Our Teacher

Miss Kendra



EDUCATION
Bachelor of Education - Elementary (2010)
Mount Saint Vincent University, awarded Nova Scotia Teachers’ Certificate

Bachelor of Science - summa cum laude - concentration in geology (2008)
Saint Mary’s University, GPA 4.02, author of Best Undergraduate Science Paper


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

FOX LAKE ELEMENTARY, NORTHERN ALBERTA (2012)
a high-tech elementary school on a remote Cree reserve
Teacher (gr. 5)
• Trained in and implemented restitution-based classroom management techniques
• Developed active engaging lesson plans for ESL learners

TASHIYANGTSE LOWER SECONDARY SCHOOL, BHUTAN (2011)
a remote school of more than seven hundred students in grades primary to eight
Homeroom teacher (gr. 5)
• Monitored students’ attendance, health, literacy skills, and behaviour
• Compiled mid-term and summative report cards.
Subject teacher (gr. 5 math, gr. 7 English, and gr. 8 science)
• Prepared long-range content delivery plans and daily lesson plans
• Crafted engaging teaching and learning materials from limited resources
• Taught course content through music, art, drama, and outdoor games
Publication editor
• Prepared a new positive words edition of the school’s policy document
• Designed the layout for a twenty page magazine of student art and poetry
Math club coordinator
• Planned and facilitated weekly activity-based lessons on high-level concepts
• Conducted weekend tutoring sessions on alternative computation methods
Timetable committee head
• Framed and disseminated a logical course schedule for all class sections
• Convened meetings to adjust the timetable in response to emergent changes


REV. H . J. MACDONALD SCHOOL, HEATHERTON, NS (2010)
 a school of fewer than one hundred students in a traditional farming community
Student teacher (gr. 5/6 combined)• Rated “excellent” in every indicator of the student teaching assessment form
• Developed novel ways of using technology to facilitate exploration learning
• Led a daily relaxing art class for a talented student with emotional difficulties
IT person
• Supervised the public access (C@P) site located at the school
• Taught computer literacy to community members of all ages

ÉCOLE GROSVENOR-WENTWORTH PARK SCHOOL, HALIFAX, NS (2009)
 a bilingual school welcoming new immigrant students from around the world
Student teacher (gr. 3)
• Designed differentiated lessons for a class with wide ranging abilities
• Composed songs explaining and expanding on curriculum content

SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY, HALIFAX, NS (2009)
Lab instructor (Introduction to Geology)

• Gave concise, entertaining lectures enhanced with original audiovisual aids
• Inculcated research skills through guided experiments and field studies
Day camp instructor
• Delivered hands-on lessons for highly-motivated learners aged 8 to 15
• Wrote and directed a musical about Canadian history

PETROLEUM GEOLOGY INT’L FIELD COURSE, TRINIDAD (2008)
Delegate

• Mapped strata from drill core and outcrop
• Formally presented findings in written reports and public lectures


LEARNING DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA (2006, 2007)
FRONTIER COLLEGE, KINGSTON, ON (2005)
Literacy tutor

• Trained in alternative approaches to reading skills instruction
• Coached students with disabilities one-on-one

SCOTT MANOR HOUSE MUSEUM, BEDFORD, NS (2006)
Heritage interpreter

• Gave tours of the historic property
• Completed a research paper on local history
• Maintained archives and exhibits


VETERANS AFFAIRS CANADA (2005)
Remembrance ambassador

• Presented on the Canadian home front experience in World War II at the Australian National War Museum in Canberra

HOBBIES

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING
• Builds games and simulations in C++, Python, and Java
• Researches software and activities to bring programming logic to the classroom

PAINTING

• Dabbles in landscapes and abstract expressionism

FILMMAKING

• Prepares educational music videos about science and Canadian history.
• A song about the planets has atttracted almost 38000 hits on Youtube

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