CV Education: 2005 University of New Brunswick (Fredericton), Master of Education. Curriculum and Instruction. Thesis: Childrens' Understanding of Cultural Diversity in New Brunswick and England: A Comparative Study.
2003 University of New Brunswick (Fredericton), Bachelor of Education. Elementary
2000 University of New Brunswick (Saint John) Bachelor of Arts. English and Psychology
Publications: Peck, Carla, Sears, Alan & Donaldson, Shanell(2008). "Unreached and Unreachable. Curriculum Standards and Childrens' Understanding of Ethnic Diversity in Canada." Curriculum Inquiry, 38, 1. 63-92.
Awards, Fellowships and Grants: In 2004, I received a grant from the University of New Brunswick to travel to Walsall, England to complete my thesis research. I spent six weeks at the University of WolverHampton visiting various primary and secondary schools to conduct interviews for my thesis.
In 2003, I completed a teacher exchange program with York University in England. I had the pleasure of teaching at the primary school located on the University's campus.
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Present:-Education Support Services-Resource: Bayview Elementary School. Anglophone School District South.
2009-2011- Literacy Mentor: Bayview Elementary School and Champlain Height Elementary School.
2005-2009-Teacher: Woodlawn Learning Centre.
1995-2005-Interpreter: The New Brunswick Museum
I feel strongly that each student's education should be individualized. Inclusion dictates that each child shall be given the tools and supports they need for success.
I firmly believe that educators must continue their own learning and professional development in order to stay current and progressive in terms of trends and philosophies in teaching and learning.
I believe the culture of a school is integral to student learning and educator/student relationships. With strong leadership the culture of a school will remain inclusive and poor attitudes regarding culture, ability or socio-economic status will not be tolerated.