Tom Kertes Resume

Teaching and Education Experience

  • Prince Rupert School District, Prince Rupert, BC (2018-current)
    • Prince Rupert Middle School (7-8)
  • British Columbia Teachers’ Federation, Vancouver, BC (BCTF) (2018-2019)
    • Professional Issues Advisory Committee
  • Haida Gwaii School District, Queen Charlotte, ,BC (2015-2018)
    • GidGalang Kuuyas Naay Secondary (8-12)
    • Sk’aadgaa Naay Elementary (K/1)
    • Tahayghen Elementary (4/5)
  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC (2010-2013)
    • Early Childhood Educator – Owl Child Care Centre
  • College of Early Childhood Educators, Toronto, ON (2009-2010)
    • Policy and Communications Advisor
  • Seneca College, Toronto, ON (2008)
    • Instructor – Early Childhood Education and Child Development
  • Pike Market Child Care, Seattle, WA (2003)
    • Executive Director
  • Puget Sound Learning, Silverdale, WA (1994-2000)
    • Director of Learning Services – Reading and Writing Specialist
    • Early Childhood Educator – Children’s Garden Preschool

Communications Experience

  • Liberation Learning Project, Vancouver, BC (2010-2015)
    • Community Organizer
  • United Workers Association, Baltimore, MD (2005-2010)
    • Community Organizer
  • College of Early Childhood Educators, Toronto, ON (2009-2010)
    • Policy and Communications Advisor
  • Imagine Tree Consulting, Seattle, WA and Toronto, ON (1999-2009)
    • Television Production, Marketing, Viral Video, and Public Relations Consultant (1999-2009)

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