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MEGHAN ALICIA O’DRISCOLL

megaliciaod@gmail.com

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION: ELEMENTARY EDUCATION  PRIMARY/JUNIOR CERTIFICATION


BILINGUAL IN FRENCH AND ENGLISH HONOURS BACHELOR OF ARTS
CERTIFIED YOGA TEACHER

Multilingual with the ability to read, write, and speak fluent French as well as Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan. Excellent
communication, time management, and classroom management skills.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS
Medaille College:
 Facilitated math and science in-service seminars
 Successfully completed certification exams in math, English language arts, arts and science, and educating
diverse students
Yoga on Seven:
 Completed the first and only Baptiste Institute Expand Your Power yoga training program in Canada
Air Transat:
 First Aid/ Heart Saver (A+) through the Heart and Stroke Foundation (CPR and AED)
 Certified language representative for French, Spanish, and Portuguese
 Assistant Flight Director
University of Toronto:
 Graduated Honours with Distinction

CORE COMPETENCIES
 Multilingual  Excellent communicator  Calm, focused, non-reactive
 Time management  Ability to multi-task and  Familiar with technology for
 Commands a room prioritize the elementary classroom
 Emphasis on culturally  Emphasis on well-being and
responsive teaching mindfulness

TEACHING AND RELATED EXPERIENCE

YORK REGION DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD October 29, 2018-December 21, 2018
Junior Student Teaching Placement, Grade 6 French Immersion, Elder’s Mills Public School

Participate in a grade 6 French Immersion classroom. Plan and teach lessons in French in the subjects of French, social
studies, science, and visual arts according to Ontario Curriculum Expectations. Emphasis placed on creating student-centred
lessons that incorporate technology, cross-curricular lessons to include French grammar, literacy, and subject matter content.
Participated in Let’s Talk Science’s STEM it Up! workshops. Assisted in implementing school newspaper.

PEEL DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD September 4, 2018-October 26, 2018


Primary Student Teaching Placement, Grade 2/3, Macville Public School

Participated in a grade 2/3 split classroom, planned and taught lessons according to Ontario Curriculum Expectations, in
addition to assessing student progress. Emphasis was placed on culturally responsive teaching, creating student-centred
lessons, providing individualized instruction in an inclusive classroom, utilizing technology as much as possible,
differentiating instruction and assessments according to abilities as well as grade level, understanding teacher/learner
behaviour, and utilizing yoga and meditation as re-focus strategies. Participated in EQAO data analysis. Coached
junior/intermediate girls’ soccer team.
YORK CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD 2017-Present
Emergency French Supply Teacher

Delivered the Ontario Core French curriculum to the Primary, Junior, and Intermediate Divisions at Father John Kelly
Catholic Elementary School and St. Anne Catholic Elementary School as a Long Term Occasional teacher. Planned lessons
and created French language materials and assessments. Provided students with French language instruction, games, and
coursework delivered within a Catholic context, using the Accelerated Integrated Method (AIM/Gestures). Class content was
centered around grammar, reading, writing, listening, and speaking in French.

YOGA ON SEVEN 2016-Present


Yoga Teacher/Assistant Manager
Responsibility to my students and the studio to ensure that each and every student enters a welcoming, clean space and
experiences a fun, challenging, and empowering yoga class. Consider the limitations of each student and teach the class
according to various levels of ability, health problems and age. Monitor and adjust the students in their poses, helping them to
maximize their potential while avoiding injury. Capability to lead the class using cues and verbal adjustments with minimal
visual demonstrations. Manage classes of more than twenty five students. Teach a high-intensity, hot power vinyasa class in
addition to a non-heated, low intensity class with a guided meditation.

AIR TRANSAT 2005-2018


Cabin Crew
Enforce safety and security regulations as defined by Transport Canada. Handle emergency and non-emergency situations
with diplomacy, tact, and professionalism. Achieve time-sensitive goals on a regular basis. Managed crew on set tasks as
Assistant Flight Director. Consistently delivered quality customer service in a friendly, approachable manner.

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Elder’s Mills Public School, October 29-December 21, 2018


 Participated in Let’s Talk Science STEM it Up! workshops with focus on how to incorporate STEM into
science lessons, specifically using coding software and technology

Macville Public School, September 4-October 26, 2018


 Participated in Peel’s EngageMath professional development seminar with focus on teaching strategies
 Participated in EQAO data analysis and contributed to staff presentation
 Coached girls’ soccer team, including off-campus district tournament

Medaille College, 2017-present (Graduation December 2018)


 Master of Science in Education: Elementary Education
 Elementary Teacher Certification: Grades 1 to 6

Yoga on Seven, 2016


 Baptiste Institute’s 200 hour teacher training program, Expand Your Power: A Baptiste Yoga Immersion
Training

University of Toronto, 2008-2014


 Honours Bachelor of Arts with Distinction
 Major in Books and Media Studies, Minors in American Studies and Spanish

Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2002-2004


 General Studies
Certificates

 Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Training


 Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (New York)
 School Violence Prevention and Intervention (New York)
 Humour in the Classroom

References available upon request