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Miss Vila

Vila Woo has 20 years experience as an art educator and program coordinator at both private and public schools as well as community centers. Vila started happyimagination in 2009, creating an innovative and personalized program that encourage children to develop at their own pace, and to expand the bounds of their own imaginations.

EDUCATION
BFA, MA Specializing in Art Education
Licensed Teacher with Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport.
Certified Personal Fitness Trainer
CPR, AED (annually updated)

GUEST SPEAKER
Concordia University

GIVING BACK
-Mentors youth volunteers during summer camp (ages 9-17).
-Vila has been mentoring students and student teachers since 1999, and continues to offer guidance and support to students who are interested in the field of education and becoming an entrepreneur. She participates in annual events:
Mentoring teenagers volunteering summer camp.
Career Panel for Entrepreneurs
Speed Networking
Dinner for Eight
JMSB Entrepreneur (case study)

HIGHLIGHTS
-Several appearances on Breakfast Television.
-Promotional partner with 20th Century Fox.
-Partnership and contracts with Private schools  Talents 123 , Solomon Schecter, ECS , Talmud Torah

-Partnership with communities: National Soccer School, and Neighbourhood on the Move.
– Organize annual Chanukah Youth art activity for Congregation Tifereth Beth Jerusalem.

DID YOU KNOW THAT VILA… 
– Was a Personal Trainer at Concordia Fitness Centre from 2007-2013.
-Assessed Concordia’s Stingers Football and Rugby teams using Functional Movement Screening method.
-Loves stand up paddling in Hawaii!
-Practiced Capoeira, Kickboxing, Karate and ballet for 10 years.

A FUN FACT
Vila taught Toby McGuire’s (Spider-Man) children when he was filming in Montreal.

PUBLICATIONS
“Something to Smile About: Preschoolers Meet Mona Lisa”. Arts & Activities.  January 2009. pp.38,39. http://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ856245

“A Little Goes a Long Way”. School Arts.  October 2007, p.47.
http://www.schoolartsdigital.com/i/152163/48

Mentions
http://www.thekidscoop.com/blog/uncategorized/party-perfect-with-happyimagination/

http://www.thekidscoop.com/blog/uncategorized/happyimagination-happiness-for-mind-body-and-soul/

http://www.concordia.ca/cunews/offices/vpdersg/aar/2012/04/03/speedy-advice-for-graduate-students.html

http://graduatestudies.concordia.ca/gradproskills/ind_workshop.php?workshop_id=GPCB_694