MEET OUR RIGHTS-RESPECTING TEACHERS!

Paula Gallo
National Senior Education Manager, Global Classroom

Paula works with teachers, school districts and a variety of other education partners to encourage a sense of connection and understanding between our students here in Canada and young people around the world. She works to facilitate collaborative opportunities and the creation of innovative and curriculum connected resources that directly address the needs of teachers across Canada. Paula works to enhance young Canadians’ understanding of the world they live in, and collaborates with teachers in their efforts to empower students to effect global change through awareness and advocacy.Paula taught secondary school in Toronto, and has a background in English, History and English as a Second Language.

Sarah Hutchison
Ontario Education Manager, Global Classroom

Sarah has extensive experience as a classroom teacher and a global education practitioner. She was the Global Education Coordinator at World Vision Canada, where she developed curriculum support resources, facilitated professional development workshops on global education topics for teachers, and organized and facilitated youth leadership workshops and conferences. In her educational consultancy work, she has written a number of favourably reviewed educational toolkits for a variety of ngos and government agencies which have been widely used by faculties of education, teachers and school boards across Canada.

 

Sophie Cooper

British Columbia (Including Yukon) Education Manager, Global Classroom

Sophie has a wealth of experience working in children’s rights training and participatory facilitation practices with children, young people and adult educators, having worked for charities throughout Europe, in Central America and in Sub-Saharan Africa, including work facilitating a training programme on children’s participation for UNICEF staff. She has a passion for developing and using creative and participatory methods that engages learners and helps them explore and experience different ways of teaching and learning. She has developed a variety of toolkits and resources for numerous education and youth engagement organizations, all with the common thread of supporting young people and their educators as they explore global citizenship and active engagement. . She has a Bachelor degree in International Development Studies and Spanish and a Masters in Education.

Hélène Moïse

Québec (including New-Brunswick) Education Manager, Global Classroom

Héléne has 10 years of teaching experience specializing in social justice, environmental education and modern languages. She taught in British-Columbia, Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Quebec in both elementary and secondary schools.  Internationally, she engaged in a rigorous program of in-classroom practicum experience and volunteer opportunities with children who live on the street. She holds a Master of Education in Language and Literacy from the University of British-Columbia and a Bachelor of Education with a specialization in Global Education from Simon Fraser University. She collaborates with education partners to expand pre-service teachers and teachers understanding of children’s rights and global education. She also works with a variety of partners to implement the Right Respecting Schools initiative and Child Friendly Cities.

Madame Josiane est étudiante au baccalauréat en éducation préscolaire et enseignement primaire à l’UQÀM. Elle est aussi bénévole pour l’UNICEF depuis 2009. Elle s’est impliquée dans plusieurs projets notamment en éducation. En participant à au blogue Le monde en classe, elle espère partager ses réflexions et activités coup de coeur, mais aussi apprendre des trucs afin de développer une classe démocratique et respectueuse des droits des enfants.

Ms. Daniela Lombardo is currently in her third year of teaching with the Toronto District School Board, and spends her days wondering about the world with Grade 2 and 3 students.  She enjoys travelling, collecting books, and trying new food.  Daniela is dedicated to creating an inclusive global classroom, and encourages children to see themselves as active citizens within our world.