I am a consultant and researcher exploring coaching, mentoring, and induction in the field of education.
I am interested in how we can unpack the terminology, better support our teachers and Mentor-Coaches, and examine the role these complex processes play in professional growth.
I am deeply passionate about teaching and learning. I love thinking about how different instructional strategies, tactics and skills can be used to create powerful learning environments for children, youth, and adults.
I am exploring what it means to be instructionally intelligent and how impactful research can best be shared with practitioners.
As a pracademic, I work in both university and school district settings. I am always thinking about how to get research into the hands of teachers, administrators, and district leaders and how to celebrate and share the fantastic work of the practicing teachers in academic settings.
I am using this space to share recent projects, presentations, and publications.
My PhD research is a qualitative case study of the Teacher Induction Program (TIP) in the Western Quebec School Board (WQSB).
I am constantly collecting and curating research and resources that are of interest to me as a parent, teacher, leader, mentor-coach, and consultant that I share here.
About this quilt >
I am the Director of the ARC Education Project and a Part-Time Professor at the University of Ottawa. I identify as a pracademic- a boundary spanner working as both practitioner and academic (Posner, 2009). My doctoral dissertation (2019) examined the Western Quebec School Board's Teacher Induction Program (TIP), a program I co-developed and co-coordinated. In particular, I explored the impact of the mentor-coach role on veteran teachers' professional learning and development, professional practice and well-being. I teach graduate students and teacher candidates in the Bachelor of Education program in the Urban Communities Cohort. I write and research teacher professional learning, Professional Learning Networks, relational pedagogies (such as circling), Restorative Justice, instructional innovations, change and systemic change, and teacher evaluation.
Current committee involvement:
International Congress of School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI), Board member (2016-2021), Committees:
Diversity, Inclusion and Generational Renewal (GRID)
Professional Learning and Networking (PLaN)
Communication and Knowledge Sharing (CKS)
- Canadian Association for Teacher Education (CATE)/CSSE, Board member (2017-2019)
- Canadian Association for the Study of Educational Administration (CASEA)/CSSE
- Research into Teacher Induction (SIG 149)/AERA
As a pracademic, this space is where I rumble with educational issues that interest me as an educator, learner and parent. Thank you for joining me on my reflective journey. I also seem to have a bit of a book problem.
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