OVER 20 YEARS
SASKATOON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
In 2000, after graduating from the University of Saskatchewan with my B.Ed., I accepted a position at an international university-prep school in Vancouver. I taught students who had recently arrived from Korea, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. After a year at this school, I was offered the amazing opportunity to travel overseas to teach English in Taiwan. When I returned to Vancouver a year later, I worked with students at Sylvan Learning Centre and tutored through Teachers' Tutoring Service. I then taught for two years at Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School, an independent school for students with learning disabilities and other diverse learning needs.
Upon moving back to Saskatchewan, I became a substitute teacher with the Saskatoon Open Door Society, a volunteer with the Global Gathering Place, and a tutor with the University of Saskatchewan Language Centre. Finally I accepted a position as a full-time special education teacher with
Saskatoon Public Schools.
During my career with Saskatoon Public Schools I held the position of special education teacher for five years, and the position of English as an Additional Language teacher for eight years. My 13 years with Saskatoon Public Schools provided me with an amazing perspective on how children learn.
I feel so lucky to have had such a wide variety of teaching experiences. Even now, every student I work with teaches me something new!