About Me

Professional:
Education: BFA from U of C, Education PDP U of Vic, Advanced Graduate Diploma SFU
Teaching for 7 years!
Currently a proud teacher in Maple Ridge, teaching Art at Thomas Haney Secondary which belongs to the Canadian Coalition for Self-Directed Learning.
Past teaching assignments: THSS, GSS, SRTSS, Fulton Secondary (Vernon)
Courses taught: Art, Metal Art, English, Socials, Psychology, Human Services, Communications, Planning
Art media: I do it all but I love working sculpturally with clay and painting with oils.

Personal

Raised: Vernon, BC
Engaged (and maybe one day I will get married to my love of 11 years!)
Mother to a funny and sweet 1 year old boy.
Passions:  Art, photography, chocolate, travel, reading, snowshoeing, snowboarding, archery, hiking.
Power Animal: The mighty squirrel
Countries I've been to: Canada, USA, Mexico, England, France, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, South Korea,
and Belize.  Next on my list:  Italy, Australia, Spain, India.
Favourite Books: Dune by Frank Herbert, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins,
Favourite TV Shows: 30 Rock, Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory, Switched at Birth.
Favourite Icecream: Chocolate Mocha Swirl
Favourite Artists: Any of the Pre-Raphaelite painters, Etienne Zack, Mary Pratt, Beth Cavener Stichter
Why I know random things about my food and why I try to always eat organic, I visit this site:   http://www.ewg.org/
My Twitter account: MsAMessner


P.S. I LOVE BEING A TEACHER AT THSS!!!!!  MY STUDENTS ROCK!!!


   

The newest man in my life: little Oliver