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Brendan Kearl

27 Coachwood Road West, Lethbridge T1K 6B7


Cellphone: 403-715-9933
brendan.kearl@gmail.com
www.brendankearl.weebly.com

Objective: To obtain employment as a certified teacher in Alberta.

Education__________________________________________________________________
University of Lethbridge
2014-2018
 Bachelor of Education with a major in physical education and a minor in social studies.
 Bachelor of Arts with a Kinesiology major.
 Five years of education with the combined degree program at the University of
Lethbridge.
 Graduated with Distinction in December 2018.

SAIT Polytechnic
2011-2012
 Completed first year as an electrician apprentice while working with Variety Electric.

William Aberhart High School (Calgary)


2007-2010
 Received High School diploma with honors.

Teaching Experience________________________________________________________
Professional Semester 3 – St. Mary’s Taber Catholic Middle/ High School
Sept-Dec 2018
 Taught grades 7, 8 and two grade 10 classes of physical education and health.
 Used the Plickers technology app in the classroom to allow quick and effective formative
and summative feedback through assessment of knowledge, surveys, peer and self-
assessment.
 Through exit slips and cooperative graffiti I was able to formatively assess classroom
knowledge.
 By having certain planning procedures in place I was able to plan for the inclusion of all
students with special needs and variety of student’s abilities.

Professional Semester 2 – Gilbert Paterson Middle School


Spring 2017
 Taught grades 6-8 physical education and health.
 Improved classroom management through classroom rules, expectations, consequences
and following through with those consequences.
 Through self-directed workloads I was able to differentiate course work and allow more
one on one time with certain students. Peer teaching also allowed for more feedback,
deepening understanding for students.
Professional Semester 1 – West Meadow Elementary Claresholm
Fall 2016
 Taught grade 4 math, science, social, ELA and PE.
 Learned differentiation strategies with personalized workbooks, one on one instruction
and instructional strategies.
 Practiced balancing different instructional strategies of Audio, visual, psychomotor,
demonstration and classroom activities.
 Cooperative learning strategies like think-pair-share, group work, class debates and
discussions help students learn and understand topics.

*Student teaching evaluations are on my website: brendankearl.weebly.com

Coaching_____________________________________________________________________
- Head Coach of Grade 9 Boys Basketball – Chinook High School – 2018-2019 season
- Assistant High School Senior Men’s Rugby – Lethbridge Collegiate Institute-2015-2018
 Zone champions 2015, 2017. Placed in provincials 2016, 2017.
- Head coach Cross Country team - St. Mary’s Taber School – 2018
- Assistant Rep Girls Basketball - Gilbert Paterson Middle School – 2017
- Assistant Grade 8 Badminton Team - Gilbert Paterson Middle School – 2017
- Receiver’s Coach Varsity Football Team – Lethbridge Collegiate Institute – 2015
 League champions
- Assistant Branton Rep Boy’s Basketball – Branton Junior High (Calgary) - 2010
 City champions

Outdoor Education Qualifications________________________________________________


 Scouts Canada Chief Scout Award recipient. Received certificate of commendation for
service to scouting as a scout leader.
 Archery Instructor through the National Archery in the School Program (NASP).
 Alberta Conservation Hunter Education Certified through Alberta Hunter Education
Instructors Association (AHEIA).
 Pleasure Craft Operator Training Instructor.
 Bow Hunting Instructor.

Work Experience_____________________________________________________________
 Good To Go Moving – 2017-2018
 Prairie View Construction - 2015-2017
 Inland Housing Developments and Construction - 2015
 Showhome Furniture warehouse manager - 2014-2015
 Variety Electric - 2011-2012
 Cleco Roofing LTD. July 2010 – Oct 2011
 Sport Chek - 2007-2010

Athletic History_______________________________________________________________
Calgary Colts - Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) - 2010-2012
 Played two seasons with the Colts after high school, which would be equivalent to
collegiate level football.
Sprint Triathlons - Current
 Second place in the Sprint Provincial Championship for male 20-25 in 2017.
Men’s league rugby- Airdrie Highlanders - 2014
 Awarded the teams best back.
High School Athletics
 Football, basketball, rugby, track (100m hurdles).

Other Applicable Skills_________________________________________________________


 Certified climber and belayer at the U of L Ascent Climbing Center.
 National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) for understanding coaching
fundamentals in sport.
 Willing to get class four bus license.

References

Danny Balderson Randy Spenrath


U of L Professor – Faculty of Education PS 3 Administrator – St. Mary’s Taber
(587) 220-7578 (403) 223-3165
daniel.balderson@uleth.ca spenrathr@holyspirit.ca

Darryl Christiansen AJ Bergenhenengouwen


PS 2 Administrator – Gilbert Paterson PS 3 Teacher Mentor – St. Mary’s Taber
Middle School (403) 308-9146
(403) 329-0125 bergenhenengouwena@holyspirit.ab.ca
darryl.christiansen@lethsd.ab.ca
Dave Adams
Jamie Bach PS 2 University Supervisor
Chinook High School Athletic Director U of L Instructor- Faculty of Education
(403) 320-7565 adamdj@uleth.ca
Jamie.Bach@lethsd.ab.ca