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Adam Joyce


Adam, originally from Corner Brook, Newfoundland, moved to Prince Edward Island in 1998 to attend the University of Prince Edward Island. He graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in English and Psychology.  He continued his studies at U.P.E.I. and in 2006 graduated with a Bachelor of Education degree, with a specialization in Aboriginal Education. 

In the past, Adam has worked at the Native Council of Prince Edward Island as the Director of the Cultural Connections for Aboriginal Youth (CCAY) program.  Through this position Adam has made many lasting relationships with Aboriginal youth from across the island.  For four years prior to this experience he taught on a full-time basis (two years in Alberta and two in P.E.I.) where he taught a wide range of grade levels from elementary school up to and including grade 12.  
 
Adam is very excited to have the opportunity to work at the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island as the Transitions Coordinator.  School transitions can be challenging for many students.  The transition from home to school, elementary to junior high, junior high to high school, and from high school to post secondary education can be difficult for many people.  Through the coordination of many island school communities and with the guidance of the province’s leaders in the field of education, we plan to coordinate comprehensive school transition support strategies to make this transition a successful one for all Aboriginal youth residing in Prince Edward Island.
 
"We must do all that we can, to give our children the best in education and social upbringing –  for they shall be the leaders of tomorrow" ~ John F. Kennedy (1917-63)