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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.
Originally from Campbellton, New Brunswick, Hélène travelled west and spent 8 wonderful years teaching and running pre-school programs in Calgary. She has received her certification of Early Childhood Education from Collège Educacentre in British Columbia. She and her 13-year-old son have recently moved back to New Brunswick, and we’re thrilled to welcome her as a part of our teaching and administrative team. She will play a major role in overseeing the educational aspect of our programs in both the Casa/Kindergarten and After School programs. Her priority is always the well-being of each child with their individual development as the heart of her focus. We love to see her creativity, love and energy shine through in the classroom each 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.
Allison received her Bachelor of Recreation and Sports Studies from the University of New Brunswick in 2011. She has many years of experiences in administration and office management field. Even though Allison may not be in the classroom often, she loves to see our students progress and further their development. Allison brings a lot of administration support to the team and into the classroom. She makes connections with our community and ensures the continued growth. She is responsible for a smooth operation of Montessori Dieppe.
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.
Leslie graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1982, majoring in Math. While working a few years in Statistical Process Control, she began tutoring which led her to study Montessori. She obtained her AMI Montessori diploma from the Toronto Montessori Institute in 1987. Leslie has worked a number of years with Montessori students at both the Casa and Elementary level. With her background in science, she enjoys inspiring her students with experiments and exploration.
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 12 years 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 where she will be working in our toddler room during the mornings and with our afterschool program during the afternoons. Her calm and patient personality makes her a great role model for all children in her care.
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!
Originally from France, Mrs Farrah is a mother of four children who graduated from the University of Nice and joins our Francophone class. 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.
Trish graduated from Dalhousie University in 2012 with a Degree in Business Management. She comes to Montessori Dieppe with a diverse background in organizational culture, leadership development, administration and wellness. Trish was once a student of Montessori, and firmly believes in the quality of education when coupled with an emphasis on character development. She is excited to share her unique experience in leadership, and her passion and knowledge for health and wellness with her students.
Kristina came to us as a summer student in May 2018. She is persuing her studies in communications at University of Moncton and enjoys teaching dance classes on the weekends. Kristina loves caring for the students and teaching them new things. She admires the Montessori Method as she believes it embodies important life values and hands on learning. She will be working with both our Casa and After School programs this year.
Isabelle is currently pursuing a degree in elementary education at the University of Moncton and will graduate in 2020. She is fortunate to be able to apply the pedagogical teaching methods she is learning while working at Dieppe Montessori. As a part-time employee, she works mainly with the after-school students. Isabelle has a passion for childhood development and has a positive and warm demeanor when working with children. It is her belief that the main role of a teacher is to guide students by leading students through activities that allow them to explore and be more hands on in their learning.
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.
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.