Bachelor of Arts, Trinity Western University
Bachelor of Education, Simon Fraser University
TESOL, Vancouver Community College
Master of Arts, UBC
In 2005, I moved to Revelstoke, BC, after graduating from university and started out my teaching career. I soon discovered that I really enjoyed working with adult learners and began working at Okanagan College in 2006. I have been instructing math courses in the AACP program since 2010.
I strive to create a learning environment where students feel comfortable to voice their opinions and ideas. Helping learners attain their personal and professional goals is the ultimate reward for me. Other than my love for math and baking, I enjoy rollerblading, skiing and playing soccer with my two boys.
B.Ed, Education, University of Ottawa
B.Sc, University of Ottawa
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.
MMT (Master of Mathematics for Teachers), University of Waterloo
BEd, Secondary focus, UBC
BSc, Major Math, minor Biology, 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.
Teacher's Certificate program, University of Victoria
B.Sc, Mathematics, University of Victoria
BA, Germanic Studies, University of Victoria
Teacher in the public education system for 31 years, primarily secondary English. Born in Cape Breton, NS. Hobbies include outdoor pursuits of any variety, traveling near and far, book club, gardening.
M.Ed., Continuing Education, Dalhousie University
B.Ed., secondary English major, St. Francis Xavier University
BA, English major, University College of Cape Breton
I am the instructor for AACP English, Adult Literacy and the ESL Settlement Program instructor at Okanagan College's Revelstoke Centre. I have worked as a professional journalist and editor in the Kootenay and Columbia regions for the past 14 years. I am currently the editor of Revelstoke Mountaineer Magazine and its sister publication revelstokemountaineer.com. I have received awards for investigative journalism and historical writing and my freelance work has been published in a variety of outlets.
My journey to teaching mathematics in the department of Adult Upgrading didn’t follow a straight line. After graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary, I worked and travelled and then returned to school with the plans of becoming a primary school teacher. I loved studying at the University of Victoria and living on Vancouver Island, but the need to find full-time work brought me back to my home town of Salmon Arm and I’ve been in the Shuswap ever since. I began work at Okanagan College in 1995 – taking a job as an administrative clerk - and finally found my way back to teaching in 2001. Recognizing I needed to learn more about the world of teaching adults, I returned to the University of Calgary to complete a Masters in Education (Adult and Community Education). After six years as Associate Dean in the Arts & Foundational Programs portfolio, I’ve recently returned to the classroom and am thrilled to be back working on a daily basis with students.