Tom Kertes Resume

Teaching Experience

  • Haida Gwaii School District
    • GidGalang Kuuyas Naay Secondary (2016-2018)
      • English 8, 9, 11
      • Communications 11, 12
      • Drama 11, 12
      • Math 8, Science 8, Computer Programming 10/11
    • Sk’aadgaa Naay Elementary (2015)
      • K/1
    • Tahayghen Elementary (2015)
      • 4/5
  • University of British Columbia
    • Early Childhood Educator at Owl Child Care Centre (2010-2013)
  • Seneca College
    • Instructor of Early Childhood Education and Child Development (2008)

Marketing and Communication Experience

  • College of Early Childhood Educators
    • Policy and Communications Advisor (2009-2010)
  • Imagine Tree Consulting (1999-2009)
    • Accomplishments include:
      • Op-eds published in the Toronto Star and Globe and Mail
      • National coverage of campaigns by CNN, New York Times, ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, and other outlets
      • Production coordinator for Emmy-winning educational program broadcast throughout North America
      • Helped produce viral videos seen by tens of millions of viewers
      • Helped develop and implement strategies that resulted in millions of dollars raised
      • Changed legislation to improve access to news and information for local communities and successfully shifted government policy to transfer millions of dollars into the pockets of hardworking low-wage workers
    • Services provided include: Market research, surveys, brand development, strategic communications, public relations and media strategic development, events, public speaking, project management, web design production
    • Clients include: Toronto and York Region Labour Council, Real News,, Biz Kids Productions, United Workers Association

Education and Training

Vancouver Island University

  • Masters in Educational Leadership (currently attending)
  • Nanaimo, BC

Simon Fraser University

  • Bachelor of Education: Indigenous Perspectives in Education (2014)
  • Burnaby, BC

Langara College

  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education (2010)
  • Vancouver, BC

University of Toronto / OISE

  • Graduate Studies: Human Development and Applied Psychology (2008-2009)
  • Toronto, ON

University of Washington

  • Bachelor of Arts: Psychology (2003)
  • Seattle, WA