InterestsMy life is full with family commitments and obligations extending from the role of grandmother to caretaker of an aging parent; however, I am an avid supporter of life long learning. What captures my imagination these days are alternate modes of delivery for classes or classes without walls, so to speak.
EducationPerhaps of interest to some, my early years of education saw me through almost all forms of government-run structures for educating Aboriginal children. This includes stints at the Lytton Indian Residential School where classes took place at this school, a band day school run by the Department of Indian Affairs in my home community in Skeetchestn, a public school to which I was bused from a reserve, the Kamloops Residential School from which students were bused to public schools (initiating the first integration program in the school district), and a boarding program. Two years after high school graduation I entered the Native Indian Teachers' Education Program, then a pilot program of the University of British Columbia in 1974.
Employment HistoryAs an educator, I entered the workforce by teaching a basic literacy course for Cariboo College in the Merritt area. Shortly thereafter, I enjoyed seven years with the Merritt School District working at the Merritt Secondary School. After moving to Williams Lake, I began working full time with the University Preparation Department at the Thompson Rivers University, then known as Cariboo College and then later as the University College of the Cariboo.
Courses TaughtENGL 0300, 0400, 0500, 0600, 0620
NAST 0500, 0600
MATH 0300, 0400, 0500