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Cara Holditch

Teachers - Elementary - Grade 3

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About Me

CARA HOLDITCH IS READY TO TRY ANYTHING:  PAINTING, BEEKEEPING, MARATHONS, TRIATHLONS, IS A COUNTRY WANNABE, LOVER OF TRAVEL AND MOTHER OF TWO SUSHI-EATING GIRLS.

HER LOVE OF TEACHING STARTED IN A SWIMMING POOL AS AN INSTRUCTOR AND A PART-TIME LIBRARIAN, ENJOYING A CHALLENGE AND A MEDICAL ELEMENT, SHE TRAINED IN SPECIAL EDUCATION WITH A MINOR IN SCIENCE. THIS LED HER INTO SIXTEEN YEARS OF TEACHING AT THE CALGARY BOARD OF EDUCATION, THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, THE CALGARY FRENCH SCHOOL AND THE CALGARY SCIENCE SCHOOL. THESE FINE SCHOOLS INTRODUCED HER TO IDEAS IN EDUCATION INCLUDING INDIVIDUALIZATION, UNDERSTANDING AND DISSECTING THE READING PROCESS, EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT, DEBATE, STUDENT LED INQUIRY, CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING AND ATTEMPTING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A CHILD’S LIFE.

GIVING BIRTH TO TWO WONDERFUL LITTLE GIRLS TURNED HER WORLD UPSIDE DOWN AND GAVE HER THE OPPORTUNITY TO TEACH AT HOME, AS IT ALL SETTLED OUT, SHE COULDN’T IMAGINE HER WORLD RIGHT SIDE UP.  THERE WAS A NEWFOUND CLARITY THROUGH THE EYES OF A PARENT.

SHE CAN BE FOUND, RUNNING OR CYCLING, VOLUNTEERING FOR THE CHILDREN’S WISH FOUNDATION, PAINTING, TRAVELING, GARDENING, SKIING, SCUBA DIVING, LEARNING A BIT OF SOME NEW HOBBY, AND WONDERING WHY NO ONE DIAGNOSED HER WITH ADD!