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MARILYN CAREY

~ Inclusive ~ Inquisitive ~ Innovative ~


Versatile and empathetic educator, experienced in teaching and curriculum
development for high school and post-secondary programs, particularly in English
Language Learning. Strong ability to make sense of complex situations and maintain a
contextualized view.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, critical thinking and
problem-solving skills. Technologically competent and motivated, with a passion for
life-long learning. Fluent in French and Spanish.

Education
Master of Education, Curriculum Development St. Francis Xavier University, in
progress
Bachelor of Education, Master of Teaching Program University of Calgary, 2005
Bachelor of Arts, Linguistics with Distinction University of Alberta, 2001

Career Profile
Bow Valley College, Centre for Foundational Learning
20122016
Instructor: High School English Language Arts, Literacy & Essential Skills

Engaged adult high school preparation and upgrading English Language Arts
students in the Traditional, Self-Paced, Real Time Online, and Aboriginal
programs
Adapted Provincial Workplace Certificate curriculum as a member of the
Curriculum Development team for Essential Skills programs
Technically proficient in Adobe Connect, Blackboard, d2L, and Jupiter Grades

Bow Valley College, English Language Learning


& 2016
ELL Instructor: Practical Program, Bridge Program, Evening ESL

Worked with a team of teachers and the ESL Literacy Network to develop and
implement new curriculum with an emphasis on strategies instruction
Used student feedback to develop interactive and applicable real-world
lessons

John G. Diefenbaker High School


2011
Resource/ ELL Coordinator

2011

2005-

Taught ELL, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Reading and Learning
Strategies
Completed a needs assessment, designed and implemented a program to
meet the needs of a growing population of ELL students at John G.
Diefenbaker High School
Advised and oriented new ELL families beginning with registration,
assessment, and program planning , and continuing through students
coursework and graduation

Liaised with community services such as the Bridge Foundation for Youth and
Calgary Catholic Immigration Society, as well as system supports
Participated in the Student Learning Team to support the needs of learners on
learning-related Individual Program Plans
Supported mainstream teachers through staff presentations, team-teaching,
and regular communication as they worked to integrate diverse learners into
their classrooms

LEADERSHIP HIGHLIGHTS
EAL Challenges and Policy Research, Recruiter and Participant
2016
Assisted Dr. Yan Guo to recruit teacher participants for qualitative
research
School Staff Workshops in Diverse Learning
20052011
Created professional learning workshops for staff on topics such as:
Individual Program Planning, Strategies for English Language Learners in
the Classroom, Assessing and Programming for ELL Students, and
Support Services

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
The Sunnyside Flood Scrapbook and Theatre Project, Coordinator
2014
Coordinated community engagement and school involvement in Trickster
Theatres commemorative project, Rising Above: Sunnyside and the
Flood of 2013

Related Experience

Elementary Teacher, Simons Valley School


15
Student Teacher, Western Canada High School, IB Program
2005
Student Teacher, T.B. Riley Junior High, PLP Program
Clinician, The Reading Foundation
Summer Support Worker, Reena Foundation
ESL Teacher, Harmon Hall, Mexico
Laborer-Teacher, Frontier College
Volunteer, World University Service of Canada

Life-Long Learning

Inspiring Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence, 2013


Integrating Video Technology 2013
Violence & Learning, Dr. Jenny Horsman 2012
Exam-Writing: Item Analysis Workshop 2011
ATA ESL Conferences 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009
e-PD Teaching and Learning Online 2008

REFERENCES
Available upon request

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