My name is Gillian Cattet and I am a student in the Secondary Post Degree Professional Program at University of Victoria. Here I will be sharing some of my assignments and reflections on my journey to becoming a teacher educator.

How I got here…

In December 2016, I graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology and a Minor in French. After convocation I found myself without a clear career path and unsure of what I wanted. By this point I had been teaching swimming lessons and coaching rowing for a number of years and had begun to feel confident as an instructor. I also realized that working with teenagers was both rewarding and enjoyable for me. I decided to apply for a position as an Educational Assistant, and in 2017 I was hired by the Greater Saskatoon Catholic School board. Initially I was on a substitute list which gave me the opportunity to work in many different classrooms with a diverse group of students. After a few months I was hired in a position at Holy Cross High School in a functionally integrated classroom. At Holy Cross I worked with a great group of teachers and educational assistants who always offered me support and advice. While I had already been considering becoming an educator, it was the staff and students at Holy Cross High School that really inspired me and gave me a lot of direction and clarity in my path to becoming a teacher.