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Kathryn Whitfield is an award-winning history teacher, innovative curriculum designer and workshop leader and a board member of Approaching the Past (THEN/HIER), a community of practice for history educators about local histories in historical spaces. In 2012, Katy was one of the first 60 Canadians to receive the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal at Rideau Hall in Ottawa from His Excellency, David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. She received this medal “for inspiring Canadian youth to build a better world.” (Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Citation).  Katy is a graduate of the Masters of Education in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at OISE-University of Toronto (2014) where her research focussed on historical thinking and inquiry, community-based models of history education and social justice education in urban spaces. In 2015, Katy was the Assistant Curriculum Leader for Canadian and World Studies at Northview Heights Secondary School. She is going into her 13th year of teaching and is currently teaching History, French and Equity Studies at Northview Heights Secondary School in the Toronto District School Board.

Kathryn can be reached via e-mail at kathryn.whitfield@tdsb.on.ca

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