I always struggle with introductions. Considering I spend 24 hours a day with myself, you would think it’d be easy to write a simple paragraph describing “me.” Here goes!
My name is Virginia and I am currently working as a high school teacher in Ontario. I am one of many “new” teachers looking for full-time employment in a market that doesn’t really need new teachers. With that said, I have had some great experiences so far and am currently teaching (and learning) at a great school.
I have many interests outside of my career which seem to be fairly arts-focused. I am a Theatre major who graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University in Toronto, Ontario. After my undergrad studies I headed out to Kingston, Ontario and attended Queen’s University for my Bachelor of Education. I love being on stage and continue to pursue acting opportunities as they come up, although that part of my life has taken a back seat (for now) as I try to focus on building my career as an educator.
Music is something that has always been a love of mine. I am an avid concert-goer, cd-buyer and most recently ukulele-player. I love listening to music – I usually listen to CBC Radio 3 or a pre-determined playlist based on my mood and genre-preference on Songza (my favourite playlist). Other interests include travelling (I try to go on at least one trip a year) and photography (learning as I go).
There I am – in a tiny tiny nutshell. I must admit, I’m nervous about this endeavour but also very excited. I love to learn and collaborate and I feel as though this could be the best combination of the two.
Here we go!