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Joanne Duong


What is one thing you want students to know about you? 

Since I was a child, I always wanted to become a teacher. Now, I am an elementary teacher, and work for the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). This year, I am teaching Kindergarten, and love my career. I went from pretend teacher, to future teacher, to certified teacher.

What's your educational background?

I attended Rick Hansen Secondary School and graduated in 2012. I am part of the first cohort that graduated from the joint program between Ryerson and York University’s Concurrent Education program. I earned my bachelors of Arts in Early Childhood Studies, as well as my Bachelors of Education in the Primary/Junior Education in 2017. After graduating, I attended various Additional Qualifications courses for teaching, including Special Education, Teaching English Language Learners, and my teachables for English and Mathematics for Gr. 7 and 8.

What are 4-5 personality traits you would use to describe yourself?

1. Passionate 2. Caring 3. Patient 4. Hard Working 5. Outgoing

Name your favourite TV show, movie, and song:

Favourite TV show: House MD

Favourite movie: Mulan

Favourite song: Waiting for Superman by Daughtry

What are some of your hobbies?

Dancing, nail art, painting, and singing.

What was your favourite subject in high school?

Dance and Biology.

What is something you would tell your younger self in high school?

Dreams don’t work unless you do!

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