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WHO WE ARE
- Education by Shala Books
- Meet the Team
- Meet Our Collaborators
For over 10 years we have been filling areas lacking in educational resources with our innovative and engaging teaching resources. The site was initially created for sharing FSL & ESL eBooks and accompanying resources for upper primary and middle school students, and throughout the years has expanded to include our Emergent & Transitional Readers, The Education Blog and Shala Educational Consulting Services.
We are always on the lookout for educators with amazing learning ideas using our resources and who wish to become collaborators. Have an idea you would like to share? Contact us!
Christina Shala received a B.Ed in French Immersion Education from the University of Alberta in Canada, and is currently residing in British Columbia, Canada. With 10+ years of experience teaching languages in Canadian and international schools abroad, Christina has developed a passion for creating learning resources that support teachers and help students develop a real-world understanding of their second language. Her professional interests also focus on designing Educational Frameworks and accompanying individualized planners to assist schools in realizing their vision and ensuring a cohesive teaching culture. Christina has been a presenter at NESA conferences in the Middle East, at the UWCSEA Multilingualism Conference in Singapore and both the Inspired Education Conference and the GESS Conferences in Indonesia. Christina's most recent project has been developing a collection of emergent and transitional readers for young learners. In addition to consulting, she is the owner of www.shalabooks.com and author of the upcoming book Empowering the Educator Within: A Guide to Enabling Yourself and Those You Serve.
Missed Christina's recent speaking engagement at the EAL Teaching and Learning: Raising Standards to Improve Outcomes online event hosted by Inside Government in the UK? Here's the handout: Maximizing the Impact of Your EAL Department.
Janet Pinnick has a BA degree in Psychology from the University of Alberta. She comes with many years of management and volunteer experience. She is passionate about being a part of the success of students from all backgrounds and understands the impact that education has when applied in a meaningful way. Janet uses the management skills and expertise she has acquired over the years to bring this vital work by Education by Shala Books to as many schools as possible.
A Word From Janet
My role as project manager is to gather information for framework development by observing and respectfully listening to the needs specific to your school, enabling us to meet your objectives. I look forward to learning more about your school and its vision!
Timmy Riday holds a degree in Education and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from the University Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Timmy is originally from the United States but has lived and worked in Asia as a primary school English teacher for nearly twenty years. Timmy believes that when children are interested in English, learning becomes second nature. With this in mind, he often incorporates songs, chants, dialogues and other activities to make the classroom and learning experience lively and energetic. When Timmy came across Shala Books, he was excited about creating videos for his young learners to study the basics of English pronunciation and reading skills. When Shala Books also presented him with the idea to make the videos available at www.shalabooks.com, he was excited about the opportunity and looks forward to developing a long-lasting work relationship. Timmy currently calls China home, where he lives with his wife and teaches young learners English.
Check out Timmy's latest children's book that can be purchased through Amazon:
Interested in becoming a collaborator? Contact us!
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SHARING OUR INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS WITH YOU!
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