About Mrs. P

About Mrs. P

Well this is kind of daunting! I don’t consider myself to be a tech expert, but I feel like I’ve been able to problem solve my way around most challenges the digital world throws at me. I’ve recently started my journey towards attaining my Master’s Certificate in Educational Technology & Media. This is my second class out of five and I am hoping only to continue to learn and grow in the area of digital technology.

My name is Christina Puscus and I am currently in my 10th year of teaching with the Regina Catholic School Division. Actually…my 10th year of teaching has been cut a bit short due to a bone-breaking fall one seemingly non-slippery day. I went 31 years without breaking a single bone. Then I broke 3 at once. Life.

I graduated from the University of Regina in 2012. I grew up in Regina and attended St. Peter Elementary School and O’Neill High School. All my life, I’ve had a passion for sports and physical activity. My daughter was born in December, 2019, which put that part of my life on hold a bit. I’m looking forward to getting back to those activities once I’m fully recovered.

When I’m not teaching or involved in extra-curricular activities, I love to garden, read, bake and decorate (and eat) fancy cookies, play the guitar, and spend time at the lake during the summer months.

I decided to pursue this particular certificate for a variety of reasons. First, it was the one I felt most interested in out of the programs offered. Second, it is no secret how the world continues to evolve into an ever-connected meshing of the real and the digital. As an educator, I feel a personal and professional responsibility to be able to provide quality education in and through digital technology and media. I believe that the courses I am taking provide me with an opportunity to achieve this.

If my students were to describe me, they would probably say that I smile and laugh a lot and that I’m pretty “chill”.

Something that is central to my personal conceptualization of pedagogy is this quote by Maya Angelou:

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Of course my goal as a teacher is to help students learn and grow. But there’s far more to this than can be found in any curriculum.