Maya's passion for education grew from her experience working as a dance teacher. It was in the dance studio that she realized that all of her students learned at different paces, and required different types of supports in order to be successful. Realizing just how well her pedagogy was working in the dance studio, she began researching the potential for this type of teaching and learning in the classroom.
It was then that Maya realized the potential that existed for innovative teaching and curriculum. This sparked the 2018 launch of LCI Movement, a curriculum based dance and movement education program that provides programming for students across Southern Ontario, virtually and in school.
Through the development of her dance curriculum, Maya realized her passion for creating student-centered learning experiences and thus began her journey towards further education in curriculum. In 2020, Maya graduated from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto with a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Pedagogy.
In 2021, Maya will begin her Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Learning at the University of Calgary. She will be continuing to research play-based, and arts integrated learning, with a focus on experiential learning in the classroom.
While working towards her Doctorate, Maya will continue providing educational consulting services, instructing, and developing learning resources to help educators world wide.