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CATCA 2022 has ended

CATCA recognizes that convention is situated on Treaty 7, South of Red Deer River the traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina and Stoney Nakoda peoples, and that the North of Red Deer River Treaty 6, traditional Métis, Cree and Saulteaux territory. We honour the First Peoples who have lived here since time immemorial, and we give thanks for the land.


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Jennifer Smith

The Alberta Teachers Association
Association Instructor
Red Deer, Alberta

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Jennifer Smith may be one of the most common names you ever hear, however, this Jennifer is anything but common. Jennifer enjoys sewing quilts without using math, uncomfortable situations, and half an hour in the morning before anyone is up. Always up for a challenge, Jennifer moved to a small acreage, during a pandemic, with her family and ever-growing animal population. Blessed with Attention Deficit Disorder, Jennifer has the unique ability to focus her energy and attention to promote positive changes in education. Working for Red Deer Catholic Regional School Division she is currently an Inclusive Learning Teacher for grades three to five students and teachers, providing support in literacy, growing inclusive practices, numeracy development, and engaging students and teachers through technology. In the past she worked as an Early Learning Lead Teacher, specializing in supporting Pre Kindergarten to Grade 1 teachers and students. Jennifer graduated from the University of Seattle with a Master's in Educational Leadership in June 2017. Throughout her program, she maintained a focus on student, teacher and community regulation. Jennifer is dedicated to transforming education by bringing in more originative ways of thinking and acting.

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