About:Laya completed her Honours Bachelor of Arts in 2015, and is currently completing her last year in the Master of Arts in Child Study and Education, at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (University of Toronto). She is also working towards obtain her Early Childhood Education and Special Education. Her love for teaching was found when she worked in China for six months teaching Grade Three English. Over the past two years, she has had multiple teaching practicums at various schools with the TDSB and TCDSB. She is currently volunteering at a Grade Two class at Branksome Hall, and will be doing her final internship at the Holland Bloorview School in an integrated Kindergarten program.
Her current program focuses on child psychology and developmental theories that have informed her evidence-based teaching practices. She loves working with students one-on-one, getting to know them and integrating their interests into her teaching. She believes that through collaboration you are able to build tools and strategies that help students become life long learners taking ownership of their learning. In her spare time she loves to read, bake and travel.