Queen’s University, Faculty of Education, Kingston ON

  • Librarianship, Part 1 2008; Librarianship, Part 2 2009
  • Librarianship, Specialist 2014

University of Ottawa, Faculty of Education, Ottawa ON

  • Français langue seconde, partie 2 2003; Français langue seconde, spécialiste 2004

University of Alberta, Faculté St-Jean, Edmonton AB

  • Baccalauréat en éducation 1997
  • Français langue seconde, partie 1 (Equivalent) 

University of Calgary, Faculty of Humanities, Calgary AB

  • Bachelor of Arts in General Humanities with a French minor 1991

William Aberhart Senior High School, Calgary AB

  • Advanced High School Diploma w/Honours and Bilingual Certificate (English/French) 1987


International School of Geneva

La Châtaigneraie Campus, Primary School, Founex, Switzerland August 2012-present

  • Head of Library, PYP teacher-librarian: Reception to Year 6 (4-11 year olds)
  • Member of the Pedagogical Leadership Team

The School of St. Jude, Arusha, Tanzania

  • Volunteer Teacher-librarian & ICT teacher mentor August 2011-August 2012

Canadian International School, Singapore

  • Summer School Leader July 2011
  • PYP Teacher-librarian: grades 1-3  August 2008-June 2011
  • PYP French teacher: grades 1-5 January 2006-June 2008
  • PYP PE teacher: early years (3-5 year olds) August 2006-June 2008

Adrienne Clarkson Elementary School, Nepean ON Canada

  • Grade 2 & Grade 2/3 French Immersion classroom teacher October 2001-December 2005
  • Kindergarten Core French teacher September 2002-December 2005

Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, Ottawa ON Canada

  • Substitute Teacher September 2001 

École Greenview School, Edmonton AB Canada

  • Grade 3 French immersion classroom teacher September 2000-June 2001

Weinlos Elementary School, Edmonton AB Canada

  • Grade 3/4 French immersion classroom teacher September 1999-June 2000
  • Grade 1/2 French immersion classroom teacher September 1998-June 1999

Whispering Hills Primary School Athabasca AB Canada

  • Grade 2/3 French immersion classroom teacher May 1997-June 1998


Fluent in spoken and written English and French.

Studied Spanish for four years in university, worked in Spanish from March 1993 to June 1994.


Teaching English as a Second Language in Mainstream Classrooms (September 2013-June 2014)

IB Workshop: Pedagogical Leadership (April 2014)

IB Workshop: Concept-based Learning (February 2014)

Concept Based Curriculum with Lynn Erickson (January 2014)

SGIS Conference with Stephen Krashen (March 2013)

Reggio Emilia International Winter Institute (February 2013)

Learning 2.010 Conference (Shanghai)

IB workshop: Assessment

iCTLT – International Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology

Follett International workshop on Destiny Library Manager

IB workshop: Librarian’s Continuum – Inquiry and the Librarian across the three IB programmes

Library Design, Layout, Productivity, and Marketing with Kevin Hennah

IB workshop: Teaching and Learning in the Primary Years Programme

Inquiry Based Learning with Kath Murdoch

IB workshop: Making the PYP Happen


Student Council Teacher Representative, Ecolint

Action and Service Learning Committee member, Ecolint

Swiss Group of International Schools Librarians’ Group

Personal Learning Network on Twitter; member of the ECIS iSkoodle and #pypchat

Liaison Officer for the International Schools Libraries Network (Singapore)

Hands On Literacy Conference 2010 – organizing committee member

Canadian Association of Singapore – school representative and book club coordinator

Terry Fox Running Club and Cross Country Running Club coach, CIS

Healthy Active Schools Partnership – school representative, Adrienne Clarkson E.S.


Volunteer story time animator at The Library in English in Geneva

Volunteer with the Singapore Chapter of Room to Read

Frequent trips to Manila to assist at Gentle Hands Children’s Home, including participation in regular outreach programmes to poor communities and distribution of relief goods to flood victims after Typhoon Ketsana in October 2009 and interpretation via Skype for French speaking families adopting children

Member of a Tabitha house building team in Cambodia.

Interests include: world travel, humanitarian aid, literature, ICT, yoga, hiking, and camping.

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