Hi, my name is Brianna Rose Gelowitz! I was born and raised in the breathtaking province of Saskatchewan. Raised in the city of Regina, I spent the summers of my youth camping and exploring this beautiful province with my parents, brother, and sister, which instilled a deep appreciation for the natural beauty, differing landscapes, and diverse communities of the province I was raised in.
In September 2017, I began working towards my Bachelors of Education in the Secondary Program, majoring in Social Studies and minoring in English. My desire to teach began with some of my amazing elementary and high school teachers who showed me what it meant to truly love what you do. Also, in 2016 I began working a summer job out at Camp Monahan, which solidified my desire to work with youth and young adults.
For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated with history. This is especially true when it comes to learning about the World Wars, as well as Canadian and European history. The ability for me to learn, then through teaching share this love I have for history makes me excited for what the future holds for me in my career. I chose to minor in English as I also love to write, read, and analyze literature, which led me to take the Advanced Placement program through high school, ending with taking the College Board English Literature and Composition Exam in my senior year.
From the time I was young, my parents instilled a love of travel in me. From travelling throughout the Canadian East Coast at the age of four and camping throughout Canada every summer from a young age until I began at Camp Monahan, allowing me to visit nearly every province. Also, we travelled in 2013 to both the Bahamas in February and then Alaska in July. During my senior year of high school, I had the opportunity to travel without my family. First, going to Ottawa, Ontario to spend the week leading up to Remembrance Day to learn from veterans, historians, and national museums under the topic of Canada’s role in war and peacekeeping missions through Encounters with Canada, before spending November 11th at the National Remembrance Day Ceremony in Downtown Ottawa. This allowed me to learn and grow in my love of history, as well as meet veterans and hear their incredible stories. Just months later, I was fortunate enough to spend Easter Break in Spain and Portugal. This amazing trip allowed me to learn about a culture completely different from that of the Canadian culture I was raised in, as well as having the first-hand opportunity to learn about ancient history, which is not possible in Canada. These experiences have created an urge in me to continue exploring new cultures and countries, especially those in Europe.
Outside of History, English, and travelling, I enjoy camping and the outdoors, spending time with friends and family and slowing I am beginning to get into photography.
The best education I have ever received was through travel. -Lisa Ling