Nicole McLauchlin

Grade 5, Core French Level 1, Core French Level 2, Core French 10

Graduated high school from École Valois in Prince Albert – 2006 Entered the BAC program at the U of R – 2006 Spent 2nd year of university at Université Laval in Québec City – 2007 Earned my B.Ed. degree with distinction from the U of R – 2010 Taught 5 years in various schools for the Conseil des écoles fransaskoises (CÉF) (k-4) At the DLC since the fall of 2015 with a focus on elementary and Core French

I teach because it is so rewarding to see the lightbulb click on a child when they finally understand a concept. In the online world, this looks different, but there are still those moments when you can see that a student has really understood and feels so very appreciative of the help that you have given along the way.

I volunteer with various community organisations, lending a hand wherever possible, from operating a cash table to creating posters/advertisements for the event, to participating and having fun. The past couple years, I have also volunteered with the production crew for Telemiracle, in Saskatoon and Regina, doing a lot of behind the scenes work to ensure that the show runs as smoothly as possible.

My first language is English, but I am fluent in French and understand a fair bit of Spanish. I am deaf in my right ear, which comes with many challenges, especially in an online, language environment. Growing up, my family raised Katahdin sheep, which are low-maintenance, meat sheep. We had one that had to be bottle fed and she literally followed us onto the school bus one day when we were running a little late with her bottle.