Sarah joined the faculty here at Lakeview Montessori School in 2012 and is very excited to be leading the Senior classroom! She first graduated from the University of Windsor with a Bachelor of Science and then went on to obtain a Bachelor of Education with a focus in the Intermediate grades. Directly after graduating she began her teaching profession in the British Virgin Islands. Sarah taught at Cedar International School, on Tortola, for four years in the areas of mathematics, sciences and music. She was also fortunate, as the school was undergoing their International Baccalaureate accreditation that year. This provided her with the opportunity to learn the MYP (Middle Years Program) and finish the MYP training in Vancouver, British Columbia, and obtain the MYP Level 2 training in Sciences.
In the Senior classroom students closely follow the Ontario Curriculum and International Baccalaureate MYP program. As IB learners they strive to be: inquisitive, principled, knowledgable, risk takers, thinkers and communicators, open minded, caring, balanced, and reflective. “My philosophy as an educator is to educate the whole child and develop not only the intellectual skills of my students, but to also develop the personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. I truly believe that lessons should reflect the statement: Think Globally, Act Locally, so students can connect their learning to their own communities, as well as, their global community. I believe that our students need an education that includes creative problem solving processes that rewards students for thinking outside the box. Students learn how to identify challenges and to think creatively to solve those problems. By tapping into creativity and encouraging imaginative paths to problem solving, our students learn skills that will provide them with the ability to solve problems - large and small - for a lifetime to come. I am looking forward to a fantastic year at LMS filled with inquiry, adventure and creative learning.”