K-12 Educator Since 2013

  • differentiated instruction
  • inclusive learning
  • formative/summative assessment
  • respectful classroom management
  • aboriginal education through literature 
  • graduate of the Royal Conservatory in Piano (lvl 7)
  • inter-department communication as well as school-home communication 

  • fluent in English, Italian, and basic French and Spanish
  • cross curricular learning, especially using music in the classroom
  • experience assisting with choirs of all grade levels
  • professional baking/cooking experience; food safe certified since 2011
  • experience with marking provincial examinations

Simon Fraser University

Bachelor of Education (Professional Development Program)                                Sept. 2012 – Aug. 2013

Minor: Secondary Education

Focused Courses: English/English Literature, assistance with choral direction

Simon Fraser University

Bachelor of Fine Arts                                                                                                   Sept. 2007 – Apr. 2011

Major: English  

Extended Minor: Music Composition

*completed all language requirements for the Italian Certificate of Studies

Gleneagle Secondary School (Coquitlam, BC) October 2012 to April 2013

English 9 and 12, as well as assistance to choral director (grades 8-12)

  • Completed both Short and Long Practicums at this school
  • Planned and organized 6 units using backwards design and various formative and summative assessment strategies, as well as effectively integrated technology throughout lessons using a laptop and projector
  • Volunteered in the Resource Center helping students with learning disabilities, as well as students that needed extra help with various assignments or test make-ups
  • Attended staff and department meetings, Pro D workshops, and planning and assessment days
  • Spent time in other teachers classrooms to observe teaching practices
  • Contributed to over 50 report cards, and effectively learned how to use Integrade and BCESIS.
  • Integrated music into English classroom activities in order to practice cross-curricular teaching methods effectively
  • Planned differentiated instruction methods with ELL students in mind, and held after school hours for any students to come to me with any questions 
  • Participated in TOC day rotations with Moscrop Secondary school where I taught three math blocks

North Vancouver Recreation (April 2015 - December 2015)
Bumblebee Music - Program Facilitator
  • parent participation class
  • responsibilities include lesson planning, facilitating classes, preparing for lessons, cleaning instruments, and leading class through a variety of musical activities
  • activities include and are not limited to finger play, rhythm play, scarves and streamers, free movement, and active/passive listening
  • age range 1 month-5 years, classes max out at 12 babies and 12 parents (often more as both parents enjoy participating)

Summer School Teacher - Burnaby School District (July 2015 - Present)
Licensed k-12 Educator; Intermediate Elementary Science Program
  • accepted opening July 2015 after the scheduled teacher was not able to commit with one weekend to prepare
  • this position continues to be mine as long as I am willing to plan and teach each summer term
  • themes change every summer (July 2015: Forces; July 2016: Chemistry and Potions)
  • work closely with administration (Andrew Lee) to conquer classroom/student/management issues and lead students to successful completion of the summer program

TTOC - Langley School District (June 2015 - Present)
Licensed k-12 Educator
  • on call; accepting all calls for any grade level in need of a teacher
  • have worked in elementary and secondary music, secondary math, grades 1, 2, and 4 in music specifically, and 5 as a elementary generalist
  • open to all opportunities to learn something new

  • Sarah McLaughlin school of music
  • Garibaldi annex elementary (music grade levels 1-4) under the supervision of Ian DeLong
  • Aboriginal and Special Education film festivals held at Simon Fraser University

  • BC Music educators association conference 2012
  • SFU Symposium, two talks; ESL Students: Transitions with Steve Marshall and Otherwise Autistic with Vandee Britton
  • Seminar: Resume Consultation with Kathryn Jung
  • Invigilation: Junior Achievement presentation
  • Professional Day at Riverside Secondary (keynote and World Music Workshop)
  • Parent/teacher evening
  • Embodiment workshops at SFU Surrey with Celeste Snowber
  • Aboriginal seminars with authors Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, as well as artist Debra Sparrow
  • Seminar: The Future of Assessment
  • Seminar: Designations
  • Marking day: observation of exam marking
  • Adjudication meeting with Administration and English dept.
  • Grade 9 district write: prep, write, and marking
  • New Curriculum Speaker Series (SD35)
  • Taking Literacy Outside by the Victoria Nature School 

Customer Service Representative                                                                                                   2008-2010

London Drugs - West Broadway and Cambie

  • retail, cashier and stocking, employee training on front end

Nanny Services                                                                                                                                 2008-2009
Private family nanny
  • accompanied 3 children between the ages of 8-13 daily to all sports practices and events
  • basic home maintenance/cleaning as well as assisted children with homework and cooked

English Tutor                                                                                                                                     2006-2008
Vancouver Whitecaps and private family tutor     
  • assisted foreign player with basic English; provided resources for reading and writing 
  • tutored various students (some ELL) through English assignments, and elementary subjects as needed                                                                                       

Julia Clark

<jclark at vsb.bc.ca>

Indra Erlendson

<ierlendson at sd43.bc.ca>

Lance Castonguay

<LCastonguay at sd43.bc.ca>

Jeremy Clarke

<jclarke at sd43.bc.ca>

Additional contact information available upon request. 

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