Dr. Lesley Shore was Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, at OISE/University of Toronto, where she taught Intermediate/Secondary English, educational philosophy, psychology and foundations of curriculum. An active volunteer, Dr. Shore is in her fifth year as Chair of the Canadian Advisory Board of Facing History and Ourselves. She also designed and taught courses on Anne Frank and has written extensively about bringing Anne’s Diary into the classroom. Lesley’s other research interests include: the influence of reading/culture on adolescent female development, Virginia Woolf, teacher book clubs, narrative inquiry, and integrated arts education. She has taught most grades from K to 12 in public, private and Jewish schools in Ontario. In the early 90s while her daughters were students at Mabin, Lesley was the grade four teacher. Teaching at Mabin had an indelible affect on her pedagogy. She is delighted to have the opportunity to give back some of what she learned there.