Working as an educator is a vital and rewarding part of my practise.
It’s a privilege to work in a school environment where I can focus on creative communication and engagement at the individual and community level. I run an Independent Directed Study program for seniors at a very small high school for students with learning differences. This began as an artist residency five years ago. It has now evolved into a highly personal, student-centred, project-based curriculum model that draws heavily on my psychology background and experience as an artist in order to work for each student. I am dedicated to helping students chart their own course, while expanding their creative skills and confidence in a supported environment.
My second role with the school is facilitating our collective commitment to truth, reconciliation and right relations — as we work to build an Indigenous Education program and develop stronger relationships with the Squamish Nation whose traditional territory the school is on.