My name is Janice Pisko Hart and I am so lucky to work with such terrific students, staff, and parents. I love teaching at GW Smith. I have been fortunate to teach in Red Deer Public for 9 years, teaching Grades 1, 2, and 3. I have Bachelor of Art from Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax and a Bachelor of Education through the Red Deer College and University of Alberta Middle Years Collaborative program.
I live on a quarter section east of Delburne. Though I rent out the pasture land, I do have a few cattle of my own; plus, a horse, a donkey, some chickens, dogs, cats and the latest arrival: a pygmy goat. It is a bit of a funny farm and my students hear lots of stories about the antics of my critters.
My son, Zak is in his final year at the University of Lethbridge and my son, Ben is in Grade 12 at Delburne School. They bring me tremendous joy and I feel fortunate to call these amazing young men, my sons. They both scuba dive and ride motorcycles contributing to many of my grey hairs!
I love to read, garden, cook, eat, and paint (pictures not walls). I cross country and downhill ski. I am in the process of learning how to snow board which really means I spend a great deal of time flailing around in the snow and not too much time boarding! I really enjoy cross word puzzles, cryptograms and sudoku. And, I do quite a bit of carpentry and construction projects on the farm.
I love to learn and for me, teaching is a huge and constant learning curve! I hope that my passion for learning inspires my students to do their best, to take good care of one another, to work hard, and to keep trying no matter how great the challenge.
It is going to be a terrific year! Drop by any time.