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Dahlia is a graduate student at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education studying Curriculum, Teaching and Learning with a concentration in critical pedagogy. Dahlia’s focus as an educator is rooted in participatory practices that invite youth to critically examine their own identities through collaborative engagement with local and global issues. Dahlia has a particular interest in citizenship education, Indigenous perspectives and the impact of colonialism in Canada.
Annie is the Executive Director of People for Education. The mother of two daughters, Annie has worked for the last 16 years to keep public education in the public eye. She attended 12 schools between kindergarten and grade 12, which may have been how she acquired her passion for public education. Annie is the recipient of numerous awards for her advocacy work. She has spoken at conferences across the country and is regularly quoted in the media as an expert on education issues. Follow her on Twitter at @anniekidder.
Jacqui is the Engagement Director at People for Education. She loves to connect with parents, community groups, and anyone who shares her passion for public education. At P4E, she helps to develop parent tip sheets, coordinates the People for Education Network, provides parent support, and runs workshops to help engage parents in their children’s education. Follow her on Twitter at @jacquistrachan.
Marina is a Registered Early Childhood Educator and Family Literacy Facilitator. She develops programs and activities for children, as well as providing training and resources to parents and childcare providers on topics ranging from positive parenting to speech development and special needs programs. Marina's workshops provide practical approaches to parenting challenges that strengthen family relationships and help raise children who are responsible, respectful, and resourceful. And she can respond to your posts in English, Serbian, and Croatian!