Tell us about your role and what you like most about it.

One science teacher role I enjoy is the promotion of critical thinking. I like to design lessons that require collaboration and problem solving to accomplish the lesson goals. I also enjoy highlighting scientific discoveries or hypotheses that have challenged our beliefs in the past or are doing so now. Science is a process of discovery not a set of immutable facts!

What is your favourite thing about Elmwood?

I like how Elmwood can feel more like a close-knit family than a school.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received, and from whom?

I was told once that I need to learn to be comfortable while uncomfortable. It sounds nonsensical but it is actually good advice. Naturally, we avoid things that make us feel uncomfortable but often these situations are where growth occurs. If you can psychologically convince yourself to be more at ease when being challenged mentally or physically, you will be better able to continue and gain greater benefit!

If you could choose one superpower to have, what would it be? How would you best use it?

I’d like to be able to fly and dive into the water like an osprey. I would use it mainly for the thrill and to explore. And maybe for a nice fish dinner.

Which word or phrase do you use most often?

I had to ask a friend and some students about this. My friend said that I say “for sure” a lot. My students said I often say "don’t just write information down mindlessly, think and summarize. The goal is not to finish the worksheet quickly but to learn the material"!

What is one thing that would surprise people about you?

I enjoy art as much as science and sport. I have a variety of creative hobbies. 

What is your favourite extravagance and way to treat yourself? 

Riding my motorcycle