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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.
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.
Brittany graduated from Crandall University in 2013 with her Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in English. She also obtained her Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education in 2014, and her Montessori Casa/Kindergarten Diploma in 2015. She has been involved in the Montessori School since 2010 and is treasuring the experience of connecting with the children and families on both an academic and personal level. Brittany shares a teaching and administrative role allowing her to oversee the application of the Montessori teaching method in both our Casa/Kindergarten and After School programs, as well as the opportunity to be a resource to parents, teachers and students alike.
Mélissa obtained her Early Childhood Education at the Dieppe Community College in June 2015 and has a passion for continuing her education with a focus on children with special needs. Mélissa is one of our French teachers, and takes a lead role in our Music program as well, as she brings with her a solid background in music with many years of experience. The children can often be overheard requesting that she sing them special songs that they can soak up during their peaceful circle times.
Martine obtained her Diploma of Early Childhood Education Developmental Services at the Nova Scotia Teachers College. Since then, she has operated an in home daycare for several years and was also a teacher’s assistant for a number of years in the Francophone South school district. As our lead teacher in the French classroom, Martine embodies the Montessori Method as she welcomes the children in a warm and comforting approach each day. She is a very proud mother of two daughters.
Jessica graduated from Oulton College in 2015 with a Diploma in Child and Youth Care. She joined the Montessori Dieppe team in 2015 and has demonstrated her passion for working with children through her various exciting activities on a daily basis. As the lead in our Immersion classroom, Jess combines her strengths in both French and English to ensure her students are singing and participating in activities in both languages daily and building their confidence by having the opportunity to play a lead role in teaching their peers as well.
Suzanne has enjoyed many years of working and volunteering with children in a school setting. She iSue has enjoyed many years of working and volunteering with children in both private and public school settings. She is very happy to be a part of the Montessori Dieppe team. Her role with the children has fluctuated over the years but has always included cozy one on one opportunities to curl up and read together in our reading corner, complete crafts and celebrate learning experiences with small side projects based on each student’s development.s very happy to be a part of the Montessori Dieppe team and is looking forward to doing many crafts and activities with the children throughout the year.
Laura came to Montessori Dieppe as the mother of a student who believed in the peaceful classrooms offered in the Montessori way. She is now an active member of our educating team as she cares for our napping students in the afternoon and lends a helping hand for special events and as a supply teacher when needed.
Michelle joined the Montessori Dieppe Team in 2017 and brought with her many years of experience working with children in both a private and daycare setting. She can often be found working with small groups of children helping with their development in practical life skills as they develop their abilities in self-care and social etiquette.
Stéphanie joined the Montessori Dieppe family after graduating from Université de Moncton with an Individualized Bachelor in Primary Education and Communications in 2017. She has worked with children for many years and is bringing her upbeat approach to both our Casa/Kindergarten and After School students as she splits her days in both programs. Stephanie is a natural fit in the Montessori environment as she believes firmly in hands on learning opportunities as well as allowing children the freedom of choice whenever possible in their development.
Chantal has her diploma in Early Childhood Education as well as many certificates from courses offered through the public school system in Sherbrook, Québec. She comes to Montessori Dieppe with many years of experience working with students of all ages, backgrounds, and challenges. She can often be seen working on the floor with our students creating large projects and diving into activities to participate with them. She brings with her many resources for continued education in French to ensure our students continue being challenged appropriately with each new project!
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. Allison Trites joined our team in 2017 as the school’s Administrator. She comes to us with many years of office experience and with an eagerness to work with the future generation and see them succeed. They work closely together on all of the ‘behind the scenes’ work as well as on making connections with our community and ensuring the continued growth of our school.