Jacqueline Karsemeyer, OCT
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Jacqueline Karsemeyer is a Special Education consultant with the Toronto District School Board, supporting Kindergarten to Grade 12 students in 21 schools.
She began in education as a French Immersion teacher, previously working as a children’s therapist. She is a trained mediator and psychometrist. Karsemeyer’s career positions include resource teacher for English/French Immersion, teacher with the Kindergarten Early Language Intervention program and course instructor at teachers’ colleges in China and Canada. She has been significantly involved in the TDSB’s Human Rights, Professional Development and Model Inner City Schools committees.
A union steward, Karsemeyer was seconded to the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario as executive assistant for Equity and Women’s Services. She represented ETFO on the Ministry of Education’s Urban Aboriginal advisory committee. Subsequently, Karsemeyer was seconded to the College’s Standards of Practice and Education unit as a program officer.
She has published on poverty in Voice magazine, on inclusion in Sense Press and on the arts in education in Pembroke Press.
During her time on Council, she has served on the Investigation and Standards of Practice and Education committees.
Certified to teach in Ontario in 1994, Karsemeyer holds a BA, a B.Ed., an M.Ed. and a PhD.