I am currently a grade four teacher at the north east campus of Foundations for the Future Charter Academy in Calgary, Alberta. I teach the core subject areas, as well as first year Spanish to our grade four students. I also have my masters in Design Based Learning, focusing on incorporating the learning sciences into the classroom to provide a successful platform for all students to learn. I am a member of our literacy committee, and the head of the technology committee. I act as a liaison of technology information from our central office, to administrators and teachers, believing that communication is key to this role and pride myself on building strong relationships. I am passionate about creating socially aware students who make a positive contribution to society and believe that they have an impact in the world.
Personally, I am an avid traveler and love to expand my knowledge of cultures and other languages. To date I have visited four different countries in Africa, three in central America, four in Europe, China, and have traveled to places in Canada and the United States. I am interested in environmental conservation and love the great outdoors. Snowboarding, hiking, and enjoying nature with my dog are my greatest past-times.
I am a major foodie, and try as often as possible to recreate amazing dishes that I’ve discovered through my explorations: whether it be a local cuisine, or a faraway delicacy. I consider cooking a form of art and expression, and love to experiment with new recipes, or try to create something from whatever is in the fridge!
Living in Calgary for over half of my life, has allowed me to see this beautiful city change but remain true to it’s “western hospitality.” There are so many unique places, shops, and markets, where Calgarians can support their community. This is often where you’ll find me!
As an educator I strive to be the best I can; to continuously learn, challenge myself, and provide my students with a safe and caring classroom environment. I hope to instill the same mentality in my students.