About this website
I am a teacher, researcher and parent who is dedicated to fostering a resurgence of personal, community and global resiliency. I acknowledge the privilege of living, learning and teaching on the traditional territory of the Ditidaht First Nation and lək̓ʷəŋən Peoples, which include the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations.
I have been working to synthesize and share an approach to inclusive, interactive, inquiry-driven, place-based, service learning which I call Restorative Education (RE). I am developing RE for settler ally educators like myself who hope to decolonize and improve our practice so that we can equitably engage and increase the academic achievement of Indigenous learners with exceptionalities in mainstream public education.
I first created this website as a portfolio to complete my Masters Degree in Special Education, then converted it to support my students in remote learning. I currently teach grade 5/6/7 at Ditidaht Community School. For the past four years, I have taught an Exploratory class on Sustainability as well as English Language Learning, Learning Support, Covid Support Strategies and Gifted students at Shoreline Middle School.
The activities and assignments I have developed for my Sustainability students have been driven by their interests, such as
Wastebusters. I add pages to support this learning on an ongoing basis.
I have also been working to support my partner, Levi Wilson, in our long time goal of creating education programs for adults to foster understanding and action to rectify the damage caused by colonial institutions, such as the Indian Residential School System. Click to learn more about our Truth & ReconciliACTION presentations and programs.