My name is Paige Walsh and I am 24 years old. I am currently completing my combined degree in Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education at the University of Lethbridge. My major is in the dramatic arts, with a minor in CTS with a community and health focus. Other than my prior two practicum experiences, I have had plenty of experience working with children as well as other hours working in a classroom setting.For seven years I spent my summers working as a camp counsellor at a western horse riding camp for children aged 7-16. Here I helped teach kids how to ride horses, as well as learn to appreciate and enjoy nature. I also spent some time babysitting some of the staff’s children, and one of my favorite activities was writing children’s music with their five year olds. Another opportunity that I have had involving music and children was my three years experience helping to direct and instruct Children’s Musical Theatre, in Chestermere, working with children ages 3-16.I completed my first professional semester in Calgary, at Acadia Elementary School in a Grade 3 classroom. During my time I got the opportunity to work and juggle with a class that had a large number of exceptionalities, and how to work with IPPs. It was a great learning experience to see how lessons needed to be adapted to fit the learning needs of all the different levels within the classroom. During my time I was able to teach lessons in all of the core subjects, as well as a few drama, gym and art lessons.My second professional semester was completed this past spring at William Aberhart High School in Calgary, which was another great experience for me. During this time I taught a Drama 10, and Drama 30 class, as well and an English 10-1. This was a great learning experience for me, finding ways to connect with students at the high school level, as well as find ways that motivated them. I also helped with the schools production of “Almost Maine” as the plays musical director. During the lunch hours I also helped supervise and run the schools Improvisation club.Other than my Practicum experience, my involvement in a classroom has been with volunteering at Coalhurst Elementary School with their Early Literacy program. During this time I would work individually with students to help them have an enjoyment towards reading. I also took time to work with small groups of student’s grades 2-4 that were struggling with reading comprehension.Another opportunity that I had in the classroom was last spring during a Theatre For Young Audiences course that I took at the University. Over a couple of weeks I spent time teaching Drama lessons to grade 1 and 3 students. These lessons were each 45 minutes long and taught the students basic skills used in acting.Other then working with children, my hobbies include the outdoors and my other enjoyments require my creative side. I love to spend my free time snowboarding, horseback riding, hiking and camping. Indoors I love to cook and bake, as well as spend time painting, teaching myself guitar, and singing. Every now and then I also like to dabble in a bit of photography.