Denese Pryce began her teaching career at the Toronto District School Board where she taught ESL and Reading Recovery to Grade 1 students. She also spent several years teaching Kindergarten within TDSB’s inner city schools. Denese believes that Kindergarten students demonstrate an incredible capacity for learning and deep thinking. She works to create a caring environment that fosters curiosity, wonder, collaborative learning, and problem-solving within an inquiry and play-based setting. Denese enjoys using outdoor learning opportunities to help her students develop a love and respect for their environment and the world around them.
Denese is the proud mother of two daughters, both recently graduated from the University of Toronto. She loves nature, animals, music, plays the piano, and enjoys fishing and watching sports. Denese is excited and looking forward to teaching Senior Kindergarten at Mabin this year.