Here they are…
our #EDvent2018 #tunEDin Speakers
Learn more about these amazing speakers
Along with a brief bio of themselves as well as responses to the following 3 questions
What is their favorite sitcom growing up?
What sitcom character do they most feel like?
If their life was a sitcom what would it be called (they could make up a title here)
Bio: I am the Coordinator of Teacher Mentorship for the Delta School District. I love learning and teaching and am passionate about cultivating and sustaining communities of learning for all teachers at all phases of their careers.
My favorite sitcom growing up: Saved by the Bell – when I was a kid I desperately wanted to be a teenager and I thought Zack and crew were the coolest!
The sitcom character I feel most like: The Golden Girls- I’ve always had strong female friendships and I hope those friendships will still be sustaining me in my “golden years”
If my life was a sitcom it would be called: Tashi, The Thirty-something Teacher (like Sabrina, The Teenage Witch) – because I don’t really have any outside interest or hobbies; I’m a huge “edu-geek” and my identity is all wrapped up in being and educator
Bio: I’ve been teaching for 20 years, mostly in Learning Services. In the last two years, I changed schools to embrace an in-class, collaborative teaching model, rather than pull out support. As a life-long Humanities lover, I am in the process of being converted to the beauty and excitement of math!
My favorite sitcom growing up: 3’s Company – Jack Tripper is the perfect roommate: he’s hilarious and a great cook!
The sitcom character I feel most like: Elaine Benes – I’ve got some characters as friends, but I know that if I ended up in jail, they’d be right there beside me. And I am a great dancer!
If my life was a sitcom it would be called: “The Facts of Life” – “You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and their you have The Facts of Life”
Bio: Husband, Father to 3 and Principal of Immaculate Conception School, Delta for the past 9 years. Previously Principal at St. Joseph the Worker, Vice-principal of St. John Brebeuf HS and teacher at Holy Cross HS for a total of 28 years in the CISVA.
Particular interests in integration of educational technology, Genius Hour and Maker Space and giving teachers the freedom to try new things, fail and try again.
My favorite sitcom growing up: Gilligan’s Island and Six Million Dollar Man
If my life was a sitcom it would be called: Gilligan’s (Maurice’s) Island
The sitcom character I feel most like: Hogan from Hogan’s Heroes
Bio: Educator, Innovator, Director of the calmversation learning foundation. Jena playfully goes by the title Missy because she is quite possibly the kindest trouble maker you’ll ever meet! Discover the world of calmversation and experience your own greatness take flight!
My favorite sitcom growing up: Charles in Charge
The sitcom character I feel most like: Punky Brewster
If my life was a sitcom it would be called: Love Boat- educational magic and miracles at sea!
Bio: Teacher, dad, policy nerd, sailor, singer, former higher ed guy who loves helping people navigate complexity.
My favorite sitcom growing up: The Simpsons
The sitcom character I feel most like: Lisa Simpson
If my life was a sitcom it would be called: Failure to Launch
Bio: I am a secondary math, science and computer secondary teacher for 20+ years. Prime Ministers Teaching Award for Excellence and Space teachers award winner. HAB specialist, baker, crafter and elite golfer.
My favorite sitcom growing up: MASH
The sitcom character I feel most like: Mindy from Mork & Mindy as I am always trying to save people from bad situations.
If my life was a sitcom it would be called: Mork & Mindy.
Bio: Passionate about improving student learning and challenged to create effective conditions to get there. Proud mother of two, sports enthusiast, and principal at St. Francis of Assisi Elementary (@SFASchoolVan). LEARNING, LEADING, SERVING.
My favorite sitcom growing up: Who’s the Boss? As a young kid, I enjoyed all of the characters and related most to Alyssa Milano’s character who was a tomboy and began to enjoy “girly” things as she grew up.
The sitcom character I feel most like: Now, as a working mother with many scheduling demands, I relate most to Claire Dunphy from Modern Family. Claire can be a perfectionist and controlling when it comes to managing her home and children. Although competitive, she is also compassionate to love and support those around her.
If my life was a sitcom it would be called: “Challenging Life of Blessings” would be the name of by sitcom as it follows my life through motherhood and working as a school principal. Although faced with many challenges, one must take a moment to see the blessings.
Bio: I am passionate about changing schools to reflect our world and striving to keep up with the times for the sake of our children.
Always seeking to improve, I value change and the challenge it presents to my professional growth, my ability to inspire others and to better meet the needs of today’s learner. I look forward to connecting with colleagues to see how much further we can travel in our journey to transform education. Connect at Percolating Thoughts,
My favorite sitcom growing up: Happy Days and Laverne and Shirley share the prize
The sitcom character I feel most like: Laverne – spoke her mind
If my life was a sitcom it would be called: (It happens only to) Less Than 1%
Husband and father. Passionate about my family, my Catholic faith, and the Vancouver Canucks. Associate Director, Ministries and Outreach Office. I speak, write, make music, and create cheesy YouTube videos.
My favorite sitcom growing up: Diff’rent Strokes
The sitcom character I feel most like: mix of Will Smith and Carlton Banks from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air
If my life was a sitcom it would be called: “How Not to Act Your Age”
Bio: Currently the Head Teacher of Stride Avenue Community School where she tries to ensure each student knows what Hogwarts house they belong in. She is the co-founder/moderator #imaginEDchat.
My favorite sitcom growing up: Friends
The sitcom character I feel most like: A cross between Leslie Knope (Parks & Recreation) and Karen Walker (from Will & Grace)
If my life was a sitcom it would be called: The Fresh Princess of Burnaby
Bio: I am the Principal of Sands Secondary in Delta. I am most proud of the warm, friendly, inclusive vibe that characterizes the school. Current interests of mine include students’ sense of belonging and parent engagement. Every action and every conversation has the potential to bring our school family a little closer together.
My favorite sitcom growing up: Cheers
The sitcom character I feel most like: Sam Malone – While behind the bar, Sam got to hear lots of stories, listen to disagreements and laughter. The bar brought together a cast of different characters, each with their own opinions and perspectives. Schools also bring together a cast of different characters, including adults and children. The events that occur, stories that are told and opinions that are offered can often make for the chapter of a book. As principal, I get pulled into the middle of many of these conversations, sometimes laughing, sometimes shaking my head, sometimes in total disbelief. I’m starting to wonder if I’m starring in my own sitcom without knowing it!
If my life was a sitcom it would be called: The Fiction Writer. The kinds of things I hear, observe and experience daily, a person just can’t make up! Every day, I feel I have enough content to write another chapter of a crazy, unbelievable book.
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