My research interests span curriculum development, early childhood education, literacies, and gender and sexual identities. The intersection of these areas is where my current research has evolved.
My dissertation research was a Critical Discourse Analysis of Canadian kindergarten curricula, where I explored how these documents support meaning-making of gender and sexual identities in early childhood. Furthermore, the study explored the null and hidden curriculum relative to gender and sexual identities, and the implications for students’ identity options, for gender and sexual minority youth, and for same-sex parented families.
A teacher of over twelve years, I am qualified and have taught in all divisions from kindergarten through to graduate education. For several years, I worked in the Learning Team with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, situated in Toronto, Ontario. I am now Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton.