“I’m one pair of hands for a hundred pairs of kids” ft. Karen Carlson-Oriotis

By Stephen G Hurley

Host Stephen Hurley scans the education ecosystem, looking for the people and ideas that are starting to change the way we think about teaching, learning, schools and communities

Karen Carlson-Oriotis is a Special Education Assistant with the York Region District School Board. Although she works specifically with two kindergarten students, she can be pulled from those responsibilities at any time to deal with challenges that other students may be having during the day.

Karen presents a very realistic picture of the work she does, and an even more compelling reason for doing it.



Stephen G. Hurley
Chief Catalyst, voicEd Radio Canada
Dr. Marc Spooner
Professor, Faculty of Education
University of Regina

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer.

He has a strong relationship with the EdCan Network (formerly the Canadian Education Association), an organization that inspired the launch and evolution of voicEd Radio Canada.

Hurley believes that stronger connections between education research, practice and policy are essential to the type of change that will be necessary in Canada's public education systems moving forward.