OUR  TEAM

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Mélanie Tremblay

Founder/Principal

Montessori Guide

Mélanie founded the school in 2008. After as a French teacher, she completed her Montessori training and decided to develop a bilingual Montessori school. She continues to work at the school with both her children. An animal lover, she loves to rescue wounded animals and spending time with her dogs.

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Yanick Tremblay

Resident Master
Montessori Guide/

Music and Movement Animator

Yanick joined the team in 2013 as an Assistant Teacher while completing his Montessori training. Yanick is proudly bilingual. As our resident master Montessori guide, Yanick is our Montessori specialist. He also animates music and movement lessons in the classrooms. During his time off, he loves to spend time running and playing with his birds.

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Sydnie Tremblay

Program Co-Director/
Montessori Casa Guide

Sydnie has the distinction of being a Montessori child before becoming a Montessori guide in 2020. She joined our team in 2019 as an assistant teacher. Sydnie is bilingual. She is co-director of the program, specializing in program information and new registrations. Sydnie loves to do crafts, read do yoga, hike and play with her rabbits and dog. 

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Amanda Poole

Montessori Casa Guide/RECE

Staff Supervisor

Amanda joined our team in 2015 as a RECE. She has worked in both the pre-Casa and Casa age children and has completed her Montessori training in 2017. She is actively perfecting her French, loves to travel, draw and hike on her time off. Amanda also works in other children programs through volunteering.

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Arti SuPaul

Montessori Pre-Casa Guide

Arti moved to Canada in 1996 from Guyana and joined our team in 2015 as an Assistant Teacher after having her daughter attend our program. She has worked in both the pre-Casa and Casa age children and has completed her Montessori training in 2019. She is loving mother to 4 children. In her time off, Arti loves to cook, go on long walks and play with her bird.

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Christina Huynh

RECE/ Early Childhood Program Specialist

Christina joined our time in 2018 as an Assistant Teacher. Born and raised in Toronto by 2 Vietnamese immigrant parents, she is fluent in Vietnamese. Christina is our parent-teacher communication facilitator and our tour coordinator. She loves to travel, hike and spend time with her family. Christina also likes to spend time cuddling her cat Jack.

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Carmen Rodriguez

Montessori Casa Guide

Carmen joined our team in 2018. In 2020, Carmen completed her Casa Montessori Teacher training. Born in Colombia, Carmen is fluent in Spanish. She is the busy mother to 3 beautiful children and is a Montessori mom. Carmen loves to work with children, spending time with her husband and children and loves to smile.

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Pamela McNabb

Montessori Assistant Teacher/Child and Youth Worker 

Pamela joined our team in 2021. In 2016, Pamela graduated from Child and Youth worker program, then, in 2018, she received her undergrad in Child and Youth Care. Born in Sudbury, Pamela was raised all over Northern Ontario. She has spent years in the Army cadets, where she was Distinguished Marksman. Pamela models with 2 agencies and spends her spare time being active and outdoors.  Her philosophy is reflected in her favorite quote by A. Einstein: "Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by it's ability to climb a tree, it will live it's whole life believing that he is stupid."

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Kat Manolakos

Assistant Teacher

Kat joined our team in 2021 as a part-time Assistant Teacher. She was born and raised here in Kitchener. Kat has completed all her schooling in the French immersion program. Kat has worked part-time at the YMCA for four years before joining our team. In her free time, Kat loves to dance and playing with her puppy Rose.  

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Ricardo Diaz

Montessori Guide

Ricardo first joined our team in 2014 as our on-site chef. After 2 years, Ricardo  decided to complete his Montessori training. Since then, he has become the father of 2 Montessori children.  After a year away caring for his children, he returned  to the classroom in April 2021. A native of Colombia, Ricardo is fluent in Spanish and English. In his time off, Ricardo likes to play soccer, spend time on DIY projects and enjoying his family. 

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Samantha Juhn

Assistant Teacher

Samantha or Sam, joined our team as an Assistant Teacher in 2021. Born in the US she moved to Canada to her grandparents farm in 1982. She has lived in San Francisco for 9 years and moved back with her amazing 5 year old son settling in Kitchener. Sam is a Montessori mommy. She continues to study French and works in art and design in her home studio in her spare time. She resides in Kitchener with her dog Hailey, her newly acquired cat Lucy and a colorful fish named Beatsy.

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Carly Basile

Montessori Assistant Teacher

/Child and Youth Worker

Carly joined our team in May 2021 as an assistant teacher in our Casa 2 classroom. Carly first graduated from the university of Guelph in 2016 with a BA in Social & Human Sciences. She thereafter attended Georgian College and went on to graduate from it first accelerated Child & Youth Care program in 2018. Carly brings  experience working with children of all abilities. 

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Stephanie Weaver

Assistant Teacher/

ECE Student

Stephanie joined our team as an  assistant Teacher in 2021. Born in Burlington and residing in Hamilton for the majority of her life, she moved to Kitchener 4 years ago. Stephanie has worked the past 5 years in daycares with the French school board with a variety of age groups. Being fluently bilingual, she is going to college full time on evenings and weekends completing her RECE program with Collège Boréal. In her free time, Stephanie loves to spend time with her rescue dog Stevie.

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Sara Banic

Montessori Assistant Teacher

/Summer Student

Sara will be joining our team from May to August in 2021. She was born and raised here in Kitchener. Currently, Sara is a student at the University of Western Ontario (go Mustangs!) and is studying Political Science. She loves to travel and is often outside playing softball. She also loves animals, so you’ll most likely see her with the guinea pigs in her free time

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Élodie Gervais

Assistant Teacher

Élodie joined our team in 2021 as an assistant teacher in our Casa program. Born and raised in France, she moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 2014  where she worked as a nanny  before moving to Alberta for a few years.  In her free time Élodie loves to go to the park with her little boy and play with her 3 cats. She also enjoy baking, crafting, reading, hiking and taking photos of everything.