I began exploring the curious dynamic between teaching and learning while teaching in elementary schools in Langley, BC. Then that wily travel bug encouraged me to teach language classes in Southern, and very rural, Japan. After years of exploring the curious dynamic between teaching and traveling in Asia, I made my way back to Canada where I transitioned from the K-12 system to teaching adult learners in post-secondary. For past 16 years, I have been at Okanagan College where I have taught ESL, fundamental English and math, oversaw the Volunteer Adult Literacy Tutoring (VALT) Program, and coordinated the Adult Academic and Career Preparation (AACP) programming for Okanagan College’s Salmon Arm campus. Currently, I am exploring the most curious dynamic yet as one of the Associate Deans for Arts and Foundational Programs. I am enjoying how each skill and bits of knowledge I have picked up along my own learning journey have woven together to support students from an administrator's perspective.
Credentials: Bachelor of Arts, Trinity Western University Bachelor of Education, Simon Fraser University TESOL, Vancouver Community College Master of Arts, UBC
I am an uninvited white settler who lives and works in both Syilx and Secwepemc traditional, never-ceded territories. This is a realization that is still dawning on me. I'm grateful to have been able to live much of my life in these valleys and for opportunities to learn more about the cultures of the First Peoples to live here. I have worked as a teacher in Botswana and in Japan, and has spent time in Germany, the Philippines, and India. I've had the privilege of teaching and learning from immigrants to Canada from many places on this globe.
Credentials: Teacher's Certificate program, University of Victoria B.Sc, Mathematics, University of Victoria BA, Germanic Studies, University of Victoria
I joined Okanagan College at the Salmon Arm campus in 2013. I teach upgrading math and science courses to prepare students for further study. I have international teaching experience; two years in Japan and one year in England. I am also currently a trustee for School District No. 83. When not teaching, I can be found gardening, walking my dog, or traveling.
Credentials: MMT (Master of Mathematics for Teachers), University of Waterloo BEd, Secondary focus, UBC BSc, Major Math, minor Biology, UBC