As a resource teacher and mom of two young children with autism, I get it. You are your child’s greatest supporter and advocate. You want service providers who are equally invested. Someone who deeply cares. Someone like me. Together, we can help your child lean in on their strengths, overcome their challenges, and live authentically.

| CRISTA KUNDU |

Certified Teacher. Graduate Degree. Autism Mom. Consultant.

My professional, personal, and academic experiences are interconnected. Professionally, my passion is supporting children with diverse needs, celebrating their strengths, and building a supportive partnership with their families. I plan to fulfill the supervised criteria to become a Behavior Consultant on the Registry for Autism Servicer Providers (RASP). Personally, I am the mother of a 6 year old who loves freight trains, skyscrapers, and Minecraft and a 4 year old who loves sorting, anything sweet, and Paw Patrol. Both children are on the autism spectrum. Academically, I am a life long learner and recent graduate from UBC’s Master of Education in Special Education. Collectively, these truths have led me to forge a new path – KIDS CONNECT.

Education

Master of Education in Special Education – Autism & Developmental Disabilities | University of British Columbia | August 2021

Bachelor of Education | Intermediate/Senior | English & History | York University | 2004

Honors Bachelor of Art | Majors English & History | York University | 2004

Certified Training

PEERS Certified Provider | UCLA Telehealth | 2021

Reading Recovery Teacher | Reading Recovery Institute of Canada | 2011

Picture Exchange Communication Systems Level 1 and 2 |Pyramid| 2010     

University Level Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders |POPARD | 2010

Special Education – Specialist | Additional Qualification | York University | 2010

Special Education – Part 2 | Additional Qualification | York University | 2009

English as a Second Language | Additional Qualification | York University | 2009

Reading Specialist | Additional Qualification | York University | 2006

Reading with a Focus on Adolescent Literacy- Part 2 | Additional Qualification | York University | 2006

Reading with a Focus on Adolescent Literacy – Part 1 | Additional Qualification | York University | 2006

Teaching Junior Division | Additional Qualification | York University | 2006

Special Education – Part 1 | Additional Qualification | York University | 2004

Teaching Experience

Learning Support & Reading Recovery Intervention Teacher | SD 41 | Burnaby, BC | 2009 – present

Learning Support and ELL Teacher | SD 40 | New Westminster, BC | 2008-2009

English Literature Teacher | Resurrection Secondary | Kitchener, ON | 2006-2008

English Literature & History Teacher | Thomas Fiddler Memorial | Sandy Lake First Nations, ON | 2004-2006

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