Kira Dreimanis

What do you teach?
I teach reading, writing, and executive functioning skills.

Why did you become a teacher?
I became a teacher because it feels necessary and engaging every single day, and it’s impossible to get bored at work.

How would your students describe you?
I think my students would describe me as positive, supportive, and enthusiastic.

What’s your favourite challenge to help students overcome?
I especially love helping students with LDs learn to read because once they begin to have faith in their abilities and forget to be afraid, their motivation is an inspiration. I’ve been amazed at the difference one-to-one support can make for students with reading challenges, and I love witnessing kids’ pride when their hard work pays off.

What’s your favourite thing about working at RRLS?
The people! My job has allowed me to build relationships with some incredible students, parents, and colleagues. My students are kind, hilarious, and courageous in their approach to challenges at school, and I have so much admiration for the supportive families who advocate for them and make sure they receive the help they need. Finally, my colleagues are passionate educational professionals who inspire me every day to keep growing as a teacher and to approach challenges from a different angle.

What’s your favourite way to spend an afternoon?
Playing hide-and-go-seek with my two-year-old son!