Armaity has been involved with the Zoroastrian community since her early teens. She has contributed to congresses as a participant, speaker, and organizer. In 1996 and 1998, she initiated and directed Camp Pardis, Toronto; a six-week Zoroastrian children’s day camp that brought together youth, adults and seniors in an innovative project to foster community and identity amongst our young ones. While living in the UK from 2000-2004, she taught religion classes and participated as a YZ.
She has made use of opportunities within the Canadian school system to inform hundreds of students and colleagues on Zoroastrian topics. Armaity’s passion for the environment and social justice issues is interwoven in her work. She teaches religion classes at ZSO/OZCF and is involved with the FEZANA Religious Education Committee in their endeavour to create lesson plans and materials in English.
Armaity is a Special Education teacher working primarily with students identified with Dyslexia and/or other language-based challenges. She holds an M.A./B.Ed. in Child Studies in Education, OISE/UT; Qualified Teacher Status – UK; and is certified at the Associate level in the Orton-Gillingham Approach. It is through this work and her interest in linguistics and English orthography, that inspired the Zoroastrian Global Glossary Project. At present, she runs her own business: Spellbound Education. spellboundtoronto.com In her spare time, she indulges in her love of travel and photography. www.rmyt.ca