My church involvement has included being organist, warden, Sunday School superintendent, Fresh Start facilitator (for clergy and laity), member of the Imagine Huron Implementation Committee, member of the Strategic Planning Committee, Kent Deanery Council secretary, and Kent Deanery Council deputy lay chair.
I studied music both at the Western Ontario Conservatory of Music as well as at the University of Western Ontario. During my teaching career, I taught kindergarten to Grade 13. While working as a program consultant, I chaired the London Region Ministry of Education initiative Reaching Higher Supports for Higher Achievement. I have also presented literacy and numeracy workshops for educators throughout Ontario. My biggest passion while teaching was initiating the Tribes process in schools in Lambton Kent. This resulted in being invited to present my Tribes philosophy internationally.
On leave from teaching, I worked for the Federated Women Teachers of Ontario, both as local president and also as an elected member of the provincial board of directors.
In retirement, I support my four grandchildren in their school and other endeavours. I have also sung in an a cappella quartet called Dulce Jubilo. I served on the board of directors for the Westover Drug and Rehabilitation Centre. I also still belong to two book clubs.
Coaching for me is a very rewarding experience. I learn much and hopefully am able to share my church experiences and facilitate many worthwhile discussions for us both to grow.