- Prince George
Christine is passionate about teaching and learning. She taught secondary mathematics, science, and chemistry for 16-years in BC public schools and served 7-years as a school trustee while completing her Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership at Simon Fraser University in 2017. Her dissertation is titled, "The Professional Learning Experiences of Non-Mathematics Subject Specialist Teachers: A Descriptive Study. In her career in education, Christine served 3-years on the BC School Trustees Association Board of Directors, 8-years on the BC Association of Mathematics Teachers Executive Committee, and 2-years as a sessional instructor at Simon Fraser University. Christine also teaches at St. Mark's College at UBC and has worked with the Ministry of Education and First Nations Education Steering Committee on developing the Math K-9 Curriculum, revising the FNESC/FNSA Math Resource Guide, and writing learning activities for Open Schools BC. Christine is interested in teacher professional development, subject matter acquisition, and ethnomathematics. Christine is an Affiliate Scholar at the Centre for the Study of Educational Leadership and Policy at SFU, member of the Academic Council at the Centre for Imagination in Research, Culture, and Education at SFU, and UNBC Senator. She remains active in K-12 education as a co-moderator of #bcedchat on Twitter and serves as a member of the board of directors at Education Canada, member of the UNBC BEd and MEd Program Renewal Committees, and faculty sponsor of the UNBC Education Club. Christine was born and raised in Prince Rupert, BC and excited to return back to Northern BC to continue her teaching and research career at UNBC in the School of Education.
Research and Expertise
Subject Matter Acquisition, Professional Learning, Assessment & Evaluation, Policy & Practice in Education, teaching and learning of mathematics, and Ethnomathematics (embedding culture into mathematics).Research Fields:
Content Knowledge Acquisition, Educational Leadership, Policy and Practice, Mathematics Education, Developing Cultural Competencies in Mathematics and Teaching, Professional Learning, Formative Assessment, Curriculum Development.
- MEd Education
Willing to co-supervise or be part of committees.
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