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Sep 17, 2018


By |2018-09-24T20:26:07-07:00September 17, 2018|, |

I am an admitted “neat freak” and I am okay with that. Regularly, I get razzed for how organized my office is. “You can’t be very busy because your office is always neat and clean.” The truth is, I just cannot work when there is disorganization. By the way, if you ever come into my office [...]

Jun 19, 2018


By |2019-06-19T09:22:14-07:00June 19, 2018|, |

Being in the middle school is an opportunity to see students grow and change almost daily. My favourite memory this school year was sailing with one of the grade 8 classes. I was witness again, to students growing confidence and a willingness to try something new and difficult. Some students climbed higher in the shrouds [...]

Jan 16, 2017

Barbies, Fairy Tales and Overhead Doors

By |2018-04-15T22:06:50-07:00January 16, 2017|, |

Just before Christmas, I wandered around the middle school campus, observing students and teachers. It’s one of my favourite things to do during the day--so cool to be a witness to learning! I was struck by how incredibly busy our halls are, reinforcing for me the fact that our hallways really are extensions of our [...]

Nov 14, 2016

Silly Answers to Good Questions

By |2018-04-15T22:07:06-07:00November 14, 2016|, |

I was taking a first year Canadian history course and my professor asked the question,“Why do you think there was a law in Lower Canada that prohibited the cutting down of oak trees?” I thought to myself, “Oh, I know this one!” A little background is needed here. I was almost finished my degree, but [...]

Sep 20, 2016

Tubing with the Thiessens

By |2018-04-15T22:07:18-07:00September 20, 2016|, |

Have you ever noticed that you need others in order to make it through adventures and ordeals? Case in point, tubing on Lake Okanagan. Our school board chair, Rick Thiessen and his wife Karen (who is also our school’s transportation coordinator) invited my family to spend an afternoon boating with them. The Thiessen’s have a [...]

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