About Me

Just a bit about me…

I was born and raised in Calgary and I love “the west”.  Growing up, I didn’t exactly want to be a teacher, but in 1988, that is what I was.  I enjoyed teaching elementary school right from the beginning.  I taught about every grade K-7, but right about 1993, decided to take M.Ed. courses and become a reading specialist.  In 2000, after 12 years of teaching in the USA, I moved back to Calgary and here I am!  While with the Calgary Board of Education, I have been a reading specialist, classroom teacher, learning leader, assistant principal and now a principal.  I have loved each and every role because they all come with a new set of challenges.

Today my thoughts at school are primarily focussed on Leadership and School Improvement…   In the picture below, I took the staff Wall Climbing on one of our Professional Days… not one person was bored or texting!

Being Brave

Besides my job job, I enjoy each and every day being a wife and a mom.  My life is filled with treasures and rewards too big to express.  As of late, I believe that life in its simplest is a series of choices.  Best part is, if you don’t like the choice you made, you get to make a new choice you may like more.  I try to apply this belief wherever I go, it works for me!

The kids and I enjoying vacation!

My husband Mike, myself, and the baby of the family loving Alberta in the fall.



The opinions, stories and reflections expressed here are my own, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of my employer. I am sharing my current ideas, thinking and reflections. These reflections may change as I reflect and refine my practice.

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