Alison Roy

School of Academic Upgrading & Development

Bachelor of Education, University of Alberta; Master's in Education, University of Calgary, specializing in Adult, Community and Higher Education (currently taking)

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Nelson Silver King
Instructor, Steps to Opportunities, Academics & Readiness (SOAR) 
My name is Alison Roy, and I am an instructor for the SOAR program in Nelson. I have my Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta, and currently working on my Master's of Education from the University of Calgary, specializing in adult, community and higher education. 

I live in Nelson, BC. My husband and I moved here five years ago to live in the beautiful mountains. We enjoy outdoor activities, such as mountain biking, hiking and skiing. One interesting fact about me is that I love curling and have played the sport since I was in grade four! It is one of my winter hobbies that gets me out of the house on the dark evenings.

I am inspired for teaching by the wise words of Socrates. There is something very magical about teaching. The fire within each of us can be very powerful. I hope to always guide and support the fire for learning in others.

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.”― Socrates

I conclude with another inspirational quotation by Mary Ann Shaffer. She reminds me of the power of humour and laughing. 

“I think you learn more if you're laughing at the same time.”― Mary Ann Shaffer

Selkirk College instructor Allison Roy