James Donald Rideout                                                          

      26 Porter Street

      Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, B5A 2Y6

      902-742-8619 (h)

      902-740-2548 (c)




Teaching Qualifications                                                                                   

  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Level 5 (advanced), Global English online (2014)

  • 33 years full-time teaching in Nova Scotia Public Schools (1979-2012); substitute and term teaching (from 2012)

  • Bilingual: English and French; some knowledge of Spanish

  • Teacherís Certificate Nova Scotia TC7 (equivalent to Masters Degree), permanent

  • Independent study of Neurolinguistic Approach to Second Language Acquisition (2013)

  • Certificate in Teaching of French Second Language, Communicative/Experiential Approach
    Universitê Sainte Anne, Nova Scotia (1994)

  • Certificate in French for Non-Francophones, Universitê Laval, Quêbec (1988)

  • BEd, Acadia University, Nova Scotia (1979)

  • BA, Mount Allison University, New Brunswick (1978)

  • Experience in integration of Information Technologies in curriculum (from 1988)

  • Professional Associations: Nova Scotia... Social Studies Teachers Association, Math Teachers Association, Science Teachers Association, Language Teachers Association; Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers (member at various times)


Teaching Employment History                                                                        


      2012 to present    Substitute/Supply teaching, various grades and subjects

                                  Elementary and Secondary Schools

                                  Yarmouth area, Nova Scotia


      2013, 2014          Grades 4-6 Core French (job share)

      Jan.-Feb.             Meadowfields Community School

                                  Yarmouth, Nova Scotia


      2006-2012          Grade 5

                                 Arcadia Consolidated School

                                 Arcadia, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia


      1992-2006:          Grade 4 French Immersion

                                  Yarmouth Central School

                                  Yarmouth, Nova Scotia


      2003, Feb.-July    Professional Development Consultant in Technology Integration


                                  Tri-County District School Board

                                  Yarmouth, Nova Scotia


      1988-1992:          Grade 8 French Immersion, Grade 7 Core French

                                  Maple Grove Education Centre

                                  Hebron, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia


      1980-1988:          Grades 1-6 Core French

                                  Arcadia Consolidated School

                                  Arcadia, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia


      1979-1980:          Grades 8-10 Core French, Grade 11 English

                                  Bridgetown Regional High School

                                  Bridgetown, Nova Scotia



Educational Experiences                                                                     

  • Gradebook online Student Information System: professional development (2011-12)

  • Special heritage project with students: Rubbing Shoulders With Our Forebears for Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, 250th Anniversary, supported by Professional Development Assistant Fund Grant ($5000) from Nova Scotia Teachers Union (2011)

  • Supervised practicum of seven teacher interns (between 1984 and 2011)

  • Contributed lesson plans and original game to Art Gallery of Nova Scotiaís web-based Age of Sail project (2005)

  • Team Leader in student developed heritage website on Yarmouth and the Age of Sailing Ships for Canada's Grassroots Project; mentoring collaborating teachers (2004)

  • Development and publication of Education Kit for Heritage in the Schools Nova Scotia / Yarmouth County Museum and Archives; presented at Association of Nova Scotia Museums annual conference (2002)

  • Conducted professional development for teachers in technology integration through in-class modeling, one-on-one mentoring, workshops and in-service training days (2003)

  • Active Young Readers initiative professional development (2001-2002)

  • Web and graphic design courses, Nova Scotia Community College (2000-2005)

  • INTEL Teach to the FutureĒ training, Nova Scotia Department of Education (2002)

  • Nova Scotia Learning Interchange Design Studio, Nova Scotia Department of Education (2001)

  • British Columbia Science World Loon Lake Summer Institute for Teachers (1999, 2000)

  • Member of Work Group for Nova Scotia Department of Education to develop Curriculum Guide for Late French Immersion (1988-1990)

  • Piloted three commercial materials for Nova Scotia Department of Education


Awards and Recognition                                                                                  

  • Yarmouth Local Nova Scotia Teachers Union Local Service Award (2012)

  • Halifax Discovery Centre Grade 5 Science Video Competition: 1st place winner (2011)
    2nd place winner (2007, 2008, 2009)

  • Finalist, Governor General's Award for Excellence in Teaching Canadian History (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)

  • Yarmouth County Historical Society Heritage Award for Educational Projects (1999, 2001)

  • Yarmouth Central School Choir Certificate of Appreciation: volunteer help (1999, 2000, 2001)

  • Yarmouth Central School Home and School Association: recognition for computer center and school website management (2001)

  • Yarmouth County Historical Society Volunteer Certificate (2000)

  • Yarmouth Teachers Professional Centre: letter of appreciation for production of promotional video (1999)


Other Activities & Interests                                                                             



  • Technology Lead Teacher, Arcadia Consolidated School (2006-2012)

  • Website developer/manager, Arcadia Consolidated School (2006-2012), Yarmouth Central School (2000-2006) 

  • Choir assistant, videographer, CD designer, Yarmouth Central School (2000-2004)

  • Set design and construction, acting, trip chaperone: school musicals (1999-2004)

  • LAN Manager/technician, Macintosh lab, Yarmouth Central School (1995-2005)

  • Peer coaching in use of Information and Communication Technologies (1995-2012)

  • Track/cross-county coach (various years)


  • Webmaster, Cape Forchu Lightstation Yarmouth, Nova Scotia (from 2013)

  • Community Theatre: actor and backstage (numerous productions between1980 and 2014)

  • Member and Webmaster, Yarmouth Shantymen, menís a capella singing group (from 1990)

  • Member, Yarmouth Bell Ringers: handbell choir (from 2015)

  • Member, Yarmouth Community Chorale (1992-2014)

  • Filmed and produced English and French educational videos / DVDs on waste sorting for WasteCheck (2004)

  • Sole Proprietor TopDesk Custom Printing: specializing in desktop video and CD production, graphic and photographic design and editing (1998-2001)

  • Graphic design and translation services donated to nonprofit organizations

  • reading; travel; home repair and maintenance, landscaping, running



Available on request

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