Lesley Machon is a junior high language arts teacher from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. As a globetrotter who has taught, learned, and volunteered abroad, she continually cultivates a passion for social justice advocacy in her work. She involves herself in many projects committed to fostering greater inclusivity and deeper understanding, both cross-culturally and trans-culturally, and finds herself at home in the many intersections between people and place.
Machon encourages her students to tug at the loose sweater threads of interest to unravel what matters to them. She devotes herself the lifelong task of question-asking, querying assumptions, and empowering young minds to engage courageously with curiosity. A lover of colourful skies, fusion food, and contradictory adverb/adjective arrangements like “comically serious,” and “audaciously afraid,” she is known to many as an avid learner and teacher alike.