Hello, my name is Kari Dunschede and this will be my third year teaching Junior Kindergarten at GAA. After graduating from Wilfrid Laurier University with a BA in Communication Studies, and exploring a variety of different positions in finance and sales, I decided to pursue a teaching career. Living in Boston at the time, I attended the Masters program at Lesley University and I quickly discovered that a career as an Early Childhood Educator was my true calling. After receiving my initial certification and taking some Additional Qualification courses at The University of Toronto, I became a member of the Ontario College of Teachers and began teaching Junior and Senior Kindergarten at The Children's Garden Junior School in Toronto. I then moved to Stouffville, ON after getting married, and began teaching Grade 2 at The Country Day School in King City, ON. Shortly after, I had my son, followed by my daughter, and became a stay at home mom, which was my greatest learning experience with children of all.