About Me

I would like to start off by introducing myself and thanking you for taking the time to read my letter of introduction. I am new teacher here in Saskatchewan. I convocated in 2013- I think that still makes me “new”!  I completed my degree at the University of Regina with a Health Major and Special Education Minor. I have a passion for health education and making a positive difference in a child’s life. “Children may forget what you did but they will never forget how you made them feel.”  I believe Health Education needs to be holistic, engaging and I believe Health Education facilitates the creation of a contributing member of society.  The student’s learning should be diverse and relevant to their life. I hope to create “hands on, minds on, hearts on” learning for all students in my classroom. I believe my training in Special Education has provided me with many tools to use in any classroom and it has provided me with an inclusive style of teaching.

I grew up in Moose Jaw and graduated from Vanier with a Bilingual certificate. I appreciate all the opportunities I received in school and from my family, and I hope to give children and youth opportunities that will help them grow and find their personal identity. My family has had a huge influence on my life and have been extremely supportive. I enjoy all sports, softball in particular, I have played on the U of R Cougar Softball team for two seasons.  I have experience working with children in a variety of settings. One example is I have taught Figure Skating and Softball and hold an NCCP Level 1 certificate. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, practicing yoga, travelling, reading, cooking and baking.

Some of my strengths include being outgoing, organized, punctual, flexible, hard working, a leader and a critical thinker. I believe all of those traits will be stepping stones to my success as a teacher. I am very excited to be on this journey of blogging with you!

-Janelle

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