Christine L. Cho, PhD is an Associate Professor at Nipissing University’s Schulich School of Education in Brantford, Ontario currently teaching visual arts education and methods courses. Christine is a practicing visual artist and a former K-8 classroom teacher. Her research in teacher education contributes to current educational conversations on racial, ethnic and linguistic representation in schools specifically exploring the constructions and understandings of teacher identity, including immigrant teacher aspirations, within the structures of schools. Her work challenges pre-service teachers and educators through critical consciousness-raising to examine their own social location and trouble “the way things are” in elementary schools.