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The School of Contemporary Teaching & Learning (SCTL) supports the tri-campus college community in all matters pertaining to contemporary teaching. We ask that you connect with us via the shared email so that we can continue using a team-based approach in answering all inquiries.

This email account is monitored during regular working hours from 8:00am-4:00pm and is accessible to all SCTL team members. To learn more about our team, follow us on twitter and review the following bios. We also invite you to provide us with feedback using the link below.

SCTL Team Bios

André S. Léger, Associate Dean - School of Contemporary Teaching & Learning

André is the Associate Dean for the School of Contemporary Teaching & Learning *SCTL). His educational background includes a Bachelor’s of Art (Sociology), Master of Arts (Sociology), and Master of Education (Post-Secondary Studies). These degrees are coupled with a series of specialized certificates in educational leadership, online course design, curriculum quality assurance, and board governance. His continued interest in education have also led him to pursue a PhD (Higher Education) from University of Toronto where he is currently researching the decision-making processes of Academic Centres as part of his doctoral dissertation.

Prior to his appointment as Associate Dean, André worked as an Instructional Designer, Faculty Member, Curriculum Developer, Digital Technologist, Manager of Hybrid/Online Course Design, and was the Lead Social Researcher for a company that focused on student engagement. He has also served as Board Chair/Vice-Chair for OntarioLearn, Chair/Co-Chair of the Eastern Region College Committee on Human Resources Development (ERCCHRD), Board Director for eCampusOntario, and is currently the administrative internal Governor for the Board of Governors of St. Lawrence College.

His experience and education have contributed greatly to his leaner-centred approach to academic leadership as he strives to promote inclusive teaching strategies within his work as an educational developer.

Julie Johnston, Administrative & Academic Support Officer

Julie is the Administrative & Academic Support Officer, in the School of Contemporary Teaching and Learning, providing support to school activities. Joining the college in 1989, Julie has worked in a wide range of service and academic areas including Futures, President’s Office, OSDO, Human Resources, Physical Plant, Marketing, Student Services, Brockville Dean’s Office, Online and Continuing Education.

A member of many college committees over the years, Julie has participated in: Payroll Flowcharting, Rewards & Recognition Workgroup, Staff Appreciation, Brockville Christmas Party, Staff Awards, College Learning Connections Conference and Performance Planning & Development.

An active participant in annual college activities Julie has supported Convocation, Open House, Student Orientation Day, Triple Play for high school students, Firefighter Orientation, Faculty Orientation, Connections for Grade 7 & 8 students, Connections for Grade 10 & 11 students and numerous interview panels.

Jamie Edwards, Educational Developer

(currently seconded as part-time Acting Associate Dean, Creative Industries from June 2021 to October 2021)

Jamie is an educator who specializes in supporting faculty in all areas of teaching and learning. He is passionate about the underlying cognitive processes that enable learning and seeks to empower faculty to use evidence informed instructional and assessment strategies. In addition, Jamie believes in the power of emotion and interpersonal connections to support the learning process and applies person-centered approaches to both teaching and faculty professional development.

Over the last 8 years at SLC, Jamie has been eLearning Specialist, Curriculum Specialist, part time instructor, and, most recently, Acting Associate Dean for the School of Arts, Media and Design.

Jamie is an OCT and holds undergraduate degrees in music and education and a graduate degree in education. He is currently pursuing further education in inclusion and intercultural studies as well as mindfulness facilitation.

