Hi, I'm Carryl
WHERE I COME FROM
I was born in Saskatchewan. I moved to Alberta to go to Faculté St Jean at the University of Alberta. My background includes being a lifeguard, swimming instructor, first aid instructor and pool manager. Many members of my family have been teachers, including my paternal grandmother.
My first teaching job was in 2001 at Wolf Creek School Division at Ponoka Composite High School where I taught English, French as a Second Language and Science. Then, I moved to St. Albert to teach at École Secondaire Ste. Marguerite d'Youville in Greater St Albert Catholic Schools. Recently, I moved to teach junior high at Sister Alphonse Academy. In my twenty second year, I feel like all teachers are continually evolving to meet the needs of the students in front of them. I feel fortunate to be part of an amazing profession surrounded by creative, thoughtful and innovative colleagues.
Equality Meets Opportunity
The needs of our students continue to change and teachers are continually adapting to their needs. Throughout my 22 years of teaching, I have had the opportunity to explore the diversity of our profession in and outside of the classroom, these experiences and my willingness to face challenges will allow me to best voice the concerns of teachers in Edmonton District.
In my career, I have taught grades 4-12, in suburban and rural districts, in English and French immersion schools, and in public and Catholic districts. Currently, I am a Grade 8 homeroom teacher in a K-9 school in St. Albert Catholic. Upon moving to a Catholic school district, I worked to complete my Masters in Religious Education.
My ATA involvement started in my second year of teaching – I attended Summer Conference and became Secretary of Wolf Creek Local #3.
Over the last 20 years, at the Local level, I have been Secretary, Economic Policy Committee Chair, Annual Representative Assembly rep, Negotiating Sub Committee Chair, Professional Development Chair, Local Communications Officer, Liaison Chair, Policy Advisory Chair, North Central Teachers’ Convention Association rep and Local President since 2013.
At a regional level, I have been on NCTCA Executive since 2017 acting as Secretary and President.
At the provincial level, I have been involved with ATA Science Council since 2013 in the roles of Assistant Conference Director, Conference Director and President.
Currently, I am Local President of Greater St Albert Catholic Teachers’ Local #23, President of North Central Teachers’ Convention Association and Past President of ATA Science Council.
My passion for the teaching profession, my flexibility in meeting new challenges and my tenacity make me an excellent candidate for the role of District Representative.
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