Carolyn MacLachlan, Principal – Mondays to Thursdays

Carolyn MacLachlan holds an Honours Diploma in Montessori (Casa level) Education from Sheridan College and an Honours Diploma in Montessori (Lower Elementary level) Education from the North American Montessori Center. She has an Honours Diploma as a Child and Youth Counsellor from George Brown College. Carolyn has 14 years of teaching experience in Oakville area Montessori schools. She also has extensive experience in case management of children and youth in crisis.

Timo Bijl, Principal – Fridays

Timo holds a Bachelor of Education in Physical Education and Biology from Nipissing University. He also holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education – With Distinction – from Wilfrid Laurier University, with a minor in Biology. Having taught in high schools across the province, Timo has become a Montessori convert based on his interactions with the graduates of the Muskoka Montessori School. Timo has experience in small business administration and team management; he has strong communication skills and an understanding of the needs of students and parents alike.

Judith Gottschalk, Teacher

Judith holds a Postgraduate Certificate of Education from The Open University, UK and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern European Studies from Loughborough University, UK. Judith taught English in France in 1980-81. She moved to Canada in 2005 and proudly became a Canadian citizen in 2011.


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