As an educational clinician, I want to make that treasure accessible to our students. As a 4-H leader for over five years, I have witnessed first hand that young people, even very young children, are capable of much if we only give them the right tools and the opportunity. Which is why I value my work at Foundations for Learning: here we provide the programs and techniques to make every child succeed in reading and math.
I graduated from St. Francis Xavier University with my Bachelor of Education. After several years in the classroom, I joined my husband in cultural resource consulting, which allowed me to further explore my interest and knowledge of our local history. Now, I am happy to return to teaching at Foundations for Learning. I especially enjoy working one on one with our students as it allows me to tailor the sessions to their needs, and to see the great strides they make in their academic lives.
My interest in history has influenced me to volunteer with the Little White Schoolhouse Museum, and to serve on the editorial team for the Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia’s quarterly journal. I enjoy road trips around our province with my husband; we always find a new site to explore (and usually an ice cream shop). Other activities I pursue are reading and doing crossword puzzles, sewing, gardening, and being a 4-H leader with the Truro-North River 4-H club.
“I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.”
– Roald Dahl