Welcome!

posted Aug 1, 2013, 9:45 AM by Patrick Johnson   [ updated Aug 1, 2013, 9:45 AM ]

Welcome to our class blog!

A BIT ABOUT ME

I am a graduate of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto (Bachelor of Education, Primary/Junior division). I also received my undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto (Bachelor of Honours in Science, Psychology/ Philosophy).

I have over 20 years of experience working with children. Before I became a teacher I worked at the Bloorview MacMillian Children's Centre in Toronto, a research and rehabilitation centre for children with disabilities, as well as at the Bloorview MacMillan School, which is on site. I also worked at various camps in Ontario for children with disabilities, such as Camp Kodiak, St. Albans Boys and Girls Club and Easter Seal's Merrywood Camp. I have always enjoyed working with children and look forward to my 12th year of teaching. I taught for 11 years at Goodfellow Public School in their primary division. I look forward to my first year of teaching at Maple Grove!

My interests include playing piano and guitar, singing, technology, gardening, swimming and woodworking. I enjoy physical fitness and have competed in triathlons and running races and I love kayaking lakes and rivers. I have two sons. Owen is 9 years old and Parker will be 7 in October.

Check back often because I will be posting more information before the start of the school year.

Best regards,
P. Johnson