About:Deanna is an Ontario College of Teachers certified biology and history teacher at the intermediate and senior levels. In the near future, she hopes to gain additional qualifications in math and social science instruction, as well. In addition to holding a Master of Teaching (MT) degree from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, Deanna has also obtained an MSc in biology and an Honours BA in humanities from York University. For her academic achievements in these areas, she has earned several scholarships and awards, including the Ontario Graduate Scholarship, which she was the recipient of for two successive years.
Though she is an accomplished academic, teaching is Deanna’s true calling. Altogether, she has over 6 years of experience working and volunteering in education-related contexts with students of all ages and academic levels. In particular, she has obtained extensive volunteer experience with the national charitable organization, Let’s Talk Science, as well as York University’s Bethune College Junior Fellow Program, and U of T’s Global Ideas Institute. In addition to working as a teaching assistant for several undergraduate science courses at York University, Deanna has also acted as a course instructor for a variety of educational summer programs, including York University’s Helix Summer Science Institute and the University of Toronto Schools’ Bright Lights in the Lab summer camp. Deanna has obtained important experience teaching science, biology, and history in a number of Toronto Schools, as well, including North Toronto, Harbord, Riverdale, and W eston Collegiate Institutes.
When she is not busy teaching, Deanna enjoys playing video games, discussing politics, gardening, and hanging out with her cat, Thomas.