This piece is named after Deena Abougoush who is entering her 6th year of teaching Kindergarten. Although her education background is in secondary education with a major in English and a minor in Health, she has a passion for teaching at a primary level. When asked why Deena picked teaching as her profession, she explained that teachers were the people who inspired her growing up. She wanted to be in the part of society that nourishes future generations, shaping the minds that will one day give back to the world. For her, the foundation of teaching is built on the belief that it is her job to help her students to find their purpose in their life, what makes their story and individuality unique and how they can manifest that into their futures. Teaching gives her a chance to be a person who they remember for the rest of their lives. When asked what is Deena’s favourite part about teaching she states that it is about being able to be as creative and as fun as she wants to be. Especially when it comes to teaching kindergarten, the more silly she is the more they love it. When asked what struggles she faced when COVID forced schools to shut down she explained that the biggest struggle for her was coming to school and seeing all their stuff unfinished. She felt a major void in her heart and she was definitely not ready to say goodbye so soon. With that, she knew that a new challenge would mean a new way to learn for both students and herself. Deena’s biggest worry for the new school year is adjusting to the new regulations and circumstances in her classroom. She has a community based classroom environment where play and social interaction is the skeleton of all her lessons. With COVID, she has to prepare ways to incorporate fun engaging lessons as well as abide by safety protocols. Her advice to her students this upcoming school year is that there is nothing in the new year that you have to face alone. Embrace change, find ways to make the best situation and when you need it the most, chocolate smarties will be provided!
The model in this photo is wearing a size small and is 5'11. What we love about this jean jacket is that it is long and oversized! We love that you can layer up with it or just keep it how it is. We do want to emphasize that this jacket is OVERSIZE!