Teachers - Elementary - Teacher 5A
2019-2020 marks my 27th year of teaching! I'm going to let that sink in for a moment... Honestly, I can't think of anything I would rather do. Of course, it helps that I teach at an amazing school with an incredible staff, and great kids! To think that I was bound and determined to be a High School English teacher when I entered university all those years ago. I'm so thankful that the "teaching Gods" saw fit to place me in elementary. Best kids to teach, by far!!!
A little about me! I'm a nerd, through and through. Star Trek, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Dungeons and Dragons, Marvel Movies, comics, Lego - I'm all over those! I like to think that I bring a little bit of this excitement into my classroom every year. I guess being a bit of a kid at heart helps me have fun with the real kids!
I live in Lloydminster with my three kids. Lucas is 16, driving, working, and often disappears into his XBox until he needs to eat. Ty is 14, loves making music, stunt on his bike/scooter, and basically take things apart to make them better...or something entirely different. Jill is 11, going on 16, fancies herself a YouTube star, and is a burgeoning nerd just like her dad. She makes me so proud (sniff)! Life is never boring with these three, and I wouldn't have it any other way. The house is way too quiet when they are with their mom, so I spend most of my spare time writing, playing role-playing games, reading, and mercilessly binge-watching the latest Netflix. Crave, or Amazon video offering.
I know the great responsibility that comes with teaching. You guys send us your babies. That is a lot of trust. I'm honoured to teach them, and even though I have fewer teaching years ahead of me than behind me, I see every remaining day as an adventure and an opportunity to make their day a little brighter.