Roxanne Heavysege

What do you teach?
I teach at the primary/junior level but also enjoy working with students at the intermediate level for math.

Why did you become a teacher?
I love learning and I learn something new from my students every day!

How would your students describe you?
I think my students would say that I am fun and engaging, however, I have also been told by past students that “I’ve lost the plot.” I occasionally make mistakes and model to them that it is ok!

What’s your favourite challenge to help students overcome?
My favourite challenge to help students overcome is their confidence in learning. I believe that the social and emotional development of a child is so important when teaching foundational skills.

What’s your favourite thing about working at RRLS?
I love being able to work with students one on one or in small groups. I am able to observe and focus on their individual learning styles!

What’s your favourite way to spend an afternoon?
Pretending that I am one of the contestants on “the Great British Bake-off” or watching the most recent k-drama!