Partner Teachers

  • Ann Therese Brace

    Ann Therese Brace

    Ann Brace is one of the original developers of our K-3 Integrated Resource Unit: Kids & Rocks and has presented in-service workshops for this resource unit to other teachers since 1999. Ann has helped develope many activities to supplement the K-3 unit (Mining Community Elkford, BC and activity book; K-3 Safety Unit; I am an Exploration Geologist; Minerals in Your Home). She currently delivers our hands-on classroom workshop, Kids & Rocks, to primary students.

  • Andrea Eisler

    Andrea Eisler

    Andrea Eisler presents the in-service workshop for MineralsEd's Grade 4/5 Integrated Resource Unit on Mining. She has been a part of MineralsEd’s team since 1998. While teaching at Inman Elementary in Burnaby Andrea has continuously provided guidance on all resources and initiatives for intermediate classrooms and piloted them in her classes. She contributed to the development of MineralsEd's Grade 7 Earth Sciences resource unit and will be delivering our Junior Geologist classroom workshp beginning in Fall 2017.

  • Bruce Kiloh

    Bruce Kiloh

    Bruce Kiloh is a co-founder of MineralsEd who, while teaching at Terry Fox Secondary in Coquitlam, worked with Maureen Lipkewich to construct this industry -- teacher partnership program. Bruce wrote and presented in-service workshops for the original Social Studies 10 Mining in BC Resource Unit. Bruce currently presents MineralsEd’s secondary student program at Mineral Exploration Roundup and facilitates many Pro-D field trips, including the Natural Resources in Vancouver Harbour Cruise.

  • Patty Kiloh

    Patty Kiloh

    Patty Kiloh co-authored MineralsEd’s flagship elementary unit, the Grade 5 Integrated Resource Unit on Mining with her colleague Heather Hutchinson, co- presenting in-service workshops for this unit to hundreds BC teachers. Patty also led the development of MineralsEd's mining process video -- Rocks & Dirt Just Aren't My Thing, or Are They? Patty continues to advise and guide MineralsEd, facilitates our Natural Resources in Vancouver Harbour Cruise, and writes articles about MineralsEd programs for industry publications.

  • Bill Kingsland

    Bill Kingsland

    Bill Kingsland is an outdoors enthusiast and former air traffic controller who  teaches science, including Geology 12, fine arts and heads the IT department at Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary School. Bill currently facilitates MineralsEd’s teacher Pro-D field trips.

     

  • Kerry Lockwood

    Kerry Lockwood

    Kerry Lockwood is an Earth Science and rock enthusiast who currently teaches science at Pinetree Secondary in Coquitlam. Kerry is the lead writer and creative developer of MineralsEd’s Grade 7/8 Earth Sciences Resource Unit. She has presented the in-service workshop for this outstanding unit to teachers around the province since 2011, and facilitates MineralsEd’s teacher Pro-D programs at AME's Roundup conference.

  • Wanda Pickell

    Wanda Pickell

    Wanda Pickell’s teaching career in Flin Flon, Manitoba addressed all academic subjects in classes from Kindergarten to Grade 9, and continues in Vancouver as a Teacher On-Call.  Since joining MineralsEd in 2009, Wanda has presented MineralsEd learning station activities for elementary students at Mineral Exploration Roundup, at the BC Mining Week Community Fair, and at CIM's Mining for Society.  Wanda is also a presenter for MineralsEd's Kids & Rocks classroom workshop for primary students and the lead developer on MineralsEd’s Junior Geologist classroom workshop for intermediate students.

  • Eric Rustand

    Eric Rustand

    Eric Rustand teaches Biology 11 and 12, IB Biology, and Video and Media 11 and 12 at Norkam Sr. Secondary in Kamloops. He was a student teacher of partner-teacher Don McCrae and took on the revision of MineralsEd’s Science of Mining unit to fit new curriculum. Eric was also instrumental in guiding the development of MineralsEd's BCIT Mining Technology Diploma Program video, developed Investigating Careers in the Minerals Industry web-based student activity, and has worked with his own students to develop a library of mining career video profiles hosted MineralsEd’s You Tube channel. Eric facilitates and co-leads MineralsEd Pro-D field trips for teachers in the Kamloops area, and has represented MineralsEd on resource education panels.

Partner-Teacher Honour Roll

Many other teachers have been instrumental in the development of MineralsEd resources and programs

  • Carole Borthwick

    Carole Borthwick taught elementary classes at Jessie Wowk in Richmond where she teamed up with colleague Marnie Ridout to teach a year-long geology and mining unit for their Grade 3-5 students. Together they developed MineralsEd’s 3-D Rock Cycle Model supplement to the MineralsEd elementary resource units, and contributed to the Rocks & Dirt... activity book for students. Carole and Marnie teamed up to facilitate MineralsEd teacher Pro-D field trips, help judge student work for MineralsEd contests, and volunteer for student learning stations at the BC Mining Week Community Fair.

