As an online teacher and consultant, I am pleased to be part of the dynamic and ever-evolving LEARN team. Through 15 plus years of experience teaching all sciences and math courses at the high school level, I have had the opportunity to be part of a pilot-project teaching online for another organization. Also, as I was completing my Master’s Degree, I sat on the student’s seat of online teaching and realized how different it was compared to in-class course. Just because teaching is my favourite activity, I have also been a certified ski instructor since the age of 16. Needless to say, I was born with skis on just like all of my relatives from Finland.
I have taught Math at every level (sec. 1-5) for over 30 years. I was also a pedagogical consultant for CQSB. As well as teaching math online for LEARN, I was a vice principal at St. Patrick's High School in Quebec City where my responsibilities included supporting teachers with their professional growth plans. I have implemented the “Flipped Classroom” with my online classes and hope to spread the word about the effectiveness of this model to as many teachers as possible throughout the province.
I am the Recipient of the 2012 iNACOL (International Association for K-12 Online Learning) Award for Innovative Online Learning Practice.
I love to travel and being with my family.
An educator with over 32 years’ experience, I taught Science, Physical Education and Technology, worked as an Adult Ed Administrator up North, and later moved south to teach and become an administrator at Pontiac High School, where our present office is for Online Services. I have been involved in online delivery development for the Province of Quebec for the last 17 years, first with DECN, where I worked as coordinator and then Director, in an effort to establish a working synchronous model for online delivery for the English School Boards. In 2005, the amalgamation of services for technological resources, online services and printed material formed the foundation “LEARN”, where I presently hold the position of Director of Online Services.
My second love is music, and I play and sing in a band “A Certain Class”, with a group of 4 other women, all of whom have been involved in education, and many retired or close to it. I love the great outdoors and many outdoor activities and adventures (snowshoeing, cross country skiing, nature walks, cycling, fishing, hunting, boating, and water activities). I also love wood working and wood burning. I enjoy reading and travel whenever possible.