I’m the very proud vice-principal of Ecole Elsie Mironuck Community School. Elsie Mironuck is a dual track English-French Pre-K to Grade 8 school.
I’m a graduate of the University of Regina’s Faculty of Education with a Bachelor and a Masters degree. I’ve taken the course route towards my MED and my classes have focused on technology integration along with early childhood. I hadn’t planned on taking early childhood education classes but was fascinated by the content as well as how applicable what I was learning was to the students that I teach. I’ve taken three grad classes focusing on technology and computers in the classroom. As I’ve taken each class I’ve found that I’ve grown as a teacher and as a colleague. My learning curve continues to move up as I challenge myself to incorporate new ideas in my teaching. I can’t imagine ever feeling satisfied with what I do in the classroom and I thoroughly enjoy teaching in ways that are new to me. I want to challenge myself, challenge my students and challenge the way in which we all learn.
Personal Interests & Family:
- I’m a dedicated half marathon runner. I’ve been running for ten years and feel blessed by the friends that I have met through running. I’ve run over 25 half-marathons in Canada and the United States. I lead running groups at The Running Room and love nothing better than to run on a weekend morning then go out for coffee.
- My family and I are strong believers in wellness and fitness. My son, husband and I train in Krav Maga and take classes twice a week. My daughter and I work with a personal trainer every Saturday morning for strength training and together time. Fitness is a big part of our lives which helps us be stronger in our work and personal lives.
- My family love to vacation and visit Cozumel, Mexico. We’re fortunate to have a home on the island where we can relax and regroup from our busy life in Canada. My husband is an avid fisherman and kiteboarder. I’ve tried kiteboarding but haven’t had a lot of success. I’ll try it again this year. I haven’t spent as much time snorkeling and scuba diving as I could but I think it’s always because I think to myself that I’ll do it on our next visit. I also judge the success of every stay on the island by the amount of books I read. I read 11 books over the Christmas holidays!
- I’ve worked with Education Beyond Borders http://www.educationbeyondborders.org/ four out of the last five summers in Tanzania and Kenya. I’ve facilitated workshops for local teachers, trained facilitators & trainers
and worked alongside local teachers in delivering workshops. It’s been an incredible learning experience.