Ms. Quach is a passionate Ontario Certified Teacher, Social Justice Advocate, and Holistic Health/Fitness Enthusiast. She works with the Toronto District School Board.
Erika Quach completed the Early Childhood Studies (ECS) program with a minor in English at Ryerson University. She received her Master of Teaching (MT) degree (teachable: English) from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Her examination of pedagogy and practice through the use of technology was published in the MT Student Voice. Erika volunteered for MoveU at U of T to promote healthy active living by educating students about wellness resources and publishing content on social media platforms. As Ryerson Best Buddies President, she facilitated friendships between individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and university students. She also planned social events and educational workshops for students as ECS Vice President and represented the Council for Exceptional Children to advocate for inclusive, safe settings for all individuals.
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
Ms. Quach brings varied experiences into the classroom:
Hincks-Dellcrest Centre: worked with children with exceptionalities, and collaborated with parents and colleagues to support the treatment and research of mental health
"We Will Read" program (TDSB): worked one-on-one with 5 grade 1 students in Early Reading Intervention to increase in literacy skills
GoodLife Fitness JUMP! Associate: Facilitated art and physical activities to engage and motivate children through healthy living
Brand Ambassador: promoted products to build consumer confidence (taught persuasive speech and Dragons Den lessons based on this)
Ryerson University courses: Creative Writing, Socio-Emotional Intelligence, Personal Growth and Positive Psychology, Children and Technology
MT Research Paper: Teaching the Whole Child (socio-emotional, cognitive, physical) as Humanizing Education
Every child has the right to learn in a safe and supportive environment where they feel a sense of belonging and are supported in heart and mind. I strive to know each individual's interests, strengths, and needs to ensure no child is left behind. I believe in hands-on, experiential learning, the power of literacy, and conceptual understanding in lieu of rote memorization. Children must be active participants in their learning and my role is to facilitate a variety of enriching experiences. My mission is to help students become caring, informed citizens and to aid them in developing lifelong skills, self-confidence, agency, and the 21st century skills of critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration.
Placement experiences as an educator
Fluent languages (English, Cantonese)
Excellence in Field Education awards (Ryerson University)