 2002 - Jun 2005

Grade 1 and Grade 3 Educator

Canadian International School of Singapore

-PYP grade one and grade three teacher

-Taught using first steps, letterland, D.R.A. assessment, Quest 2000, Math Trek, Inspiration, First Steps Writing, First Steps Spelling, Student Led Conferences, Family Math, Guided Reading and Writing Programs, Open Minds Program

- Part of the social committee for 2 years

- Taught skating as an extra curricular activity for 3 years

-  for 3 years I was part of the team who transformed the Ontario Curriculum to the PYP Units of Study

- Part of the U.N. week planning committee

Sep 1998 - Jun 2002

Grade 1/2 Educator

Gulfstream Public School

- Taught through First Steps Writing, Concepts about Print, DRA assessment, Reading Recovery, Observation Surveys, Quest 2000 Math Program, Balanced Literacy Program, Second Steps Intervention Program

-Grade One Team Leader

-Part of the pilot program for reading recovery

-Part of the Second Steps pilot project

-Advisor to a student teacher

- frequently contacted parents via phone and  conference regarding student progress



Honours Bachelor of Arts

University of Western Ontario
Aug 2000 - Apr 2002

Masters of Education

University of Toronto
Aug 1996 - May 1997

Bachelor of Education



Making It Happen Part 1 and 2 Qualifications

Primary Years Program

Junior and High School History Qualifications

Queen's University

English as a Second Language Part 2

Queen's University

English As A Second Language Part One

University of Toronto