Resume – Tom Kertes

Teaching

  • 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)
      • Grade 7 Core
      • Grade 8 Drama
      • Ama G̱oot, Ama Wüng̱aws Council (leadership council for Grades 7 and 8) Co-Advisor
      • Grade 8 School Play and Drama Club Co-Advisor
      • PRMS Storm Debate Team (Grades 7/8) and CHSS Rainmakers Debate Team (Grades 9-12) Coach
  • Haida Gwaii School District – Daajing Giids, Skidegate, and Masset (2015-2018)
    • Gidg̱alang Ḵuuyas Naay (8-12)
      • English, Socials, Science, Math, Communications, Drama
      • Student Council Advisor
      • Outdoor Club Co-Advisor
      • Student Newspaper Co-Advisor
    • 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

Organizing and Communications

  • People for Public Infrastructure (2022-current)
    • Volunteer Organizer
  • North Coast Labour Council (2019-current)
    • Trustee (2022-current)
    • President (2020-2022)
    • Secretary-Treasurer (2019-2020)
  • Prince Rupert District Teachers’ Union (2020-2022)
    • Vice President
  • Reopen Worship – Prince Rupert (2021)
    • Volunteer Organizer
  • Community for Clean Water – Prince Rupert (2018-2021)
    • Volunteer Organizer
  • Liberation Learning Project – Vancouver (2010-2015)
    • Community Organizer
  • United Workers Association – Baltimore (2005-2010)
    • Community Organizer
  • Imagine Tree Consulting – Seattle and Toronto (1999-2009)
    • Television Production, Marketing, Viral Video, and Public Relations Consultant

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

Olympic College

  • Associate in Arts and Sciences (2001)
  • Bremerton, WA