about these teachers

Meaghan

Meaghan Abra is a teacher and blogger from Victoria, BC, Canada. She loves teaching middle school - jokes, quirks, and attitudes are all a part of making it the best job! She teaches all subjects, but really loves teaching language arts and math. Currently, Meaghan is teaching grade six and working on her Masters degree in Educational Leadership at Vancouver Island University.

Meaghan's Teaching Passions:
- Student collaboration
- Building community in the classroom
- Inquiry-based learning
- Incorporating technology in a meaningful way
- Using assessment to guide teaching
- Getting students hooked on books
- Having fun (work hard, play hard!)

Outside of teaching, Meaghan loves to read, run and craft. Travel has always been an important part of life for her and she believes that seeing the world is a vital way to open your mind. Currently, she lives in Victoria with her husband and enjoys the west coast life.

Karley

Karley Alleyn is a teacher and blogger from Victoria, BC, Canada. She loves teaching middle school - this age bracket is a wildly wonderful, challenging and inspiring developmental stage. In the past Karley has taught in the academic classroom, but currently she is teaching middle and high school dance to students grades 6 through 12. In summer 2017 Karley will be heading to Breathe for Change’s 200 hour yoga teacher and wellness training for educators in Madison, Wisconsin.

Karley's Teaching Passions:

- Building classroom community on purpose
- Facilitating self-expression through movement/dance
- Inquiry-based learning
- Learning (and relearning) new methods in math teaching
- Discovering and experiencing Indigenous culture
- Getting sweaty! (Work hard, play hard!)

Outside of teaching, Karley loves to read, run, garden and play. Karley also believes that travel is also an important part of her life; her favourite countries are Cambodia, Poland and Germany. Karley lives in Victoria with her husband and their two year old daughter.