Joanne Silver is an OCT certified teacher who has been working as an English teacher in York Region for the past 9 years. She is an avid reader of young adult fiction and relishes in discussing new texts as well as essay writing. She has extensive travel experience and has been through Europe, parts of Africa, Israel, most of the Caribbean, as well as South Korea, where she led a summer English program. Through her travels she has seen how many other cultures live and uses this understanding to build upon her teaching strategies. Joanne is looking forward to working with the JYN Academy program and embarking on a new learning experience while working with the students to enhance their skills with the English curriculum.