Shanelle Carvery

instinctively creative progressive educator.

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Shanelle first joined the Just BGRAPHIC team as an educator for the summer arts program. In this position she developed and implemented an arts based curriculum with a focus on current events and social issues. She grew up in Scarborough where she was raised by strong women with a strong emphasis on family and culture. Shanelle’s roots trace back many years in Canada. Her family were residents of the African-Canadian settlement of Africville in Nova Scotia. Her heritage and family history are a big part of what fuels her passion for fighting the injustices faced by marginalized groups in Canada.  

 

Shanelle completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Toronto and moved on to obtain her Bachelor of Education at Queen’s University. After completing her Bachelor of Education she decided to explore new territory. She made the decision to move to Australia where she spent 3 years living and teaching in Melbourne. It was here that she learned and implemented a variety of progressive education strategies. Her school’s strong focus on supporting 21st century learning through problem solving, critical thinking and inquiry based approaches thrusted her into a new understanding of how learning happens. This experience was critical in her growth as an educator and the development of her own pedagogy. 

 

 

Shanelle currently works as an occasional teacher for the Toronto District School Board. She has had the opportunity to work in a variety of schools throughout Toronto in both short term assignments and long term contracts. It’s through her work as an occasional teacher that she witnessed first hand the barriers that exist within our educational system, especially for certain demographics and socio-economic groups. Teaching remotely has further brought to light disparities between student achievements, needs and resources available. 

 

Shanelle is passionate about education, especially through an anti-racism and anti-oppression lense. She hopes that through this project, she can employ a culturally responsive pedagogy when developing programming that works to eradicate racism and white supremacy within our education system.



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Shanelle first joined the Just BGRAPHIC team as an educator for the summer arts program. In this position she developed and implemented an arts based curriculum with a focus on current events and social issues. She grew up in Scarborough where she was raised by strong women with a strong emphasis on family and culture. Shanelle’s roots trace back many years in Canada. Her family were residents of the African-Canadian settlement of Africville in Nova Scotia. Her heritage and family history are a big part of what fuels her passion for fighting the injustices faced by marginalized groups in Canada.  

 

Shanelle completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Toronto and moved on to obtain her Bachelor of Education at Queen’s University. After completing her Bachelor of Education she decided to explore new territory. She made the decision to move to Australia where she spent 3 years living and teaching in Melbourne. It was here that she learned and implemented a variety of progressive education strategies. Her school’s strong focus on supporting 21st century learning through problem solving, critical thinking and inquiry based approaches thrusted her into a new understanding of how learning happens. This experience was critical in her growth as an educator and the development of her own pedagogy. 

 

 

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