I became a Technology Coach because I am passionate about empowering students and ensuring that all students are receiving an equal education and have access to the curriculum, as every child has the right to learn and to receive a high quality education. I believe that all children are unique and learn differently. When addressing learner diversity and different learning styles, providing access to and integrating technology in all subject areas, enhances student learning and increases student: engagement, motivation, self-confidence, independence, and sets students up for success.
Working for LEARNstyle, I am privileged to provide support to a variety of learners. I am committed to building positive teacher-student relationships, meeting students where they are in their learning, promote perseverance, encourage students to develop their strengths, help students believe in themselves, and set and achieve their academic goals. I strive to make my students’ time with me fun and engaging, and hope to inspire and cultivate a love of learning.
My father is my hero. He is strong, brave and hardworking. He loves people, he is friendly, thoughtful, and is kind to everyone. He has the biggest heart and is very generous. He is not only my hero, but our entire family’s hero.
My passion is to help children grow, reach their full potential, achieve their academic goals, and to succeed. I am dedicated to bringing out the best in my students and set them up for success. I strive to make my students’ time with me educational and fun, for fun is fundamental in one’s motivation to learn.
I grew up in a large Italian family, surrounded by my parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. My whole family gathered every Sunday at my grandparents’ for dinner. It seemed as though we celebrated a birthday with cake, every month in our growing family.
Favourite Type of Music
My favourite genres of music are R&B/Soul, Neo Soul and Jazz. A passion of mine is singing and I love music. Since the age of 15, I have been in personal pursuit taking private vocal lessons, to reach my full potential and hone my craft – just for the love of music.
Favourite Type of Food
My favourite food is pizza. Recently, I have learned how to make nine hour homemade pizza dough and homemade pizza sauce! It turns out so delicious! It is thick and soft on the inside. I like to sprinkle my made from scratch pizza with toppings: sauce, mushrooms, spinach, olives, red pepper, and mozzarella cheese.
My favourite colour is aqua. The colour reminds me of the ocean. I love the beach – it is calming and peaceful. The colour brings me joy.
I was the first grandchild, oldest sibling and oldest cousin to all boys. I was a tomboy. I remember playing (games or sports), a lot, with my brother and the neighbourhood kids, using our imaginations. I loved playing outside and literally played outdoors from morning until night. Every summer, my family and I went up north to a cottage, went fishing and swam in the lake. I have always loved music. Music was always playing in our home. I dreamt about being a singer at the age of 10 and loved belting out my favourites.
I have a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education degrees.
Trying New Things
Me as Soupy Sue, from the musical satire, Urinetown.
This is a proud moment in my life. I’ve always loved to sing, but have stage fright. When I worked for the a school board, I conquered my fear, auditioned and participated in the Staff Arts’ annual musical, Urinetown. I played the role of Soupy Sue. I acted, danced, and sang on stage for audiences, which I had never done before. It was exhilarating!
Food for the Family
I enjoy cooking and baking for my family. Recently, I tried making strawberry shortcake scones, after craving my favourite scones, spinach and feta scones are my absolute favourite!
More about me.
I love food! I enjoy cooking and baking for my family and friends. I enjoy making and eating homemade meals, especially pizza. I am a novice cook and I am determined to become an exceptional cook for my daughter. You could taste the love in my grandmother’s and father’s food, and I hope to add the same touch to the meals that I cook. I love including my little one when cooking and baking and I hope to foster a love of cooking in her.