Grade 2/3 Teacher
Masha Pashchuk graduated from Mount Royal University with a Bachelor of Education degree, specializing in elementary education, as well as health and physical education. She began her teaching career as a dance educator, working for a private studio, which ignited her passion for teaching and learning. During her time in the dance world, Masha acquired certifications in ADAPT and Acrobatic Arts dance curricula; she also designed and led several programs. In 2019, she moved to the UK to pursue a teaching career, working as a grade one teacher at an independent school. In addition to her teaching duties, she was also a Key Stage 1 Curriculum Lead. In this role, she mentored teachers and subject leads and helped guide them through the changes in the elementary curriculum. Her areas of interest in education are early literacy and curriculum development. When she is not teaching, Masha can be found cozied up with a book, painting, or hanging out with her dog, Lillie.
Upon returning to Canada, Masha began her studies at Western University and completed a certification in International Baccalaureate in Primary Years Curriculum while being a substitute teacher. Masha is incredibly passionate about teaching and loves collaborating with her colleagues. She hopes that her love for learning is contagious and strives to instil a lifelong love for learning in her students. She values a sense of community, fostering positive relationships, creativity, critical thinking, and innovation because she strongly believes that it will help shape her students into successful global citizens of our ever-changing world. She loves watching her students grow as learners and people throughout the year.
Masha’s favourite part about teaching at Tanbridge Academy is the tight-knit community that feels more like a family. She loves that she can get to know her students and their families better due to the small class sizes. Masha believes that it is important to have everyone in the school community working towards the same goal of making their community an inclusive, safe, and accepting place, and she truly feels that she has found this at Tanbridge.