Tom Kertes Resume

Teaching and Education Experience

  • Reader’s Way Learning Centre Society, Prince Rupert (2022-current)
    • Executive Director and Lead Teacher (Reading Specialist)
  • Prince Rupert School District, Prince Rupert (2018-current)
    • Prince Rupert Middle School (7-8)
  • Haida Gwaii School District, Daajing Giids (2015-2018)
    • GidG̱alang Ḵuuyas Naay (8-12)
    • Sk’aadgaa Naay Elementary (K/1)
    • Tahayghen Elementary (4/5)
  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver (2010-2013)
    • Early Childhood Educator – Owl Child Care Centre
  • College of Early Childhood Educators, Toronto (2009-2010)
    • Policy and Communications Advisor
  • Seneca College, Toronto (2008)
    • Instructor – Early Childhood Education and Child Development
  • Pike Market Child Care, Seattle (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 and Organizing Experience

  • Liberation Learning Project, Vancouver (2010-2015)
    • Community Organizer
  • United Workers Association, Baltimore (2005-2010)
    • Community Organizer
  • College of Early Childhood Educators, Toronto (2009-2010)
    • Policy and Communications Advisor
  • Imagine Tree Consulting, Seattle and Toronto (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: Indigenous Perspectives in Education (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