Meet Our Victoria Instructors
Aboubakar I – Business
I have extensive experience in digital marketing and social media. I have been fortunate to work with YouTube, Thomson Reuters, ONE.Org and many other organizations on various social media campaigns. I have also worked with many 500 fortunate companies and major universities in Canada and globally. However, my passion is to teach, I enjoy helping my students learn, apply and move forward.
Curtis W – Business
I began my career as a secondary school teacher and since then, have taught at various universities and colleges for 36 years. My teaching has always centered in on English – both spoken and written. In my 12 years at Sprott Shaw, I have had the great experience of working with excellent colleagues and passionate students.
Jennifer N – Special Education Teaching Assistant (SETA) & Community Support Worker (CSW)
I spend much of my life advocating for social justice in the areas of disability and mental health since I graduated from the Community Support Worker (CSW) program at a local college in 1997. For 18 years, I worked at a community living organization in a variety of leadership positions, focusing my efforts on community inclusion, person-centered planning, and employee engagement. I earned my Master’s in Organization Leadership in 2012 and began my new career in college instruction, teaching community support, education assistance, and mental health.
Karin A – Health Care Assistant (HCA)
Since graduating from university, I have now been working in healthcare and nursing for over 38 years in various hospitals and complex care facilities in BC. I have always been extremely passionate about the care and well-being of my patients. A decade ago, I was given the opportunity to start teaching at Sprott Shaw which has been an exciting and knowledgeable journey.
Linda-Beth G – Practical Nursing (PN) & Health Care Assistant (HCA)
As a registered nurse (RN), I have loved nursing for more than 30 years. I have worked in various positions across several aspects of healthcare. I love sharing my passion and experience with new nurses and care aides – encouraging them to dream and be the best nurses and care aides that they can be!
Paulina D – Early Childhood Education (ECE)
I have been involved in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) profession for the last 10 years. I studied ECE at Sprott Shaw and am currently teaching that very program. I have worked in small and large group class settings in North America and the Caribbean. I have also taught children and adults in English and Spanish and worked in public and private schools.
Dena N – Early Childhood Education (ECE)
I have been in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) field since 2002. I received my Diploma in ECE from a college in Manitoba, which is where I am originally from. I have worked in a wide variety of educational settings with children of all ages. I have also facilitated a number of professional development workshops for other educators, and have now expanded my experience to teaching at Sprott Shaw.
Jonathon V – General Education
I hold a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in History. Although I am still young, my professional life has been spent recognizing and developing the skills of my students. In my roles as a tutor, teaching assistant, immigration assistant, and now employment services specialist, I have always prioritized patience and empathy when working with others. Embarking on a new career path is nerve-wracking but I believe I excel at easing the transition for our students.
Chie L – Business
I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Law and a Master of Arts in Pacific Asian Studies. I have a decade of office management experience and a business background to support the professional development of my business students at Sprott Shaw. With extensive knowledge as an international admissions advisor and employment services specialist, I equip students with the personal and professional skills necessary for success in the workplace.