My name is Robyn Turgeon and I was born and raised in Oxford County. I attended Glendale High School in Tillsonburg and went
on to graduate from York University with my Honours B.A. (Psychology/French)and B.Ed..
The first 6 years of my career were spent with the Toronto District School Board where I taught Core and French to all
grades 1-8. I also had the pleasure of writing curriculum for the TDSB Social Studies Department in contract positions.
During my last summer in Toronto I worked at the Ontario Science Centre for three weeks as a leader in an enrichment Science
program for Grade 9 students. You can see more information about this program at www.osclub.ca
I began teaching for Thames Valley District School Board in September 2001 at Algonquin P.S.. I was on maternity leave
from September 2002-March 2003 following the birth of our son Damon. During my time "off" from teaching I kept
busy with a few other educational projects. In November 2002 I was a member of the planning committee for the Canadian Aboriginal
Festival's annual Education Day at SkyDome. I also co-wrote a curriculum resource "The Power of Story" published
by the Elementary Teacher's Federation of Ontario. Our book was recently named a finalist for the 2003 Canadian Race Relations
Foundation "Award of Excellence". Myself, as well as the other authors, have been travelling all over Ontario providing
workshops to promote the book, and how it fosters equity in the classroom.
During this school year I will also be involved in some high profile writing projects. I will be planning the learning
activities for the 2003 Aboriginal Festival's "Education Day", as well as acting as a presenter for one of the scheduled
topics. This festival draws over 7000 Ontario students each year. I'm also currently cowriting a Aboriginal curriculum resource
"Talking Leaves" for ETFO and the Toronto Star. This teaching kit will be released at the Aboriginal Festival in
November. I look forward to sharing some of my writing experiences with the students!!!
I am thrilled to be back at Algonquin for the 2003-2004 school year! I hope that you find this website to be a useful
tool, both for information and for communicating with me on a regular basis. Feel free to email me anytime should you have
any questions or concerns!
Looking forward to a fantastic school year!
Robyn Turgeon :-)
click here to see Baby Damon's Web Page!