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Education and Professional Certification   



PhD, Education, York University, Toronto, ON, 2018.

Dissertation Title: Self-Regulation and Emergent Curriculum Inquiries in the Kindergarten Classroom. Supervisor: Carol Anne Wien, Education. Committee Members: Stuart Shanker, Psychology, and Jacqueline Lynch, Education.


Master of Education, York University, Toronto, ON, 2005.

Thesis Title: “Why is it dark at nighttime and light in the morning?” The Significance of Children’s Conversations in Collaborative Learning Groups. Supervisor: Carol Anne Wien.

Examiner: Esther Sokolov Fine.


Graduate Diploma in ECE, York University, Toronto, ON, 2005.

Courses included: Educating Young Children; Emergent Literacy; The Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Childhood Education; Reading, Writing, and Critical Literacy for Young Children; Curriculum Study: Child-Centred Pedagogy;

and Children’s Literature. 


Bachelor of Education, P/J Division, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON. Electives: Teaching Junior and Senior Kindergarten Children, Developmental Reading in the Primary Grades, and Exceptional Children and Youth

in the Regular Classroom.


Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON.

Courses included: The Exceptional Child, Developmental Psychology, Early Childhood Education, and Issues and Methods in Early Childhood Education.


Professional Certification:            

Ontario Certified Teacher – Primary/Junior (OCT).

Registered Early Childhood Educator in Ontario, (RECE).

British Columbia Teacher Certificate.

Qualified Teacher Status in England and Wales.

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