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Anett Chicomny Pon

Teachers - NES Educational Catalyst

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About Me

My name is Anett Chicomny Pon (Mrs Pon).  My Blackfoot name is: Poo Ki Tsi Ki Na Ki or Little Messy Haired Woman.  I was given my name by Elder Herman Yellow Old Woman of Siksika.

I am in my eighteenth year as a teacher.  I spent time in all classrooms from grades K - 12 but 16 years was spent at a First Nations school teaching mathematics and science grades 7 - 12.  I am a mathematics specialist and completed my Master of Education from the University of Calgary in 2012.

As Educational Catalyst I am helping administration develop their literacy and numeracy programs as well with school-wide assessments.  Further, I support teachers in their effective use of technology to bring interactive and enriching lessons to their remote and or online classrooms.  I also am able to provide parents / learners assistance if needed.

I believe that learning should happen by participation in activities tied to the real world.  The current situation of Covid 19 is making this aspect more difficult with most activities happening in a virtual world.  I strive to ensure that this world is reflective of the Stoney culture.

My life experience has shown me that it is important to be in service to others. I follow the teachings of the Circle of Courage, adopting values of: generosity, respect, belonging and mastery.  I am grateful for the 7 principles of the Stoney Nakoda Teachings and its medicine wheel.

I am from Ontario where most of my family live and moved to Calgary in 1991.  I live with my husband and have two grown step-children and one step grandchild.  I enjoy spending time traveling, visiting family and learning about new cultures.