Allie is an Ontario Certified Teacher with a Masters Degree in Developmental Psychology and Education. With over 10 years of experience in the field of education, Allie has taught Grades 1, 2 and 5 and currently teaches Grade 3 in Toronto. Alongside teaching her own class, she is also a Special Education Resource Teacher for students in kindergarten to Grade 8. Allie strongly believes that every child is capable of success. She works closely with each student to provide individualized support and active encouragement which is reinforced by establishing and maintaining close communication with families. Allie is dedicated to teaching the holistic student and creates engaging lessons that are centred around students’ interests and experiences. In her free time, Allie enjoys travelling, painting, dancing, and reading as many books as she possibly can. Though during the school year, she can usually be found on the couch with Netflix and her dog, Charlie.
Shanelle is an Ontario Certified Teacher with Primary/Junior qualifications. She grew up in Toronto and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto where she majored in English with a double minor in Drama and Film Studies. She then moved on to obtain her Bachelor of Education at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. After completing her Bachelor of Education she decided to explore new territory and made the decision to move to Australia. She spent 3 years living in Melbourne working as a primary school teacher. Throughout her time teaching, both as an occasional and full time educator, she continued to develop her love and passion for teaching. Shanelle has a great deal of experience working in direct-instruction where she supported the improvement of reading, writing, vocabulary and math skills for students with a variety of learning needs from grades kindergarten to grade 11. She currently works as an occasional teacher for the Toronto District School Board. During the summer months, Shanelle has worked as an instructor for a summer arts program which teaches Language, Math and Social Studies with a focus on artistic expression. Shanelle recognizes the importance of getting to know the whole child in order to best cater to their learning needs. She believes there is plenty of value in establishing a fun and safe learning environment in order for students to reach their highest potential.