Teachers - English/LA Lead Teacher, Coaches - SH Badminton
Welcome! I am pleased to be a Viking because as a CHHS graduate, I feel at home in the halls of our school! I completed my post-secondary education, with distinction, at the Universities of Lethbridge (B.A.) and Alberta (B.Ed.). I have held previous teaching assignments at MHHS and with First Nations, Metis and Inuit Education. I currently teach Grade 7 Humanities, English Language Arts 7 for the French Immersion class and Film Studies 7.
I was involved with the Tribes training for our district as a trainer, primarily with my middle school colleagues. It is a process that promotes community as well as academic achievement. If you have any questions about the Tribes process, please let me know. I have also embraced Kagan structures in our learning community. Kagan involves incorporating strategies that promote Positive Interdependence, Individual Accountability, Equal Participation, and Simultaneous Interaction.
Students are welcome to seek assistance or to catch up on missed work before school, at lunch or after school during assigned tutorial time. Parents and students are also reminded to check Google Classroom and Power School for assignment and grade information. I encourage you to consider signing up for Remind, a text-based message service. Please visit the 7B, 7C and 7FI homework pages for instructions on how to sign up. Google Classroom is a newer Google App for Education (GAFE) that we are utilizing to share assignments, announcements and to collaborate. Ask your child to log in with his/her school username and password to show you what we are working on. Every Thursday I post a TED talk (TED Talk Thursday) as well as questions for reflection and discussion on topics related to current events and classroom themes. Most assignments will also be available in Google Classroom.
For extra-curricular activities I facilitate Junior Council/ Kiwanis Builders Club with students in grades 7 to 9 with the goal of fostering school spirit and leadership in our school, while supporting initiatives for the Kiwanis and Free the Children. New members are welcome to join us at our meetings on Mondays at lunch in the Junior Council/Builders Club office in room 250. Please see me if you are interested in joining the student wellness group, Blue Crew 2, or the Kiwanis Builders Club.
Outside of school, my passions include reading, running, biking, fibre arts and visual art. As much as I love teaching, my most important "job" is being a busy but proud parent of two children who are actively involved in a variety of sports.
"Not everything that counts can be measured.
Not everything that can be measured counts." Albert Einstein