Head of English
After receiving my Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education at York University, I spent the beginning of my career teaching English in London, England. Once I returned to Canada, I began to teach at Westfield Secondary School. The majority of my career has been spent teaching and supporting students for whom English is a second language. It is rewarding to watch international students flourish and develop within a new culture and language. This work has taught me how to address each student’s individual learning needs. It is my teaching philosophy that an engaged student is a successful student. I encourage students to bring their interests and experiences into the classroom.
Stephen King said “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” It is this enjoyment and belief in literature that I want to bring to my students. Literature is an essential part of a person’s education because it can both enrich the mind with new information for the future, and relate to the past.