As a child, my parents would do a variety of arts and crafts with me, watch TV shows like Art Attack together, and encourage me to write creatively as well. I quickly developed a love and passion for visual arts, graphic arts, photography and creative writing. My creative side has always been a part of my life and the depth of what it means to be an educator in the arts. My parents are immigrants to Canada, and I am fascinated with how other cultures and societies express their values, morals and beliefs through creative art forms. I am a visual learner, and art is a visual language to me that speaks volumes. It just makes sense to me. It is how I communicate best and relate to the world and those around me. I have immense adoration for art, creative/critical thinking, and all it represents. I look forward to sharing my passion and keenness for the arts with students in this community and at your school. My pledge to teaching and children is steadfast, sincere and genuine.
My philosophy is quite simple ~ I am a dedicated and enthusiastic educator who has a strong passion for creative and critical thinking in a variety of settings. I am committed to providing positive, meaningful, reliable, thought provoking inspiration and motivation in the classroom for all diversities of learners so they can reach their full potential; as well as respecting, facilitating and accommodating/modifying towards individual and group needs and abilities. Children learn best hands-on, and an educator should nurture an environment rich with opportunities to be self-advocates, explore, discover, strive forward and be active in body and as well in mind. Accommodations, differentiated learning, varied assessment/evaluations and constructivist teaching strategies are all essential to encourage learning challenges and success for students.