Teachers - 3B
Hello! I’m Deanna Kooistra,
I've been lucky enough to teach in a school that I attended! I grew up in Strathmore, attending Westmount and then Brentwood, once it opened! I attended the University of Calgary and have worked in Golden Hills throughout my career. I live on a farm outside of Strathmore with my husband and a variety of pets! We have two daughters that are currently attending university. We love to spend time together as a family; traveling and learning about new places and cultures. In my spare time, I also enjoy reading, gardening, and cooking.
My teaching philosophy is simple. I believe in making learning authentic and meaningful by offering as many experiences as possible. While no one will remember a worksheet they did in Grade 3, it’s my hope that real-life experiences will have a lasting impact. If you can make a child believe school is fun and interesting, you’ve likely succeeded in encouraging a lifelong love of learning in them, which is the greatest thing any teacher can do.
“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.”
- Anthony J. D'Angelo