Hello! I’m André Cyr.

I’m a 32 year-old professional from Toronto. As a teacher with 10 years of experience, I’m a driven educator and passionate speaker. I research subjects such as leadership, culture and trust. I’m continuously looking to build and contribute to innovative projects.

Experience

Teacher

Ontario College of Teachers certified educator at the middle, intermediate and secondary levels.

Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir

Toronto, Canada
2011-present

Classroom teacher,
grades 5 and 6

Taught grades 5 and 6 for three years, including the following subjects : languages, mathematics, science, art education, social sciences, religious education.

Developed and integrated innovative approaches in teaching methods and classroom management, such as project based learning, design thinking, and autonomy-centric intervention.

Physical Education teacher,
grades K to 6

Taught physical and health education to students in grades K to 6 for seven years.

Within role of school board representative with the Ontario Physical and Health Education Association, created exhaustive programs to promote quality physical and health education.

Mathematics pedagogy
faculty lead

Selected as mathematics pedagogy lead, attending specialized school board training programs.

Prepared and facilitated materials and presentations for mental calculus, gamification, and quality mathematics education.

Elaborated flipped-classroom material in calculus, algebra and geometry.

Faculty representative

Elected as faculty representative to parents-teacher-association council meetings to discuss school programs, budgetary decisions, and community events.

Union representative

Elected as faculty representative to administrative meetings to discuss professional rights and responsibilities, school procedures and organization, and internal affairs.

Consultation representative

Elected as specialist and middle-school representative to monthly consultation meetings with administration members, to support union representatives and school procedures.

Leadership team

Established an extracurricular Leadership Team for students aged 11-12 years in elder grades to encourage learning through arts, athletics, ecology, and technology.

Coordinated groups including over 10 faculty members and over 50 students in their initiatives to create and deploy innovative projects to enliven school culture and environment.

Created and supervised multimedia projects to share success stories, including podcasting, web design, graphic design, layout design, audio mixing, live radio and video shows.

Coaching & athletics

Coached middle school groups in preparation for regional tournaments in sports including basketball, volleyball, soccer, kinball, and cross-country running.

Managed the registration, scheduling, coaches and volunteers for the swimming team, including sitting on the organization panel for the yearly regional meet hosting over 1,000 participants.

Organized intramural tournaments for primary school groups, in conjunction with student leadership team initiatives.

Extracurricular coordination

Designed and implemented an extracurricular coordination group to encourage and facilitate the ensemble of extracurricular activities.

Created the framework for the planning, organization and animation of athletic, artistic, community, cultural, and student leadership extracurricular activities.

Ensured constant communication between the faculty staff and the school administration with detailed planning documentation, accessible through an intranet.

Scheduling

Assisted in administrative duties, creating time schedules for over 50 staff members, including considerations for scheduled work periods, pause periods, surveillance duty, school bus schedules, school board regulations, and union regulations.

Database management

Assisted in administrative duties, creating multiple student information databases averaging over 400 entries with concurrent updates.

Budgeting

Assisted in administrative duties, preparing budget documentation and placing orders for material purchases up to 4,000.00$ for academic, artistic and athletic departments.

Board representative

Ontario Physical and Health Education Association

Toronto, Canada
2014-2017

  • Represented the school board during quarterly workshops with provincial representatives.
  • Consulted for media and promotional campaigns for health and physical education in Ontario.
  • Contributed formal content for paper and digital media publications.
  • Hosted webinars and live social media exchanges regarding inquiry-based learning and innovative pedagogical approaches.

Mentor and coach

Académie des étoiles sportives

Ottawa, Canada
2004-2020

  • Coached for an annual bilingual summer sport camps for over 50 students aged 9 to 14.
  • Implemented and managed web branding, registration process and e-commerce platform for participant registration.
  • Coordinated camp activities and counsellor schedule.
  • Mentored student counsellors and volunteers.

Facilitator & Workshop Leader

Ontario Educational Leadership Centre, Ministry of Education

Toronto, Canada
2011-2016

  • Led leadership, coaching and team-building workshops as part of weekly summer leadership camps for francophone students aged 12 to 18.
  • Led discussion groups and feedback workshops to favour retention in francophone students aged 15 to 18 located in schools of various socioeconomic demographics.

Research and Project Consultant

University of Ottawa Faculty of Education

Toronto, Canada
2012

  • Developed a web platform for sharing professional education resources as a continuity of a graduation project.
  • Reviewed user specifications and website user interface analysis.
  • Completed user interface and interaction design usability testing.

Assistant to the coordinator

University of Ottawa, Faculty of Graduate Studies

Ottawa, Canada
2009-2011

  • Acted as a liaison agent between prospective students and Faculty programs & services.
  • Communicated with clients via CRM, email, telephone, chat, and social media interactions.
  • Presented during 10+ events and elaborated promotional materials.
  • Contributed to web design, information architecture, and multimedia creation.

Program assistant

Acquired Brain Injury Program (City of Ottawa)

Ottawa, Canada
2010

  • Assisted with hosting physical and cognitive rehabilitation programs for individuals with central nervous system injuries
  • Hosted sessions including physical re-education sessions, aquatic activity assistance, social reintegration exercises, and cognition activities.

Competencies & aptitudes

Layout and UI design

I can create layouts and user-interface designs for digital and print documents using Sketch, Adobe InDesign, and Affinity Publisher.

Image and vector editing

I can create and edit bitmap and vector images using Adobe Photoshop, Sketch, and Affinity Photo & Designer.

Typography & colour theory

I understand typographic elements and colour theory, and can create typeset pairings and colour palettes for design and branding projects.

Typing

I consistently type an average of 90 words per minute, and have devised an efficient personal workflow centred around MacOS keyboard shortcuts.

Web server management

I manage and mostly understand a Linux VPS server with active websites and multiple user mail accounts.

Database management and scheduling

I can create information databases using Microsoft Excel, including the use of an array of advanced formulas such as COUNTIF and VLOOKUP, conditional formatting, and filtered views.

Sound mixing

I can install audio production and recording equipment, including multiple channel speakers, mixers and equalizers, microphones, analog and digital musical instruments, and audio input sources.

Audio production

I can edit audio files in post-production using Logic Pro to create various audio projects such as podcast episodes, MIDI music tracks, and audio effects.

Video production

I can edit video files in post-production using Final Cut and DaVinci Resolve to create various video projects such as educational tutorials, slideshows, and vlog episodes.

Education, certifications & awards

Bachelor of Education (B. Ed.)

University of Ottawa, Canada

Graduated cum laude in 2011

Bachelor of Science, Honors (B. Sc.)

University of Ottawa, Canada

Graduated cum laude in 2010

Teaching qualifications

Intermediate and Senior Divisions, Biology
Intermediate and Senior Divisions, Health and Physical Education
Junior Division, all teaching disciplines

Award : Prix Inspiration

CSC MonAvenir, 2014


“For innovative initiatives that encourage the engagement of students, the development of their leadership, and their sentiment of fraternity.”

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