Residential Schools and Reconciliation
Why did you want to become an educator?
From an early age, I saw how quality teachers can influence lives. I was fortunate to have great teachers who always challenged me, and always believed in my potential. As a teacher, I want to pay forward the love of learning I received at an early age, and help to instill this desire in today’s youth. I want to help students gain the tools and resources they need to grow, learn and prosper to achieve their goals.
How did you become an educator?
I obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English and a minor in History at the University of Ottawa and I am currently in the Post-Baccalaureate Education program at Vancouver Island University. I began working as a learning facilitator at the Royal BC Museum in January 2016 and worked there as the cultural learning program facilitator for the summer of 2017.
What does an educator at the museum do?
As a learning facilitator, I assisted in developing and leading learning lab programs on a variety of topics from truth and reconciliation to sustainability and everything in between. This position helped develop my love for teaching and generating curiosity in children and youth. It is always exciting to help students make connections to history in creative ways.
As a cultural learning program facilitator, I focused on creating programs for the Our Living Languages exhibition. In addition, I also created different pathways and lesson plans for the Learning Portal. As a member of Cowichan Tribes I love being able to share my culture through museum tours and different program activities, such as cedar-weaving.