Blog Monthly Archives:: April 2015

Meet Stephanie, DASH’s newest team member!

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I have spent most in my life at school, either as a student or as a teacher.

After I graduated from a French university with my PhD in my pocket, I decided to spend a year or two in Canada and try teaching French as second language—that was almost 10 years ago, and I am still here! The more time I’ve spent in Vancouver, the more I’ve become interested in healthy living; this has motivated me to take a personal trainer course, and to learn about healthy eating and maintaining an active lifestyle.

This year, I really wanted to try making an impact with schools and students in a new way, outside the classroom. That’s how I ended up at DASH.

As the new Outreach Coordinator for Francophone and French immersion schools at DASH, I work not only with schools (principals, teachers, parents) but also with health authorities and other organizations to support French healthy schools programs. So far, the feedback I’ve received from Francophone and French immersion schools is very positive, which is thrilling. French is my first language, and I know how hard it can be for French speakers to live in French in British Columbia, and how challenging it can be for teachers to teach in French.

I truly enjoy working at DASH. I felt welcome right away. We all work hard, but are also able to have fun, and share treats and good laughs over lunch. I couldn’t hope for better.

I look forward to working with the DASH team to support the growth of Francophone healthy schools in the year to come.