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Jennifer A. Jilks
Jennifer A. Jilks
Works at Community Home Support Lanark County
Attended University of Toronto
Lives in Perth, Ontario
Daisy and I took a brief walk. She climbed her favourite tree. You can see last year's leaves, along the deer trails. Then the mosses, which have come to life in our melt and rains. Normal temperatures are below the freezing point. The Rideau Canal skateway in Ottawa is closed.
Happy Paint Party Friday! I spent yesterday afternoon at the kitchen table drawing, while the snow fell. Here is an old one I'd done. We have flying squirrels, red squirrels, black squirrels all over the place! The black squirrel, sitting on the railing in the snow, JB called Slow Eddy!
What a time I've had! I decided to put a feeder up in the wetland to try and capture photos of the Snowshoe hare. With my new gloves (on sale at a leather shop that was going out of business- thank you hubby!), I showed the size of my hare! Down I went to the edge of the wetland.
retired teacher, blogger, hospice volunteer
BLogging, photography, gardening, tropical fish care, senior healthcare advocate.
- Community Home Support Lanark Countyhospice volunteer, 2010 - present
- OCDSB, NNDSB, OBE, CBEspecial ed teacher, 1981 - 2006
- Hospice Muskokahospice volunteer, 2009 - 2010
Toronto - Ottawa - Bala, Ontario - Toronto - Manotick, Ontario - Osgoode, Ontario - North Gower, Ontario - Nepean, Ontario
Author: Living & Dying With Dignity; A daughter's journey
An educator, leader and lifelong learner, Jennifer is an avid reader, writer and blogger. She has developed expertise in working with a wide range of professionals in education and health care. This has helped her negotiate with medical staff while advocating for her parents. She have served on several Boards of Directors. She holds a degree in Early Childhood Education, also, a B.Ed. and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Technology, with experience teaching students from Junior Kindergarten to grade 8, and a Special Education Specialist, she worked with many special needs students. She has delivered workshops to peers, and lectured on a part time basis at the University of Ottawa to student teachers.
Gave palliative care to my parents, while teaching gr. 8 male anger management students. Now a hospice volunteer.
- University of TorontoM. Ed. Curriculum, 1995 - 1999
- University of OttawaFaculty of Education, 1980 - 1981
- Ryerson UniversityEarly CHildhood Education, 1975 - 1979