In my work life, I am Inclusive Learning Consultant. I work collaboratively with school-based teams to develop inclusive educational programs for students who require long-term specialized and/or individualized support (educational, regulatory and/or social-emotional). With these students at the center of my work, the larger goal is "inclusive education" (definition below).
Inclusive education is a process of strengthening the capacity of the education system to overcome barriers limiting the presence, participation and achievement of learners. There is a need to pay particular attention to groups of students who have traditionally been marginalized and excluded in this process.I am passionate about Awareness of Privilege, Disability Justice, Inclusive Lives, Equity, Literacy & Communication Rights, Educational Neuroscience, Shanker Self-Reg, and Inclusively Designed Learning.
I completed my Masters with a focus area of Neuroscience and Inclusive Education through the University of Lethbridge April 2014.
I became certified as a Shanker Self-Reg Learning Facilitator through the Merhit Center in February 2018.
I am currently working toward a Doctor of Education in the field of Educational Leadership through Western University. Expecting to officially be a "doctor" in 2021.
Views expressed on this blog are my own.