Asha Rao, MEd, DVATI, has taught for over 20 years in elementary to post-secondary schools, locally and internationally. Her work is focused on inclusive education, mental health and wellness and is grounded in social justice principles. She is currently program lead and faculty in the Education Assistant and Community Support Program at Camosun College, Victoria, B.C. She believes in collaborating to create engaging, inclusive, and accessible learning environments. She encourages analysis, critical thinking, and multiple means of representation and expression with students. Her current work explores trauma-informed expressive arts and fostering creativity and imagination in her work, in the classroom, and in the field.