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A little bit about me:
I am one of the grade 7 teachers here at Fox Run. I started teaching in 1995 at CP Blakely School (grade 6) then moved over to Fox Run initially with the grade 6'ers when the school was first built. That makes me one of the few remaining 'Fox Run Originals'
I was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare Country, but moved around England a lot as part of a military family. At 16, I left high school to join the British Army as an apprentice in the aircraft maintenance program.
Before coming to teaching, I was an airplane mechanic/technician/engineer; the job title was always changing. I began with fixing jet engined helicopters with the British military then immigrated to Canada. Once here, I lived in Regina and worked at the airport before moving to Red Deer and working at the regional airport near Penhold, fixing smaller Cessna and Piper airplanes.
At present, I live in Red Deer. My youngest daughter is engaged and attends post-secondary in Lethbridge in the 'business' program focusing on marketing, and my eldest daughter has now earned her teaching degree and is half of the French immersion teaching team here at Fox Run.
Favorite Childhood Song: "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha Ha" by Neopolean 14
Favorite Musical Groups: Dire Straits, Meat Loaf, and Fleetwood Mac
Favorite Food: Fish n' Chips with Mushy peas
Favorite Movies: "Good Will Hunting" and "The Martian" (Matt Damon always needs saving it seems)
Favorite Video Game: Fortnite; Battle Royale
Favorite TV show: 'The Blacklist' and 'That 70's Show'
Favorite Authors: Lee Child (Jack Reacher novels) and Bernard Cornwell (the Saxon Chronicles)
Favorite Vacation Spot: Ocean Shores on the Washington Coast
Dislikes: Peanut Butter, Mosquitoes, & -30 C weather
This year I am teaching Language Arts to 7Fielder, and Math to 7Fielder, 7Tuck, & 7Rawlinson