I am thrilled to be teaching grade 1 at Mountview! I recently graduated from the University of Alberta, and completed my final practicum at Mountview this fall. I also taught grade 5 here at Mountview for a few months earlier this year. During my time here, I have seen what a special place Mountview is. I look forward to continuing to build relationships with the staff, students and parents that are part of this community!
When I'm not at school, I love spending time with my friends and family, being outdoors and travelling. After a recent trip to Greece which involved welcoming Syrian refugees off of lifeboats into Europe, I developed a love for Middle Eastern people and culture. Since coming back from Greece, I have plugged into the Syrian refugee community in Red Deer. I spend a lot of my time with them, welcoming them, helping them settle and building friendships with them. Currently I am learning Arabic, and I'm excited where this will take me in the future. There are many displaced people in the world who cannot attend school. I hope my passion for Middle Eastern culture and for education will one day lead me to teach children in the Middle East who otherwise wouldn't have access to education.
I am excited to be at Mountview, and I look forward to all that's in store over these next months!