Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Beginning a New Chapter

I'm a conservation biologist.  I have an intense love of nature, two degrees, and a number of work experiences that are woven together to create this facet of who I am.  I love:

I always wanted to work as a conservation biologist, carrying out field research, restoring habitat, writing reports, helping to change policy and educating the public.  Somewhere along the way, a couple of things happened.

  1. It was extremely hard to find secure, long-term positions in this field on PEI.
  2. That part where I educate the public about conservation and biology and how this beautiful world works?  That became the best part of my job.
So this coming September, at the ripe old age of 30, as a mother of two children, aged three and one, I'm going back to school.  I officially confirmed my attendance today in the BEd program at the University of Prince Edward Island, where I will study to become a French Immersion, high school science teacher.  

And I am absolutely thrilled to be going.  I'm going to be a bread-baking, no-till gardening, chicken-chasing, conservation-minded mommy-turned-student and it is going to be crazy busy and awesome.  

I'm starting down a new path in my life, and I completely feel that it is the one I am supposed to be on. 

I'm going back to UPEI.


  1. I am so thrilled for you Ros! Jamie and I talked about me going back to school reciently, but what with our other big (HUGE) life changes happening right now, it won't happen for a few more years.

    You will be such an amazing teacher and do so much good. I'm so proud of you.

  2. Congratulations Rosalyn! You are going to be an awesome teacher.

  3. You are one busy girl! Prince Edward Island students will be blessed to have you!

  4. So happy for you! You are going to be an awesome teacher!!

  5. You will love teaching Ros...too bad there isn't much opportunity to teach Science in French. You will have to look into the French school board.

    1. Thanks Danielle! That is one of my concerns, I definitely want to teach in French but obviously I'd much rather teach science than, say, sociology or law. I'm thinking of asking if I can do my practicum with the French board.


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