Jennifer Schmelter - Teaching Supervisor
“I love the energy and enthusiasm of the pre-school classroom,” says Jennifer Schmelter. “For these young learners, everything is new and exciting, and guiding them in their discoveries is immensely satisfying.”
Jennifer Schmelter is a former NTCNS parent and mother of two boys. As an Ontario Certified Teacher qualified in primary/junior education, she has experience teaching a wide variety of ages and abilities, and has training in child psychology, special education, children’s literature and French as a second language. With experience teaching the play-based kindergarten curriculum, Jennifer understands how to prepare our NTCNS students for the next steps in their education.
“I believe that education is not just about the teaching of facts and skills, it’s about inspiring passion in others, embracing their individuality and helping them to reach their own potential,” says Jennifer. “I understand the importance of creating respectful and nurturing learning environments – especially crucial at the preschool level. I plan cooperative learning experiences that consider my students’ individual needs and aptitudes. I use positive classroom management techniques and regular parent communication to ensure my learners are on track.”
As the Teaching Supervisor, Jennifer plans to work collaboratively with her co-teacher and the parent board in order to maintain the high standards for which the school is known. She plans on incorporating Reggio-Emilia inspired activities, outdoor education and French songs and stories into her nursery school teaching. Jennifer looks forward to meeting you and your children.
Kylah Connolly - Teaching Assistant
Kylah Connolly is also a mother of three, a past parent at the school and passionate about carrying on the 45 year tradition of providing a quality pre-school experience. Currently enrolled in Early Childhood Education at Humber College, she has the enthusiasm, organization and knowledge that will allow her and Jennifer to work together as a strong and dynamic team.