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Julie Comay
Education Specialist
j.comay@utoronto.ca  

Julie Comay was a classroom teacher at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study (JICS) Laboratory School and in Toronto public schools for over 20 years. She holds an MA (philosophy) and PhD (developmental psychology) from the University of Toronto. Julie has led professional development workshops in literacy and mathematics across the province and presented her work at international conferences. Her research interests include language and narrative development, theory of mind, the role of play and imagination in development, mathematics and science learning, and cultural perspectives on teaching and learning.  Julie is a co-author of Natural Curiosity 2nd Edition: The Importance of Indigenous Perspectives in Children’s Environmental Inquiry (2017).  She currently teaches in the Child Study and Education program at JICS and works as an education specialist for the Robertson Program, where her projects include the development of a new kindergarten mathematics book and research on the educational potential of outdoor learning.