“From the time I was a young girl, I wanted to be a Teacher. 👩🏼🏫 Being the oldest of 6 siblings, I would always play school for my playtime activity. After highschool, I attended the university of Calgary and received my Bed Degree. I also received my Diploma in Early Childhood Education. I have taught young children for over 30 yrs. I have taught kindergarten, and Grades 1-4. Teaching children has always been my passion. During those years, I raised two children. I have lived in three Canadian Provinces, Alberta, Ontario and British Columbia. I have travelled to many places like Alaska, Jamaica, Mexico and Hawaii.
In the Summer of 2010, I retired from full time teaching. I then focused on my families needs. In 2011, I sought a retirement job so that I could keep my myself active. I stepped out of my comfort zone, and became a professional school bus driver. This was a total switch from teaching. Although, it gave me a way to still be working with children. For the next six years I drove a 72 seater school bus. I transported school children safely to and from school. Some days it was a real challenge to manoeuvre such a big vehicle on narrow city streets all the while keeping my precious cargo safe in their seats.
Winter driving was always an icy challenge with freezing temperatures and slick roadways. ❄️ Over the last school year, the desire to return to teaching kept recurring. One day in the Spring of 2017, I came upon DaDaABC's advertisement on Facebook. DaDaABC sounded like a great opportunity to get back into teaching. I liked the idea of being able to teach online. DaDaABC is the perfect fit for me as a retirement job. I can still use my teaching skills and abilities to teach children how to speak, read and write English halfway around the world via the internet. Teaching in the early morning also frees me up the rest of the day to spend time with my precious three Grandsons. Thank you DaDaABC for giving me the ability to enjoy sharing this lifelong skill of helping children to develop their potential speaking English.” - DaDaABC Teacher Rita #teachersstories