Andra Coulter

Andra has been a special education teacher for many years, with a focus on severe behaviour, learning disabilities, and trauma-informed practice and intervention. Self-described as an apprehensive settler-educator, Andra utilized critical self-reflection to examine concepts of decolonization, restorying, counter-narratives, and power and control. Weaving narratives from her first steps into reconciliation, her family’s history, a helpful mentor, and a graduate-level program, she argues that successfully facing fears can lead to transformative learning. The lessons learned through her service-learning project offer a much-needed perspective to non-Indigenous educators new to reconciliatory practice.

Andra Coulter