Kaitlyn Howie is an Ontario certified teacher with teachables in History and English. She has been teaching within Gifted and Twice Exceptional programs that challenge learners through rigorous and creative academics since 2017. With her love of English literature at the core of her teaching, she hopes to offer students a way to connect their learning personally, collectively and globally. She enjoys challenging her students to acquire the tools necessary for exceptional reading, writing and speaking. Her classes focus strongly on student mental health and resilience, and she has accomplished several training certifications in trauma informed instruction. She is also a certified yoga teacher, often bringing movement into the learning space. Kaitlyn believes that education should empower all students to pursue their passions and become lifelong learners. She currently lives in the Ottawa area where she enjoys reading, painting, baking and hiking.