Melanie Watt is currently teaching in the settlement sector. She appreciates that newcomers are risk takers and community builders. Melanie was a LINC site supervisor for five years, and before that, a LINC & ELT instructor and teacher trainer for eight years. Her BA focused on international trade and labour economics. She was a lumber trader (exporting building materials to the USA) and a community volunteer, (fundraising and motivating volunteers) before taking her CTESL at U of T. Melanie participated in the Professional Partners program of TCDSB and CLCF with CASIP. She loves TESL Toronto because live PD is fun to make with such an awesome team.