Ms. Natasha Maingot
Assistant Primary Teacher
- HBA in Liberal Arts from Wilfrid Laurier University:
- Contemporary Studies (Society, Culture & Environment) with Childhood Education and Development Minor in Psychology
At the age of 14 I left Trinidad to move to Dubai. There I became more culturally aware, this helped me at University where I joined the Intercultural Student Association of Brantford and became the promoter for the club to provide a community space for international students and to support them while at home in Canada. The club even promoted an event (This is MY Beauty) for International Women's Week where we looked at beauty and how there is not just one form of beauty, but many different aspects to beauty that vary around the world.
While at University I did a placement at Our Lady Queen of Peace Montessori School and found that I enjoyed working with kids. In the summer of 2015 while back in Dubai I got to shadow an Occupational Therapist at Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre. There I worked with kids who needed assistance with mobility aid, visual impairments and who had cerebral palsy; while shadowing there I learnt how to implement stories and puppets into learning. After graduating with Honours in July 2015, I then worked at GEMS Royal Dubai School as a Learning Support Assistant for a year. I assisted four students with learning difficulties and provided support for both pupils and the classroom teacher during and after school hours. There I learnt how to design, develop and deliver differentiated learning support. At the end of the year we got inspected by the KHDA (Knowledge and Human Development Authority) and were ranked as an Outstanding school - the highest rating possible. As the year progressed my students had improved greatly - one got the most improved math certificate out of all of Year 3, while another went up a year in her reading level, and another one advanced in Arabic.
Traveling (would really love to go to China to see the terracotta warriors), art, fishing, hiking, wake-boarding, and horse back riding