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heathercrawford3646caleytaylorcaleytaylorHeather Crawford
Job: Upper School theatre and theory of knowledge teacher
Academic Background: B.Mus. (University of British Columbia), B.Ed. (University of British Columbia), M.A. in English literature (University of Toronto)
International Teaching Experience: International School in Manila, Philippines (2004 to 2008); British International School in Shanghai, China (2008 to 2010)
Biography: I grew up attending international schools in different countries because of my father’s work. My Grade 11 English teacher in Cairo was a passionate, tireless and exacting woman — she made us memorize Aristotle’s definition of tragedy word for word, among other things — who inspired me to pursue teaching as a career. One of my favourite things about teaching, especially at UCC, is that it prevents me from becoming a lazy thinker. I love it when students challenge my reasoning and introduce me to new perspectives on important issues. This year I’m looking forward to co-directing the classical play and supervising the Human Rights Advocacy Club.