About Us

Alice Te & Jennifer Watt


  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Care/of Work
  • Chinese Canadian National Council for Social Justice
  • Peel Elementary Teachers’ Local
  • Ontario Tech University
  • Niagara District School Board
  • Right to Play Canada
  • Rubicon/Savvas
  • Simcoe County Elementary Teachers’ Federation
  • Toronto District School Board
  • York University Osgoode Hall Law School

Jennifer Watt

Jennifer Watt has been an educator for over 30 years and has delivered over 1000 interactive sessions on the topics of literacy, equity, mentorship, assessment, and inquiry learning across Canada and to international audiences. Jennifer is an advocate for educators who believes teachers should experience joy, creativity, curiosity and intellectual rigor in their daily life. Her pedagogy is anchored in culturally relevant pedagogy and inquiry-based learning.

She is the co-author of the bestselling THINQ series on inquiry learning. She was the Program Coordinator of the beginning teacher and literacy departments at the Toronto District School Board. She has held positions as an Education Officer at the Ontario Ministry of Education in the Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting departments. She worked at the Ontario College of Teachers with the professional accreditation team. She also was an instructor for teacher candidates at OISE and York as an instructor and has hosted many international delegations who sought to learn more about the Ontario education system and professional qualifications. She holds a Masters Degree from OISE on the topic of the evaluation of teaching performance. She is the co-author of over 12 student texts on Canadian and World History and Civics.

Her 30+ year teaching career included experience as a History, ELL, Special Education and English classroom teacher and department head.

Jennifer is a music enthusiast who plays in the band Sudden Mischief. She is also a bibliophile who loves the public library and appreciates receiving book recommendations to add to her reading lists. Jennifer lives in Richmond Hill with her husband Barry, mother Joan and mother-in-law Marion. She adores her three children, Matt, Sean and Emma and granddaughter, Clara. She also is the proud owner of Odin (golden retriever).

Alice Te

Alice Te has been a social justice educator and union activist for over 30 years. Most recently, she was the coordinator of Equity and Women’s Services at the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario. She has had the opportunity to work in many spaces of teaching and learning including OISE as the program director of the Inner City Option, a curriculum instructor at York University’s Faculty of Education in the concurrent program and as a central equity consultant in the Toronto District School Board. She holds a Masters  Degree from York University. Her thesis focused on Anti-Racism and Intersectionalities. She is a strong advocate and practitioner of anti-oppressive education, intersectional feminism and culturally relevant pedagogy. 

Alice’s educational journey has given her the opportunity to facilitate and present  a wide variety of sessions on critical and controversial equity practices, theories, curriculum and leadership. She has worked extensively with educators, administrators, union leaders, and other educational stakeholders. Her experiences have also taken her internationally, partnering and consulting with institutions in Taiwan and China as a literacy leader and coach. These opportunities have broadened her perspectives on what teaching, learning and collaborative opportunities can look like across global spaces. 

Alice is a co-editor of the recently released My Best Idea: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy (Rubicon-Saavas) and has developed many curriculum resources such as Addressing Anti-Asian Racism: A Resource for Educators, and Anti-oppressive Framework in her capacities in previous institutions. 

Alice loves Toronto and cannot imagine living anywhere else. She spends her free time reading, biking and traveling with her partner. She is very proud of her children and adores them. One is pursuing a career in teaching, following in their parents footsteps, and the other, venturing into the brave and exciting world of social media as an influencer. 

Alice is also one of the original co-founders of a Toronto-based taiko drumming group called Raging Asian Womxn (RAW). She currently sits on the RAW board as its president. She also speaks conversational Mandarin, Taiwanese, Portuguese and French and likes to see herself as a ‘fearless’ language learner when visiting different countries.