Dawn Martens is a teacher at Buchanan Park Public School in Hamilton, Ontario, where she has taught grades 1 to 6, and itinerant music. For the past 26 years, she has been the Artistic Director of The Buchanan Park Opera Club. Her first love, however, is history. She was raised by parents who wrote history textbooks, and received an Honours degree in History and Art History from McMaster University, a BEd from the University of Toronto, and an MA in History from Western University. This year, she is a remote teacher for the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board.