Heather Burton (DL 1-9)

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Teaching Focus

  • English (grades 1-9)
  • English (grades 10-11)
  • Distance learning (grades 1-9)

Education

  • Bachelor of Education (with Honours), University of Lethbridge, 1989

Experience

  • Teacher, Westwind Alternate School, 2014-Present
  • Conflict Resolution Coach and Facilitator, The Arbinger Institute, 2011-Present
  • Educational Assistant, Westwind Alternate School, 2014
  • Director of Global Community Services, The Arbinger Institute, 2008-2011

Awards

  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2013

Contact

heather.burton@westwind.ab.ca

Chris Goble (Outreach 10-12)

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Teaching Focus

  • Science
  • Math
  • Work experience
  • CTS options (legal studies, construction, computers, tourism)
  • Special projects
  • Advanced social studies via inquiry based learning

Education

  • Master of Education in Educational Technology, University of Calgary, 2009
  • Bachelor of Education, University of Lethbridge, 1999
  • Bachelor of Science, University of British Columbia, 1998

Experience

  • Teacher, Westwind Alternate School, 2011-Present
  • Instructional Technology Manager, Lethbridge College, 2009-2011
  • Lead AISI Facilitator, Westwind School Division, 2007-2009
  • Distributed Learning Consultant, Westwind School Division, 2006-2007
  • Teacher, Westwind Alternate School, 2005-2006
  • Teacher, Cardston High School, 2001-2004
  • Teacher Westwind Alternate School, 2001-2003
  • Teacher, W.R. Meyers High School, 2000
  • Teacher, Cypress Inter-provincial Park, 1999
  • Academic Assistant, University of British Columbia Physics Outreach, 1998

Research and Publications

Contact

chris.goble@westwind.ab.ca

Larry Murray (Home Ed, DL)

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Education

  • Bachelor of Education, University of Lethbridge, 1992

Experience

  • Teacher, Westwind Alternate School, 2014-Present
  • Teacher, Deerfield Colony School, 2009-2014
  • Teacher, Hill Spring School, 2002-2009
  • Teacher, Dorothy Dalgliesh School, 2001-2002
  • Teacher, Rosamond High School, 2000-2001
  • Teacher, Wellsville Elementary School, 1997-2000
  • Teacher, Tooele Junior High School, 1994-1997
  • Teacher, Kildala Elementary School, 1993-1994
  • Teacher, Haiasla Board of Education, 1993

Contact

larry.murray@westwind.ab.ca

Heather Schmitke (on leave)

Education

  • Bachelor of Education (Great Distinction), University of Lethbridge, 2000
  • Bachelor of Management, University of Lethbridge, 1992

Experience

  • Teacher, Westwind Alternate School, 2017-Present
  • Principal, Westwind Alternate School, 2009-2017
  • Teacher, Cardston High School, 2000-2009
  • Teacher, Rocky View Virtual School, 2000
  • Treasurer, Cardston Community Preschool, 1999-2000
  • Academic Assistant, University of Lethbridge, 1999-2000
  • Accountant, Watkinson Hanhurt Duda and Dorchak, 1992-1995

Contact

heather.schmidtke@westwind.ab.ca

Josh Watson (Outreach 10-12)

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Teaching Focus

  • Social studies
  • English
  • Outdoor education

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts (with Distinction)/Bachelor of Education (with Great Distinction), University of Lethbridge, 2013
  • General Studies Diploma, Lethbridge College, 2010

Experience

  • Teacher, Westwind Alternate School, 2017-Present
  • Teacher, Raymond High School, 2016-2017
  • Teacher, Magrath High School, 2015-2016
  • Teacher, Cardston High School, 2014-2015
  • Teacher, Chinook High School, 2013-2014

Contact

josh.watson@westwind.ab.ca