Junior High Humanities & Elementary Leadership Teacher
Lindsay Greco gained a Bachelor of Arts degree with distinctions from the University of Calgary, as well as her Bachelor of Education degree, specializing in secondary language arts. During her education experience, Lindsay had the opportunity to work with a diverse range of students at various public schools, including Catholic and traditional learning centres. Before Lindsay pursued her academic career, she focused on raising her son. Today, she has a 7-year-old son who keeps her busy with his many extracurricular activities, including soccer and wrestling. Lindsay was born and raised in Calgary but frequently travels to Northern Ontario, where most of her family resides. She grew up spending summers on Lake Superior with her large extended family. This is where she first developed a love for swimming, which she continues to enjoy today, along with other activities, such as reading and writing.
Lindsay's passion for teaching is driven by her belief in giving young learners as many opportunities as possible to become successful and empathetic individuals. As an advocate for opportunity and change, Lindsay spent many years involved in fundraising with youth group agencies to help improve access to resources, such as musical instruments and sports equipment. Lindsay’s appreciation and passion for supporting children are what inspired her to begin her practice as an educator.
Lindsay believes that relationship building is critical for teacher and student success. Sharing and listening are the foundation of trust, and trust is essential for building connections with students, parents, and peers. Lindsay strives to understand each student as an individual and encourages appreciation for their uniqueness by modelling that behaviour inside and outside of the classroom. Lindsay wrote her thesis on the relationship between eco-critical literacy and sociology and outlined how this theoretical approach to teaching and learning could benefit students when put into practice. Lindsay brings this holistic approach to pedagogy with her every day into her practice.
Lindsay feels privileged to be part of the Tanbridge team. The sense of acceptance and encouragement at Tanbridge Academy is just one of the many aspects that fuels her love for teaching. Just as Tanbridge works to support the needs and interests of students, the school also supports professional growth and encourages its teachers to pursue lifelong learning objectives. Lindsay is inspired by Tanbridge’s community of resilient and dedicated teachers, students, and families every day.