Ashleigh Barry

2089 Mood Road — Deerfield, NS — B5A 5N6
Phone: (902)880-4177 (c) — E-Mail:

Bachelor of Education
Specializing in Secondary Education
4.0/4.0 GPA
Acadia University

September 2013- Present

TESOL Certificate Program
pass with distinction
Acadia University

September 2013- August 2014

Bachelor of Arts
English Major; Psychology Minor
3.8/4.3 GPA
Saint Mary’s University

September 2009- May 2013

English 1.1
Social Studies 4.7

Professional Teaching Experience
Teacher, various grade levels
Shanghai Pacican International Education
Shanghai, China

February- June 2015

Pre-Service Teacher, Grade 11 English
Avonview High School
Windsor, NS

November -December 2014

Pre-Service Teacher, English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
Acadia University
Wolfville, NS

May-June 2014

Pre-Service Teacher, Grade 9 English
Horton High School
Wolfville, NS

November – December 2013,
March – April 2014

Work Experience
Peer Tutor
September 2013 - Present
Writing Centre, Acadia University
Wolfville, NS
I am a writing tutor for students, staff, and alumni. I specialize in ESL tutoring as well as English, History, and
Psychology essays.

Independent Respite Provider
October 2013- October 2014
Wolfville, NS
I provided in and out of home respite for families. I planned structured, supported activities for the individuals to
take part in in order to give the caregivers a break.
Executive Assistant to Respite Coordinator
April 2014 – September 2014
for Melissa Myers at Autism Nova Scotia
Halifax, NS
I worked as an assistant for a woman who has cerebral palsy. I typed, took notes, scheduled and attended
meetings, and handled materials for her. I also assisted in facilitating interviews, writing proposals and other
documents, and aiding in the development of a respite database pilot.
Summer Camp Counselor
June- August 2011 & 2013
Autism Nova Scotia’s Ben James Summer Camp
Halifax, NS
For two summers, I provided one on one support for four campers on the autism spectrum over the course of
eight weeks. Duties included but were not limited to personal care, the use of schedules, visual aids, and
transition strategies, and the responsibility for the safety and positive experience of the individual at camp and
while out in the community.
Academic Assistant & Tutor
September 2012- June 2013
for Melissa Myers / placement at IWK
Halifax, NS
I worked for a woman who has cerebral palsy. I assisted her while she attended classes at Dalhousie University
and accompanied her on her work placement at the IWK where we worked in the Social Work Department. I
typed, took notes, tutored her, attended clinics, and many more tasks.
Peer Tutor
May 2012- May 2013
Writing Centre, Saint Mary’s University
Halifax, NS
I was a writing tutor for students, staff, and alumni. I also assisted in developing reference materials such as
grammar sheets and style guides.
Teaching Assistant
September 2010- May 2013
English Department, Saint Mary’s University
Professor Jennifer VanderBurgh
Halifax, NS
I was responsible for various office duties as well as marking. I also worked with IT to develop a database of film
interviews, and filled in for a few classes in her absence.
Summer Writing Workshop Coordinator
May- August 2012
Writing Centre, Saint Mary’s University
Halifax, NS
I coordinated and implemented a summer writing workshop for incoming students. It was a weekend long,
intensive workshop to prepare students for university. I organized a round-table, volunteers, prizes and materials,
registration, and the schedule of workshops. I also taught a note-taking workshop.
Day Camp Coordinator
May- August 2010
Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA)
Yarmouth, NS
I coordinated a day camp for children ages 5-12. I planned eight themed weeks and was in charge of the
budget and volunteers.


Customer Service Agent & Youth Program Counselor
June 2007- August 2009
Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA)
Yarmouth, NS
I worked in many areas within the YMCA and have experience with membership sales, youth programs,
scheduling, and community events.
Residential Camp Counselor
July 2008- August 2008
Young Men’s Christian Association’s Camp Wapomeo
Yarmouth, NS
I worked at an overnight camp for children and youth ages 5-18. I was in charge, along with my co-counselor,
of one cabin of up to eight girls for eight weeks.

Volunteer & Related Experience
Autism Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley Chapter’s Social Group
Program Facilitator
Promise of a Pearl run by Autism Nova Scotia
Seaport Market Job Coach, Event Volunteer
Alexander Society for Special Needs
Program Facilitator
Bedford 5k to Beat Lung Cancer
Head of Registration
Saint Mary’s University English Society
Children’s Wish Foundation / Children’s Wish Society- SMU Branch
Event and Fundraising Volunteer
“There’s More to Me Than Just CP” Leisure Education Program
with the IWK Social Work & Recreation Therapy Departments
Program Developer and Facilitator
Autism Arts Program run by Autism Nova Scotia
Program Facilitator
Saint Mary’s University’s English Department Review Panel
Student Representative
Raise-a-Reader Fundraiser
Event Volunteer

October 2013 –Present
June- September 2014
September 2013- April 2014
July 2010-2014
September 2012- May 2013
October 2011- May 2013
March 2013

October 2011- May 2013
October 2012
September 2012

Specialized Training & Certifications
SafeGuards Respite Services Training Certificate
SafeGuards Respite Care for People with Autism Certificate
Saint John's Ambulance Standard First Aid, CPR-C, & AED Certification
CPI/NVCI (Nonviolent Crisis Intervention)

2013- exp. 2016
2013- exp. 2016

Scholarships, Bursaries, & Awards
Charlotte Burditt Sutherland Memorial Scholarship
awarded for dedication and involvement in special education
Earle and Elsie Hawkesworth Bursary in Education
awarded for aspiration to become a teacher and academic achievement



Inducted into the Saint Mary’s University’s President’s Hall of Academic Excellence
awarded for receiving an overall GPA of 3.7/4.3 or higher, Cum Laude
Achievement Award
awarded for achieving high marks
Robert Hayes Memorial Scholarship
awarded for having an aptitude for creative writing
Honorable mention for The Joyce Marshall Hsia Memorial Poetry Prize
awarded for an admission and judging of original poetry
Terry Whalen & Bob Whalen Scholarship
awarded for being an outstanding English major
Nova Scotia Power Award
awarded for academic achievement, community involvement, involvement in
extracurricular activities and personal attributes
Saint Mary’s University Dean’s List
awarded for maintaining a GPA of 3.67 or higher
Saint Mary’s University Entrance Scholarship
awarded for maintaining a GPA of 3.67 or higher
Principals Award & Honors (3rd in class)
Honors (1st in class)
Honors (2nd in class)

2009- 2012

2010, 2012, 2013

Professional Development & Related Workshops
Gerard Cormier; Executive Staff Officier- Outreach Programs and Equity Services, NSTU
September 2013
Social Media in Secondary Classrooms
Derek Lewis
February 2014
Cyber Bullying & Teacher-Principal Relationships
Brad Stokes; Principal at Horton High School
March 2014
Women in Leadership: Past, Present, and Future
The Right Honourable Kim Campbell, PC, CC, OBC, QC
September 2014

Available upon request