How long have you been teaching at Connect Charter School?
Since August 2012.
What is your favourite unit to teach?
Math/Science – Grade 4 Math
Drama – Stage Combat
What is your educational/professional background?
B.F.A. (92) B.Ed (12) Co-Owned Theatre Works (Extra Curricular Theatre School), Director, Choreographer and Teacher. Taught as an artist with Learning Through the Arts. I was a Sessional Instructor at the University of Calgary teaching Oral Communication to engineering students.
What brought you to Connect?
2012- Temporary Position as Drama Specialist
2013- Grade 4 Math/Science
2015 Drama Specialist
2019- Grade 5 Math/Science
What do you consider the best part of teaching at our school?
Tell us a bit about your family.
I have 2 sons ages 18 (Colton) and 21(Ethan). I have been married to John Since 2012. As a family we love to play board games and camping.
What do you like to do when you’re not in the classroom?
Read, play games and camp.
What is your most recent rewarding moment as a teacher?
There are so many… seeing light bulb moments, laughing every day and building relationships with every student in the school.
Tell us somethings about yourself that most people don’t know about you?
- I was the mascot (Hidy) in the Calgary ’88 Olympics.
- I haven’t missed an episode of Survivor and have chosen the winner every time.
- I was nominated for the Siminovitch Prize for Playwriting.
- I’ve written seven full length musicals.