“The teacher within is not the voice of conscience but of identity and integrity. It speaks not of what ought to be but of what is real for us, of what is true."- Parker J. Palmer, The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
Masters of Mathematics 2020–2022
● Focus in mathematics outreach
● Interest in addressing diverse learning needs
● Currently attending online
St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Bachelor of Education 2019–2021
● Middle and Secondary Specialization : Math, Science, and French
● Xproject tutoring volunteer
● Mitacs accelerate recipient
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
BSc. Honours in Marine Biology 2012-2017
● Graduated with distinction from science honours program
● Participated in research programs as a scientific diver
● Dove scientifically for the Vancouver Aquarium
TEACHING EXPERIENCE-FAIRVIEW JUNIOR HIGH (HALIFAX, NS)
November 2020 - December 2020
I taught grade 7,8,9 french immersion science under Covid protocols. I used outdoor lessons (ecology lab) and interactive technology (Google Sheets and FlipGrid) to ensure students were learning in a collaborative environment.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE-J.L ILSLEY HIGH SCHOOL (SPRYFIELD, NS)
March 2020-May 2020
I developed complete unit plans for Oceans 11 and Chemistry 12. I then adapted these lessons for online learning.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE-J.L ILSLEY HIGH SCHOOL (SPRYFIELD, NS)
November 2019 - December 2019
I taught the grade 10 science physics unit. I used a variety of hands on labs with Sphero robots to teach core motion concepts. There was a large focus on discovery based learning. I also offered help with physics, math, and chemistry every lunch hour.
WORK EXPERIENCE-RESEARCHER AT ST. FRANCIS XAVIER UNIVERSITY AND STELLAR LEARNING STRATEGIES
December 2020 - May 2021
Through a Mitacs accelerate grant, I will be investigating the efficacy of online games for teaching students about ocean science and ocean careers. Through interviews with pre-service teachers I will determine how games could be improved to engage students from underrepresented groups in ocean careers.
WORK EXPERIENCE-LEARNING CENTER TUTOR, PART TIME (ST. FRANCIS XAVIER UNIVERSITY)
September 2020 - November 2020
I tutor students in first year university math and science. Students contact me with questions and then I send video tutorials or we meet over facetime to work on their assignments.
WORK EXPERIENCE-MARINA AMBASSADOR, FULL TIME, DEVELOP NOVA SCOTIA (HALIFAX, NS)
June 2020 - October 2020
I was responsible for boaters accessing the Halifax Waterfront marina. I also was responsible for managing boaters on George's Island and making sure they accessed the warf safely. Using a zodiac, I monitored floating docks and addressed boater safety issues.
WORK EXPERIENCE-LESSON PLAN DEVELOPPER WITH CONNECTING MATH TO OUR LIVES AND COMMUNITIES
March 2020 - September 2020
Designed culturally relevant math lesson plans aimed at engaging African Nova Scotian and Mi'kmaw students in mathematics.
WORK EXPERIENCE-HOMEWORK HUB TUTOR FOR NS DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
April 2020 - June 2020
Tutored students in high school math using the homework hub online platform. Tutoring sessions used blackboard interface and audio recording to enhance learning experience of students.
WORK EXPERIENCE-FULL TIME CANOE GUIDE AT WHYNOT ADVENTURE OUTFITTERS IN KEJIMKUJIK NATIONAL PARK (CALEDONIA, NS)
May 2019 - September 2019
I took groups on overnight canoe trips in the Kejimkujik Backcountry. I was responsible for navigating to all locations, setting up and taking down camp, and the personal safety of all guests. When not guiding, I was also responsible for boat rentals to park visitors
WORK EXPERIENCE-FULL TIME NANNY IN THE HOME OF MS.DAVIDSON (HALIFAX, NS)
September 2018 - May 2019
I was responsible for safety and care of 4 children ages 1,3,6,8. I was responsible for feeding, playing, nurturing, and teaching the children while in my care. My shifts were 9-12 hours long.
WORK EXPERIENCE-MARINE BIOLOGIST, FULL TIME (DARTMOUTH, NS)
April 2017 - September 2018
I was Responsible for a seagrass shading investigation in South Western Shore Nova Scotia. I was the Head scientific diver for a seagrass survey across Nova Scotia. I was responsible for data analysis and experimental design for shading experiments.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT-SHINE ACADEMICS TUTOR
September 2020 - Current
I tutor students weekly in math and science.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT-XPROJECT TUTORING SUPPORT VOLUNTEER
September 2019 - Current
I travel to locations outside of Antigonish to offer math and science support. Xproject works specifically with African Nova Scotian and Mik’maw communities
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT-WATERPOLO NOVA SCOTIA
September 2017 - September 2019
I helped run water polo events and tournaments. I helped facilitate an adult drop in water polo program. I recieved a Rising Youth Grant to fund a tournament in Newfoundland.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT-DISCOVERY CENTRE MARINE TOUCH TANK AND SEAGRASS EXHIBIT
February 2018 - June 2018
I used Scuba to collect organisms for the Discovery Centre touch tank. I also designed a seagrass activity and revised a colouring book to help teach children about a local ecosystem.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT-GIVE TO LIVE: BIG SWIM, SWIMMER
January 2018 - August 2018
I raised 1600 dollars for Brigadoon village Youth camps and I swam 16km along the confederation bridge from New Brunswick to PEI.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT-BACHELOR OF EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAYS
September 2019-May 2021
Positive 1-3 Training
Teaching Science Technology Society and Environment
Learning Centres (IPPs)
Understanding and Engaging Inuit Students
Student Solo Wilderness Experience
Connecting with 2SAILGBQT+ students
Treaty Education and Reconciliation
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT-NOVA SCOTIA TEACHERS UNION PROVINCIAL CONFERENCES
Association of Science Teachers (AST) Conference
Alternative ways to introduce chemistry concepts outside of a lecture
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT-SAFETY AND LEADERSHIP QUALIFICATIONS
2016 - Current
Class 4 unrestricted drivers license, Wilderness First Responder, PADI Divemaster, Standard First Aid, National Lifeguarding Service Certification, Life Saving Instructor Certification, Canadian Association of Underwater Science scientific diver
PROJECTS RELEVANT TO MY DEVELOPING PEDAGOGY
LES RESSOURCES AUDIO POUR LES ENSEIGNANTS ET ÉLÈVES DE FRANÇAIS
J'ai créé une liste des Balados (podcasts) français qui sont approprie pour la salle de classe.
J'ai fait des recherches sur les bons balados français (complètement en français) et j'ai écouté les balados et remarque quelles émissions sont bonnes pour la salle de classe et même touche sur des buts d'apprentissage.
De plus, j'ai créé une liste des Balados français qui sont approprie pour les enseignants pour améliorèrent leur français. J'ai fait des recherches sur les bons balados qui sont utiles pour pratiquer le français tous les jours et j'ai écouté les balados et remarqué quelles émissions sont intéressantes, amusantes et lequelles niveau ils sont.
Vous pouvez trouver la liste ici!
YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Over the past months I have been pursuing my yoga instructor certification through the breathing space yoga studio. Jenny and Blair are the pioneers of Yoga 11 and mindfulness in schools and I feel privileged to be learning from them. I believe having some courses that offer students education outside the traditional academic context is important for establishing a holistic approach to education.