Mrs. Deborah Shinkaruk-Hobbs
My name is Deborah Shinkaruk-Hobbs and I am proud to be part of the Blessed Sacrament community. I am very excited for this upcoming school year as this will be my first time teaching the PK3. I graduated with a BA (Theatre and Psychology) and a B.Ed., (Drama and Special Education) from the University of Alberta, Canada. I also studied Film and Documentary Making at Winchester College, UK. As an educator of 18 years, I taught Drama, Religion, Social Studies, Art, and CALM (Career and Life Management) for Edmonton Catholic School District. While I was at Archbishop Oscar Romero Catholic High School, I was the Department Head for Religious Studies and Social Justice, Fine Arts, World Languages, Foods and Industrial Arts and Technology. I taught theatre classes and directed children to adults in a professional community theatre as well as for the city summer theatre camps. I thrive on creativity, the love of learning and the passion of performance which is often the backbone of many lessons both in life and in the classroom. I enjoy every aspect of teaching and have realized in my years that students can teach us as much as we teach them. Hence, this is one of my favorite things about teaching. I have been blessed more in life than I deserve. I have a loving family, good health, spiritual relationship with God, and a great opportunity to teach.
“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X