Hello, and welcome to my blog! I’m a brand new high school teacher, with qualifications to teach Math, Physics, and General Science. Currently, I’m an occasional teacher in Southwestern Ontario.
I spent the first 22 years of my life in Calgary, Alberta, where I received a Bachelors of Science in Physics (after changing my major about 100 times including Music Performance, Sociology, Astronomy, and Physics – I had a wide variety of interests!).
After taking a short-term job in industry with an electrical motor company in Edmonton, I decided to pursue graduate school in Astronomy and moved to Winnipeg to get my Master of Science, then on to London (Ontario) to get my PhD in Astronomy.
During graduate school, I became deeply involved with coordinating and developing science education and public outreach (EPO) programs, and that is where I discovered my love of teaching and being in the classroom. So, I continued working in EPO for a few years before I finally applied to the BEd program to formally become a high school teacher!
Also during graduate school, I met my now-husband, who I married in 2008. We bought our first house shortly after, had our first son in 2010 and then expanded our family with our second son in 2013. A week after our second son’s birth, I suffered a stroke, which has changed me in more ways than I know.
You can check out my online teaching portfolio here.
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you enjoy reading this blog as much as I enjoy writing it!