I am the Director of the Child Trauma Research Centre at the University of Regina which enables me to marry my doctoral research inquiring into teachers' experiences of/with trauma and trauma-sensitivity, and my passion for all things teaching, particularly the children and youth entrusted to our care. I have been a high school teacher since 2001 and a mother since 2010. I have taught English, French, Social Studies, Drama, and Musical Theatre in four different schools in three different provinces in Canada.