Posted Feb. 8, 2020
I have been teaching here for 23 years. This was my first year as Vice-Principal and now I am acting Principal while Mrs. Fleck is recovering from surgery.
I enjoy seeing students engaged in their learning, especially when they are working on projects where they create and build things. At St. Joseph I also have the freedom to live and model my faith in my day to day living.
First thing in the morning when the students are rested and eager to learn. I enjoy greeting students as they enter the school, seeing their smiles, and hearing their cheerful “Good mornings!”
I like to read and am in a book club. I also like to bike ride and hike on the weekends and love swimming.
I grew up in Toronto. Toronto was fun because we could visit the Science Centre or Royal Ontario Museum, watch the Blue Jays, or go up the CN Tower. I came to Kelowna when my husband was offered a job here. We decided to move because we knew it would be a fantastic place to raise children. We also loved the mountains and the beautiful lake.
I had two ideas of what I wanted to be when I grew up. One choice was an archeologist and the other.... a teacher.
I am married and have two sons. My oldest is Thomas who is 26 and my youngest is Christopher who is 23. Growing up, they both went to St. Joseph School and Immaculata High School. Thomas is married so I also have a daughter-in-law whose name is Karen. They are expecting a baby this spring which means I get to be a grandmother! I am very happy that they all live in Kelowna so I see them a lot.
Food? Steak Salad
Sport? to watch: Hockey; to participate in: Swimming
Book? when I was young: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; as an adult: To Kill a Mockingbird
Movie? when I was young: Swiss Family Robinson; as an adult: Life is Beautiful
Quote? “The life of a teacher, as I know from personal experience, is very challenging and demanding, but it is also profoundly satisfying. It is more than a job, for it is rooted in our deepest convictions and values.” Saint Pope John Paul II