As an educator, Jennifer aspires to use theatre and the arts to foster inclusive learning spaces for students of all backgrounds and skill sets. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education (Primary/ Junior) from Queen’s University. She is currently a teacher with the Toronto District School Board and is pursuing a Masters of Education at OISE/ University of Toronto. Jennifer’s passion is to use drama as a learning tool for young people to be engaged with their own learning and thoughtfully explore their own creative expression.
Q&A with Jennifer
Name your favourite YPT production:
My favourite YPT production was Mary Poppins.
Describe your favourite Drama School memory:
My favourite memory was when I ran an activity on the first day of camp and one of the actions a student did was so hilarious we included it as the first scene in the final performance. I loved how the play was created from such an organic and real moment, and this really set a positive and uplifting tone for the rest of the play.
What would the central theme of a play written about you be?
The central theme would revolve around family and love. Family is everything to me and I would not be where I am without the support of the people closest around me.
As the 2019/2020 Season theme is the Seven Ancestral Teachings, what is something you appreciate about Toronto and why?
I appreciate the resiliency and sense of community that thrives in Toronto. It is a dynamic and diverse city, and I am fortunate to have met and worked with amazing individuals and groups that continuously advocate for accessible, inclusive and equitable spaces within Toronto.