A bit about me!
My name is Ms. Rylance and this is not the first time I have the privilege to be a part of this family as I completed my first student teaching practicum of my degree with the fabulous Mrs. Gumpinger in Social and English Language Arts, just a short year ago. My experience with the school and staff was so fantastic and I only see this new journey being as great. Archbishop Jordan High School hosted me for my second practicum in the area of Social Studies. I grew up in Edmonton, and graduated from the Ukrainian Bilingual Program.I have so many passions that are embedded in my life that have helped mold me into the teacher I am. I have 4 wonderful siblings who always challenge me (as you may imagine), and I am so blessed to have them in my life. I am also involved in the world of Ukrainian Dance. I have taught dance for 8 years. I have also been a part of dance ensembles which have allowed me to travel internationally. I formerly danced with Shumka and currently hold membership with the Volya Ukrainian Dance Ensemble. Traveling is one of my largest loves and contributed to my interest in history and politics during my Education Degree. I expanded my knowledge of the Spanish Language by studying for a summer semester in Madrid, Spain and continue to seek out opportunities to learn more during my travels.
I am a firm believer that we must work from the bottom up to make a difference and once a seed is planted in our students, our work has the ability to have long lasting effects. This ripple effect model is the base of my teaching philosophy and I am passionate about making a purposeful difference in each student’s life; hopefully, molding them into contributing citizens on our world stage.