Ever since I can remember I’ve been interested in how people communicate…how relationships are formed. When I went to McGill University, I studied Communications so that I could take this focus from intuition to fact, and from serious interest to passion. I decided to become a teacher, like so many, to make a difference and that initial goal hasn’t paled at all throughout the years.
After attending UBC and earning my degrees, I taught full-time for over ten years in the public school system creating student-centred curricula to guide my students towards a more knowledgeable and loving view of themselves and others. I introduced topics of bullying, discrimination, mindfulness and positive relationship habits into my classes and celebrated my students’ achievements as if they were my own.
Then a dark cloud descended on society and cyberbullying started to take the lives of so many young kids, like Amanda Todd, and I knew that I had to step up my game. That’s when I founded !mperative Education and I’ve never been so passionate about anything in my life! I’ve created workshops for teachers and students offering practical and realistic tools that they can use to make their own lives, as well as the lives of those that surround them, healthier and happier. In so doing, my hope is that we all will learn to accept ourselves, to be accountable for our actions and reactions, and to build healthy relationships (both off and online) built on authenticity and compassion.
I vow to continue to make a difference and sincerely look forward to working with you!