Teacher and Author
Grant is an Elementary school teaching currently working with Grade 6 French Immersion. Being openly gay in education has been a challenging experience with experiences both bad and good. As Grant reflects on his 25+ years of teaching, he has discovered that his professional life and his person life were sometimes out of sync. At school, he is a confident and outgoing teacher. He is well spoken, organized and well-suited to teach children in not only curriculum but also life skills. During COVID, Grant found time to do a lot of internal work and has discovered that his personal life could be much more like his professional life. He’s come to realize that caring for himself is an important first step in becoming an authentic man. Turning his life as a caregiver of others to one of self care and self love has been instrumental to making the changes of being more authentic.
Grant is also an author and is presently self-publishing his first gay science fiction novel. He is also an avid cook who loves to experiment in the kitchen and uses that time to relax and unwind from the trials and tribulations of teaching. Grant enjoys weightlifting and exercise as a mainstay in his life. He also gardens, bird watches, camps and hikes. He plans on expanding his repertoire as he recently turned 59 and is discovering the excitement of what lies ahead.