St. Patrick's School Principal
January 9, 2017
Dear Family and Friends of St Patrick’s School:
Happy New Year everybody!! I have been given the incredible opportunity to serve in the capacity of full time Principal of St Patrick’s School, and would like to take some time to introduce myself.
I began my educational journey in 2000, spending my first years teaching in the fly-in communities of Deer Lake FN, Poplar Hill FN and Berens River FN. Throughout my 7 years with The Northwest Catholic DSB, I have been involved in leading growth in student achievement in a variety of roles, from collaborative inquiries that changed teaching practices in literacy and numeracy as a classroom teacher at Sacred Heart School in Sioux Lookout, to leading professional learning in each of the 6 schools in the board as Mathematics Facilitator, including St Patrick’s School. While in this role, I had the pleasure of meeting many of you during the Parent Math Lunch and observing your interest and engagement in the learning of your children.
St. Patrick's Teachers studying the creation of learning-friendly environments
The teachers at St. Patrick’s School are proud to identify two new teachers Diane Bowes and Jessica Veenbaas who have taken on the challenge of learning “environmental strategies” that will help students better regulate their classroom behaviour.