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Kerri Embrey, MEd

Kerri Embrey is a writer and avid arts consumer. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Victoria in Visual Art and Writing and she recently graduated from the Faculty of Education at York University where she completed her master’s thesis, When the World is Alive: Aesthetic Experience and Radical Listening, with Carol Anne Wien as her supervisor. Kerri defines radical listening in her thesis as “a metaphor for heightened receptivity to beings, places, and materials.” In her role as a lead teacher of research and inquiry for Junior Kindergarten through Grade 1 at the Bishop Strachan School in Toronto Kerri offers a space for collaboration, discussion, and provocation as she works in a way that parallels the work of the pedagogista in the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education.  In this role Kerri says that “I have found that my art training has strongly informed my teaching practice in the way I work with materials, my sense of process and in my predilection for direct experience and experimentation.” A valued part of the experience as an educator at the Bishop Strachan School is active participation in professional learning events.  One such opportunity was when […]
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