Jennifer Daynard, Principal – Mondays to Thursdays

Jennifer Daynard graduated from the University of Waterloo with an Honours Bachelor of Arts. With 20 years of teaching experience, she holds Casa and Elementary diplomas from the Toronto Montessori Institute and has taken additional courses for teaching Erdkinder. Jennifer has taught every level of Montessori (Casa, Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, and Erdkinder) as well as French and Creative Writing. For many years, Jennifer acted as Head of Academics advising, training and supporting colleagues with her Montessori experience. She has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2011 and is currently the Board’s Chairperson.

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, Administrative Assistant

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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