We are pleased to celebrate some of the many examples of staff excellence in Bluewater District School Board with our new alumni profile feature! This week, we highlight some of our former graduates whose career pathways have led them back to Bluewater to serve another generation of local students and families.
Name: Rebekah Walker
Current position: Secondary English drama teacher, John Diefenbaker Senior School
What Bluewater school(s) did you attend as a student? Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute
What year did you graduate from Bluewater? 1999
Please provide a brief summary of the career pathways (e.g. post-secondary studies and subsequent employment) you pursued after graduating from Bluewater.
I worked at a lot of summer camps to gain teaching experience while attending Trent University for a four year degree in English and Cultural Studies. This was followed by Western's teachers college program, where I gained a teaching degree in the spring of 2004. I had my first permanent position at John Diefenbaker Senior School by November of that year.
What has been your greatest career achievement thus far?
Seeing students I taught succeed in reaching their own life goals has been a great achievement.
How has your education in Bluewater prepared you for your career pathway?
The OAC program and the peer tutoring/coop opportunities helped me get where I am today.