Hi, my name is Daina!
It’s so nice to meet you
I’m a lover of language. I love it so much that I spent the last decade studying literature and sharing language arts in my classroom. I graduated with an Honours degree in English Literature in 2013; shortly after, I completed my concurrent teaching certification at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada. My journey with teaching has allowed me to connect students to one of my deepest joys in life, and to be humbled by my students’ intelligence and capabilities.
Teaching is a vocation, but it doesn’t need to be a life’s worth of work.
Everybody deserves a satisfying work-life balance: this means you, too. I’m a firm believer in prioritizing a healthy and happy life over work obligations. It’s the little things for me – antique shopping, being outside, good coffee, and spending time with my loved ones. This is where I find the joy to pour back into my work.
I created Mondays Made Easy to bring this same sense of balance and joy to your life, too. Through engaging, inquiry-based literacy resources and the latest research in education, my ultimate goal is to see you supported with a little bit less on your plate.
Where you can find me!
Do we have anything in common? I’m always looking to connect with other educators and grow together. I’d love for you to get in touch! You can follow along with me on Instagram, or on TeachersPayTeachers by clicking the link below: