Desiree Marshall-Peer


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Research Summary

Aboriginal perspectives and representation; Inquiry teaching and learning; Competency-based assessment and STEAM.


Desiree Marshall-Peer (EdD Candidate, MA, BSC) is a Cree-Ojibway educator focusing on re-envisioning the British Columbia education system in innovative ways.  Desiree has been teaching for over 20 years in a variety of context in the K-12 system and in university.  She works with school districts on a multitude of projects, including inquiry based learning, competency based assessment, and Indigenous Ways of Knowing.  Desiree has several years’ experience with the BC Ministry of Education renewed math curriculum, graduation transformations, and assessment.  She also works with FNESC as a curriculum developer and presenter.  She is a lecturer at the Okanagan School of Education UBC teaching Numeracy and STEAM including Indigenous Ways of Knowing, knowledge systems and worldviews.  She is currently pursuing her EdD in assisting non-Indigenous educators in Indigenizing their curriculum and pedagogy.


Bachelor of Science, Biology, Okanagan University College, 1998
Post Degree Professional Program, University of Victoria, 2000
Master of Arts, University of British Columbia, Okanagan, 2015

Selected Grants & Awards

2016    Outstanding UBC Graduate Award
2016    Dr. Vicki Green Award (Nomination)
2015    Stephan Pope Educators Award
2015    ALS BC Leaders of Tomorrow Award
2001    Ministry of Education Teacher Recognition


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