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I have been an elementary and secondary school teacher and administrator. Currently, I am a faculty member in the Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. My M.Ed. and Ph.D. had a focus on the educational and linguistic experiences of children who moved from other countries to Canada.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

International Women's Day: One Day I Will ... in Haiti

If you used Google today, you probably saw the short accompanying video celebrating International Women's Day with the open-ended statement "One day I will..."

The video reminded me of a video we captured in Haiti last year - with both female and male Haitian and Canadian students - in which they talked about their aspirations for the future.

You can watch the video by clicking here.

It also reminded me of the powerful female educators I have worked with in Haiti. The following are pictures of three of them: one Haitian, one American, and one Canadian. The work we are doing to support programs and opportunities for young girls in Haiti, particularly in science and engineering, is largely due to people such as these. Today I celebrate and honor them!

Sr. Vierginat, Director of College Regina Assumpta, a school dedicated to female empowerment in Haiti.
Dr. Allyson Watson, professor from Northeastern State University, who is committed to female empowerment, both in Haiti and urban US.
Judy Halpern, a colleague from Laurier, who epitomizes integrity and creativity in teaching, whether in Haiti, Nepal, or Canada.

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