Nick Smith is a high school English and social studies teacher who lives on B.C.'s Sunshine Coast. He runs online courses for the secondary Spider program, continuing education and the Sunshine Coast Alternative School. Nick also writes online courses for the Western Canadian Learning Network and is their lead course developer for social studies.
Over the years, Nick has written about music, environmental issues, food and education for publications such as the Georgia Straight and Adbusters. Nick was the recipient of a Tyee fellowship in 2008, for which he wrote a series on education reform.
Reporting Beat: Education, and the social issues that surround education. Nick may be one of the only teachers in B.C. who writes about education from the frontlines.