Kirsten has been a teacher with the York Region District School Board since 2014. She is qualified in the primary, junior, and intermediate divisions and has a specialist in Mathematics and Health and Physical Education. Kirsten has always had a passion for the arts, specifically dance, starting from a young age then eventually being accepted into the Arts York Dance Program at Unionville High School, then the Varsity Dance Pack at The University of Western Ontario. Teaching has always been a part of Kirsten’s life growing up in a family of educators and administrators, and she too has future goals of becoming a leader in today’s education system. Kirsten currently teaches grade 7/8 in Aurora, she is the lead teacher of the Intermediate Student Council at her school, and continues to enjoy finding new ways of delivering the Ontario Curriculum to her students.
Paige is a graduate of the Master of Arts in Child Study and Education through the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study at OISE. Paige is certified to teach K-6, and she also holds a qualification in Special Education. Paige graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2013 with a Honours Bachelor of Arts in English and Women & Gender Studies.
Paige’s teaching experience ranges from an Early Years Centre, to JK/SK, Grade One, Grade Four/Five and a Grade 5 class for students with Learning Disabilites. Paige has worked in both public and private schools, which has allowed for her to learn from different teachers and learning environments and to obtain knowledge of the IB curriculum in the early years.
Paige really enjoys helping students reach their full potential by making the learning experience interactive. In her lesson planning and research experience, Paige has seen the positive benefits of using an inquiry based approach to teaching students.
Paige has always worked with children in her employment and volunteer experiences, providing her with a solid foundation of child development. Paige recognizes that every student is different and therefore may require an individualized approach in their tutoring session.
Paige loves reading and writing, and enjoys sharing her passion with others.