We are pleased to announce that Dr. Anna-Leah King will be joining us, July 1, 2016 to take up the tenure-track position in Indigenous Education/Core Studies.
Dr. King successfully defended her dissertation at the University of Alberta on March 22, 2016. She holds a Masters of Education (Curriculum Studies) and a Bachelor of Education degree, both from the University of Saskatchewan. Additionally, she holds a Bilingual Certificate from L’Université de Québec, and a Certificate in Cree Oral Language from the University of Saskatchewan. While a doctoral student at U of A, Dr. King was the recipient of numerous graduate scholarships, including the NEAHR Student Scholarship and the Indspire Award. In 2013, she received the U of A Human Rights Education Recognition Award for her work with the inaugural EDU211 mandatory Aboriginal Education course. She has served as the Aboriginal Education consultant with Saskatoon Catholic Schools, 2002-2006, as a classroom teacher in Saskatoon, 1989-2000 and as the Co-Director of the Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP) at the University of Alberta, 2008-2010.
Dr. King’s dissertation focuses on Anishnaabe song and drum in education using traditional story, experiences, archives, and Elder’s teachings as a focus to move forward in Indigenizing education stemming from Anishnaabe world view. Further research interests lie in Indigenous Education in light of current principles recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Both her doctoral and master’s research align with the Faculty of Education’s commitment to indigenous education and indigenizing teaching and learning as articulated in our strategic plan. Dr. King will undoubtedly make important contributions to the Core Studies subject area and the Language and Literacy subject area.
We extend a heartfelt welcome to Anna-Leah!