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Elementary Teacher, Educational Consultant

Guelph, ON, Canada
June 22, 2020

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Shelby N. MacDonell

**-*** *********** *****, ****** ON, N1L 0E1


Dear Ms. McRae,

As an elementary school teacher of 5 years, my knowledge and experience has grown immensely over the past 8 years of my post- secondary education, and teaching experience in London, England and Igloolik, Nunavut. I have had the opportunity to learn a vast amount of knowledge and have had many interesting and cultural experiences as a teacher in the elementary school setting by where I have worked with children from pre-school up to the elementary school years. I believe these valued experiences will make me an excellent fit for the educational consultant in curriculum development at Inhabit Education. I had the pleasure of attending Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology, where I received a Bachelor Degree in Child Development in April 2014. Upon request, I will send my transcripts that outline the numerous courses I have taken that are related to the education field. I then attended Lakehead University in Orillia Ontario where I completed my Bachelor of Education degree for the Primary and Junior grades. While there, I completed Professional Development courses for Tribes Learning Community and Math Inquiry for Primary and Junior Grades. I recently completed my third year as Physical Education Teacher for grades 1-7, as well as occasionally filling in as a Grade 6 teacher at Ataguttaaluk Elementary School in Igloolik, Nunavut. I have had a wonderful experience and I have developed my professional skills massively by adapting to new curriculum, language and culture in Nunavut. I am able to develop and implement successful cross- curricular lesson and unit plans that are inclusive to every student’s learning style using Inuit Quajimajatuqangit Education Framework, and incorporate the necessary accommodations and modifications including use of Inuktitut in many lessons and in everyday life at AES. I have also had the opportunity to set up and run a number of events at AES, including running of the annual Christmas Concert and various sport and cultural festivals. I was also provided the opportunity to step in as Acting Vice Principal on a number of occasions at AES over my tenure. I have built lasting and valued relationships with the students, colleagues and community members in Igloolik. I hope my experiences, passion and love for education will be ideal attributes in the role of Educational Consultant at Inhabit Education.


Shelby N. MacDonell

Shelby N. MacDonell

15-255 Summerfield Drive, Guelph, ON

N1L 0E1



Bachelor of Education

OCT # 668374, May 25, 2015,

Nunavut Teaching Certificate #7840-18, January 3, 2018 Lakehead University, Orillia, Ontario

• Primary/ Junior Divisions

• 2015 Tribes Learning Community, February 1st, 2015

• Math Inquiry: Primary/Junior, February 24th, 2015

• Passed Math Competency Exam, March 19th, 2015

Bachelor of Child Development

Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, King City, Ontario

• Child Development, April 2014


Physical Education Teacher January 2018 – Present

Ataguttaaluk Elementary School, Igloolik, Nunavut

• Responsible for planning and implementing the Manitoba Physical Education Curriculum for Kindergarten to Grade 6.

• Planned and created unit plans such as lacrosse, soccer, basketball and badminton, while differentiating between all grades.

• Incorporated the Inuit Qaujimajatuqanigit Principles into planning and teaching in order to allow for students to have a deeper understanding of their community and heritage while learning in the classroom.

• Developing assessment tools to track children’s assessment for a range of units.

• Effectively working with all teachers within the school.

• Successfully began and carried out “After Breakfast Activities Program” before the beginning of the school day for the entire school.

• Running weekly sports clubs for Grades 5,6 and 7, including ball hockey, lacrosse and soccer.

• Stepped in to Acting Vice Principal role on various occasions when needed; carrying out responsibilities including organizing substitute teachers, co-creating and setting up various Inuit Culture Weeks, including the school’s annual “on the land” trips for students and teachers, and tending to the daily needs of teachers and students. TEACHING AND LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE CONTINUED

Year 5 Teacher September 2015- July 2017

The Breakspear School, Ickenham, United Kingdom

• Responsible for planning and implementing a number of subjects across the British Curriculum, including Math, English, History, Geography, Physical Education and Science of varying abilities.

• Planned and carried out a 3-day Residential trip to Derbyshire, United Kingdom.

• Experienced in planning and carrying out a number of field trips, including trips to Greenwich Observatory and Hampton Court Palace in London.

