About:Kimberly received her Bachelor Degree at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario with a major in English Literature and a minor in Philosophy. She has just obtained her Master's of Teaching at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto for the Intermediate and Senior Grade levels.
Kimberly is devoted in gaining rich and meaningful teaching experiences that will help her develop as an engaging and ever-growing teacher. In Grade 12, she was nominated by her teachers to participate in the prestigious PATH (Peers as Teacher Helpers) program at her school, where she took on a student teacher position and helped deliver the Grade 10/11 Spanish curriculum alongside her Associate Teacher. This is where she got her first taste of creating differentiated lesson plans, delivering engaging lessons, working with students individually and in small groups, taking up homework, assigning projects, and marking tests. Additionally, Kimberly worked as a Tri-Mentor where she helped guide and provide advice and information to a first year student at Ryerson who sought help and assisted them in the transition from a high school to university level. As well, she worked in VAST (Volunteer as Student Teacher) where she worked one-on-one with grade one students to develop reading, compr ehension and writing skills and used educational play activities to engage hard to reach students. She was able to adjust teaching strategies to accommodate specific learning needs of each student (ie., students with autism spectrum disorder).
Kimberly is committed to building positive relationships with students so they can become confident in learning and achieve success. She believes that the main event of high school, alongside the academics, is fostering resilience in students and teaching them how to face adversity instead of running away from it, which is a skill that can be taken with them long after they leave the academic setting and approach the professional world. She takes pride in promoting skills that students can take into their academic and personal lives.