I use my skills, knowledge and personality to create a positive learning environment for students and staff, enabling them to achieve desired outcomes, raise self-confidence, and take personal accountability for learning. My teaching philosophy and methodologies incorporate a multi-dimensional approach, addressing the whole student while building resiliency through authentic challenging outdoor educational experiences.
I am committed to assisting students in developing emotional intelligence and well-being, positive lifelong mental health, and in valuing diversity and the contributions of each student. Engaging students in learning through the utilization of differential instruction, learning-service-learning, and inquiry-based learning enhances my experiential approach to education in and out of the classroom.
Over the last 20 years, I have been taking people outdoors, engaging individuals in group activities and helping them create connections to their environment. The outdoors can play a key role in personal and professional growth. I hope it will for you, your staff, and, most of all, your students.
Intermediate/Senior with teachables in Environmental Science and Geography. Program focused on Outdoor Ecological and Experiential Education (OE3). Additional Qualification in Special Education Part 1
Minor in geography and focused on environmental-based general science courses. Received Students’ Acting for the Environment (SAFE) Award.
Graduated on the president’s honours list. Nominated for valedictorian.
Delivered Experiencing Recreation courses for the Recreation Leisure Services program: Active Living, Inclusion and Access, Connecting People and Nature, and Supportive Environments.
Delivered and assisted in the delivery of numerous second, third, and fourth year courses: Outdoor Skills and Theory, Outdoor Adventure Leadership, Therapeutic Recreation and Adventure Therapy, and Field Explorations.
Worked within a clinically-based, multi-disciplinary team working assisting youth.
Provided adults with guidance in the areas of education and employment services.
Delivered numerous courses: Parks and Heritage Interpretation, Activity Leadership, Introduction to Recreation, Community Development and Recreation Administration.