• Successfully carried out two parent conferences over the school year.

• Taken on role of assistant to the Head of Physical Education in 2016, assisting with school teams, clubs and creating a school action plan to better involve the students in Physical Education activities, and planning for teachers.

• Experience of assessing (formative and summative) recording and report progress, and tracking children’s assessment.

• Working effectively as a part of a Year 5 team with two other colleagues. Student Teacher April 2015

Aberfoyle Public School, Guelph, Ontario

• Prepared lessons independently for 5 weeks, based on the Ontario Curriculum, including the subjects of Math, Language, Physical Education, Social Studies, and Science.

• Created and implemented a unit plan in Social Studies for both grades 4 and 5, which was carried out over a span of 5 weeks.

• Created and carried out lessons that were modified and accommodated for students who required differentiated instruction in IEP’s.

• Carried out a number of assessments throughout lessons and the unit, including checklists, observations and anecdotal notes.

• Actively involved in Track and Field events carried out at Aberfoyle P.S Student Teacher November 2014

Holy Rosary Catholic School, Guelph, Ontario

• Prepared lessons independently for 5 weeks based on the Ontario Curriculum, including the subjects of Math, Language, Physical Education, Social Studies and Religion.

• Used different instructional methods, along implementing formative and summative assessments of students.

• Incorporated a number of cross-curricular activities into lessons to enhance the connections between school subjects.

• Actively involved in parent-teacher conferences and continued to keep parents up- to-date on the classroom events.


Assistant Early Childhood Educator October 2012

KOLTS Child Care, King City, Ontario

• Assisted the two Early Childhood Educators in a preschool classroom.

• Implemented weekly lessons with the preschool students based on the Ontario Full Day Early Learning Document.

• Worked primarily with a child with Autism, where a number of activities were geared towards developing his communication.

• Assisted inside the classroom once a week from October until December 2012. Student Teacher January-April 2012

W.J. Watson Public School, Keswick, Ontario

• Assisted the teacher in the Kindergarten classroom once a week from January to April 2012.

• Implemented a number of lesson plans based on the expectations from the Ontario Full Day Early Learning Document.

• Incorporated a number of cross-curricular activities based on the various learning styles and levels within the classroom.

• Obtained valuable field experience by continually observing and taking anecdotal records in order to help with lesson planning.

Assistant Early Childhood Educator September-December 2011 Aurora Children’s Centre, Aurora, Ontario

• Assisted two Early Childhood Educators in a toddler classroom once a week from September to December 2011.

• Implemented a number of lesson plans based on the expectations from the Ontario Fully Day Early Learning Document.

• Incorporated a number of cross-curricular activities that were age appropriate for a toddler’s development.

• Obtained valuable field experience, which included the importance of providing children with age appropriate activities to help with each child stay developmentally on track. VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Assistant Camp Director April-August 2013

Sunrise Therapeutic Riding and Learning Centre, Puslinch, Ontario

• Volunteered as the Assistant Camp Director for Camp Sunrise, a summer camp for able-bodied and special needs children.

• Assisted riding instructors during lessons with children who had both physical and cognitive disabilities.

• Assisted with the development and implementation of the daily activities of Camp Sunrise.

• Assisted camp counsellors with the routines and activities during the running of Camp Sunrise. Volunteer Timekeeper 2004- 2009

Guelph Girls Hockey Association, Guelph Ontario

Assistant Coach Boys Mosquitos (ages 10 & 11) June 2007- September 2007 Cambridge Minor Baseball Association, Cambridge Ontario ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCES

• Standard First Aid AED/CPR Level C October 2018

• Asthma and Epi-pen Training September 2016

• Qualified Teachers Status in the United Kingdom (Reference #1660667) July 2016

• Child Protection and Safeguarding November 2015

• OWHA Referee Level 2 Official Registration 2012

• Certified Standard First Aid CPR Level C 2011-2014

• CANS Certification 2012


Mrs. Alison Grey, Senior Leadership Team, Assistant Head, The Breakspear School

- +44-079********


Mr. Leonard Marche, Vice Principal, Ataguttaaluk Elementary School

- 902-***-****


Mr. David Webber, Principal, Ataguttaaluk Elementary School

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