Junior High Math Teacher
Grace Collins graduated from the University of Calgary in 2017 with a Bachelor of Kinesiology, majoring in exercise and health physiology and minoring in chemistry. For one year following her degree, she worked full time as a personal trainer before continuing on to St. Mary’s University to complete her Bachelor of Education degree. After graduating in 2020, she worked at a private school in Calgary for two years, teaching elementary physical education, grade seven to twelve math, calculus, and high school chemistry and biology. Outside of school, Grace loves to spend time outdoors with her corgi, Ned, and compete in the occasional weightlifting competition. She also spends a lot of her time in the kitchen baking, with macarons being her specialty.
Grace’s educational philosophy is rooted in the importance of each individual contributing as a teacher, student, and learner. She continuously aims to form a relationship with each of her students, understanding their abilities and interests in order to support their growth academically, emotionally, and socially. Her passion for teaching came from a love of both science and math growing up and wanting to share that passion with others. She feels that there is nothing more satisfying in teaching than helping a student achieve that “lightbulb” moment when a full understanding of a concept is reached.
Since Grace joined the Tanbridge team, she has enjoyed working with a group of teachers with similar philosophies and sharing her love of competition and sport with the students. She also enjoys creating engaging lessons and projects that appeal to these shared interests. The integrity, perseverance, and high expectations that are promoted at Tanbridge allow the school community to work toward a common goal.