My name is Christina Thiel and I am in the final year of my Bachelor of Education- Elementary degree at the University of Regina.

I was raised in Regina and attended St. Marguerite Bourgeois, (1998-2000) St. Gabriel  (2000-2007), and Dr. Martin LeBoldus High School (2007-2011).  During my childhood, I was speed skated with the Regina Speed Skating Club.  After high school, there was an opportunity for me to go to Calgary to train at the Olympic Oval.  While living in Calgary and speed skating at the Olympic Oval, I also completed my Bachelor of Arts in Sociology degree. Prior to moving to Calgary, I knew I wanted to become a teacher, however with the level of commitment and travel required for speed skating, I knew it was unattainable to do while speed skating.  After completing my degree (and “retiring” from speed skating), I decided to move back to Regina and complete the after-degree education program at the University of Regina.  When I am not working on my studies, I keep myself busy by running, speed skating (for fun), cycling, cooking, baking, and spending time at the lake.

I hope to teach in an elementary school, preferably grades K-5. Thus far, I am learned a lot about teaching and myself through my field placements which have been fabulous.

Thank you for checking out my blog and I look forward to sharing more about myself and my passion for teaching.