Joanne Buss

Teachers - Elementary


I was raised in the francophone community of Girouxville.  I graduated from the Faculté St.Jean (U of A) in 1995 with a major in French & Phys.Ed. I taught at St.Albert Catholic High for 6 years, teaching various French Immersion courses including French Lang. Arts, Social & Phys.Ed.  I coached the Badminton team & Sr Girls Volleyball team, and organized trips to France & Quebec with students. I then moved to Grande Prairie and have been teaching at St.Gerard since 2004.  I have 2 children; Carter is attending St John Paul 2 in grade 8 and Alyssa is in grade 6 at St Gerard.  I enjoy camping, travelling, quadding, water-skiing, snow-boarding, volleyball & badminton. 

This year my teaching assignment includes the 4 Grade 7 French Language Arts classes, as well as the Photoshop options course and Celtic Academy for grade 4/5.   I will also be coaching the badminton team again this year. I enjoy getting to know my students and try to provide an environment where they can have fun or use technology while learning the French Language.

Wishing you all a fabulous school year!