A team of great people
I have a passion for bridging the gap between in-school education and real-world experience by developing partnerships with organizations, institutions and community groups that help give youth a voice and a choice in their future. I have degrees in Psychology, Literature and Education, combined with over 10 years experience working with school teams and students in the English sector.
When offline, I escape to the country where you will find me creating mixed-media pieces in my atelier or wandering through the trails with my dogs, trying to spot wildlife and curiosities of nature. These experiences are then captured on paper and make their way across the globe, in traveling works of mail art.
Director of Provincial Resource Team
Director on LEARN’s Provincial Resource Team supporting the network of Community Learning Centres across Quebec. I have a Bachelor’s degree from Concordia University and have worked extensively in community development with the English linguistic minority community. I spent 18 years as a Commissioner with the Riverside School board, including 8 years as Vice Chairman and Past President of the Quebec English School Boards Association. I am an avid gardener, which has helped her understand how to deal with things that are totally out of her control. I also relish relaxing by the ocean, and will always say that there is nothing more soothing to the soul than the sound of the waves crashing on the shore.
Pedagogical Consultant/Project Coordinator
I have taught Secondary Cycle 1 Social Science and English Language Arts in Montreal. I taught English as a Second Language on Îles de la Madeleine and in Japan. In 2011, I travelled to Cambodia to volunteer with Cambodian Organization for Children and Development (COCD). In 2013, I had the pleasure of providing introductory remarks for Dr. David Suzuki at LeMood-Montreal, a festival of unexpected Jewish learning, arts and culture.
Any interest in my educational background?
I have a BA in Political Science from the University of Alberta, a B.Ed from the University of Toronto and MA from McGill in Education Leadership.