I have lived almost all of my life in Grand Falls-Windsor, having moved here when I was one. I attended NDA, St. Catherine’s and St. Mike’s. I completed a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) from St. Mary’s University, a Bachelor of Education from MUN and my Masters of Education, in Leadership and Curriculum, from Mount St. Vincent University. In the fall of 1987, the local campus of the now College of the North Atlantic started to offer a full first year university program. In January of 1988, while part way through my education degree, I was hired as the full time lab instructor for the Chemistry courses offered in that program. After three years in this position, I took unpaid leave and went back to university to complete my education degree. Upon completion, I moved in to several instructional positions within the college. I taught in the Adult Basic Education, Computer Repair, and Environmental Studies programs. In November of 1998, I decided to take a chance and apply to teach at Exploits Valley High School. I was awarded the position and I have never looked back. My main teaching assignment is Chemistry and after 19 years I still love it. I am teacher sponsor of the hockey team and have been co-chair of Grad three times. In addition to my school commitments, I have found the time to volunteer for many local and provincial organizations, such as the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Grand Falls Golf Course, Northcliffe Drama Club, the Grand Falls-Windsor Heritage Society and the Immaculate Conception Cathedral Parish.