AJ (Aukje) Appel

3310 - 55 Avenue Red Deer, AB T4N 4N1
About Me

Hello! My Name is Ms. Appel, It is my first year teaching at Westpark Middle School and I am thrilled to be teaching Social Studies 7 and 8 this year. I was born in The Netherlands and moved to Canada when I was 8 years old (I could not speak a word of English).  I Studied Education at the University of Lethbridge and graduated in 2012. Since then I have taught Grade 6 and 7 in New Zealand, Grade 10, 11 and 12 in Drayton Valley, Alberta and I taught at Hunting Hills High School in Red Deer! The reason why I am thrilled to be teaching Social Studies is because I have recently had the opportunity to travel around the globe. I backpacked across 10 different counties and the most striking was India! I was incredable to be completely immersed in an Eastern culture. I have a big passion for exploring and learning about our beautiful world, however I do always love coming home to Canada! I look forward to sharing my passion with my students this year! Feel free to contact me at any point via my email aj.appel@rdpsd.ab.ca. I look forward to hearing from you! Cheers!