Elementary Staff

Lower Elementary

Jackie Farley, Co-Teacher

Jackie is a graduate of The Montessori Teachers College and has her certification for the Lower Elementary program. In addition, she has a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Western Ontario as well as an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography from the University of Guelph.

Kerry Roodvoets, Co-Teacher

Kerry Roodvoets completed her Lower Elementary Montessori training at the Michigan Montessori Teacher Education Centre in Rochester Hills, Michigan. In addition, she is a graduate of the St. Nicholas’ Training Centre for the Montessori Method of Education and has her certification for the Foundation Course (Preschool). She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin in Business Administration.

Christina Clayton, Assistant – Fridays

Christina Clayton holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from McMaster University, a Bachelor of Education in the primary/junior division From Western University and an Infant/Toddler Montessori Diploma from Montessori Teachers College. She has worked as a supply teacher in the Trillium District School Board and most recently taught at the Muskoka Family Focus Montessori program at Sabrina Park.

Upper Elementary

Julie Freeborn, Teacher

Julie holds Elementary and Primary Teaching Diplomas from the Toronto Montessori  Institute. She also holds a Masters Degree in Education Administration from the University of Toronto as well as an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Combined Anthropology and Women’s Studies from McMaster University. Julie spent 5 years teaching in a Montessori   environment in Beijing, China.

Gerri Mar, Classroom Assistant

Gerri has her Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Victoria and the University of Waterloo combined.  She has over 30 years of teaching experience in Ontario schools.

Stephanie Parry, Classroom Assistant

Stephanie holds a Masters of Science degree from Sheffield Hallam University in Sheffield, England as well as a Post-Graduate Certificate from St. Martin’s College in Lancaster, England. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo. Stephanie was a French immersion student from Grade 1 through high school.

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