Teachers - Senior High - Science Specialist
Mrs. Jennifer Dusyk-Johnson
My name is Jennifer Dusyk-Johnson and I teach both Biology and General Sciences at Cold Lake High School. I earned my Associate Diploma in Biological Sciences with Honors from Red Deer College, then went on to earn my Bachelor of Science Degree with Distinction and my Bachelor of Education Degree with Great Distinction from the University of Lethbridge; majoring in Biological Sciences and minoring in Environmental Outdoor Education. I also earned my Masters Degree in Leadership & Training from Royal Roads University.
I was honored to receive the Prime Minsiter's Award for Excellence in Education, and the APEGA Award for Math & Science Teachers entitled "Who Makes School Cool!" in 2012; I was also a finalist for the Alberta Excellence In Teaching Awards in both 2006 and 2002. In 2002 I was awarded a “Xerox Legacy Award” by Northern Lights School Division for Distinguished Instruction. In 2007 our Science Team at GCHS was honored with a “Xerox Legacy Award” for Exemplary Practices as a Professional Learning Community. In 2007 I was also part of the Leadership Team that was honored by NLSD with a “Xerox Legacy Award” for Leadership and Mentoring with our Student Leadership Group. I feel lucky to work for such an innovative school and school division, with a dedicated staff and tremendous students! I have had numerous Professional Growth opportunities throughout my teaching experience here, and these have continually renewed my passion for teaching and helped me to learn and grow as an educator.
I have taught at Cold Lake High School (formerly Grand Centre High School) for the past twenty years, and I continue to really enjoy teaching here. I am a conscientious person and teacher, and my goal is to help all of my students become engaged learners, who enjoy school and work toward achieving their highest potential now and in the all of their future endeavors.
I am one of the staff advisors for the CLHS Environment Club, called The "Envi-Royals". This is an extracurricular club at CLHS, was selected as one of twenty schools throughout the Province of Alberta to participate in the Generate 2017 Youth Summit on Energy and Climate Change, facilitated by Inside Education. This conference was held in Kananaskis in March, and at the conference the students were inspired to get an Aquaponics System at CLHS. We received a Devon Science Giants Grant which will help us to set up 4 tanks with fish and plants in the Learning Commons at CLHS. We also received a grant from Conoco-Phillips and will be using these funds to help put in another Water Bottle filling station in CLHS and to facilitate a Water Literacy campaign.
If you have any questions or concerns about your son or daughter's education where I may be of assistance, please contact me by either phone or e-mail.
Teacher Timetable 2017-18
Semester 1 (Fall 2017)
Block 1: Prep
Block 2: Biology 20
Block 3: Science 9 (K&E)
Block 4: Biology 30
Semester 2 (Spring 2018)
Block 1: Biology 20
Block 2: Biology 30
Block 3: Biology 20
Block 4: Science 30