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Olivia DiGiammarino

Educator, Artist & Researcher

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About Me

Hi! I am an educator, artist and recent graduate of York University's Masters of Critical Disability Studies in Toronto. I am interested in creating inclusive learning experiences for disabled students. My current research is about the experiences of fat-identifying teachers and students and how they navigate Physical Education spaces and curricula.

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Educational Background

September 2020 - Current

MA in Critical Disability Studies, York University

September 2015 - May 2018

B. Ed, York University

September 2011- May 2015

B. Music , University of Toronto

September 2010 - May 2011

Certificate : Commercial & Jazz Music, Humber College

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Professional Experience

Background & Expertise

August 2019-August 2022

Department Lead
Special Education:
Holy Name of Mary College School

 I worked to establish the Learning Enrichment Centre (Special Education) Department at Holy Name of Mary College School. HNMCS is an all-girls Catholic school serving grades 5-12.

My role consisted of implementing and supervising Individualized Education Plans, teaching Learning Strategies grades 9-12 and providing support to students with exceptional needs.

August 2018-August 2019

Grade 6 Teacher: 
Holy Name of Mary College School

I taught Grade 6 Home Room class including all core subjects (Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Religion, Health, Art and Drama). I was responsible for creating innovative and engaging lessons. Enjoyed creating an inclusive classroom for students with various needs and exceptionalities.

September 2011 - May 2019

Miss. Olivia's Studio
Owner, Piano & Voice Teacher

I owned and operated a music studio which grew into an incredible community of young musicians. With students ranging in ages 3 - 75+, lessons at the piano were much more than just lessons. As a studio owner I ensured that my studio was open to and accessible for students with disabilities or high-needs including but not limited to serving students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Global Delay and Mental Health challenges. My favourite part of running the studio was our community music events and recitals.

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