Here’s a bit about me!
I was born in Kootenay country, but I have called North Vancouver home since 1977. I have two citizenships, Canadian and Australian, and I am very patriotic.
I completed a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in technology in Education, from SFU, in 2006. My Bachelor of Education is from UBC, with a major in Library Education, and minors in English and History.
I have worked in libraries since I was 12 years old. I was the teacher librarian at Balmoral Junior Secondary for 17 years, where I also taught English and ICT. I love books. I also enjoy the challenge of finding the right resources to support curriculum. I believe in melding technology with tradition.
This is my 12th year at Sutherland. I am enjoying being a part of the Sutherland family and building a library program in a technology-focused school.
I have been fortunate to have traveled a fair bit. I’ve been to the top of Ayres Rock, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Eiffel Tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the Empire State Building. I have white water rafted in Austria and Alaska, parasailed in Nice, and eaten Haggis in the Highlands above Urquhart Castle.
I have an artist’s soul. I find energy in music, theatre, photography, poetry, the colour purple, and butterflies.
Drop by the library and say “Hi”!
Sutherland’s library program assumes the responsibility to ensure that students and teachers are effective users of ideas and information by providing:
The focus of the library program is to encourage the development of independent life-long learners with the ability to adapt in an information and communication rich society. The library program will provide for the student in these four areas: Curriculum Support, Literature Appreciation, Information Literacy, and Library Administration.