Director of Education/CEO Sun West School Division No. 207
I was born/grew up in: Laflëche, Saskatchewan, Canada
I now live in: Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
I completed my training/education at: BEd at U of Calgary, MEd at U of Saskatchewan, EdD at U of Toronto
Describe what you do at work.
I manage an organization with a budget of 64 million dollars that has over 800 employees, 41 schools spread over an area of 32,000 square kilometers. Technology is a huge factor in providing supports to teachers and students as we move towards having students much more involved in managing their own learning. Understanding how to implement technology into your learning plans is a key ingredient!
When I was a student I enjoyed:
How does your job affect people’s lives?
Education of today's youth will determine how prosperous our society will be in the future. Education is one of the major factors in determining one's satisfaction in life.
What motivates you in your career?
Having an opportunity to establish 21st Century learning environments for our students is a huge satisfaction for me!
When I was a student, I would have described myself as someone who:
Describe your career path to this career.
I did not know what I wanted to do in high school but believed that education was very important. I have since realized that learning must be a life long activity. I have continued to learn my entire life and will continue to do so even though I have a Doctorate in Education.
What activities do you like to do outside of work?
My main focus outside of my career is being with my family. I enjoy helping my son and daughter who are at university. My son was a hockey player and now studying to be a medical doctor while my daughter is learning to be a Pharmacist.
What advice or encouragement would you give others seeking a similar career?
Understand that learning has to be a life-long activity.
Let's Talk Science recognizes and thanks Guy G. Tétrault for his contribution to Canada 2067.