  • Bliss Dodd

    Bliss Dodd taught secondary social studies at Wellington Secondary in Nanaimo. Bliss provided MineralsEd feedback and guidance on secondary social studies curriculum, and presented instructional workshops for the MineralsEd's Social Studies 10/11 Mining in BC Resource Unit to UBC student teachers.

  • Elizabeth Greenway

    Elizabeth Greenway was a primary teacher at Second Street Community School in Burnaby when she teamed up with Ann Brace and several other teachers to develop MineralsEd’s K-3 Integrated Resource Unit: Kids and Rocks. Elizabeth introduced this resource unit to countless teachers around BC via in-service workshop, and helped guide and develop the Mining Community Elkford, BC and K-3 Safety Unit to supplement this K-3 resource.

  • Ed Harrison

    Ed Harrison taught at New Caledonia Secondary in Terrace before working in the UBC Faculty of Education. There Ed provided guidance to MineralsEd and opened doors to present MineralsEd’s workshops and resources to social studies student teachers at UBC.

  • Kelly Hawbolt

    Kelly Hawbolt teaches secondary social studies at Magee Secondary in Vancouver. Kelly provided guidance on the development of MineralsEd's BCIT Mining Technology Diploma Program video, a career resource that was provided to every secondary school career program in BC.

  • David Healing

    David Healing, a geologist turned high school teacher, taught secondary science, including ESCI 11 and Geology 12 at Stanley Humphries Secondary in Cranbrook. For several years Dave prepared the Geology 12 provincial exam for the Ministry of Education, and later compiled the Geology 12 Question & Answer Database and contributed it to MineralsEd for distribution to other BC science teachers.

  • Heather Hutchison

    Heather Hutchinson was an intermediate grade level teacher at George Greenaway Elementary and one of the co-authors of the Grade 5 Integrated Resource Unit on Mining. Heather and co-author Patty Kiloh presented in-service workshops for this flagship resource to hundreds of other teachers until 1999. Heather also involved her students in piloting new MineralsEd contests and student programs at CIM.

  • Elizabeth Hunter

    Elizabeth was a primary classroom teacher in Burnaby when she teamed up with Ann Brace and others to write and develop MineralsEd’s K-3 Integrated Resource Unit: Kids & Rocks. Elizabeth was also instrumental in piloting and presenting in-service workshops for this resource in its earliest years.

  • Steve Kellas

    Steve Kellas was teaching secondary math and science at Centennial Secondary in Coquitlam when he teamed up with Jim Milross and other teachers to create MineralsEd’s Earth Sciences 11/Geology 12 "Resources and Ideas". Steve co-presented this workshop with Jim Milross teachers across the province and to student teachers at UBC. For many years Steve also assisted with our elementary workshops, lead Pro-D field trips for teachers, presented MineralsEd’s student programs at Mineral Exploration Roundup and the BC Mining Week Community Fair, and helped judge student work for MineralsEd contests.

  • Andrew Kowal

    Andrew Kowal was the Work Experience teacher and Graduation Transition Program head at Maple Ridge Secondary when he joined MineralsEd. Andrew guided MineralsEd’s efforts to support high school career education; he facilitated our secondary student program at Mineral Exploration Roundup, led our secondary student field trips to mines, and provided guidance to CTEM's B.C. Career Pathways Guidebook.

  • Kathy Macdonald

    Kathy Macdonald teaches general science, biology and Earth Sciences 11 at DW Poppy Secondary in Langley. Kathy teamed up with Aliisa Sarte and Devon Ross to co-present in-service workshops for Mining Matters' Discovering Diamonds Resource Unit via MineralsEd to secondary science teachers in BC.

  • Donald McRae

    Don McRae taught secondary science at Centennial Secondary in Coquitlam, and was part of the initial teacher team who partnered with industry to guide the development of MineralsEd's new teaching resources. He was the original teacher-writer of and workshop presenter for the Science 10 Mining in BC Resource Unit.

  • Dana Meronuk

    Dana Meronuk, an educator working with SD 43 (Coquitlam), was instrumental in building this education-industry partnership by facilitating access to key education groups and people which made MineralsEd outreach and support for teachers a great success very early on. She was also instrumental in MineralsEd’s nomination and 1999 award from the Conference Board of Canada.

