Meet Our Penticton Instructors
Colleen J – Early Childhood Education (ECE)
I have been teaching early childhood education (ECE) for the past 6 years, bringing over 25 years of experience to the role in early learning and care in preschool, daycare, and early intervention centres. I earned my ECE Diploma at a local college. For the past 10 years, I have facilitated the Carmi Elementary Strong Start Program and am an active member of Changing Results for Young Children, a BC Ministry of Education Professional Development Series.
Jolene G – Practical Nursing (PN)
I have over 15 years of experience working in healthcare. I completed my Practical Nursing (PN) program through Sprott Shaw and graduated in 2008. Prior to becoming a licensed practical nurse (LPN), I worked as a Long-Term Care Aide. I have worked in a variety of settings from acute, long-term care, community, and have worked as front-line nursing staff and in management roles. Throughout my nursing career, I have worked with Vancouver Island, Interior Health Authority, and various private facilities.
Jeri C – Health Care Assistant (HCA)
I have been a licensed practical nurse (LPN) since 1979 and just recently started with Sprott Shaw. Throughout my nursing career, I have worked as a Care Aide and LPN. I have also worked in a variety of areas in nursing, but my passion is gerontology. Being an instructor gives me the opportunity to help students realize their dreams.
Adam F – Business
I have more than 2 years of teaching and educational experience. I have earned my Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education. Since graduation, I have worked extensively in the hospitality and tourism industry, guiding teams in multiple management roles.
Aileen M – Health Care Assistant (HCA)
I am a licensed practical nurse (LPN) who has been with Sprott Shaw since 2014. In 1990, I graduated from a nursing program and spent years teaching in various areas, including acute care, long-term care, and mental health. During my time at Sprott Shaw, I have been involved in the Practical Nursing and Health Care Assistant program.
Patrick F – Health Care Assistant (HCA)
I completed my education in Vernon to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN) . I have worked as an LPN in extended care in a variety of communities in the Interior. Dementia care is where I thrive. I have been an instructor with Sprott Shaw since January 2019.
Dianne B – Health Care Assistant (HCA)
I have gained 44 years of valuable experience in acute, multi-level care, and community programs. I have been a Health Care Assistant (HCA) instructor at Sprott Shaw for the past 12 years. There are two distinct areas of my career that will always stand above and beyond: Working as an LPN for the Department of National Defense: NATO Hospital in Lahr West Germany for 4 years; and working as a valuable member of the team at Sprott Shaw.
Meghan S – Practical Nursing (PN) & Health Care Assistant (HCA)
I recently joined the Sprott Shaw family and have been successfully instructing Practical Nursing (PN) and Health Care Assistant (HCA) students since August 2019. I have a vast amount of experience in my field and have taught in various settings throughout my career. I earned the “Staff of the Month” award in August because of the dedication and support I offered my students.
Jessica M – Practical Nursing (PN) Coordinator
I have over 15 years of experience in healthcare as a health care aid and a licensed practical nurse (LPN). I am now a Registered Nurse (RN) pursuing my Master’s in Nursing with a focus on education. I have been teaching and coordinating the PN and PNA program for the past 7 years. While I have worked in many different areas of healthcare, my passion remains with not only education, but community health, harm reduction, and senior’s health.