Melissa-Ann Pereira Ledo She/Her
Tioh'tia:ke / "Montréal"
With over a decade of teaching and leadership experience in the Educational system, from elementary school to university level to community settings, as former Pedagogical Consultant for the English Montreal School Board, and as co-founder of the social enterprise and non-profit inPath, Melissa-Ann Ledo embraces the idea that learner-centered education can offer an enriched education to all students, of all levels. She strives to provide and inspire the implementation of authentic education to lead learners to higher achievement, engagement, and creativity, in ways that develop critical thinking and communication skills. Ledo is invested in giving back to her own local Queer community and voluntarily runs The Queerest Little Ledo Productions. Ledo is also a practicing visual artist whose work focuses on storytelling. As a researcher Ledo’s interests surround curriculum development, ideas of representation, community building amongst educators, facilitating through the arts, and the role of allyship, with a focus on how to best support youth.