  • Dave Meronuk

    Dave Meronuk was teaching at Montgomery Middle School in Coquitlam when he teamed up with colleague Phil Wright to update and revise the secondary social studies unit to fit new curriculum. Dave was the lead teacher on the MineralsEd environment video, Digging for Answers, and assisted with the development of the Rocks & Dirt Just Aren't My Thing, or Are They? video. In 2000 Dave also worked with Director Maureen Lipkewich to design and implement MineralsEd's university course for teachers, Mineral Resources Development, offered through SFU.

  • Jim Milross

    Jim Milross is a geophysicist turned high school teacher who taught general science, Earth Science 11 and Geology 12 at Fraser Heights Secondary. Jim worked with Steve Kellas to create MineralsEd's Earth Sciences 11/Geology 12 "Resources and Ideas" teaching unit, and shared it via their hands-on instructional workshops with hundreds of other teachers and student teachers throughout BC.

  • April Nelson

    April Nelson was teaching primary classes at Rocky Mountain Elementary in Elkford, BC when she contributed to the development of MineralsEd’s primary Social Studies reader, Mining Community: Elkford, BC, and the accompanying activity book for students. This book and activity book is part of our K-3 resource unit.

  • Marnie Ridout

    Marnie Ridout was teaching elementary students at Jessie Wowk in Richmond when she teamed up with colleague Marnie Ridout to teach a year-long geology and mining unit for their Grade 3-5 students. Together they developed MineralsEd’s 3-D Rock Cycle Model supplement to the MineralsEd elementary resource units, and contributed to the Rocks & Dirt... activity book for students. Carole and Marnie teamed up to facilitate MineralsEd teacher Pro-D field trips, help judge student work for MineralsEd contests, and volunteer for student learning stations at the BC Mining Week Community Fair.

  • Mary Ringwald

    Mary Ringwald is primary classroom teacher who was part of the original team to contribute to the authorship of MineralsEd’s K-3 Integrated Resource Unit: Kids & Rocks. Mary was instrumental in piloting and presenting in-service workshops for this resource in its earliest years. Over the years Mary also involved her students in piloting new MineralsEd contests and student programs at CIM.

  • Devon Ross

    Devon Ross, who is currently a Principal in SD 43, was teaching at Summit Middle School when she teamed up with Kathy Macdonald and Aliisa Sarte to present the PDAC Mining Matters' Discovering Diamonds Resource Unit via MineralsEd to BC teachers.

  • Rob Sandhu

    Rob Sandhu was teaching social studies and geography in Coquitlam schools and serving as an officer in the BC Social Studies PSA in early days of MineralsEd. Rob was instrumental in helping build this teacher -- industry partnership and facilitating ways to share MineralsEd's teacher-written resources with other teachers.

  • Aliisa Sarte

    Aliisa Sarte teaches general science, biology, Earth Sciences 11 and Geology 12 at Port Moody Secondary. Aliisa teamed up with Kathy Macdonald and Devon Ross to present the PDAC Mining Matters' Discovering Diamonds Resource Unit via MineralsEd to BC teachers.

  • Dave Schneider

    Dave Schneider taught general science, Earth Sciences 11 and Geology 12 at Rutland Senior Secondary in Kelowna. Dave facilitated and co-led MineralsEd’s Pro-D field trips for teachers in the Boundary region.

  • Greg Smith

    Greg was a social studies specialist and teacher-librarian at Southern Okanagan Secondary in Oliver. In 2000 Greg helped guide the development of, and was the premier facilitator and official instructor for MineralsEd's university course for teachers, Mineral Resources Development, offered at SFU.

  • Dawn K. Vogt

    Dawn was a primary classroom teacher who was part of the original team to contribute to the authorship of MineralsEd’s K-3 Integrated Resource Unit: Kids & Rocks. Dawn was instrumental in piloting and presenting in-service workshops for this resource in its earliest years.

  • Andy Warkentin

    Andy Warkentin was working as the Mission School District Career Education Facilitator when he joined the MineralsEd team to guide and facilitate our career education initiatives. Andy advocated and built support for secondary student Work Experience placements in our industry. He served as the MineralsEd representative on the HR Mining Task Force, and facilitated MineralsEd's mining field trips for both secondary students and teachers.

  • Alison Waterhouse

    Alison Waterhouse teaches secondary science at York House School in Vancouver. Alison contributed lessons and activities to the development of MineralsEd's Grade 7/8 Earth Sciences Resource Unit.

  • Phil Wright

    Phil Wright was teaching at Pinetree Secondary in Coquitlam when he teamed up with colleague Dave Meronuk to update and revise the secondary social studies unit to fit new curriculum, and to share this with other teachers through the Social Studies PSA conference workshops.