Allison McDonald

Allison McDonald

Visual Arts

Academic Credentials

  • Bachelor of Design, Minor in Business – Ryerson University
  • Bachelor of Education, Primary and Junior Divisions (Artist in Community Education) – Queen’s University
  • Intermediate Visual Arts
  • Special Education Part 1
  • First Nation, Métis and Inuit Peoples: Understanding Traditional Teachings, Histories, Current Issues and Cultures

Current Teaching Role

Visual Arts Teacher, K-8


I have held internships in the Art Department at Canadian Living Magazine, as a Docent at the Bata Shoe Museum and as the Education Intern at the MacLaren Art Centre. I have also recently taught grade 1, 3, 4 and 5 in Simcoe County District School Board.

What You Believe Matters Most in Schooling

Creating a positive and exciting classroom atmosphere that encourages students to explore, take risks and create.

What You Believe Matters Most in Education

Developing a love for learning and being open minded to meaningful experiences that influence lifelong learning.

What You Like Most About KBS

I love the immediate sense of community you get at KBS. The education team is incredibly friendly, welcoming and committed to maintaining this positive environment for all students. Everyone has an opportunity to try new things and be supported by a professional team along the way.

Hobbies & Interests

I always enjoy taking on new art and design projects. I also love exploring museums and galleries, reading, piano and yoga.

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