b'I know that I am supported as a teacher, just as much as I knew I was supported as a student, Callie says.As a student, I loved the opportunities and programs that were available to me, says Callie Bowman, seen here (left) on Spirit Day in 2008.l CALLIE BOWMAN 09 Callie earned her BSc at Mount Allison University and her BEd at OISE.She first joined Greenwood as an Apprentice Teacher in 2018 before becominga full-time Math and Science Teacher in September 2019. When did you know you wanted to become a teacher?I always had the idea in the back of my mind, but I wasnt certain I wanted to pursue teaching until I worked in Greenwoods Main Office as an administrative assistant in the winter of 2016. I found that I really loved the energy around the school,and that was when I decided to apply to teachers college.What drew you to come back to Greenwood to teach?The energy that Greenwood has is special. As a student, I loved the opportunities and programs that were available to me;I wanted to be a part of giving those opportunities back to students. How has Greenwood changed since you were a student? How has it stayed the same?Because I started as a student when Greenwood was only in its second year, a lot has changed! Physically, the buildingis totally different. A lot has also changed with regards to the extracurricular opportunities available, including theOutdoor Education program, sports and clubs. However, so much about the culture has stayed the same. What has it been like working with staff members who were here when youwere a student?This was definitely a huge adjustment when I started! Having to shift how I referred to other staff members (from callingthem Mr. or Ms., to using their first name) was definitely strange at first, but now Im much more used to it. Now that Ima few years in, I dont think about that nearly as much as I did in my first year or two!What is your favourite part about working here?Just like when I was a student, the best thing is still the people. The care that the staff members provide not only tothe students but also to one another is really special. I know that I am supported as a teacher, just as much as I knewI was supported as a student. The Outdoor Ed trips are also just as great as I remember them!Greenwood11GRWD211_Evergreen_2022 r4.indd 11 2023-01-12 11:51 AM'