About Me:

Teaching has been a central part of my life since February, 2010. It has been my profession, my drive and my ambition. In that time, I have taught grades one to Adult and worked as a teacher in five different countries. I hope that the future brings more positive and exciting opportunities to help me grow and develop professionally.

I am currently a Masters student at Queen's University. I am 2 semesters into their online Professional Masters of Education. If you click on the teacher tab in the menu, you can see the projects I have been working on.

I currently am working at CISGG in Nanning, China. I am head teacher, English teacher, IT teacher and whatever else needs to be done teacher! It has been a great place to learn and grow.

This website is not only a professional resume and repository for my current Master's projects, but also a showcase for current pet projects and ideas. Fitting because this website itself is a pet project of mine!

To learn a bit more about me, please take a look at this text, it is a personal history written for my Innovation and Teaching course at Queen's University.


Professional Masters of Education

Queen's University

Kingston, Ontario, Canada: Spring 2016 - Present

Bachelor of Education

Lakehead University

Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada: 2014-2015

  • First Class Standing/Dean's List
  • Exemplary ratings on all teacher's placements

Bachelor of Arts: English

York University

Toronto, Ontario, Canada: 2006-2009

  • Studied contemporary, ethnic and avant-garde literature
  • Focused in psychoanalytic interpretations of literature


IB DP Language B Category 1 Certificate

BC Teacher's Certification K-12

Ontario Teacher's Certification P/J

ontesol 100 Hours TESOL training

Work History


Nanning, Guangxi, China: September 2015 - June 2017

Professional Responsibilities: Head Teacher: English/IT/Social Studies Teacher

  • 100% student success rate on the Grade 10 British Columbian English exams
  • Developed core skills through project and discovery based units, with a focus on collaboration and SRL skills
  • Taught programming and web design (Python, Javascript, JQuery, Bootstrap, HTML, CSS, Git)
  • Developed digital media competencies through a range of initiatives (twines, digital collaboration, local cloud suites)
  • Planning, organizing and promoting whole school events including a grammar rodeo (student made carnival games based around grammar concepts), talent show and more

Administrative Responsibilities: Head Teacher

  • Collecting, organizing and submitting course overviews and midterm/final grades
  • Worked to expand mental health support by coordinating and developing ties with the host school and local psychiatrists
  • Hosted regular teacher check-ins and informal meetings to discuss strategies, students, etc.
  • Designed and helped implement a reward based English speaking program (Talk Around the Clock)
  • Worked to create and implement a process-based evaluation design for the TAC English speaking program
  • Set up cloud hosted student progress reports to record issues/observations with students
  • Organized presentations for parents showcasing school initiatives and educational philosophy

Extracurricular Responsibilities: Student Council/IT Support/Game Development/Volunteer Initiatives

  • Created a campus students council
  • Designed a prototype RPG game to reinforce student grammar skills
  • Created a game design club
  • Designed and implemented a locally hosted web server complete with cloud storage (OwnCloud), wiki (MediaWiki) and video suite (Plex) to deal with internet connectivity issues
  • Wrote library management software that also tracks student reading throughout the year
  • Spearheaded weekly professional development seminars based around collaborative inquiry
  • Implemented a volunteer program with a local middle school, in which students visit weekly to offer class created English lessons

Maple College

Busan, South Gyeongsang, Korea: July 2013 - August 2014

Professional Responsibilities: Head Teacher

  • Organized and moderated regular professional development seminars
  • Designed and curated a weekly campus newspaper, differentiated for students at all levels of English proficiency
  • Prepared bi-monthly, franchise-wide assessments
  • Communicated regularly with parents regarding student performance and progress

ESL Experience

E Bo Young Talking Club - Myeongji, South Gyongsang, Korea: April 2012 - May 2013
Hanguk University of Foreign Studies - Seogwipo, Jeju Island, Korea: March 2011 - March 2012

Professional Responsibilities: ESL Teacher - Grades 1 - Adult

  • Fully developed conversation classes for 170 students, including lesson plans, worksheets, and assessment material
  • Implemented TBI (Total Body Instruction for early English and phonics learners
  • Communicated regularly with parents
  • Helped to establish a newly opened private English school
  • Developed classroom material for novel studies, writing classes, as well as TOEIC and TOEFL prep

Volunteer Experience

Red Cross Breakfast Program: Thunder Bay and Maple, Ontario

Literacy Coaching: Sherbrooke Elementary School - Thunder Bay, Ontario

After School English Club: Los Zorros, Jiquilillo, Nicaragua