My mom keeps everything. If you head up to the attic, there’s a box that holds the typical Grade 1 When I grow up… assignment. Back then, I never planned on becoming a ballerina, astronaut or veterinarian. Instead, written in an uneven hand, is the word, ‘TEACHER’, and even now I can’t imagine a better job!
I grew up on Quadra Island in British Columbia, Canada with my younger brother and parents. I absolutely loved school and was very involved in school life (choir, band, media, drama, student council, creative writing, and basketball to name a few).
I attended the University of Victoria, first attaining my Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature and Drama, followed by a Bachelor of Education. I’ve also completed the first level of Brain Gym certification and have recently become one of seven First Steps Facilitators, currently training the CDNIS Lower School staff to use this comprehensive literacy resource.
I have taught students from the age 3 to 17 in the subjects of Literacy (including ESL), Numeracy, History, Geography, Science, Drama, Music, Art, P.E. and Inquiry. This is now my tenth year teaching and the start of my eighth year in Hong Kong, where I’ve also taught at the Korean International School in Sai Wan Ho for several years. This is my third year at CDNIS where I currently teach 5E.