I started my education career as a VSB Special Education Assistant in 1985 at Sunny Hill Hospital in Vancouver. After 4 years as an SEA supporting integration in Vancouver I became a Special Education and computer teacher in 1989 at Simon Fraser Elementary. In 1995 I moved to SET-BC. At SET-BC I’ve been an Assistive Technology Consultant for K-12 students, worked with disabled adults in post-secondary and employment situations and been the Provincial Training consultant coordinating training throughout the province. It has been a great ride!
I have always been interested in how assistive technology can support students with challenges in the classroom and the world in general. I am a problem solver by nature and enjoy working with teams to come up with solutions that benefit their student. I enjoy learning about new technologies and sharing that knowledge.
My career in education sprang from a lifetime of supporting individuals who have disabilities to independence. In 2007 I began work in a secondary life skills class for the Vancouver School Board. I loved getting to know individual students, discovering their motivations and sparking their creativity. Technology played a significant role in engaging and including these students in their learning journey. This experience spurred me on to further education and I earned my BEd at UBC and became an elementary school teacher. I love teaching elementary school. I am particularly interested in differentiation and Universal Design for Learning and exploring the role of technology through this lens. I am excited to continue this work with SET-BC.
I love to spend time with family, and am ‘Auntie’ to many children. I love to travel and have taken many road trips. The next big trip I am excited about is to Disney World in 2017 with family. I also enjoy science fiction and love to play board games, particularly strategy games such as Settlers of Catan.