Kristine is a self-driven educator who has taught middle school in the Peel District School Board for the last decade. She inspires her students to think 'outside of the box' and to engage in global service learning projects that really make a difference in the world. She embraces a growth mindset and is passionate about teaching.
Kristine was accepted into Honeywell’s Educator Space Program in Alabama and also attended the Canadian Space Agency’s Educator training. She has an affinity for Space Research and is a founding member of the Mars Generation.
Kristine is an advocate of STEM and coding programs for girls both locally and globally. She is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Fellow, Surface Expert and Skype Master Teacher. Kristine is the Founder of Code4Girlz, Code4Boyz and also runs a Minecraft and 'Break Out' Club at her school. She is currently involved in global teaching initiatives to help meet UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. This is her 3rd project lead by Koen Timmers. Her project work with Project Kakuma (URL: projectkakuma.com/) is ongoing as is her passion for the Climate Action Project (URL: climate-action.info/). Kristine is excited to join the Innovation Project to find real world solutions to problems.
School: David Leeder Middle School