About Me

My name is Melissa Lavoie. I’m from South Porcupine, Ontario (yep). I started teaching in 2006, fresh out of University of Windsor’s teacher’s college, and was employed by the Northeastern Catholic DSB from 2007 - 2017. I've taught grades 3 through 7, special education, and for my last 2.5 years, I was an Education Technology Special Assignment Teacher. I'm an Airbnb Superhost, a digital content creator for Learning Bird, and work as a GIS-Education Specialist partnered with Mushkegowuk Council. I graduated from UBC's Master of Educational Technology program in November 2019, am VP of Board of Directors for the Digital Human Library founded by Leigh Cassell of AMDSB, and founder of the Walk With Us Project.

Geo for Good User Summit, 2018, Sunnyvale, California
Geo for Good User Summit, 2016, Mountain View, California