Education Assistants, FeatureStory
How long have you been working at Connect?
I am in my fifth year at Connect.
What is your educational/professional background?
I took the Education Assistant course in BC back in 2008 and worked there for the first 5 years. I moved to Calgary in 2014 and continued my career here.
What brought you to Connect?
I started working for the CBE when I first moved to Calgary. Charter schools do not exist in any other province so I did not know what they were. I had the opportunity to work with a lady whose husband works at Connect and she was always talking about how amazing it was.
What do you consider the best part of working at our school?
I love being able to take the students’ learning outside of the school. Being able to connect with them and experience curriculum in a variety of environments.
Tell us a bit about your family.
I have a busy house! I am married to an amazing man named Jeremy, together we have 4 children ages 10-19 (3 still at home). My in-laws also live with us.
What do you like to do when you’re not at Connect?
I do not have a lot of free time but I love going to live theatre and operas. My husband and I also try to get together with friends as often as we can for games nights. We love random obscure board games and playing Dungeons and Dragons.
What is your favourite colour of socks to wear?
I made tie-dyed socks for everyone in my family. I love wearing them, they make me smile. Sometimes I convince my family to wear theirs all on the same day, lol.
If you were given a chance, would you enter Big Brother?
What movie genre would you want to have a starring role in?
A British comedy.
If you could have an animal love you unconditionally, which animal would it be?
If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?
My Limited Success: a Rags to Hand Towels Story.
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