Two years ago, I started planning to go to ConnectEd Canada. One of the organizers was Erin Couillard. I started following her on Twitter before I went to the conference and was in awe of all the amazing things she was doing at Calgary Science School. I read more and more in her timeline and became even more excited to attend ConnectEd. Erin was so patient and incredibly helpful with the excessive amount of questions I had about attending.
When I arrived in Calgary, I met this wonderful, incredibly positive person who is dedicated to educators and students in so many ways. I knew instantly that Erin would be someone I would continue to learn from, but also that we would become fast friends. Erin is brilliant, witty, extremely talented, and she knows how to get things done.
Every time we see each other in person now, it feels like we are picking up right where we left off. Erin has a truly caring heart, and I am so grateful to call her my friend.