I am a certified teacher and mother in Manitoba, Canada. I teacher English Language Arts at high school level and am dedicated to developing strong reading and writing skills in students. I use modern media to present Shakespeare and have a great love for Edgar Allan Poe's work. I use my passion for dark literature to introduce students to a world of writing that reaches beyond the expected.
In my classes students will use their personal experience and creativity to develop reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and representing skills which will help them share their interests with the world. My students will be given a voice and freedom to speak, while developing their leadership and tolerance.
I am a writer, artist, photographer, and poet. My works have not yet been shared, though my first novella will be released in a few years once I am satisfied with the result.
I have previously been employed as the high school English Language Arts teacher at Frontier Mosakahiken School in Moose Lake, Manitoba, where I was the primary English Language Arts teacher for the First Nations community. I taught grade 9 through 12 English Language Arts, a school-initiated Strategic Reading and Writing course for struggling grade 9 students, while also having administered and marked the Senior 4 Provincial English Standard Examinations. I am dedicated to literacy and instilling a love of literature in students at the senior level.
English Language Instructor
Westman Immigrant Services
From September 2013
Evening course, instructing adults in Canadian Language Benchmark 4+.
Casual Educational Assistant
Brandon School Division
From November 2013
Employed on a casual (on-call basis), covering absences for educational assistants within the division.
Marquise Enterprise, Brandon Shoppers Mall
January 2012 - August 2012
Supervisor: Amy Jordan
High School English Language Arts Teacher
Frontier Mosakahiken School
September 2012 - August 2013
Grade 9 through 12 English Language Arts instruction.
Strategic Reading and Writing instruction.
Extended Options course instruction: Introduction to Photography.
Child Care Assistant
Kokum's Early Enrichment Program
February 2012 - August 2012
Followed the immergent curriculum to instruct children from 6 months to 6 years of age in Literature, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics, Cooking and Art in preparation for starting school.
Shoppers Drug Mart
January 2011 - August 2011
34th Street Bar and Grill, Victoria Inn
July 2010 - October 2010
Supervisor: Brendan Carmichael
April 2009 - August 2009
Supervisor: Carol Wells
Brandon University Program for the Education of Native Teachers
May 2009 - July 2010
Employed two summers:
During May and June 2009, I worked with the University Writing and Creative Writing courses. During June 2010, I worked with the University Writing course.
I conducted study labs for students, attended all classes, maintained attendance, photocopied materials, corrected assignments and tests with instructor, etc.
Qualifications & Certifications
Bachelor of Education
Bachlor of General Studies
Swan Valley Regional Secondary School
Frontier Mosakahiken School
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