About Me:

Amy Smith, OCT, M.Ed.

Background:

Greetings blog readers! My name is Amy Smith and I am an elementary school teacher in the York Region District School Board. I am also an avid traveler and seek to explore as much of the world as possible in the course of my lifetime! I am currently teaching grade 7 at Hartman P.S. in Aurora, Ontario, Canada. This past September marks 8 years that I have been teaching. Over the past 8 years, I have had a number of leadership roles. Some include:

* Principal Designate
* Special Education Resource Teacher
* Math & Literacy Teacher
* Division Lead
* Equity Designate

Education:

Bachelor of Arts, York University
* Specialization in Psychology
*Secondary focus in Theatre Arts

Bachelor of Education, Queens University
*Elementary Education
*Focus on Theatre Arts

Masters of Education, University of Western Ontario
*Educational Psychology & Special Education
*Research Focus: Safe Schools

Additional Qualifications:

*Principal Qualification Course Part 1
*Primary/Junior Math Specialist
*ABQ Intermediate (Science)
*Special Education Part 2
*English as a Second Language Part 1
*Inclusive Classroom Part 1

Other Experiences/Interests:
*Travel
*Photography
*Improv
*Camp Counselor
*Tutor
*Peace by Peace Instructor
*Crisis Counselor, Victim Services, Toronto Police