Jessie Claudio has the distinction of growing up in the “Northern Capital of BC.” Not sure where this is? Prince George, the largest city in Northern BC, has a population of 71,000 inhabitants and was home to Ms. Claudio until her entire family moved to Greater Vancouver when her eldest sibling began university. They first settled in White Rock, then in Richmond and now Ms. Claudio lives in Ladner with her husband and young daughter, Gia.
Armed with a B.A. in Sociology from UBC and a B.Ed. in Critical Thinking and Technology from the same institution, Ms. Claudio has spent her entire teaching career in private and faith-based independent schools. She is passionate about education and is still active at UBC conducting research for the faculty of education. In the past, her extracurricular studies focused on poverty and homelessness; more recently, Ms. Claudio has directed her attention to teacher professional development. She is also a regular guest speaker at UBC’s teacher’s college.
Holidays will find Ms. Claudio and her family enjoying the beaches of Tofino and indulging in healthy, organic food. Next year, Jessie Claudio will be making a special visit back to Prince George as she is 1 of 75 Time Keepers of that city. In 2015, Prince George will dig up a time capsule buried 25 years ago, a project in which Ms. Claudio was a participant.