Calgary Flames November 2021 Teacher of the Month
Marshall Springs School; Calgary Board of Eduation
Tell us about yourself!
Teaching for over 12 years in various subjects areas (L&L, Math, Science, LA, PE, Sports Performance, Technology & Construction) Currently teaching Grade 6-9 Technology, Construction, Sports Performance and Grade 9 PE Worked as a Teacher’s Aid while playing Junior Hockey and developed a passion for teaching, took Education at Post Secondary What I enjoy most about teaching would be challenging students to design and create, giving students some information and observing where they take it! Also creating new challenges in the Technology and Construction environments for students to tackle! Have been involved in player development within the local hockey community for over 10 years
Who is your favorite NHL® player and why?
From the Flames – Andrew Mangiapane – this player is a prime example of how hard work and perseverance pays off. As seen on the HNIC After Hours special, he was looked over because of his size, but his never quit attitude and relentlessness have allowed him to become an impact player for the Flames. He is also listed as a potential player that can roster on Canada’s Olympic team!!
Duncan Keith – a storied veteran in the league that carries himself in a manner that is contagious on and off the ice. Always takes time for young athletes and is an exceptional role model. Over 1200 games played, 3 Cups, 2 Norris Trophies, a Conn Smythe and 2 Olympic Golds definitely a future Hall of Famer.
What is your favorite part of the Future Goals™program? How do you see STEM in the game of hockey?
By far my favourite part of the Future Goals program is the engagement of the students. The program allows students to learn Math and Science concepts and see how they are incorporated in sport and everyday life. The curricular connections that Everfi has made with the support of the NHL and its clubs has been exceptional for student learning.
If you played hockey, what position would you play and why?
Defence – like to defend the opposition and contribute offensively if the opportunities present themselves.