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Dhanna is a Professor of Early Childhood Education in FAHCS. She has over twenty years of work experience, which includes teaching and academic advising, as well as involvement in professional development, training and research initiatives. Though varied, her work experiences have been mainly focused on the adult learner. Dhanna has taught primarily at the community college level, of which the last twelve years have been at Sheridan as both, a teaching faculty member and academic advisor in the ECE programs (ECE, ECE-Intensive and ECL). More recently, Dhanna has taken on the role of Program Coordinator of the Early Childhood Leadership Degree Program.
Dhanna also completed a two-year secondment with the Centre for Teaching and Learning as a Teaching and Learning Consultant, where she worked with faculty across the college. Dhanna brings her experience as a faculty member, teaching and learning consultant, academic advisor, educator and researcher to the HBECL-Honours Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership program and supports both students and faculty. In 2009, Dhanna received the Vivienne Sagar Award (College Council), and in 2011, Dhanna received the NISOD (National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development) Excellence Award. Dhanna continues to be involved in various college initiatives and currently sits on the Teaching and Learning group (TLG) in FAHCS.