Daniela graduated magna cum laude from York University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Specialized Honours French Studies. A portion of her studies included a term in Quebec and a semester abroad in the Rhone-Alpes region of France. Having completed her primary studies within the Francophone school system and an Extended French program at the secondary level, Daniela is perfectly fluent in both English and French. She recently completed a language and culture program in central Italy to refine her Italian. Daniela’s language skills have allowed her to pursue a multitude of work, volunteer and travel opportunities, and connect with people across the world to gain more of a global perspective.
Daniela’s background in childcare and education spans over a decade. She has experience working with children and youth as a recreation worker. Daniela has volunteered with students studying French at the Core, Immersion and Francophone levels. Most recently, she has designed and conducted virtual activity sessions to engage with children in an online environment.
Daniela approaches each interaction with positivity, patience and empathy. She endeavours to foster personal growth and strives to see children reach their full potential.
Monique Gargiulo is an Ontario Certified Teacher. She grew up in Toronto Ontario where she completed an Undergraduate Degree. Monique graduated from York University with an International Bachelor Degree in Liberal Arts and Professional Studies in English and Italian Studies with Honours. Ever since she was a little girl Monique knew she wanted to be a teacher, she decided to pursue teaching as a career and completed a Bachelor of Education at Niagara University in the Intermediate/Senior grade levels. She then continued her studies and went on to complete additional qualifications for Primary/Junior grade levels and a specialization in Special Education. Soon after graduation, Monique was hired by the York Catholic District School Board where she continues to work today. Monique believes that engaging students using their curiosity and interests is crucial in helping them gain the confidence they require to succeed. Monique believes that by building a strong relationship with her students she is better able to meet their needs and ensure they are successful. As a teacher Monique continues to develop strategies for working with children and young adults. She has a passion for helping others and enjoys all of her teaching experiences because they are unique and rewarding in their own way.
Monique grew up with a deep love of travel and adventure and took the opportunity to work abroad at the Canadian School of Milan for a year. This was an incredible experience as it allowed Monique to immerse into a different culture and teach a wide multitude of students. It is through teaching that Monique has been able to foster her love of Health and Fitness. During the summer months, Monique taught Zumba and nutrition at a fitness camp at UCSD in San Diego, California. She got to work with children from 8-16 and helped them to reach their full potential and fitness goals. Together they hiked, learned how to surf, and enjoyed bonfires on the beach. In her spare time Monique is the captain of a volleyball league and is very passionate about the sport. Monique also enjoys cooking and baking, as well as spending time with her friends and family.