Monica recently completed her Master of Teaching degree at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education at University of Toronto. Her research and education interests include teacher learning in technology integration, faculty development, online learning, mobile learning, disruptive technologies, and collaborative and inquiry-based approaches to teaching/learning. She is also interested in inner city education, multicultural/anti-discriminatory education, and education policy and reform.
She has teaching experiences in 3 diverse schools in the Toronto District School Board, as well at the Bishop Strachan School, an independent school in Toronto.
In 2012, Monica ran in the by-election for School Trustee (Toronto District School Board) for Ward 20 – Scarborough-Agincourt. She placed 5th of 14 candidates.
Monica is part of a grassroots movement called Edcamp Toronto. Edcamp Toronto provides opportunities for any and all stakeholders in education to come together to discuss topics about schooling, learning, and teaching in their broadest definitions.
Prior to entering the education field, Monica worked in the developmental services sector with Community Living Association for South Simcoe. She completed her undergraduate degree at Queen’s University, Kingston, studying Religious Studies and English Literature.
Her resume can be found here.