MA, University of Waterloo, 1973
Professional Education Program, Hamilton Teachers' College, 1972
BA (Honours), Wilfrid Laurier University, 1970
Areas of Specialization: Language, Literacy, Social Studies, Early Years
Jane has been involved in elementary education for over thirty years. She has an Honours BA from Sir Wilfred Laurier University, an Ontario Elementary Teaching Certificate, a Primary School Specialist Certificate, specializing in children ages 2 – 8, and an MA from the University of Waterloo. She has taught online for the Faculty of Education at Queen’s University and worked as a part time professor at the University of Ottawa teaching reading and primary education. She also had the opportunity to revise and source resources for Additional Basic Qualification Courses at the University of Ottawa to meet the standards of the Ontario College of Teachers.
Jane has presented courses and workshops for a number of years both locally and provincially. At the Learning Consortium’s Provincial Conference “Links to Learning”, she presented a workshop that involved early childhood teaching practices based upon the research of Fraser Mustard, Piaget and Vygotsky. She was awarded the Bluewater District School Board’s Award of Excellence for exemplary classroom teaching and outreach learning programs for young children in the community.