As a Kindergarten teacher, Shaista has been working in the Delta School District for 16 years. She serves as a mentor teacher, a leader and facilitates initiatives for the District. Over the years, she has earned the following:
Shaista is a certified children’s life coach and works with clients to build self-esteem, manage anxiety and develop the heart-mind. Shaista is the author of the book BACK HOME; which has received accolades nationwide.
Over the past year, Shaista has developed programs such as The Thrive Kids Virtual Early Learning Academy, Thrive Mommy and Thrive Babies.
The Thrive Kids Virtual Early Learning Academy was born out of the need for young students to engage in a preschool curriculum from the safety of their own homes. Four days a week, students from the US and Canada join Shaista as she virtually teaches them academic concepts such as early literacy, early numeracy and soft skills such as collaboration, mindfulness and communication.
Thrive Mommy is a program that has been developed by Shaista , where she facilitates important discussions around mental health, coping strategies and finding purpose through passion. . As a result of Shaista's ability to target all members of the community, Shaista has been able to reach a vast array of individuals throughout Canada and the US.
Thrive Baby is a program that began as a direct result of the lack of accessibility to programs for babies and mothers born during the pandemic. Through virtual, live classes, video lessons and tactile sensory packages, Shaista has been able to fill a massive gap and dire need. Thrive, babies, through the use of the sensory package, enables all participants, regardless of background to come together, connect and learn as one with equal opportunity.
Helping kids and families THRIVE is her passion