Supporting students to reach their full potential is Emily’s passion in life. As an Ontario College of Teachers Certified Educator, Emily has extensive experience working with students broadening knowledge, building self-confidence, and utilizing inclusive teaching techniques.
Emily graduated from Brock University with Honours in 2007. Her Bachelor of Arts and intensive theatre training allows her to connect with and inspire students through the Arts; utilizing students own creativity to experience and express learning. Her Bachelors of Education from the University of Toronto gives her a thorough understanding of how Primary/Junior students acquire knowledge and how to support a broad spectrum of learners in a multicultural environment. Her year teaching English at a private school in South Korea, as well as her university specialization in English Language Learning, enables her to deliver a curriculum that is accessible.
This summer Emily attended an IB workshop hosted by Branksome Hall, where she obtained her Introduction to the PYP Curriculum Model (Category 1). This workshop investigated the written, taught and assessed curriculum as it pertains to concepts, knowledge, skills, attitudes and action—the five essential elements of the PYP that are integral to classroom practice.
Emily’s current position as Substitute Teacher and After School Program Teacher at Branksome Hall has allowed her to intensely develop her teaching strategies to successfully support students in the International Baccalaureate Program. Emily leads students to embrace The Learner Profile of The IB Programme and be internationally minded critical thinkers on a daily basis.
Emily believes learning should energizing and inspiring.