Kathryn was born in Toronto, Ontario, but is lucky to have lived, worked, and studied in the UK, the Middle East, and Korea. Kathryn received a Bachelor’s degree from Queen’s University, and holds a Master’s in Teaching from the University of Toronto. She is also certified by the Ontario College of Teachers to teach at the primary/junior level.
Kathryn’s passion for teaching began when she was a French camp counsellor in Quebec, and has only grown since then. In her career, Kathryn has acted as a primary French instructor with Toronto Parks & Recreation, has worked as an educational tour director in Quebec City and Montreal, and has spent two years teaching ESL in Korea. Kathryn is a firm believer in making learning fun, and knows that children are most engaged when content has meaning, and when students see themselves reflected in their learning environment.
Kathryn is also a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion, which led her to creating an inaugural education program for vulnerable youth in Korea, and to launching a skills-based learning program at the Lotus Centre for Children with Autism. In addition to this, Kathryn also completed her Master’s thesis on supporting the transition of Syrian refugee students to the Canadian elementary classroom.
Kathryn believes that children rise to your level of expectation, and expects that all students have the capacity to succeed.