Monika de Souza

Monika de Souza

Monika de Souza has been a teacher of English and Drama with the Peel Board for the past 14 years. She served as Staff Advisor to the first Black History Month Club at Mayfield Secondary School. Around this time, Monika’s colleague Melanie Barrett introduced her to the idea of building more equitable classrooms through adopting anti-oppression practices. In doing this work, Monika has experienced significant personal discomfort and unprecedented connection and solidarity with many of her students and coworkers. Over the past two years, she has supported the brilliant work of the Diversity Council at Lorne Park Secondary School. In June, she received a Loran Teachers Building Leaders Award