Working with children has always had a special spot in my heart which is why I enjoy working at Foundations for Learning so much.
I find it amazing to see the change that a student goes through from their first day of the program to their last day. Working with children has always put a smile on my face and has also always brightened up my day. I believe that every student is different and finding the best learning strategy for each child is key.
I grew up in Enfield; graduating from Hants East Rural High School in 2017 with honours with distinction and Saint Mary’s University in 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in sociology and a minoring in criminology as well as psychology. I am currently continuing my education at Dalhousie University School of Social Work. After completing my education, my goal is to become a child/ family social worker.
Growing up, Cadets and darts were two very important things in my life. When I was 10, I started to play youth darts where for 7 years I was on Team Nova Scotia and for two years team Canada. Then when I was 13, I started cadets where I moved up through the ranks to Warrant Officer First Class and to also receive the Lord Strathcona medal.
I currently still play darts but not as much and even though I have aged out of cadets I have joined the Cadet Instructors Cadre (CIC) as an officer to give back to the program what it gave to me and teach all the children that come through the program what I learned.
The quote “keep your dreams alive” is one of my favourites because I believe that anything is possible if you keep a positive attitude and are willing to put in time and effort to work towards it!