Ms. Rojia Dadashzadeh is Brockton’s Senior School Visual Arts teacher who specializes in teaching MYP and DP Art. She holds an Honours degree in Fine Arts from the University of Waterloo, a postgraduate degree in New Media Design from Sheridan, Le Grand Diploma in cuisine and pastry from Le Cordon Bleu, Paris, and Bachelor of Education from UBC in Art Education. In addition to her role as a teacher, Rojia is a practicing artist who is represented by Art Interiors Gallery in Toronto and other various exhibits. Her work has been published in various media outlets such as Preview magazine, Vancouver Sun, Ellele and Georgia Straight. Her teaching and artistic practice are closely intertwined in ways that one is informative of the other. Rojia’s training in “clownology” and performance art have also guided and informed her artistic and pedagogical approach in the classroom, by incorporating playful and imaginative approaches with her students as a portal to narrate their personal and intercultural understandings, and to engage their audience in the narratives. Rojia incorporates the works of many contemporary artists in her teaching to emphasis the importance and responsibility of artists in 21st century and she hopes that through collaboration with her colleagues, she will engage and involve Brockton students in representing international-mindedness through the arts at an international level.