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Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education

Adult Education and Community Development Program

Meet Our Alumni: Nathasha Swaminathan


Nathasha Swaminathan, MEd (2007)
Teacher, Dufferin-Peel Catholic School Board

As a teacher, Nathasha's experience studying at OISE allowed her to build a network of peers and learn from a world renowned faculty.

At an early age, and as a daughter of immigrant parents, Nathasha found it challenging to relate to teachers. Her drive to become a better teacher arose from this disconnection. She aspires to become a role model to her own students.

Nathasha’s interest focuses on inclusive education as an avenue to promote equity and inclusivity to all students. Through inclusive education, Nathasha feels that communities and cultures are valued which enhances learning experiences, increase confidence and overall well-being for a long-term growth. In the future, Nathasha hopes to become a high school principal and teach at a post-secondary institution.

For the past nine years, Nathasha has taught Business Studies at the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board. In her current role, Nathasha has mentored new teachers and developed new teaching resources. She has also initiated and led student and community events that promote diversity within the school and at the school board level.

Recently, she worked at the Newcomer Assessment Centre at the Peel District School Board to help assess new immigrant students in Math and English before they could be placed in secondary schools.