Barrie Central Collegiate (BCC)

BARRIE CENTRAL (SCDSB), Barrie, Canada.  February 2008 – June 2011

At Barrie Central , I taught Visual Art  grades 9 through 12 with the Ontario Art Curriculum focusing on Art Making skills, Art Theory and  Global Visual Arts through a Canadian lens, focusing on digital mediums, drawing, painting,  printmaking and sculpture.

At BCC,  I created an ARTS website and instituted an ‘Artist of the Month’.   We updated Arts Night, adding the increasingly popular Art Contest – voted on by Arts Night attendees.

Galleries of students’ work in  Portfolio 2009, Portfolio 2010 , Portfolio 2011 and Arts Night Gallery are posted.

Other Involvements:

  • Teacher Advisor to Arts Council – organizing Library Unplugged, Coffee Nights, our annual Paint-a-thon, Art Boards and our a yearly photo-book of Art Awesomeness.
  • Assistant Advisor to BCC’s Student Newspaper 
  • Set Designer for our Musicals – Cinderella and James and the Giant Peach winning
    BEST SET DESIGN for the SEARS DRAMA FESTIVAL.  Woo Hoo!
  • English component of a 4 teacher team – Extended Learning Program (XLP) improving classroom attendance from 30% to 90% during our first year.
  • TIPS After School Teacher, Literacy Committee Member, Literacy coach and mentor improving BCC’s OLSST scores  from 79% (2007) success rate to an 84% success rate (2011)
  • Ontario’s Educational Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) OSSLT Scorer (2010) and Scoring Supervisor (2011).

Click here to view  our Award Winning  Cinderella Set Design Gallery.

And how can I ever forget our Christmas Assemblies!  I LOVE BCC CHRISTMAS ASSEMBLIES! All the teachers get together to perform for the students… and I’m not sure who has the better time….

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