Laura Swan is an educator with close to twenty years of experience as a classroom teacher, teacher-leader and administrator. She holds an M.Ed in School Leadership from Dordt University, as well as degrees from the University of Auckland and the University of Guelph. A diverse practitioner, Laura also holds certifications and training in Restorative Practice, Te Kotahitanga and Gifted and Talented Education. Her teaching experience encompasses a wide range of subjects including English, business, dance, philosophy, leadership and technology. Her experience extends across public, state and Christian education systems, including a decade living and working in New Zealand. Relational pedagogy, education outside the classroom, community partnerships, creativity and innovation are all part of Laura’s philosophy of education. She is passionate about empowering students in and through their learning experiences to embrace their abilities, gifts and interests as Image-bearers, acting as change-makers and living into God’s story. Laura currently works at Hamilton District Christian High School and lives in Hamilton, Ontario, the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe people, with her husband and daughter.