Over the last five years, there has been a massive increase in the amount of resources available for officiating development in British Columbia. This process has ebbed and flowed over time but recently, there has been marked improvement. Not only have associations begun to recognize that officiating is integral to the game but they understand their own roles in improving the quality of their officials. While investment at the association level is limited by the means of their membership, the improvement has been noticeable across the board.
This new reality has led to a need to measure and quantify the success of officiating development programs. An association’s board is accountable to its members for all expenditures.
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I am an experienced educator with eight years of professional experience in coaching and mentorship with a focus on hockey officiating. I have worked in program development and management, with a focus on leadership training and development. I have also worked with curriculum development and implementation, with an interest in technology-based learning environments. After several years of classroom teaching with the Vancouver School Board, I have recently joined Hockey Canada in the role of Manager, Officiating, overseeing Hockey Canada's programming from coast to coast to coast.
My research interests include coaching and leadership, pedagogy of sport, analytics and gap analysis, technology-based learning environments, curriculum development, social studies and English language arts curriculum and pedagogy, post-colonial literature, music as cultural expression, diasporic history, history of indigenous contact, Afro-American history, and legal and constitutional history.