Graduated 1966 with a BHSc from the University of Guelph, did post grad teacher qualifications at the university of Toronto graduating in 1967 - with an honours degree from Guelph and a Type A teaching certificate for secondary school Home Economics and Science from U of T. Head of Home Economics Department in Scarborough Board of Education and Waterloo Region District School Board from 1967 to 1998. Worked for 12 years (6 of them at the same time as being a department head) as Co-ordinator of Family Studies and Consultant for Co-operative Education in Waterloo. Retired 1998.
Did contract work for the Ministry of Education leading the team of writers for the resource documents for the Family Studies courses being re-written 1999 - 2002. Now fully retired and spending my winters in my Florida home and summers at my Muskoka cottage plus travelling mainly in the 'shoulder' months. I am an active volunteer with the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony Volunteer Committee and the Computer Club in Maple Leaf Golf and Country Club in Port Charlotte Florida. Charter member of Alpha Delta Kappa Ontario Upsilon chapter an international sorority for professional educators and charter member of Probus Women's Club of Waterloo.
How long have you been involved with OHEA and what roles did you hold?
I joined OHEA when it first began because I thought it was important to have a professional designation for Home Economists. Member of Waterloo-Wellington HEA. Served on the OHEA Board with responsibility for affiliates 1998-1999, Vice President 1999-2000, President 2000-2002, and Chair of the Board in the mid 2000's - not sure exactly but probably 2004-2008. Currently I look after membership for WWHEA.
Why did you keep your OHEA membership?
I want to continue to be a PHEc.
What led you to join OHEA?
It was an opportunity to have a professional designation.
If you could change something about your career, would you and what would it be?
I would not have changed one iota.
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The Ontario Home Economics Association, a self-regulating body of professional Home Economists, promotes high professional standards among its members so that they may assist families and individuals to achieve and maintain a desirable quality of life.