Education Alumni Q&A: Mentor Teacher Amanda Pilipchuk (‘10 BEd,‘16 MEd)

We asked Faculty of Education alumna and mentor teacher Amanda Pilipchuk (‘10 BEd, ‘16 MEd) to reflect on her teaching journey and offer advice to the next generation of educators.

What is your current teaching position?

Since 2010, I’ve taught at Archbishop Jordan Catholic High School within the Elk Island Catholic School Division. I have taught Grades 9 to 12 in a variety of courses, including foods, outdoor education and zoology. However, the main subject area I have taught throughout the entirety of my career is biology.

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Class Notes Fall 2021

And the winners are...

Here are the names of all three winners of our Teachers—Everyday Heroes Contest, which was open to all Education alumni working in Alberta K-12 classrooms, in recognition of the tremendous resilience, adaptation and creativity teachers have shown during the pandemic.

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Spring 2021 Class Notes

We had a wonderful response to our recent Teacher's Contest with over 1800 entries. The following prizes have been awarded:

Christina Boisvert - First Prize $125.00 Gift Certificate from Audreys Books + Swag Package
Kari Odegard - Second Prize $75.00 Gift Certificate from Audreys Books
Christel Hennig - Third Prize $50.00 Gift Certificate from Audreys Books

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Class Notes - Fall 2020

As the pandemic wears on, social distancing, self-isolation and other public health measures intended to stop the spread of COVID-19 are affecting everyone. We asked Education alumni how they’re maintaining a positive outlook and finding joy during these challenging times.

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Class Notes Spring 2020

The University of Alberta Faculty of Education has been a springboard for all kinds of amazing career trajectories and lifelong learning opportunities. We asked alumni to share stories of the varied paths their lives have taken after graduation.

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2019 Fall Class Notes

We asked UAlberta Education alumni where in the world their educational credentials took them. Quite a few of them had globetrotting stories to tell...

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2019 Spring Class Notes

How do you engage and motivate your students?

This issue of illuminate looks at the ways the meaning and importance importance of engagement in education and research. We asked some of our alumni how they engage and motivate students.

Gordon Peacock

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2018 Fall Class Notes

This issue of illuminate looks at issues around mental health and wellness, for students, teachers and school communities. We asked some of our alumni why it’s important for educators to practice self-care and to share some of their favourite ways to de-stress.

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Class Notes Spring 2018

In this edition of Class Notes, Sarah Tiamiyu (BEd ‘02) tells how her education degree and a graduation gift of luggage started her on a teaching adventure that took her to some unexpected places.

What do Alaska, Vatican City, Montego Bay, and Washington D.C. all have in common? If your answer is opportunities to travel the world with a bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Alberta then you guessed right!

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