Chris Carruthers

Valley, Canada

Chris Carruthers is an educator from Nova Scotia, Canada. As a resident of the Atlantic Canadian provinces, Chris understands the...

Chris Carruthers is an educator from Nova Scotia, Canada. As a resident of the Atlantic Canadian provinces, Chris understands the disparity that exists within our schools, both economically and technologically. That is why he has identified integration of technology through responsible means as one of his fundamental goals as an educator. Technology can connect us in ways that we had never even dreamed and through education can offer a voice for those who so often go without.

During his six years at Acadia University in the Annapolis Valley, Chris developed an intense passion for activism and leadership roles within a community. It was during this time that Chris became involved with promotion and communications for a number of organizations at Acadia University including The Athenaeum student newspaper as well as Acadia’s Sisters in Spirit and Idle No More campaigns. This also lead to an increased involvement in the body of student politics that surrounded the Acadia Students’ Union as Chris became increasingly more integrated to the university.

While serving as Assistant Communications Director for the Acadia Students’ Union, Chris was responsible for developing creative ways to engage a campus that many considered to be apathetic to a variety of important issues. During his Bachelor of Education, Chris saw first hand how apathy can be created in the public school system and why it is increasingly important for teachers to be the facilitators of knowledge while encouraging critical literacies and open discussions among students.

In 2015, Chris accepted a role at Kettering Science Academy in the United Kingdom teaching English. In this role, Chris worked to improve his skills as an educator and has promoted the creation of lifelong learners in his students. Upon returning from the UK in the summer of 2016, Chris began working with Chignecto-Central Regional School Board as a Substitute Teacher.

  • Age: 26
  • Joined: April 2011
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