Welcome to Grade 6
Hello everyone! My name is Mrs. Blanken and I am the Grade 6 teacher at Glenn Arbour Academy. I completed my undergraduate degree at McMaster University and my Masters of Education at D’Youville College. This is my 5th year teaching and I love love my job! The goal in my classroom is to make my students feel like family. I truly believe that a well rounded education includes a combination of academic excellence but also a place that students feel comfortable learning. By providing fun, engaging experiences I strive to teach my students academically while instilling confidence, respect and a positive attitude.
Outside of the classroom, my husband and I have been blessed with two little miracles; Aiden is six and Jake is three. Our days our fun and full of adventure!! We love travelling and making memories with our little munchkins! When I am not busy being a mom (which is usually never haha) I have a passion for the arts, volunteer work and coordinating fun activities! Teaching dance at McMaster University and working as a Student Activities Coordinator has provided me with some memorable and rewarding experiences.
I am thrilled to be working at GAA and apart of such a wonderful school community. The rest of the year is going to be filled with exciting adventures and I cannot wait to share them with all of you!