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Our Faculty

With an uncompromising desire for excellence, we deliver a rounded and complete educational experience, building the foundation for the child's intellectual, emotional, social and physical development. Our strength lies in the expertise and dedication of our teachers and staff, in the uniqueness of our learning environment, and a constant desire to be the best.

We will continue to meet the needs of our students, parents and community by delivering a truly unique educational experience, while always maintaining our integral values and adhering to the spirit of our vision.


Please click on our Administration Staff to find out more about us!  If you would like to book an observation in any of our classrooms, please contact the school at (905) 859-4739.

Sarah Enright - Principal

Joanne Hastie - Vice Principal

Nina Schembre - Administrative Assistant

Faculty and Staff

Stephanie Swaine Infant Montessori Teacher
Katie Fowler Infant Assistant Teacher
Amanda Gentile
Infant Assistant Teacher
Laurie Zuech Toddler Montessori Teacher
Florianna Lanna Toddler Assistant Teacher
Pam Schwenger
Toddler Assistant Teacher
Valentina Marjin
Pre-school Montessori Teacher
Ally Kwan Pre-school Assistant Teacher
Rosalie DeFrancesca Casa Montessori Teacher
Lina Maraventano
Casa Assistant Teacher 
Rose Meleca
Casa Assistant Teacher
Palma Iacoucci
Casa Montessori Teacher
Bonnie Bahen
Casa Assistant Teacher
Caleigh McVittie
Casa Assistant Teacher
Tracy Durisin
Lower Elementary Montessori Teacher
Jamie Rossiter
Upper Elementary/Middle School Montessori Teacher
Lyne Boulet  
Art and French Teacher
Judi Johnson
Library and Resource Teacher
Christopher Plock 
Music Teacher
Teresa DeLuca
Physical Education Teacher
Amanda Birch
Kitchen Coordinator
Eugenia Cacciotti
Support Staff 
Kevin Bulman            

Sarah Enright - Principal
B.A. (Carleton University), Montessori Primary and Elementary Teaching Certificates (TMI), Montessori Administration Certificate (AMS)

Sarah has been involved in Montessori education, in Ontario and internally, for the past 15 years in the capacity of a Casa (preschool) teacher, Lower elementary and Upper elementary teacher, Education Director, Head of School, Teacher Trainer and Consultant. Sarah's free time is spent playing softball, going camping and working in the garden. Married to John, they have two sons, Martin and Simon.

Joanne Hastie - Vice Principal
Early Childhood (CASA) Diploma (AMI), Honours B.A. (University of Toronto) with a double major ; English and Anthropology (specializing in Archaeology & Physical Anthropology).

Joanne taught for 20 years at the CASA level, including 7 years at MCS, and moved into Administration here at MCS in 2003. Joanne is a passionate Montessorian and enjoys camping, hiking, canoeing, bird-watching, reading and riding the back roads. She is an avid animal lover, with a particular weakness for cats!

Nina Schembre - Administrative Assistant
Graduated with Honours from the Toronto School of Business (Accounting and Computers)

Nina has been with MCS since 2003. She has enjoyed wearing a variety of hats including Kitchen Coordinator, Toddler Support, Librarian and Extended Supervisor. Her current position as Administrative Assistant is a natural extension of her strong organizational skills and outgoing personality. Nina enjoys reading, writing, and spending quality time with her husband and two children. She loves to dance and has a particular weakness for barbeque chips!

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