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Sep 2001Apr 2005

Bachelor of Physical Education / Bachelor of Education

University of Alberta

Work experience

Sep 2011Present

Assistant Principal

Parkland School Division, Muir Lake School
  • Collaborated closely with principal on school administrative duties

  • Worked with all stakeholders to implement a  BYOD 1:1 Technology Initiative to transform teaching and learning

  • Shared learning, experience and resources regarding BYOD implementation with other schools in PSD and other divisions

  • Provided parent learning workshops to increase their understanding about division and school initiatives

  • Engaged the community through Muir Lake School Blog, social media, shared online calendar, and online feedback surveys

  • Worked closely with school council and school foundation members

  • Empowered student leadership with the Leader In Me program and created Student Tech Team to support learning

  • Presented at education conferences such as Google Summit, CASS and to other schools and divisions

  • Participated in PSD committees such as Superintendent Advisory Committee, New School Design Team, and Technology Working Groups

  • Collaborated to implement Muir Lake School Collaborate, Create, & Learn Professional Development Plan 

  • Combined Collaborated with Learning Coach to plan and implement Muir Lake School Innovation Week

  • Collaborated with Centre For Education staff to partner with Best Buy to create community BYOD purchasing program

  • Actively participated in a number of professional development opportunities such as Division PD, Learning Leader Project, 2Learn Bring It Project, Apple Leadership Institute, Educator Innovation Day, Google Summit etc.  

  • Consistently demonstrated a growth mindset, attitude and passion as a team player to advance PSD vision, mission, & values

  • Manage school technology resources and equipment
  • Plan and co-lead staff professional development days
  • Facilitate staff, student, and parent conflict resolution 
  • Initiate and oversee Technology Innovation Plan  to empower student collaboration and learning
  • Manage and administer Google Apps and PSD blogs for school 
Sep 2010Jun 2011

Assistant Principal

Wild Rose Public Schools, Drayton Christian School
  • Work closely with principal on school administrative duties
  • Contribute to school vision, goals, and direction
  • Collaborate on interviews, staff selections, staff assignments, and supervision
  • Plan and run 21st century learning school based professional development
  • Created and won proposal for staff to participate in SmartLearning professional development opportunity
  • Develop division wide SmartLearning professional development as member of Leadership Cohort
  • Demonstrate instructional leadership via team teaching, learning rounds, and collaboration
  • Implement technology advances
  • Interviewed by University of Calgary for research project Evaluation of Three High Performing School Jurisdictions in the Application of 21st Century Learning due to Superintendent school nomination
  • Create and implement Personal Electronic Device, Discipline, and other school policies
  • Lead and organize staff and parent meetings
  • Manage discipline
  • Coordinate special events such as assemblies, presentations, athletic events, Renaissance parties, and chapels
  • Expanded school programming with Junior High Career Technology Studies and Computer /Media Option
  • Innovate and manage new school website
  • Facilitate student, parent, and staff conflict resolution
  • Exercised decision making skills during high pressure situations
Sep 2006Jun 2010


Wild Rose Public Schools, Drayton Christian School
  • Fulfilled Acting Administration duties in absence of Administration from September 2008-June 2010
  • Taught a variety of subjects including grade six homeroom and junior high courses
  • Redesigned Language Arts grade 8 and 9 to conduct course in computer lab full time
  • Students consistently scored 5% higher than provincial average over the past 4 years
  • Received Wild Rose School Division Student Select Award 2008
  • Nominated for Wild Rose School Division Apple Award 2010
  • Collaborated on cross grade differentiated lesson projects with colleagues
  • Rolled out A Shared Vision of Exemplary Teaching to teachers in two schools
  • Influence and motivate colleagues in Professional Learning Community Group
  • Established extracurricular programs
  • Co-coordinator of Renaissance Program
  • Collaborate with administration to develop Student Handbook, Junior High computer policy and technology advances
  • Invested in professional development in preparation for Instructional Coach role
  • Demonstrated positive leadership among colleagues


Scott Johnston

Twyla Badry

George Couros

Dennis Varty

Pastoral/Character Reference

Lisa Golding

Karen Stride-Goudie

Education Portfolio Presentation


Technology Experience

Proficient in a wide variety of technology such as:

  • Google Drive as primary platform for student learning, business and collaboration
  • Google Chrome Apps & extensions for transformative teaching and learning
  • Blogging as a transparent learning tool such as Edublogs and Wordpress
  • iPad apps for student creation and collaboration
  • Participate in online learning communities in a variety of mediums such as Twitter, Blogs, Wikis, Pinterist etc.
  • Presentation tools such as Google Presentations, Keynote, Prezi, Slideshare, etc.
  • Website creation with Google Sites and Weebly
  • Video production with Adobe Creative Suite CS5, YouTube, WeVideo and iMovie
  • Smart Board and SmartSync
  • SIRS, Grade Logic and Teacher Logic experience with discipline, events, and reporting

Professional Development

  • Variety of online webinars

  • Apple Education Leadership Institute 2014

  • College of Alberta Superintendents Professional Development Events 2013-2014

  • Google Summit 2013 and 2014

  • ATLE Convergence Conference 2013

  • Parkland School Division Educator Innovation Day 2013

  • 2Learn Bring It Project 2012-2014

  • Leadercast 2012 & 2014

  • Parkland School Division Learning Leader 2011-2013

  • Parkland School Division Lead Team Professional Development 2011-2014

  • Stephen Covey 7 Habits for Highly Effective People 2011

  • Leaping Forward In A Connected Age - Where Is 21st Century Learning Taking Us? 2011

  • SmartLearning in Penticton  2011

  • Executive Coaching 2010/2011

  • Association of Christian School's International Administrator's Conference 2010

  • National Staff Development Council Charting The Course conference in Seattle 2010

  • Wild Rose Public Schools Educational Symposium 2010

  • Best Practices for Instructional Coaches: Jim Knight 2010

  • Leading & Learning Conference 2009, 2010

  • AAC Fall Annual Conference and Leadership Day 2009

  • Professional reading including books on differentiated instruction, assessment and leadership

Extracurricular Experience

  • Coach Junior High basketball and Track and Field
  • Coordinated a variety of field trips and events
  • Administered all athletics as Athletic Director at Mannville School
  • Coach Senior High basketball and Track and Field
  • Co-coordinator of Renaissance Program
  • Christmas stage production
  • Yearbook creation and production

Additional Skills & Accomplishments

  • Violent Threat Risk Assessment Training Level 1 2014
  • Standard First Aid: St. John Ambulance
  • Level 2 and 3 Coaching Theory: Baseball Canada, National Coaching Certification Program

Volunteer / Career-Related Experience

May 2013 to Present - Rally Cap Coach, Spruce Grove Minor Baseball Association

  • Manage, plan, as well as organize practices and games, teaching technical and tactical aspects of baseball

August 2003 to Present- Youth Leader, Church on 99, Edmonton, Alberta

  • Manage a volunteer leadership team of 50 people
  • Administer, delegate, oversee and prepare weekly youth activities for 500 youth
  • Public speaking and teaching

February 2003 to August 2006 -Midget AAA Manager / Coach, Southside Edmonton Elite Baseball Association

  • Manage, plan, as well as organize practices and games, teaching technical and tactical aspects of baseball