I graduated from Cornell University with honours where I received a BS degree in Human Development and Family Relationships. My career path reflects a strong belief in the benefits of lifelong learning and personal change. I attended at the University of Toronto where I achieved both a MEd and EdD, after teaching young children in Head Start preschools, kindergartens, and primary grades.
My research relates to early intervention, inclusive education, system change processes, and family narratives. I have presented internationally at numerous conferences and professional learning seminars on these topics. As coordinator of the Interpersonal Skills Teaching Centre (1996 - 2000) I promoted the development of the live actor simulated client program. I also served as a faculty associate of the Ryerson Learning and Teaching office (2007-2010), and was the first teaching chair for the Faculty of Community Services (2010 – 2013). My goal is to foster experiential and universal instructional design techniques which enhance student engagement and participation.
Ali, M., Corson, P., & Frankel, E.B. (2009). Listening to Families: Reframing Services. Toronto: Chestnut Press.