My name is Tianna Macdonald, and I am a Middle Years Elementary Education student at the University of Regina. Although I have always enjoyed working with children, this passion has become increasingly more apparent to me as I’ve gotten older. For instance, when I was twelve years old, I earned my babysitting certificate from St. John’s Ambulance. I was excited to earn this certificate, and babysat into my early high school years. At sixteen, I obtained my first part time job at a local daycare, where I still work to this day. In the summer of 2016, I took on a summer position as a public programs facilitator for kid’s camps at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. While my work reflects my passion for children, my education has not always done the same.
In the fall of 2014, I began studying Biology at the University of Regina. I pursued this area of study for a year and a half, but realized I did not belong in the field during my third semester. A small but constant voice in the back of my mind kept wondering if maybe I wanted to be a teacher. I finally decided to acknowledge and listen to that voice, and I’m so glad I did. I was accepted into the Middle Years Elementary Education program in the fall of 2016, and I am loving the experience so far.
In my spare time I enjoy going outdoors, reading, watching movies, and spending time with my family and friends. I previously took twelve years of piano lessons growing up, and am trying to find time in my busy schedule to brush up on my skills. I am also trying to become more physically active so I can look, feel, and think my best.
Although I am just beginning my journey as a teacher, I am excited to move forward. I can’t wait to experience all the ups (and downs) teaching will bring. There is no doubt in my mind that I want to be a teacher, and I hope you’ll continue to follow me on this journey.