Meet our Principal
Dear Red Earth Creek School Families,
My name is Erin Reilly and I am so excited to introduce myself as the new acting principal of Red Earth Creek School. I look forward to getting to know your children, their personalities, learning styles and interests. I am looking forward to getting to know you as well! I hope to meet all of you during the parent teacher interviews on December 5 from 6:00pm to 8:00 p.m. Furthermore, I can hardly wait to join you all at our community events, like our winter carnival and bonfire, and other community building activities where we can get to know one another.
Here is some information about myself. While attending Mount Royal College (MRC), now university, I tutored at the learning skills center and really enjoyed teaching English Language Learning (ELL) students in various subjects. After completing my bachelor of arts majoring in economics I went back to MRC and worked in the economics lab for a year. Then I taught ELL internationally for about 12 years. I have taught in Korea, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, and have travelled extensively throughout Asia and Mid East. At first, teaching and traveling was overwhelming and felt like learning another degree. Each new country was a new experience featuring different languages, customs, and religions, personal and professional growth. Since then and in Canada, I have worked at Tsuut'ina Nation and in Fort Chipewyan. In addition to teaching a variety of courses, I have worked as an Alberta Teachers Association (ATA) representative, ran the school web page, provided Information Technology (IT) supports, and Administrative supports in a range of areas.
I had the opportunity to be a team leader and run a compound during one contract at a university in Saudi Arabia. I ran a department for a private school in Oman and was in charge of placement tests, salaries, and general financial health of that company. I have seen education from the administrative, political, societal, teacher, and financial points of view.
I have completed my CAPPA production Accounting certification, 3rd year Certified General Accounting, Tesl/Tefl certificate, Arts & Science Certificate, Bachelor of Arts with a major in Economics, Bachelor of Education with a specialization in elementary math, Graduate-level Certificate. In 2017, I started my Master of Education and the graduate certificate in interdisciplinary studies was successfully completed in 2018. I am currently doing the graduate diploma in Neuropsychology, and will complete the MEd in 2020.
Once again, I am so excited and happy to have the opportunity to bring all that I have experienced and learned with me to your wonderful community. I look forward to meeting you on parent teacher interviews on December 5th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Erin Reilly, Acting Principal
Red Earth Creek School