Brandi J. Clark

Writer and Educator

About the Writer

Portrait 2015

I am an artist, writer, teacher, coach, wife and mother.

I am a lover of fine libraries and bookstores.

I am wickedly funny.

I am a wrestler of crazy thoughts and ideas.

I am Canadian!

 

The longer version….

Experience

Learning Coach

Edmonton Catholic Schools
– Present (1 year 2 months)St. Timothy School

This is a broad-based learning coach position, providing expertise and support in the development of literacy skills across a wide range of grades and across all curriculum areas. Key roles: collaborating with teachers and administrative staff, to design research-informed professional development that grows staff capacity to integrate literacy strategies across curricula, implementing a variety of literacy supports and interventions into learning environments, including literacy beyond print-based literacy, as defined in the Ministerial Order on Student Learning.

Literacy Support Consultant (K-12)

Edmonton Catholic Schools
(10 months)St. Peter Centre
This is a broad-based consultancy position, providing expertise and support in the development of literacy skills across a wide range of grades and across all curriculum areas. Key roles: assisting school leaders to design research-informed professional development that grows staff capacity to integrate literacy strategies across curricula, implementing a variety of literacy supports and interventions into learning environments, including literacy beyond print-based literacy, as defined in the Ministerial Order on Student Learning.

English Language Arts Consultant (1-9)

Edmonton Catholic Schools
(6 years 10 months)Edmonton, Alberta

Supporting teachers in the classroom and through professional development sessions to implement the Alberta English Language Arts program of study.

Teacher

Edmonton Catholic Schools
(11 years)OL of Mount Carmel, St. James, St. Lucy, St. Kevin, St. Kateri, St. John Bosco
A variety of positions – in the order the schools were listed.. EEIII, Grade 8 and Grade 9 Drama, Grade 5, Grade 1, Positive Transitions Program (Junior High Grade 7-9), Grade 6, Grade 1 and Grade 2.

 

Education

University of AlbertaUniversity of Alberta

Masters of Education, Language Arts, Library and Information Studies, Elementary

Courses include: Web 2.0, Inquiry and Contemporary Literacies

University of AlbertaUniversity of Alberta

Bachelor of Education, Special Education