Katie Gingerich


Katie GingerichContact:
519-885-0220, ext. 24205
Office: CGUC 4230B

Katie joined the Epp Peace Incubator in September 2015, eager to invest the landscape of peace education in Waterloo Region. She holds a BA in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Waterloo. She has over five years of experience developing and facilitating peace education curriculum for camp and classroom settings, and is passionate about giving youth the tools they need to transform conflict and seek justice. 

Rachel Watson

Coordinator of Program Development

Rachel KruegerContact:
Office: CGUC 4230B

Rachel is excited to be the newest employee at TREE. Her primary responsibility will be to coordinate and develop program material for the grade six social studies classes and workshops. While completing her BA inPeace and Conflict Studies at the University of Waterloo,  Rachel worked in Zambia as the Program Coordinator for a similar organization called Peace Clubs. After writing peace curriculum and leading workshops overseas, she is excited about bringing her knowledge about peace education to youth in her own backyard. She is also passionate about refugee issues, yoga/mindfulness, and empowering young women. 

Alexa Boyd

TREE Classrooms Facilitator

Alexa BoydAlexa is a returning facilitator, excited to begin her second year working with TREE. She is studying global studies, with a social entrepreneurship option and education minor, at Wilfrid Laurier University. Alexa loves to see students learning and engaging with conflict resolution skills. She is passionate about equity issues, teaching and learning, and the power of positivity. 

Kai Butterfield

TREE Classrooms Facilitator

Kai ButterfieldKai is studying peace and conflict, with a minor in sociology at the University of Waterloo. She's excited to work with TREE because she believes the programs foster community-building and shows students that peace literacy can translate into valuable life skills. Previously, she has developed social justice curriculum with ALPHA Education, and has worked with youth in Canada and Cambodia. Kai is passionate about helping young people develop strategies to build meaningful relationships. <--break->

Aaron Holden

TREE Classrooms Facilitator

Aaron HoldenAaron began working with TREE in 2017. Aaron is a certified teacher with the Ontario College of teachers and recently graduated from Nipissing and Wilfrid Laurier Universities in Brantford. Aaron graduated with a bachelors of arts in contemporary studies and a bachelors of education in primary/junior grades. He has spent several summers working for the City of Kitchener in their accessibility division. He strongly believes in equity and fairness for all. Aaron is excited to be working to promote positive interactions between students. <--break->

Sarah Klujber

TREE Classrooms Facilitator

Sarah KlujberSarah is a global studies major with an advanced minor in management at Wilfrid Laurier University. She is eager to begin her second year with TREE because she loves encourage students to engage with real-life problems while giving them the tools to solve them. Sarah brings several years of experience working with youth and facilitating camp programs. She is passionate about equality, education, and opportunities to learn with and from others. <--break->

Becki Persoon

TREE Classrooms Facilitator

Becki Persoon

​Becki has been a TREE facilitator since 2016. She is majoring in peace and conflict studies and minoring in human resources management at the University of Waterloo. She is excited to be working with TREE, and believes in the importance of understanding interpersonal conflict from a young age. Becki is passionate about working with people and brings many years of experience working with groups of all ages.

Perri Termine

TREE Classrooms Facilitator

Perri TerminePerri is returning for her second year with the TREE team. She is styring global studies and french with an option in social entrepreneurship at Wilfrid Laurier University. She has experience facilitating programs for youth, and teaching social justice concepts. Perri is passionate about working with children as they develop, particularly building relationships and creating trust and safe spaces among her students. <--break->


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