Education Workers Speak
voices. stories. vision.
The modern school is a complex system that also includes educational assistants, child and youth professionals, early childhood educators, office administrators, custodians, not to mention the supports that arrive ever day from the community and the district office. In this series of conversations, we’re going to try to do something about that. This is the podcast where Education Workers Speak—their minds, their truths and their visions for our schools and the students that come to learn here every day.
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Tanitiã Munroe is a Child and Youth Worker at the Toronto District School Board as well as a PhD Candidate at OISE/UT, where she is researching Black students’ and families’ experience navigating K-12 education.

Currently, Tanitiã works in the Caring…

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…

Maria De Lorenzi Educational Assistant at a Northern Ontario Secondary School. Maria joins us to share the challenges of her role, but her very strong commitment to seeing all students succeed. This is more than a job for Maria and it won’t take you…

Ruta Jazokas is a Designated Early Childhood Educator (DECE) with Ontario’s Peel District School Board. In this conversation, we reflect on her relationship with her OCT partner, the experience of working with students remotely during the recent…

A lot of conversation around safe re-opening of schools has centered around class size and the need to ensure safe physical distancing. Marcie is an Ontario-based Education Assistant (EA) and, as this conversation points out, there needs to be a much…