For this week’s blog post, we decided to interview Ms. Stephanie Nordlee, a Phys. ed. and Science teacher here at CCH. We already know she’s a talented athlete and coach, but we wanted to know a bit more about what makes her such a passionate teacher. We asked her a few simple questions and got some pretty interesting answers. Here is some background information on Ms. Nordlee:
How and when did you decide to become a teacher?
When I first graduated high school, I thought I wanted to be a physiotherapist. I originally went to the U of L to get my undergrad degree and apply into that program. I did a summer internship while going to university at a Physio. clinic and decided it was not for me. So, I finished my first degree and spent two years working for Alberta Health Services in Human Resources. I hated my job there and decided to go back to school to become a teacher, and the rest is history!
What’s your favourite part of teaching?
The relationships. I love the relationships I get to build with both my students and my colleagues here at CCH!
If you could do anything besides teach, what would it be?
Besides teaching, my second biggest passion is probably basketball refereeing. I would probably choose to ref. NCAA basketball in the States.
So there ya have it, folks! Ms. Nordlee didn’t know she wanted to be a teacher right off the bat; however, we can say without a doubt it is something she was meant to do! At CCH we appreciate having such a young, fun, and athletic teacher as well as coach. She never fails to put a smile on everyone’s face and our school wouldn’t quite be the same without her.
Chloe Devoy is a grade eleven student at CCH. She enjoys playing hockey and soccer, and running cross-country for the CCH team. Her favourite thing about CCH is the variety of extra-curricular activities.