Carolyne Willoughby is celebrating 20 years of teaching at Durham College. She joined the Early Childhood Education program in its second year. She brings a wealth of child-care experience from her previous work experience and supervising students in field placements in child-care centres and primary grades in elementary schools.
In addition to her involvement with preschool education, Willoughby has an interest in adult education, previously holding the position of on-site facilitator for the Bachelor of Education in Adult Education degree program at Brock University.
Willoughby completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology at the University of Windsor. With a keen interest in lifelong learning she obtained her Child Studies diploma at the University of Toronto’s Institute of Child Study and her Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Windsor. She didn’t stop there. She completed her Master of Education Curriculum degree at Brock University, which included a project involving a secondment to the Durham Catholic District School Board where she taught junior kindergarten for five months while the junior kindergarten teacher taught in Willoughby’s position at the college. The project was a component of larger project with York University and Seneca College that looked at an articulated consecutive pre-service program combining early childhood education and a teacher’s certificate.
In addition to teaching in the Early Childhood Education program at Durham College, Willoughby is currently a sessional instructor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.