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The Montessori Teacher

Authoritative: The teacher is firm at the edges and empathetic at the center, the kind of adult who responds empathetically to children’s feelings, while setting clear and consistent limits.

Observer: The Montessori teacher is a trained observer of children’s learning and behavior. These careful observations are recorded and used to infer where each student is in terms of his or her development, and leads the teacher to know when to intervene in the child’s learning with a new lesson, a fresh challenge, or a reinforcement of basic ground rules.

An Educational Resource: Montessori teachers facilitate the learning process by serving as a resource to whom the children can turn as they pull together information, impressions, and experiences.

Role Model: Like all great teachers, the Montessori educator deliberately models the behaviors and attitudes that she/he is working to instill in her/his students. Because of Montessori’s emphasis on character development, the Montessori teacher normally is exceptionally calm, kind, warm, and polite to each child.

What Montessori Teachers Do

Respectfully Engage with the Learner: The Montessori teacher recognizes that her role is not so much to teach as to inspire, mentor, and facilitate the learning process. The real work of learning belongs to the individual child. Because of this, the Montessori educator remains conscious of her/his role in helping each child to fulfill his potential as a human being and of creating an environment for learning within which children will feel safe, cherished, and empowered.

Facilitate The "Match" Between the Learner and Knowledge: Montessori teachers are trained to identify the best response to the changing interests and needs of each child as a unique individual. Because they truly accept that children learn in many different ways and at their own pace, Montessori educators understand that they must “follow the child,” adjusting their strategies and timetable to fit the development of each of their pupils.

Environmental Engineer: Montessori teachers organize appropriate social settings and academic programs for children at their own level of development. They do this to a large degree through the design of the classroom, selection and organization of learning activities, and structure of the day.

Mme Kyla Brown
Mme Kyla Brown

Kyla obtained her Early Childhood Education Diploma from the Atlantic Business College in 2006, and also received her Preschool/Kindergarten Montessori Teacher Training Program Diploma in 2013. She has 13 years of experience working in childcare centers in both, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick with all different ages ranging from 0 to 12 years. She has a strong passion for child development and well-being, as well as the Montessori approach to learning. She is very excited to be part of our Montessori Dieppe team as a lead teacher. Her calm and patient personality makes her a great role model for all children in her care.

Mme Kristell Farrah
Mme Kristell Farrah

Originally from France, Mrs Farrah is a mother of four children who graduated from the University of Nice. After gaining experience in the local public schools as a substitute teacher, she will transfer all her wisdom and knowledge to Montessori Dieppe. Her love for children and pleasure of teaching makes her a great asset for our team.

Mme Elody DesRoches
Mme Elody DesRoches

Elody obtained her diploma in Techniques d’intervention en délinquance from the Community College of New Brunswick in June 2019. Before her arrival in the Greater Moncton Area, she worked as an Assistant Educator for the Comité Acadien et Francophone de l’Est in Prince Edward Island where she was in charge of the after school program (5-11 years old). During her studies, she did her 12 week practicum working with our CASA and after school students.  Her creativity, dynamism and interest in behavioral management are all qualities that make her a great educator that has the children’s needs at heart.

Mme Solange Roy
Mme Solange Roy

After gaining experience in DSFS, as a substitute teacher, Solange joined our team in September 2019.  She received her Early Childhood Education diploma in 2020 from CCNB.  She is the proud mother of a little girl.  Solange admires working with kids and wants to learn more.  She has a passion for physical activity and wants to share her passion with kids by keeping them active.

Mme Sara Gallant
Mme Sara Gallant

Sara received her Early Childhood Education diploma from CCNB in 2020.  Sara knows the importance of having a good education so she can be a better teacher for the children.  She has worked in a daycare previously and also was on contract within the school system.  Sara’s passion for working with children brings her great happiness.  As much as she enjoys teaching them, she feels they help her grow to be a better person.  Sara enjoys being in nature and spending time with her family and loved ones. 

Mme Natasha Basque
Mme Natasha Basque

Originally from Bouctouche, Natasha had been working in administration and feeling the need for a career change.  Her love of children is what brought her to this new career path.  She loves the change and looks forward to growing in her new career as an educator at Montessori Dieppe.  Natasha’s smile, and her quiet & calming personality is contagious to everyone around her. 

Mme Isabelle Durepos
Mme Isabelle Durepos

Isabelle Received her Early Childhood Education diploma from Oulton College in 2014.  Since graduating she has been working in daycare centers. She loves working with children and understands the importance of every child’s growth.  Her goal as an educator is to help children to grow, thrive, and learn within a positive and fun environment. She is the mother of a four-year-old and is expecting her next child in the new year.    

Mme Joelle Blanchard
Mme Joelle Blanchard

Joelle graduated from Techniques d’intervention en délinquance from CCNB Dieppe in 2018.  Since then, she’s been working with children in the daycares and for DSFS as an assistant/interventionist.  Joelle loves to share her positivity and energy and she is always ready to learn from the children and her peers. She also loves to spend time with her friends and family.  

Mme Kayla Henwood
Mme Kayla Henwood

Originally from Nova Scotia, Kayla has been living in Dieppe since 2010. She completed her Early Childhood Education / Teachers Assistant course at Oulton’s College in 2011.  Her love for working with children began at a young age as her mother babysat children in her home and Kayla later care for her cousins, nieces, nephews, and friend’s children.  She loves to spend time with her family, friends, and her two dogs.  She is excited to expand her learning and knowledge at Montessori Dieppe and grow with the amazing team of educators.

Mme Jacynte Leger
Mme Jacynte Leger

Jacynte has a passion for education and wellness, she is a lifelong student who loves to delve into her interests, she loves to learn theory and put it into practice. She has studied yoga and various aspects of wellness for the past 13 years. She has taught yoga for over ten years and has been involved in the administrative aspect of yoga & wellness centers since 2012.  All these experiences make her a great fit as the administrative assistant at Montessori Dieppe.  She is happy to be part of the family and to assist in the daily operations of a center which’s methods and values are very much in alignment with her own.  

Mme Shari Cormier
Mme Shari Cormier

Owner

Shari Cormier has been the proud owner of Montessori Dieppe since 2013. She is the proud mother of two and is pleased to have the opportunity to watch the school grow from both a business and parental perspective.