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Profile

I am a learner and teacher, passionate about education. I have worked in Canada and Hong Kong for eight years, teaching science to students from grade seven to twelve. I aim to provide meaningful learning opportunities for my students through the infusion of technology and real world problem solving. I am creative and enthusiastic, especially about developing and delivering new curriculum.

Teaching Experience

The York SchoolToronto                                                                        [September 2013-Present]       Science Department Chair; IB DP Biology and MYP Science Teacher

  • Taught the IB DP biology program at the higher and standard levels.
  • Developed and implemented years 3-5 of the MYP science program.
  • Collaborated to create interdisciplinary, project based units in grade 9 and 10 science.
  • Piloted the use of teacher iPads and Macbook.
  • Extended Essay and Personal Project supervisor.
  • Grade 9 advisor.
  • Soccer coach.

Canadian International School of Hong KongHong Kong                  [August 2009-2013]             IB DP Biology and MYP Science Teacher

  • Taught the IB DP biology program at the higher and standard levels.
  • Developed and implemented year four of the MYP science program.Collaborated to create an integrated Design Cycle in the MYP science curriculum.
  • Piloted the use of MOODLE in DP biology and MYP science.
  • Extended Essay and Personal Project supervisor.
  • Acted as peer mentor for the use of technology in teaching and learning.
  • Coordinator of the Global Issues Network of student service clubs and initiatives.
  • Supervisor of the Amnesty International Club and LGBTS Alliance.
  • Organized annual student service trips to Bali, Cambodia, Malaysia and Singapore.
  • Coached U14 and U12 badminton as well as SEASAC tennis.
  • Teacher Advisory Program advisor.

Sir Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate InstituteToronto District School Board      [Jan 2008-Jun 2009] Grade 9-11 Science, Biology and Geography Teacher

  • Instructed grade eleven and grade nine locally developed science courses.
  • Delivered the pre-IB and academic level grade nine geography curricula.
  • Extended Essay supervisor for IB biology student.
  • Co-supervisor of the Me to We club.
  • Supervisor of the Sanofi-Aventis BioTalent Challenge team.
  • Member of the IB committee.

 

Earl Haig Secondary SchoolToronto District School Board                 [Sep 2007-Jan 2008]     Grade 9-10 Science and ESL Science Teacher

Other Related Work Experience

International Baccalaureate OrganizationGlobal                                   [May 2012-present]           DP Biology SL paper 3 examiner and IA moderator

Education

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.), Queen’s University, 2007                                                         Bachelor of Science Honours (B.Sc.H), Queen’s University, 2002-2006

Professional Development

Certifications and Qualifications

Computer Skills

  • Google apps, Blackboard, iLife, iWork, MS Office, MOODLE, First Class, Atlas Rubicon, Blackbaud, Promethean Interactive Whiteboard and ActiveInspire, WordPress, Twitter. Proficient with both Mac and PC operating systems.

Languages

English – native; French – conversationally proficient

Interests

Professional: blended learning, mastery learning, differentiated instruction, interdisciplinary curriculum development, project based learning, gamification, blogging

Personal: reading, running, yoga, travel, baking

References

  • John Jalsevac, Upper School Principal, CDNIS
  • Tim Kaiser, Upper School Vice Principal, CDNIS
  • Denise Berry, Science Department Head, CDNIS