Many new learning assistance teachers are provided with minimal guidance for a unique teaching position. We aim to provide key information to support new teachers in balancing the many demands placed on them as they support some of the most vulnerable students. Teachers will leave with a better understanding of the learning support role, strategies for program implementation and time management, and resources for teaching and assessment.
Jennifer graduated from the University of Lethbridge with her B.Ed. in 2003. Since then she has taught in a variety of roles and settings in both Alberta and British Columbia. Through her experience she has developed a passion for supporting diverse learners and has been fully immersed in her role as a Resource Teacher for the past 7 years in the Vancouver School District. Jennifer has been a member of the Learning Assistance Teachers' Association Executive since 2018, serving two years as Vice President and taking on the role of President in November, 2022. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Education in Special Education at the University of British Columbia.