Tom Kertes Resume

Current Community Involvement

Teaching Experience

  • Prince Rupert School District, Prince Rupert (2018-current)
    • Prince Rupert Middle School (2018-current)
      • Core 7
      • Information Technology 7
      • Drama 8
  • Haida Gwaii School District, Queen Charlotte (2015-2018)
    • GidGalang Kuuyas Naay Secondary
      • English 8, 9, 11 and Communications 11, 12
      • Drama 11, 12
      • Computer Programming 10/11
      • Math 8
      • Science 8
    • Sk’aadgaa Naay Elementary
      • K/1
    • Tahayghen Elementary
      • 4/5
  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver (2010-2013)
    • Early Childhood Educator – Owl Child Care Centre
  • Seneca College, Toronto (2008)
    • Instructor – Early Childhood Education and Child Development

Marketing, Organizing, and Communication Experience

  • Liberation Learning Project, Vancouver (2010-2015)
    • Community Organizer
  • College of Early Childhood Educators, Toronto (2009-2010)
    • Policy and Communications Advisor
  • United Workers Association, Baltimore (2005-2010)
    • Community Organizer
  • Imagine Tree Consulting, Seattle and Toronto (1999-2009)
    • Communications Consultant (1999-2009)
      • Toronto and York Region Labour Council
      • IWT/Real News Network
      • Save-a-Pet
      • Biz Kids Productions
  • Children’s Garden Book and Toy Store, Silverdale, WA (1994-2000)
    • Managing Partner

Education

Vancouver Island University

  • Master in Educational Leadership (2019)
  • Nanaimo, BC

Simon Fraser University

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

Langara College

  • Diploma: Early Childhood Education (including Infant/Toddler) (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

Critical Education Project

I am the founding organizer of the Critical Education Project, a network of North Coast and Skeena region educators.

Scrawler’s Academy

I am the lead facilitator of the Scrawler’s Academy, a creative writing program for teen authors.