BARRY’S BAY – A former Barry’s Bay resident has recently been recognized for her exceptional and creative teaching.
Carolyn Crosby (nee Boyer) grew up most of her life in Barry’s Bay. She graduated from Madawaska Valley District High School here and later went on to attend the University of Ottawa, where she studied mathematics and eventually decided on a career as a teacher.
Currently, she resides in a tiny community, smaller than Barry’s Bay, known as McDonalds Corners. She works for the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario, teaching math at an alternative high school that specializes in a co-op pathway.
“So, students come to school one day and then co-op the next day, all year long,” she explained. “We have two programs, a trade and technology program and a hospitality program – I link the math to the students’ programs. We specialize in the workplace pathway and are doing a lot of work to make this a good pathway for students.”
What’s more, currently, staff, including Crosby at St. Luke’s are working and connecting with college apprenticeship programs to learn, which skills are the necessary skills students need to be successful, Crosby elaborated.
Story continues in the June 12, 2013 issue of The Valley Gazette.