Junior High Teacher
Jennifer Walsh graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Physical Education degree and a Bachelor of Education degree, specializing in secondary education. While at university, she was a member and captain of the University of Alberta women’s field hockey team. After graduating, Jennifer continued her involvement in the U of A Field Hockey program as an assistant coach. At the same time, she began her teaching career in the Parkland School Division, teaching physical education, math and science. She taught for eight years in the Edmonton area, then relocated to Calgary to be closer to family and start a family of her own. She now enjoys chasing around her little boy and loves spending time being active outdoors by walking her dog or golfing.
“Life is fed by movement” is one of the quotes that continues to inspire Jennifer in teaching and in life. As a teacher, she strives to get students actively engaged in their learning and prides herself on incorporating movement into her lessons so that students use both their minds and bodies in the classroom. Junior high students really enjoy working collaboratively, and this classroom model encourages students to be learners as well as leaders. Each student plays an important role in the class, and Jennifer thrives on seeing students with different interests and learning styles work together to achieve success.
Jennifer started teaching at Tanbridge Academy in 2018 and has felt at home ever since. She loves working with like-minded individuals who have a passion for continuous learning balanced with an active lifestyle. She feels fortunate to work in a school where all teachers know every student by their first name and work together to help every one of them grow and foster a passion for lifelong learning in education and sport.