Getting to Know the PAVE Teachers

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Bradi Baker-Bowen

by Nicole French-Gillies - Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 10:10 AM


I have been online teaching since 2006 and love it!  

It has been so much fun getting to know PAVE students over the years.

Our school is a place that students move at their own pace, in their own space.  

It allows for tons of creativity and independence! 

I hope that you enjoy this freedom but are also willing to reach out for help when needed.

Let’s connect!  Looking forward to the coming year.







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Heather Dunsworth

by Nicole French-Gillies - Friday, 31 August 2018, 8:51 AM


My name is Heather Dunsworth and I have been teaching at PAVE since 2013.

I teach a variety of subjects that include high school Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, and

a few option courses.I also teach Grade 5 Language Arts and Science.

PAVE is a great place to teach and learn in a flexible way! I love being able to work one-on-one

with my students through phone calls, online meetings, and library visits.I also love our monthly

get-togethers where we get to have fun and build our community at PAVE!

 To learn more about me, please check out the following video: 

Please contact me anytime! I would love to hear from you!

Heather Dunsworth


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Nick Benoit

by Nicole French-Gillies - Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 3:35 PM




Hi there! My name is Nick Benoit and I teach Senior High English, CALM, some elementary courses, and some of the options courses as well. This is my fourth year with PAVE and I can honestly say that it is the best job I’ve ever had*. I live in Grande Prairie with my wife Beth, our daughter Ruby, and our dog London (whose sole purpose seems to be to disprove the belief that poodles are smart).

PAVE is a great place to work, but it is also a great place to be a student. We are very fortunate in that we are able to be more flexible than a traditional school, and for many of our students this is exactly what is needed.

Finally, I’d like to end with a bit of advice. It is important to try your best, but don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Learn from them. With the right amount of rigor, it is possible to fail forward!


*(A tie actually, I used to deliver pizza in a small town and that’s tough to beat!).