Tom Kertes Resume

Current Community Involvement

  • Drama Storm (PRMS Drama Club), Co-Advisor (2018-current)
  • Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew, People’s Warden (2019-current)
  • British Columbia Teachers’ Federation, Professional Issues Advisory Committee – Member (2018-current)
  • Prince Rupert District Teachers’ Union, Executive – Local Election Contact (2019-current)
  • Community for Clean Water, Volunteer Organizer (2018-current)

Teaching Experience

  • Prince Rupert School District
    • Prince Rupert Middle School (2018-current)
      • Core 7
      • Information Technology 7
      • Drama 8
  • Haida Gwaii School District
    • GidGalang Kuuyas Naay Secondary (2016-2018)
      • English 8, 9, 11 and Communications 11, 12
      • Drama 11, 12
      • 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, Organizing, and Communication Experience

  • Liberation Learning Project, Community Organizer (2010-2015) – Vancouver, BC
  • College of Early Childhood Educators, Policy and Communications Advisor (2009-2010) – Toronto, ON
  • United Workers Association, Community Organizer (2005-2010) – Baltimore, MD
  • Imagine Tree Consulting, Communications Consultant (1999-2009)
    • Clients included: Toronto and York Region Labour Council, IWT/Real News Network, Save-a-Pet, Biz Kids Productions

Education and Training

Vancouver Island University

  • Masters in Educational Leadership (2019)
  • 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

Twitter: @tomkertes

About Tom Kertes

Tom is a founding organizer of the Critical Education Project.

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