I started at East Kootenay Community College in 1993 on a federally funded program that provided job search and upgrading skills to laid off mineworkers in the Elk Valley. Then, I was the coordinator of two employment centres and other training programs in Cranbrook and Fernie, and taught business courses in addition to education advising at the Sparwood and Fernie campuses.
Since January 2003, I have been teaching Management and Marketing courses at College of the Rockies in Cranbrook. Additionally, I have been the coordinator for the Business department, the VP Steward, Status of Women representative, and served on committees for both CORFA and CUPE.
Training and Credentials:
BA – Psychology, University of Victoria
BMgmt – University of Lethbridge
MBA – HR/OB specialization, Royal Roads University
Professional Instructor’s Diploma, University of Alberta – Vancouver Community College
5 Masters-level courses in Sustainability and Management, Royal Roads University
I try to engage students by using real-world examples of current issues to demonstrate course concepts. I use practical cases examples so that students can achieve learning outcomes that are useful and that will help them in their careers and in their lives.
In my teaching, I always strive to be fair, respectful, inclusive, and kind. I believe that my role is to facilitate the student’s learning and I do this by pushing students to think critically, tap into their curiosity, and continuously question, and by providing support however I can.