Hi PME Colleagues! My name is Myke Healy and here is a brief bio of what has lead me to the Professional Masters of Education program at Queen's:
I completed my undergraduate degree in History and Film and my Bachelor of Education (concurrent) from Queen’s University in 2000. I studied abroad at the University of Glasgow and was a member of the Outdoor and Experiential Education program at the Queen’s Faculty of Education.
After working for four years as a Project Supervisor for Canada World Youth in Thailand, India, Mongolia and Sri Lanka, I joined the Social Sciences Department as a teacher at Trinity College School (TCS) in Port Hope. Now 153 years old, TCS is a co-ed, CAIS-accredited, independent boarding school with 560 students through Grades 5-12. The school attracts boarding students from 35 different countries and day students from Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Cobourg, Peterborough and environs.
At TCS I have taught English, World Religions, Law, Philosophy and Advanced Placement courses. I worked as the Social Sciences Department Head for several years and have served as the Director of Teaching and Learning for the past six years. I am responsible for faculty professional development and curriculum, hiring and supervising new teachers in the Faculty Associate program, facilitating the School’s bi-annual Ministry inspections, and organizing summer school. I also oversee a number of strategic initiatives at TCS including the Advanced Placement Capstone Diploma, the education technology plan, the Touchstones middle years discussion leadership program, and the School’s online learning program.
In life outside of school, I am a dad of two kids, Aiya (14) and Aidan (11). My wife, Carolyn Hyslop, is Executive Director of the Canadian Canoe Museum. I am also a professional photographer and founder of Fusionriver Photography. We live in the forest outside of Lakefield, 25 minutes north of Peterborough, with our big Bernese Mountain dog, Zöe.
Looking forward to working with you all during the PME.