B.Ed (Elementary), M.Ed (Leadership), Thompson Rivers University
Having completed my Bachelor of Education and Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate at Thompson Rivers University, I was inspired to further pursue a graduate degree. In 2013, I successfully defended my Master of Education (Leadership) thesis titled:
FACULTY AND ESL STUDENT PERCEPTIONS OF ACADEMIC LINGUISTIC AND CULTURAL PREPAREDNESS: EXPLORING EFFECTIVE TEACHING PRACTICES FOR ACADEMIC ESL STUDENTS
This knowledge and experience has helped guide my practice in teaching elementary students, adult ESL learners, and providing career education for adults with special needs.
Currently, I am the Quality Assurance Coordinator in the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic at Thompson Rivers University (TRU). In this position, I support TRU’s commitment to educational excellence through several quality assurance initiatives, including TRU’s candidacy for accreditation with the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU); and curriculum vitality through collegial governance. I provide support for the Academic Planning & Priorities Committee (APPC) of Senate; and Accreditation Steering Committee; am an active member of both the General Education Taskforce and Employee Engagement Steering Committee.
I have worn many hats at TRU beginning in 2002, as both an undergraduate and graduate student; sessional lecturer; short-term contract training instructor; and staff member. Each of these opportunities have provided me with a variety of perspectives and deepened my understanding of the culture at TRU and its evolution from university-college to university.