I’m a teacher of English and I’m a Teacher-Librarian here at Eric Hamber Secondary in Vancouver. I’ve been teaching since 1995 and for most of my 20+ years in the profession, I was at Prince of Wales (first as a student teacher in 1994-95 and then from 1998-2002 and then again in 2005 to 2019 (in the mini school and in the library) . From 2002 to 2005, my husband and I taught in China and we traveled throughout China and SE Asia. These three years were memory making for us. Today we are parents to two kids: a son who is in grade 8 and a daughter in grade 5. We live in Vancouver. I made the big decision to leave PW for Eric Hamber in order to be closer to home and to be in the library/learning commons.
My teaching philosophy centres on lifelong learning and developing a growth mindset in the classroom. Student-centred classrooms and inquiry based learning are also cornerstones in my teaching. Finally, incorporating assessment for learning is essential. I’m interested in students being a part of their learning. Feedback from me is essential with self and peer assessment playing a role in overall learning. I ask that students keep track of their learning by keeping a folder in the classroom. An assessment log is a part of the folder and this portion helps them see an overall picture emerging. Areas of strength and areas of focus are key aspects of reflection on each assessment piece.
I teach English 12 on Day 2 (2.1 and 2.2) in Rm. 321 and I can be found in the library on Day 1 and on Day 2 (2.3/2.4).
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.