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Janice Beland


(867) 873-4888
About Me
I am excited to be teaching high school English at St. Pat's this year.  It's my first year at St. Pat's but I have been with Yellowknife Catholic Schools since 2004.  The majority of my teaching experience has been as a literacy/language arts specialist but I have also taught in primary, elementary and middle school homerooms.  I am originally from central Saskatchewan and completed by B.A. in English and my B. Ed. A.D. at the University of Saskatchewan.  In 2013, I completed an M. Ed (Reading and Literacy) from the University of Walden in Minneapolis, MN.  Before moving to the Northwest Territories in 1998, my husband, Tim, who is a retired RCMP officer, and our two children lived in Swift Current, SK.  Our plan of spending four years in the north has turned into 22 so far and we are very happy to call Yellowknife home.  Our family expanded from two to four children after moving north and currently, they are all living in Yellowknife as well.  All four graduated from St. Pat's and our two oldest - Mallory and Ben - work in the education field.  Our two youngest sons are following their father's footsteps. Josh is currently working for the Military Reserves but has applied to become an RCMP officer and Jonathan is currently enrolled in Police Studies at Lethbridge College.