I believe in creating opportunities where everyone achieves success. When I think of learning I think of student centred. As an adult in a building full of children and adolescents I think it is important to portray a sense of modesty that reveals that we all continue to learn throughout our lives.
I perceive learning as an ongoing process. When something is learned it is not a single dot, or blip, on a radar but a process that has evolved over time. I feel I am always learning, in every interaction with a student, teacher, parent or community member I try to reflect on that discussion to learn for the future. As an administrator I model this to encourage members of my school community to take their life experiences and turn them into learning experiences that are personal and relevant in their lives.
Hobbies I toil with when away from my place of work? I try to remain active, in the fall and winter it is hockey – a game I have played since I was 3 and although my game has diminished with age, my passion is as great as ever. In the spring and summer you may find me on a golf course or out for a run. When I am not participating in activities you will likely find me spending time with my family.