About Me

Bonjour tout le monde!

My name is Yvonne Prest and I am a French Immersion teacher with the Southeast Kootenay School District, in British Columbia, Canada.  I am originally from Victoria but have been living in Fernie for the past three years.  I came for the mountains, fell in love, and have never looked back! 

In June 2011, I graduated with distinction from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor’s degree in Education. Prior to university, I received an associate of arts degree in English Literature from Camosun College. My teaching career began in 2011 and since then I’ve taught at all levels, as a substitute teacher, in both English and French Immersion classrooms.  

I love working with youth of all ages.  I have been privileged, for the past three years, to work abroad as a program leader for Children’s International Summer Villages (CISV).  I was responsible for organizing three international, one month-long, summer camps with a focus on peace education and building global friendship for children ages 11 to 17 from all over the world.  The skills I learnt in Brazil, Norway and Canada, were life changing to say the least, as I was challenged to meet the needs of such a diverse and large group of students. 

When I am not lost in a book or writing poetry, I enjoy traveling, snowboarding, playing guitar and spending time with loved ones. 

I look forward to learning about you as well!

My door is always open.


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