"This is my 21st year of teaching at Shawnigan. I’ve always been an English teacher, first and foremost. I’ve been the English Department Head, and now I am the Director of Professional Development as well as a teacher. I would never give up teaching because that’s what makes my heart sing.
"I started teaching at Shawnigan in 1986. I helped with classes and coached. I've been here since, except for two leaves. In 1994-1995, I worked as an editor for a literary press, and then from 2004 to 2007, I taught at St. Michaels University School in Victoria.
"Shawnigan has been an amazing place to spend my teaching career. This is the end of my 31st year as a teacher at Shawnigan. It has been a pleasure to teach so many great kids, and the comradery of the staff, the cohesiveness of the whole group, good attitudes and a caring community make it a pretty special place to be a teacher.
Shawnigan Lake School is a co-educational boarding school on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. The school is home to nationally-ranked academics, arts and athletics, with 100 per cent of graduates accepted to university.