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Bethany Maclean

Alumna, Valedictorian, Teacher

Bethany Maclean, ©UWinnipeg

Bethany Maclean, ©UWinnipeg

Teaching students to be good people

Coming from a family of teachers, Bethany Maclean has wanted to work in education for as long as she can remember. That dream is now a reality for the recent graduate from The University of Winnipeg’s integrated Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Arts program.

During her time at UWinnipeg, Maclean has developed a teaching philosophy that goes beyond academics and focuses on teaching kids to be good, well-rounded people. She hopes to take that philosophy into her first teaching position at The King's School in the fall of 2017.

Her passion for education is evident in the long list of extracurricular activities she has been involved with during her studies. In addition to working as a curricular tutor, Maclean has served as a day camp counsellor, soccer and basketball coach, after-school program supervisor, and a ministry intern at her church.

She has also expanded her educational experiences by volunteering abroad — conducting a children and youth program in a humanitarian outreach initiative in Romania, and volunteering in a pre-school program in France. Throughout these various roles, Maclean has exemplified the qualities of a dedicated educator and has helped develop creative problem solving, communication, and leadership skills among the young people she has worked with.

She has also received several awards for her academic and leadership excellence, including the Allan J. Ryckman Memorial Scholarship, the Edmond and Dorothy Dyck Scholarship in Education, and the Dr. Jean Memken & Dr. Michael Rogers Scholarship in Education. Maclean served as valedictorian for UWinnipeg's Faculty of Education Spring 2017 Convocation ceremony.

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