Janene Baile, Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic School’s newest kindergarten teacher, is excited and a little nervous about her first regular teaching job.
Originally from Red Deer, Baile previously worked as a substitute teacher for Red Deer Public School District before landing her current position. She attended Red Deer College for two years before finishing her teacher’s education at the University of Alberta.
“I thought it would be a nice way to make a difference,” said Baile of her decision to go into teaching, adding that she loves children, especially their curiosity. “They always have something to say and they always have a question.”
Baile will teach the class of 22 students Wednesdays and Fridays. She is helping plan an under-the-sea unit, where students will learn about marine life and make paper crabs and fishes. She will also help organize a field trip to a local veterinarian, and to the Red Deer Safety City Society, which aims to prevent injuries among children.