Second Languages (German) and Career & Technology Studies Teacher


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Office Hours
8 am – 3:30 pm
8 am – 3:30 pm
8 am – 3:30 pm
8 am – 3:30 pm
8 am – 3:30 pm

Biography

It is said…. Enjoy the work you do and you will never have to work a day in your life. I consider myself very fortunate to be in this category as I am passionate about my teaching assignment.  I am involved in the Career and Technology Studies Department as well as the Second Languages Department – two areas that are very near and dear to me.

Having graduated from the University of Alberta with a major in Business Education, I have taught courses in numerous CTS occupational areas, which included classroom experience at Ross Sheppard High School and the Young Offenders Centre in Edmonton.  Since being hired by ADLC in 2006, I have been active in promoting and developing courses within a variety of areas in this exciting and important field.

In 2008, I became a Teacher Champion for the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada – having a strong background in the Banking industry and Financial Management.  In this capacity, I strongly advocate the need to promote financial life and literacy skills to students and encourage teachers to use the free resources FCAC offers students, teachers and consumers.  My Personal Financial Information course integrates these very important skills.

Wanting to make a difference – I joined the CTS Council in 2012 as its Treasurer.  In 2013 I was also appointed to the Vice President of Business and Information Technology position.

My background and knowledge of German evolved into me becoming the Lead Teacher for German in the 2ndLanguages Department in 2008. My experience included being the High School principal at the German Language School Society of Edmonton., where I taught for over ten years.   I became  the project lead for the new German 10, 20 and 30 at ADLC and they encompass listening, reading, writing and most important – communication skills. Although it has taken more than 3 years, I , through the assistance of the German Language Advisor Wieland Petermann was instrumental in having ADLC established as an official Testing Centre for the  acclaimed Sprachdiplom – an internationally recognized language proficiency certification process.

The above outlines some of the activities that occupy my days and often evenings, though it is not exhaustive by all means.  As a proponent of life long-learning I am often engaged in furthering my knowledge through Professional Development opportunities – not only as a participant but also as a presenter.

Leisure activities – as time permits – include reading, travelling, gardening, taking long walks with my puppy and living life to its fullest with family and friends.