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Objective: to spark curiosity and grow critical thinking skills in lifelong learners

More than 15 years of instructional experience to diverse groups of students
Supported international administrative and teaching personnel while working for Alberta Education
Developed analytic and astute observational skills as a Behavioural Interventionist
Provided assessments to members in University Toastmasters Club and a mens hockey team

Bachelor of Education (After Degree) June 2017
Secondary Education with a major in Social Studies and a minor in Mathematics
University of Alberta

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Psychology with Distinction June 2011

Concentration in logic and reasoning, interpersonal relationships and communication
Vancouver Island University
Other Courses: Business Management, Computer Science, Interior Design

Criminology Diploma April 2009

Concentration in negotiation, conflict resolution, and legal documents
Vancouver Island University

Administrative Support April 2014
Ministry of Education Alberta Accredited International Schools Nov 2014
Provide support to managers by taking on secondary managerial tasks such as correspondence
and report writing, while Alberta international schools triple in number
Explain policies and procedures, and provide information to international clients
Coordinate and maintain calendars; assist in developing materials, presentations, and projects
Create, update and manage filing system for electronic and physical documents such as drafting
agendas, typing and proof reading annual reports

Behavioural Interventionist/Tutor May 2005

Private Contractor for Ministry of Children and Family Development Sept 2012
Tutor children in distance education subjects to meet educational goals
Coach life skills such as cooking, social interaction, hygiene and self-regulation to create self-
Implement behavioural intervention plans based on the individualized needs of the children
(ages four to fifteen) and family
Collaborate and communicate with agencies, families, schools, as needed for the purpose of
assessment and implementation of the behaviour intervention program
Coordinate productive daily schedule to complete reports and instructional activities
Interview, hire and train other interventionists, and create team building events for collaboration
and celebrations

Coordinator and Host March 22, 2017

Alternative Learning Opportunities(ALO) at Jasper Place High School
Organize and prepare venue and materials for three ALO sessions that focused on
soapstone carving, preparing prospective university students, and facilitating a guest
speaker to provide information about different types of engineering and engineering
Sessions were attended by both Jasper Place students and students from feeder schools

Sergeant at Arms Jan 2016 Sept 2016

University Toastmasters Club
Organize and prepare venue and materials for weekly meetings
Provide feedback and constructive criticism to guests and members at the University of

Head Hockey Coach Sept 2013 Apr 2014

Mens Recreational Hockey (ERHL/CCRHL; ages 20 to 50)
Lead and organize practice and pre-game drills to ensure players were mentally and
physically prepared for games
Provide post-game feedback that include MVPs, strengths, and points of improvement
Design team jerseys with direction from the team owner and manager

Sensei (Karate Teacher, 1st Dan Black Belt) Jan 2012 Apr 2012,
Wado-Kai Japanese Karate Club Sept 1997 Aug 2004
Lead class instruction to adults, children and people with learning challenges
Assess skill and ability to prepare students for their level exams
Small group and individual instruction to children

Tutor Sept 2009 Apr 2012

Private Contractor
Tutor university students on essay writing, mathematics/statistics and creating
presentations for a variety of courses
Provide different study strategies and perspectives to assist students in developing a
cognitive understanding of their learning style

Student Advocate Nov 2010 Feb 2011

Vancouver Island University
Critically assess universitys changes to grading scales and their resulting impacts on
students grades
Personally and ardently investigate the growing concern regarding grade system


ATA Specialist Council Carousel and Professional Growth Seminar on Assessment,

Jan. 23rd, 2016
Classroom Management and Differentiated Instruction

Teachers Conference March 2nd & 3rd, 2017

Special Skills: Facilitating critical thinking, Microsoft and Mac products, web design, leadership, mental
health issues, and information management

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