Currently I work for the Government of Nunavut under the Department of Education as a Teaching and Learning Centre Consultant, prior to this position I was the Inuktitut Program Coordinator for Kivalliq Divisional Educational Council (KDEC). It was during this time I was introduced to the production of the “Inuuqatigiit” curriculum and had the opportunity to work with some wonderful people. Just recently I received my Bachelor of Education Degree and I truly enjoyed being a student again. Advancing my education was the best decision I could have made and I am excited to participate in the next level of learning.
I was born and raised in Chesterfield Inlet by both parents, Leonie Pittausaaq and Leonard Putulik as the fifth child with nine other siblings. My husband Brian and I have three children and raised them in Chesterfield Inlet. When we left Chesterfield Inlet it was to further our education. Once I received my teaching certificate we moved back to Chesterfield Inlet where I taught for a number of years. Our family then relocated to Rankin Inlet so that our children could attend High School and it is here that we still reside.