Born in a village near Phagwara, Punjab, Sarbdeep Kaur Parmar came to Canada with her mother and siblings when she was 14 years old. Hailing from a family of educators, she too dreamed of becoming a teacher from a very young age. Despite obstacles along the way, she pursued her dream and started teaching in Surrey schools after completing Professional Development Program (PDP) from Simon Fraser University. Her mother continued to be a source of strength and inspiration for her throughout her educational journey. She currently teaches Punjabi at Queen Elizabeth Secondary School and has authored two children books titled: Lets Learn Gurmukhi through Animals and Baani da Parivaar. She discusses her experiences of migration, challenges and triumphs, teaching Punjabi language, and motherhood in the interview.
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What do students think about Punjabi when they first come to class?
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Have you ever faced racism at work?