Barbara Bourque is known for her calm demeanour and hard work in her role as EST Numeracy. Teachers in Anglophone School District North find Barb's manner both reassuring and contagious. A serious team player who puts in countless hours of work, Barb is described as a teacher who is always willing to share and pass on her knowledge of mathematics.
Barb is known as a dedicated mentor who gives up countless breaks, preparation periods and noon hours to work with staff or students to improve both learning and instruction. When teachers hear of an opportunity to work with Barb, they make a mad dash to access as much of her time as possible. The eager demand for her time is a testament to Barb's commitment to building effective, collegial relationships.
Within the classroom, Barb delivers lessons that are engaging, student-centered and differentiated to meet the needs of all learners. A strong advocate of using data to inform targeted instruction, she always develops plans that meet the diverse learning needs in the classroom.
Making connections is a priority to Barb—not just with colleagues, but with individual students and parents as well. Those who work with Barb are quickly infected by her passion, and leave feeling inspired, motivated, encouraged and eager to do more for students.