Margaret Leland

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5.2 Humanities

How long have you been working at Connect Charter School?
In a variety of roles 16 years but 11 as a full time teacher. 

What is your favourite unit to teach?
Having students create their own poetry anthologies

What is your educational/professional background?
BEd

What brought you to Connect?   
I started subbing when my son came here in grade 6.

What do you consider the best part of working at our school?  
Our exceptional program. 

Tell us a bit about your family.  
Mother of 3 awesome kids, Rodney (married to Tracy), Robert and Elizabeth. 

What do you like to do when you’re not at school?
Relax, go to movies and musicals, shop and did I say, relax. 

What is your most recent rewarding moment as a staff member at Connect?    
Being part of the Partners in Place art installations! 

Bonus questions: 

Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know about you?
I am a native born and raised Calgarian. 

Do you have a fun story from one of your field trips?
Taking my students to Waterton Park, which is a place that is dear to my heart, was a special trip. The principal and I had to drive into town because the camp was out of toilet paper!

What movie genre would you want to have a starring role in?
Musical