Widlyne Antoine-Filion, Cofounder

 

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Widlyne Antoine-Filion is a natural educator with a love for exposing others to possibilities they never considered. In the fifth grade, Widlyne was inspired by Mrs. Pascale, who would allow Widlyne to teach her fifth grade class in her absence because she noticed that Widlyne had a knack for teaching others. Mrs. Nikolas, her middle school teacher at Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Boston, also had a profound impact on Widlyne. She always told Widlyne that she was “given much; therefore much is required of her.” These amazing educators sparked a fire in Widlyne to become the type of educator that inspires and ignites a desire in her students to pursue any of their aspirations in life.

Widlyne has been in the education field as a teacher and trainer for the last 14 years. She started in the middle school sector, and then taught elementary school for 7 years. Presently, for the last few years, she has been teaching English to adults privately and at an adult school. Widlyne is a certified teacher in the US and Canada. Widlyne has a BA in Theology with a minor in elementary education as well as a MA in Reading/Language Arts and is currently seeking her TESOL certificate from TESL Canada. Widlyne works tirelessly to support her students in all areas of their lives. She believes in the development of the whole individual and everyone at any age can learn and improve their lives.

Although Widlyne was educated and most of her work experience is from the United States, she now resides and teaches in Quebec with her husband, where she enjoys hiking, writing, dancing, and learning a new language.