Shira Waldman is a Kindergarten Judaic Studies, K-8 Art, and Grade 8 girls Physical Education teacher at the OJCS in Ottawa, Ontario. She holds a B.A in Psychology and Art History and a B.Ed in Primary and Junior Education. She has trained and worked in Waldorf Education, has taught at an Orthodox Day School, Afternoon School, Jewish Preschool and as part of a Pedagogic Team in Israel, designing curriculum for Private English Kindergartens in Turkey and South Korea.
She is multilingual, speaking French and Hebrew, and spent 5 years living in the North of Israel. She is the mother of 4, an avid reader, passionate about art, loves gardening, healthy eating, and physical fitness. She is a vegan and animal lover, having fostered over 70 street dogs in Israel. She strives to encourage a life long love of learning in her students and to prepare them for the 22nd century.