Hello and welcome! My name is Cassandra Vaessen and I am the Social Science and English teacher at Westfield Secondary School. I earned a Bachelor of Psychology with a minor in Geography and a Bachelor of Education at York University. Most of my professional and educational experiences have involved youth facing potential barriers to success, such as mental illness, learning disabilities or learning English as a second language. Through my teaching, I aim to address each student’s individual needs and learning style to ensure their success for the future. I strongly believe in teaching students skills and strategies that they can apply to their everyday life. Through relevant course content and creating meaningful goals, I hope to engage students in developing a love for learning.