A Little Bit About Me!

Hi! My name is Jelisa. I am a current student at the University of Regina in the faculty of Education. I am working towards becoming a high school teacher, in the areas of English and Drama.

I am very passionate about The Arts. Under the shining stage lights is where I feel most at home. In high school, I took part in the Yorkton Regional’s fall production, The Addams Family. Being out of high school, I was given the opportunity to step in as assistant director of the Yorkton Regional’s fall 2022 musical production, Beauty and the Beast. During my time working at the Madge Lake Bible Camp, I participated in the yearly Christmas dinner theatres as well. Last year I participated in the Saskatchewan Youth Choir directed by Scott Leithead in Regina (as an Alto). I missed auditions for this season, but hopefully I’ll have another shot next year!

I spend most of my free time journaling, baking, and spending time with my friends and family. I have two little fur babies at home, Sylvester and Weezie. They’re a handful, but I love them both.

At two years old, I was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. That being said, I grew up with a number of challenges. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve decided to look back at my experiences with a positive light. Growing up with a disability has taught me to be kind to others, always. You never know where someone has been, and what they are going through.

I’m excited to bring creative, hands-on learning in the classroom. I had a positive experience in school, and I want my future students to have that, too. Practical activities and repetition are how I learn best. Students are more likely to grasp the concepts being taught to them if they have an interest in it. Rather than teaching pen to paper, I want to make sure that I am as invested in my students’ learning as I wish them to be.