Grade 4/5 Teacher
Charlie Bringloe moved to Calgary, Alberta, in 2022 from Kamloops, British Columbia, where he completed his Bachelor of Education at Thompson Rivers University. While completing his Bachelor of Education Degree, he was part of an Indigenous cohort of student-teachers focused on developing units that connect curriculum and Indigenous knowledge. Charlie is also a recently published writer featured in the Thompson Rivers University Knowledge Makers journal titled “Indigenous Pedagogy of Place: Integrated Place-Based Education as a Form of Indigenous Reconciliation in Elementary School Classrooms.” For this paper, Charlie wrote and researched how place-based education can be a way of connecting the First Peoples principles of learning into the classroom.
Charlie’s philosophy as a teacher is to create a classroom environment that inspires students to learn. He strives to be an inspirational teacher for his students through his ability to incorporate emotions, expressions, and authenticity into the classroom. In order to be an inspirational teacher, he works to be a positive role model for students. He does this by highlighting what it means to be a hard worker and striving to ensure his students feel seen and heard. Charlie seeks to not only create an enjoyable space where students learn but also where students feel safe and comfortable to be themselves.
When Charlie isn’t teaching, he enjoys spending time being outside and active. While earning his undergraduate degree at Thompson Rivers University, he was a member of the men’s volleyball team, competing in the USports Division. He has played and coached volleyball for over ten years and, during that time, has been a member of provincial and national teams, as well as coached several club volleyball teams. He looks forward to applying his coaching experience with Tanbridge Academy sports teams throughout this school year. Charlie now focuses on outdoor activities during his free time. On weekends, you may see Charlie in the mountains rock climbing and trail running in the summer and snowboarding in the winter.
Charlie started working at Tanbridge Academy in the fall of the 2022-2023 school year as an on-call substitute but was then hired as an elementary-middle school generalist teacher. This year, Charlie is excited to be teaching a grade 4 ⁄ 5 class, and he seeks to apply his teaching philosophy to create a positive classroom atmosphere. With a background as a student-athlete, Charlie has enjoyed making connections with students at Tanbridge who balance their sport and education.