Education - Director of Student Services
Liz Baile has experienced many roles within Yellowknife Catholic Schools; program support teacher, assistant principal, principal and student services coordinator. Liz is passionate about inclusion, diversity and collaborative learning communities. Liz has received national and territorial awards for her work in developing early childhood and student support programming. Liz’s role is to ensure staff and students are supported by facilitating meaningful training, reaching diverse learners and enhancing community partnerships. A new two year plan for inclusive schooling with student centered data decision making has been developed. Liz embraces Catholic Leadership and the critical role Faith plays in the lives of students and staff.
Education - French Program Coordinator
Bonjour, Originally from Repentigny, Quebec and I've been living in Yellowknife for the past 8 years. Love what Yellowknife has to offer, this is now home for me. I completed a bachelor degree in Psychology at the University of Montreal and bachelor degree in Education, specialized in teaching French Language Arts at the University of Quebec. This year marks my 10th year in education. I've been working for Yellowknife Catholic Schools for now eight years. I worked as a Literacy Support Teacher at École Saint-Joseph School and since 2019, I am the French Language and Program Coordinator for our District. I care about our students needs and my ultimate goal is to help them to grow as bilingual individual. I work closely with our French Immersion teachers to support them in their teaching. I am there to assist them with different professional developments, to provide resources needed and to organize cultural activities to promote French culture. I believe that collaboration, partnerships and inclusion are the keys to realize our goals. Au plaisir de vous rencontrer.
Education - Innovation and Technology Specialist
I am originally from Newfoundland and Labrador and moved to Yellowknife in 1997 where I began teaching at Yellowknife Catholic School. I have worked at both Weledeh and Ecole St. Joseph School and have taught a variety of grade levels and subjects. This year, I am delighted to be the Technology and Innovation Specialist with Yellowknife Catholic Schools. I enjoy helping adults and children improve their computer skills and gain confidence in their ability to integrate technology into their daily life. Outside of work, my interests include family time, outdoor activities, reading and sewing.
Education - Religious Education Coordinator
Hello! name is Debra McGee. I am long time Northern educator who was blessed to spend 15 years as a classroom teacher at ESJS. I was born and raised in Yellowknife, graduated from Ecole St. Patrick High School and earned my Bachelor and Masters of Education from the University of Alberta. I am a faith-filled person and am working part time as the Religious Education Coordinator for YCS as well as teaching English Language Arts and Religion at Ecole St. Patrick High School. I am excited to be be able to share my faith and passion for teaching with staff and students at YCS.
Education - Inclusive Schooling Coordinator
I love being part of Yellowknife Catholic Schools. I have been living and teaching in the north since 1998, minus one year when we went back to Halifax. My husband and I lived and taught in Behchoko for three years before moving to Yellowknife. I taught at Aurora College for one year then joined Yellowknife Catholic Schools in 2004. Since then I have been blessed with two children who have gone through Weledeh and St. Pat's. I started teaching at Ecole St. Joseph, then moved to Weledeh in 2006. I moved into program support in 2011 and worked at both Weledeh and St. Pat's. In 2018 I became Assistant Principal at Weledeh. I am now the Regional Inclusive Schooling Coordinator. I believe that school is an inclusive environment where relationships mean so much to a child and their ability to learn. Everyone should feel and be accepted as part of our school community, and participate in all of the activities that make our schools great. I believe that students are successful when they know that someone cares about them and supports their needs. I believe that YCS drives our students to have faith, believe in themselves, and directs them to follow their personal learning journey.
Education - Indigenous Education Coordinator
Komǫ̨́̀dǫ̀ hoı̨zı̨!, I was born and raised in the Northwest Territories, and moved to Yellowknife when I was 3 years old. I am blessed to have grown up in the North as it has provided me with so many amazing opportunities and experiences. I completed a Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology from Lethbridge University, and a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Calgary. Upon completing my education I moved back to the North where I began teaching. I taught at Weledeh Catholic School for 7 years before becoming the Indigenous Education Coordinator in 2019. I have been in my role for 3 years now, and am entering my 10th year as an educator. I appreciate how culturally diverse the North is, and have a strong connection with nature. I believe that it is important for individuals, especially our youth, living in the North to have knowledge and an understanding surrounding the rich history of their home. I believe that building relationships is the key to successful learning, and I am honored to be given the opportunity to expand my education and learning while providing key cultural experiences for our youth, and promoting Indigenous Language and Education.