Dr. Jessica Rich, Educational Developer

(currently on contract from June 2021 to October 2021)

Dr. Jessica Rich is a Part-Time (contract) Educational Developer, who brings a background in postsecondary teaching and learning, student assessment and evaluation, program evaluation, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) across professional and vocational disciplines (e.g., K-12 education, health professions education, engineering, business, law, etc.). As a scholar, Jessica’s program of research explores how conceptions of competence influence the design of competency frameworks, implementation and enactment of competency-based education, and the evaluation of competency-based education programs. Jessica has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses on self-regulated learning and inquiry, teaching and learning outside of traditional classroom contexts, contemporary approaches to student assessment, and program evaluation. As an educational developer, Jessica has a passion for supporting faculty with orchestrating authentic and inclusive approaches to student assessment and evaluation within classrooms and the workplace; the use of feedback to close performance gaps; and engagement in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

John Wright, Digital Learning Technology Administrator

John Wright has a tri-campus role as the Digital Learning Technology Administrator. This role provides leadership on the administrative functions of college approved digital learning technologies as part of the larger SCTL. John is also a proud SLC alumni and has spent the last 20 years working with educational technologies in the private sector. This experience included leadership roles implementing new learning management systems, exploring digital tools for content creation, and facilitating training sessions on digital learning technologies. His passion for technology leads his current interests in researching new and innovative learning technologies. He is also a pioneer in the field of Virtual Reality (VR) simulation having designed and developed 3D immersive VR simulation modules for the Construction industry.

Angie Covey, eLearning Developer & Support Technologist

Angie Covey is the eLearning Developer & Support Technologist at St. Lawrence College. She has a great passion for online education, teaching, and training. Angie supports digital learning initiatives relating to the implementation of fully online SLC courses/programs and OntarioLearn courses. She uses a team-based approach in supporting online operations by working closely with many departments throughout the College.

Angie educational background includes a Online Learning Design & Development certificate from Algonquin College. She has also completed various professional courses such as: "Quality Matters Coordinator Training" and "Applying the QM Rubric" from Quality Matters. Her continued interest in digital learning has also led her to complete the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program which included extensive training on best practices for Course Design, Interaction, & Collaboration, Assessment, and Learner Support. She is currently enrolled in the Ontario Extend Empowered Educator program with eCampusOntario and has completed three badges (e.g., Teacher for Learning Badge, Technologist Badge, and Curator badge).

Rochelle Hughes, Digital Learning Specialist

Rochelle is a Digital Learning Specialist within the School of Contemporary Teaching and Learning. While her office will be based on the Kingston Campus; she assists faculty members from all three campuses.

Rochelle’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education and a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University. Her past experience as a General Education Blackboard Technician and as a teacher, provided her with the knowledge and skill sets required to be successful in this role. Rochelle assists faculty members by educating, troubleshooting, and promoting the use of college-approved educational technologies. In addition, she has created numerous resources and delivered many workshops since starting in March 2020. Rochelle is excited to grow in this role and is passionate about empowering faculty members to use technology.

Outside of work Rochelle enjoys spending time outdoors, trying new recipes, and spending time with friends and family. She also loves to travel and has been to 12 countries.

Patrick Hymus, Digital Learning Specialist

After living in and teaching at universities in Korea for 18 years, Patrick returned to his hometown of Cornwall in July 2020 with his family. An enthusiastic educator and lifelong learner, Patrick joined St. Lawrence College as a Career and Innovation Services Advisor before transitioning to his current role of Digital Learning Specialist with the SCTL.

Following his interests in Science, Patrick earned his B.Sc. with Honours in Biology from Trent University and went on to earn his Master of Education, which proved to be a transformative experience both personally and professionally.

In his role as a foreign language instructor, he served as both an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher and a subject-specific instructor. Other career accomplishments include working alongside a team of dedicated colleagues to implement program improvements for team communication and the greater adoption of digital learning tools, as well as authoring course learning materials.

VACANCY, Educational Developer & Curriculum Consultant - Indigenous Ways of Knowing & Being

We are currently searching for a new team member to fill this new and exciting role with the SCTL!

Learn more by visiting the SLC employment page

VACANCY, Faculty Secondments (multiple)

We are exploring future learning opportunities that will enable faculty to join the SCTL on secondment to fulfill specific roles that aim to enhance our professional development programming.

More information will become available during the 2021-22 academic year and made available on our website.

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