C.V.

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PROFILE

As a school leader, I specialize in Instructional Design for non-traditional learning environments, educational technology for distance learning, curriculum design/implementation, and Professional Learning Community development.

As a teacher, I specialize in special needs education for high-risk youth. Most of my career has seen me work in the areas of the Humanities, Digital Media Design, and Visual Art.

EXPERIENCE

Leadership
July 2010 – Present: Principal
Boyle Street Education Centre

Classroom Teaching
February 2009 – June 2010: English Language Arts and Digital Media
Boyle Street Education Centre, Edmonton
2006 – 2008: Social Studies and Digital Media
Inner City High School, Edmonton
2002 – 2006: Social Studies and CORE French
McLurg High School, SK

Instructional Design
November 2008 – August 2009: Instructional Designer/Mentor
Guru Digital Arts College, Edmonton
August 2008 – January 2009: Instructional Designer
Castle Rock Research Corporation, Edmonton

EDUCATION

Professional
2010 – Present: Master of Education (Distance Education and Instructional Design)
Athabasca University, Athabasca
2000 – 2002: Bachelor of Education (Social Studies and Religious Ed.)
University of Regina, Regina

General
2007 – 2008: Comprehensive Digital Media Certificate
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Edmonton
1995 – 2000: Bachelor of Arts (Sociology)
University of Regina, Regina

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Leadership
2006: Professional Learning Communities
Presented by Rick DuFour, Regina

Technological/Media
2010: Moodle Essential Training for Teachers
Lynda.com, Online Course.2009 – 2010: SMARTBoard Instructional Strategies
Boyle Street Education Centre, Edmonton2007 – 2008: Comprehensive Digital Media Design Certificate
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Edmonton2007: Adobe Creative Suite instruction sessions
Grant MacEwan University, Edmonton

SKILL SETS

Instructional
Design learning experiences based on clear and measurable objectives.
Execute learning plans while mindful of teachable moments.
Mediate feedback for learners so they experience success often.

Leadership
Model expected behaviors, tasks, and outcomes.
Mentor each member of the team.
Mediate feedback on a regular and transparent basis.

Communicative
Speak in either official Canadian language.
Listen to everybody.
Share ideas, encouragement, and resources.

INTERESTS AND HOBBIES

Martial Arts: I hold a black belt in Aikido.
Visual Art: I am a published author and illustrator.
Digital Media: I am actively engaged in the digital media community of Alberta.