My main interests are physical education, youth physical fitness, sports and recreation. I have been involved in the new Action Schools! BC pilot project in Kamloops elementary schools and hope to continue to be involved in research in this area. I am also interested in First Nations education, based on my previous experience teaching in a Band-operated elementary school. I enjoy competitve running, writing, reading, hiking, and travel.
The research for my doctorate was in assessing First Nations language proficiency and I hope to continue to conduct research in that context in collaboration with First Nations language teachers. I am also interested in research regarding physical fitness, health and wellness, First Nations language curriculum and assessment, as well as teacher education.
I began at TRU in the Fall semester 2000 as a sessional instructor in Physical Educational Methods. In July 2001 I was appointed to a full-time continuing position subject to completion of my Doctorate degree. I completed the requirements for the Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy at UBC on October 8, 2004. I was the Chair of the B. Ed. Program from 2004-2007. I am currently acting as Interim Dean until June 2008.
I have previously taught EDPE 310 (Physical Education), EDTL 320 (Teaching & Learning), EDPR 310,320, 410 & 420 (Practicum), EDFN 420 (First Nations), EDEF 420 (Educational Foundations), and EDUC 510.