I am an Assistant Professor of Education and Program Coordinator of the Masters in Educational Leadership program at Niagara University. My work focuses on the ways that discourses of race and identity are negotiated, mediated and socialized in education. My research seeks to re-centre the voices of racialized and Indigenous children, families and educators, by problematizing whiteness and white privilege in curriculum, pedagogy, teacher education, and teacher hiring and promotion. My scholarship aims to explore how knowledge can be mobilized at the grassroots level from educators, children and communities minoritized by education system. I am particularly interested in teacher hiring policies and practices in relation to diversity in the teacher workforce in Ontario through an antiracism approach. I am currently Principal Investigator of a funded project called "Principal's and Teacher Hiring Experiences". I was a Co-Investigator on a SSHRC funded project with Drs. Rachel Berman, Alana Butler and Beverly-Jean Daniel entitled "Give Race It's Place: An Anti-Racist Knowledge Sharing Initiative for ECEs". My teaching experience spans all facets of education from the early years, K-12 education and higher education. To book a workshop or presentation, please visit my contact page.