New POPEY Teacher Consultant

The POPEY Team is thrilled to announce that we have added a new Teacher Consultant this school year.

Joining us (part-time) is Jennifer Kelly from SD 83 - North Okanagan-Shuswap School District. As a former POPEY District Partner for several years, the POPEY Team knows Jen well, and we are so excited that she chose to come aboard our teaching team.

Jen has 19 years of experience in education as a primary teacher, a Literacy Intervention Teacher, and currently, a District Literacy Helping Teacher in the North Okanagan-Shuswap School District.

Additionally, Jen has been involved in mentorship across the province, a district leader with CR4YR and working in several facilitator capacities with BCTF, including currently acting as a facilitator in the Teacher Inquiry Project.

In addition to her esteemed teaching career, Jen recently completed her PhD through UBC with a focus on professional learning for teachers.

Lisa and Sasha have seen Jen’s passion for literacy learning and are inspired to seeing her infuse theory and practice when working with primary teachers in all she does, including through her new role with POPEY.

Look out for Jen teaching alongside Lisa and Sasha at the BCPTA Conference in Nanaimo on October 25, and she’ll be coming soon to a district workshop near you!