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ELISABETH HART MCKITTRICK 514-718-7657

Apt 912, 65 Sherbrooke E, Montréal, QC ehartmckittrick@gmail.com

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
Every student is capable of authentic, meaningful learning, and will succeed in a classroom that
values and supports their potential. Students learn most effectively through collaborative,
inquiry-led investigation that emphasizes students’ ability to effect change for themselves and in
their communities.

EDUCATION
Masters of Arts in Teaching and Learning – May 2017 - Present
Secondary Science and Technology
McGill University, Montréal, QC

Honors Bachelor of Science – Specialization in Biology 2010 – 2015


University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
Magna cum laude
• $16,000 Admission Scholarship
• Dean’s Honour List

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Student Teacher 2018
Lasalle Community Comprehensive High School, Lasalle, QC
• Developed and implemented problem-based lesson and unit plans for Secondary 1 to 3
General Sciences and Secondary 5 Biology courses
• Mentored junior and senior students after school in preparation for competition in First
Robotics Québec and First Lego League robotics competitions
• Implemented and led lunchtime guitar and American Sign Language clubs for junior and
senior students

Native English Teacher 2015 – 2017


Yondong Elementary School, Busan, South Korea
• Created multimodal and application-based lessons for grades 3 through 6
• Developed and led the English Pop Song Club and Storytelling Competition to increase
English fluency and cultural knowledge

Swim Instructor 2011 – 2014


Making Waves Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
• Created weekly lessons for children with special needs.
• Consulted with parents to develop individual learning goals and goal-centered curricula
SCIENTIFIC EXPERIENCE
Freshwater Fisheries Field Course 2015
Queens University Biology Station, Elgin, ON
• Conducted field research on freshwater fish and environments
• Completed electrofishing certification course
• Published article in Transactions of the American Fisheries Society

Research Assistant 2011 – 2012


Dr. Christina Addison, Ottawa Cancer Centre, Ottawa, ON
• Studied effects of TGF-b protein in prostate cancer
• Developed and conducted experiments to explore gene knockdown therapy for prostate
cancer treatment

VOLUNTEER AND EXTRA-CURRICULAR


Volunteer Coordinator 2014 – 2015
Science Students’ Association, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
• Hired, trained, organized, and supervised 120 volunteers for the Faculty of Science 101
Week 2014.

Head Guide 2012 – 2014


Science Students’ Association, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
• Developed and led daily science-related activities for 60 incoming students
• Awarded Head Guide of the Year award, as voted by students and executive council

CERTIFICATIONS
AIDS Community Care Montréal Teaching Sex Ed in Secondary School
Global TESOL College 120 Hour TESOL Certificate
Standard First Aid with CPR-C

PUBLICATIONS
Rous, A.M., Forrest, A., Hart McKittrick, E., Letterio, G., Roszell, J., Wright, T., Cooke, S.J.
(2015). Orientation and Position of Fish Affects Recovery Time from Electrosedation.
Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 144 (4), 820-828.

ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTS


Music: More than 10 years experience playing in amateur bands and orchestras (guitar,
piano, clarinet, violin)
Languages: Fluent in English and French, conversational Spanish, American Sign
Language, and Korean
Other: Avid cook and baker; keen reader of fiction and non-fiction with a special
interest in contemporary fiction; cyclist and snowboarder