Primary Junior Special Education Teacher
About:Jacky received her undergraduate degree from McMaster University in 2009 and completed her Masters of Science in Education in 2011 at Niagara University. Her teacher specialties are in Primary and Junior grade levels and for 5 years she has worked for the Peel District School Board. This year she is working in a K-5 elementary school teaching the Arts and Language. Last year she was working in a middle school teaching Physical Education and Math. She believes that whatever the subject may be, integrating technology in a meaningful way can benefit students and teachers alike.
Jacky has a strong connection to athletics. With her non-traditional teaching background as a Certified Personal Trainer and Coach, her connection to mindfulness for the body and the brain go hand-in-hand. In the Summer and Fall she plays Volleyball, Golf, and Tennis and had an extensive career playing Rugby for Ontario. In the winter she loves Snowboarding and playing Hockey.
In her teaching role with Peel Board she has volunteered an extensive amount with students. This past year she went to Alberta with a group of Grade 7 students, on a YMCA exchange program, to learn more about aboriginal socialism, disparities and lifestyles. She also took a group of Grade 6 students, on a 3-night camping trip, to Albion Hills in Barrie to explore and gain a sense of adventure! Due to her passion for being active has also offered to coach many teams with Peel including Soccer, Rugby, Flag Football, Floor Hockey, Volleyball, Basketball and Track. She believes that sports can be a great motivator to help students stay inspired in school, gain accountability from teammates, take on leadership, and truly value taking responsibility.
Teaching and coaching students of all age groups is her passion. She believes that when you do something you love, you never have to work a day in your life.