Dee’s passion for Service Learning began when she became a CAS Coordinator and was introduced to a deeper understanding of how service can be imbedded into a curriculum to further student understandings and learning. She enjoys the personal choice students can have within a Service Learning unit, and believes that it creates a more authentic and relatable learning experience for participants, as well as cross-curricular understandings. Most of all, she feels that it is important for students in any school to find connections and learn about those in their wider communities, beyond the walls of a classroom.
Dee is a consultant for Servelearn.co and provides professional development workshops, coaching and resources for the implementation and integration of service learning into a school’s curricular and/or co-curricular program.
She has a Dual Masters in Curriculum & Instruction and EAL and is currently working on a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership.
Dee’s home base is in Ontario, Canada and she has worked internationally for over eight years, at six different schools, in five different regions. She is currently teaching IBMYP and IBDP Language and Literature and is the CAS Coordinator at the International School of Tanganyika in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.