D'YC Journal
Hey OISE people, the Individual and Society ABQ class page is now available.

Welcome

All of the questions and hopes and worries of the past years have been resolved and I am now a full-time History teacher with the TDSB at Lakeshore Collegiate Institute.

My resume is no longer publicly available, but I have removed the login to the D'YC Journal section of the site.

I intend to put up a basic structure within the Course section to outline how I see that section eventually functioning. The Portfolio section is no longer an item on my priority list.

Finally, a new blog needs to be considered. Much to do, all of it fun.

Enjoy.

Who am I?

I am a recent graduate (January 2006) of the teacher certification programme at D'Youville College and hold an Intermediate/Senior History teaching position in South Etobicoke. I am excited about working at a school that stresses current information technology, offers challenging academic and extra-curricular opportunities, and values intelligent, engaging, and creative teaching.

I have a Bachelor's degree in both psychology and philosophy, as well as an excellent background in social science research, linguistics, and anthropology from my Master's thesis. In addition to my History qualification, I have the Individual and Society ABQ and hope to attain the Communications Technology AQ in the near future.

I began my working life in the military serving for nine years as a reservist, with the bulk of my time spent in a leadership and training position. After completing my Master's degree in philosophy I began volunteering with LCI. I volunteered at LCI in computer science and social science classes-amassing over 400 hours in two years while working full-time as a web and graphic designer.

My six years of work as a web designer have allowed me to exercise both my technical and artistic abilities in the creation of countless websites and applications. The experience I have gained will allow me to contribute both in and out of the classroom as a teacher, a colleague, and an extra-curricular clubs leader.

My teacher's college journal and my design portfolio will give you more insight into who I am.