Pear Tree Elementary is delighted to introduce our new Grade 2-4 teacher for 2017/18 – Andrea Page!
At present, Andrea works at Crofton House School (CHS) teaching kindergarten, as well as grades 1 and 2 in previous years. She also acted as Admissions Coordinator.
At Crofton House, Andrea introduced the ‘Free to Be’ program, a positive-based social emotional program to educate adolescents about body image and provide them with tools to critically and objectively view media coverage.
She also previously worked at West Point Grey Academy (WPGA) where she taught Grade 1.
Leveraging her strong academic background, Andrea delivers a whole-child approach to education, helping students become not only proficient learners, but exceptional people.
She believes that developing well-rounded students through academics, athletics, the arts, and an awareness of their local and global community, supports children in reaching their full potential.
An expert in Social Emotional Learning, Andrea brings proficiency in teaching soft skills, such as executive function, social, emotional, and interpersonal attributes, giving her students the 21st century knowledge and tools they need to succeed in the classroom and beyond.
Andrea is passionate about the seamless integration of technology in education. At CHS, she has advocated for providing a parental portal for Seesaw, an online student portfolio and self-reflection system, and socio-emotional development through the Mind Yeti app. These tools have resulted in students communicating more effectively, focusing more clearly on tasks, and having a deeper understanding of what it means to be part of a community.
A lifelong learner, Andrea embodies the Pear Tree Elementary philosophy with her ongoing pursuit of academic, socio-emotional, and physical development.
She believes that Pear Tree Elementary’s progressive approach delivers best-in-class education to its students, nourishing their curiosity, compassion, creativity and critical thinking skills.
Andrea holds a Masters of Education (M.Ed), specializing in Social Emotional Learning (SEL), from the University of British Columbia.
Andrea is a role model for her students both in and out of the classroom. A fitness enthusiast who demonstrates perseverance and tenacity, she has completed six full marathons and eight half marathons. She has also worked in fundraising and community partnerships with Canuck Place, which provides palliative and respite care services for sick children in BC Canada.