Tiffany Poirier—a.k.a. the Inquiry Ninja—is a national award-winning teacher, author, speaker, gifted education specialist, and parent who believes that “every child has infinite gifts.” A passionate advocate for inquiry-based learning and philosophy for children (p4c), Tiffany is the author and illustrator of the children’s critical thinking book Q is for Question: An ABC of Philosophy and a TEDxVictoria presenter with her talk on “The Power to Question”.
Tiffany currently works as a District Vice Principal in the Greater Victoria School District, and she spent nearly a decade teaching in gifted enrichment “Challenge Programs” in the Vancouver and Surrey school districts (grades 1-7). Tiffany also teaches academic enrichment courses online and is the creator of the “10-Step Personal Interest Project Framework” and the “The Teaching Coats Project” and a 2014 recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence.
Tiffany holds a BA in Philosophy (UVic, 2004), a B.Ed. in Elementary Education (UBC, 2006), and an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership (UBC, 2012). See Tiffany’s detailed professional portfolio and links to articles and media at tiffanypoirier.com.