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ANDREA TKACH

280 Coachwood Point W Home: 403-381-2000


Lethbridge, AB T1K 6A2 Cell: 403-359-0922

Website: Email:
andreatkach.weebly.com andie.tkach@gmail.com

SUMMARY
Flexibility and honest communication are strengths that I bring into anything that I do. Other skills
include being attentive and paying attention to detail. I am passionate about community involvement,
continual learning, and improving myself and my practice. Having positive impacts on both the students
I teach and the people I work with is a goal of mine each day.

HIGHLIGHTS
Long-term and short term planning proficiency, familiarity working with and creating ISPs, experience
working in both faith-based and public schools, strong conflict resolution skills, widespread coaching
and community experience.
Practicum semesters include grade 5 and 6 core/phys. ed., grade 8 math and science, grade 6 health
and science and grade 8 and 9 science.
EDUCATION
UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE 2013-2019
Ø B.Ed (Graduating Spring 2019)
Ø B. Sc Environmental Science Graduate with Great Distinction (2017)

EDUCATION PRATICUM DETAILS


PROFESSIONAL SEMESTER I
Bassano school teaching grade 6 core and grade 5 and 6 phys ed. This practicum entailed 1/3rd
teaching load for 5 weeks, extensive collaboration with my teacher associate and other school staff,
lesson plan creation, involvement with PLCs, staff meetings, and ISPs familiarity.

PROFESSIONAL SEMESTER II
St. Francis junior high in Lethbridge, teaching grade 8 math and science. This 6-week practicum began
with 2/3rd teaching load, transitioning to full-time teaching. This included unit plan and lesson plan
development, formative and summative assessment, continual learning and involvement with school
activities.

PROFESSIONAL SEMESTER III


St. Joseph’s school in Coaldale, teaching grade 6 health and science, and grade 8 and 9 science. This
4-month, half-time teaching practicum included all the details of a first year teacher including working
with and creating ISPs, parent interviews, long and short range planning, assessment, and meetings.

WORK EXPERIENCE

RESEARCH ASSISTANT IN SPRING WHEAT AT LETHBRIDGE RESEARCH CENTRE⎯ MAY-AUGUST


2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
A research assistant is in charge of consistently working with research technicians and other research
assistants to complete field work. This gave me experience with work safety, including WHMIS, and the
ability to communicate effectively and work in a team environment.
RESEARCH ASSISTANT IN WINTER WHEAT AT LETHBRIDGE RESEARCH CENTRE⎯
SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER 2016
This job yielded more experience working in the same facility as above with similar duties, but a different
team. Hours at this job were inconsistent, fostering skills of flexibility and open communication, as I
often would work when others were not present.

SENIOR LIFEGUARD/SENIOR INSTRUCTOR AT RECREATION EXCELLENCE LETHBRIDGE ⎯ MAY


2012-AUGUST 2016

SENIOR LIFEGUARD AND SENIOR SWIM INSTRUCTOR AT WESTMINSTER POOL LETHBRIDE ⎯


JUNE- AUGUST 2013, 2014, 2015
As a senior lifeguard, I was responsible for the safety and first-aid of individuals in the pool facility and
supervising the junior lifeguards. As a senior swim instructor, I was responsible for teaching children and
adults the basics of water safety and swimming. The job also included writing report cards, creating
short and long-term lesson plans, swim assessment, and educating new/future swim instructors.

RECENT VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE


CATHOLIC CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL ASSISTANT BADMINTON COACH⎯ FEBURARY- APRIL 2015,
2016, 2019
This included working along side other coaches and school staff, attending practices and tournaments. I
was responsible for being a consistent role model and support for students and developing strong
relationships with both coaches and students.

ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL JV VOLLEYBALL HEAD COACH ⎯ SEPTEMBER-NOVEMBER 2018


As head coach of the JV volleyball team at St. Joe’s, I was responsible for running practices, and
attending games and tournaments. Through this experience, I was able to build extremely strong
relationships with the girls I coached, which transferred to the classroom, as this coaching took place at
my PSIII practicum school.

HELEN SCHULER CENTRE VOLUNTEER ⎯ SEPTEMBER 2015-PRESENT


As part of the Helen Schuler Centre, I routinely pull noxious knapweed and pick up garbage around the
riverbed, and ensure the safety of the coulee trails. This helps me bring my knowledge and love for
science into the community, by further educating the public and working alongside a centre that is
specialized in wildlife public education.

ST. THERESE COVENANT HEALTH ENTERTAINER ⎯ MAY 2016-2018


As an entertainer for Covenant Health, I played piano for residents with dementia and help move
residents to entertainment events. I was able to build strong relationships with the residents, and
although they were not always able to remember me, I always tried to bring smiles to their faces.

LETHBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRAY READON VOLUNTEER ⎯ JUNE 2016-2017


Being a ReadOn volunteer at the Public Library included taking a course on how to tutor adults, in a
variety of different disciplines, with emphasis in immigrants and refugees. Through this course, I learned
the value of continual learning into adulthood. This enabled me to engaged in different tutoring activities.

AWARDS AND CERTIFICATES


Ø Bachelor of Science Gold Medal Nomination
Ø Green Defensive Driving
Ø Dean List U of L (2013- Present)
Ø WHMIS and Standard First-Aid and CPR/AED level C
Ø BearSmart Safety Course
Ø Water Safety Instructor
REFERENCES

Rick Homan

University of Lethbridge Field Consultant PSIII

Cell: 403-332-0923
Home: 403-328-7927
Email: rick.homan@shaw.ca

Zac Coupland

St. Joseph’s Teacher, PSIII Teacher Mentor

School Phone: 403-345-3373


Email: Couplandz@holyspirit.ab.ca

Maryanne Murphy

St. Joseph’s School Acting Principal, PSIII Administrator

Phone: 403-308-9243
Email: murphymaryanne@gmail.com
Maryanne.murphy@uleth.ca