Mme Paula has recently relocated to the Greater Kingston area. Her introduction into Montessori began 12 years ago when she joined Brooklin Mill Montessori where she directed the afterschool program and quickly fell in love with the Montessori approach to teaching. Mme Paula completed her Montessori Assistant Certification with the Canadian Montessori Teacher Education Institute in 2007. Mme assisted in a Bilingual Casa classroom for seven years. Her passion for teaching continued to develop as she completed her MACTE accredited Teaching Diploma in 2015 with the Canadian Montessori Teacher Education Institute and furthered her studies at Durham College in the French as a Second Language (Continuing Education Program). She continues to gain in her joy in teaching through following the children in their quest for self-directed education, where they have taught her understanding, patience and tolerance and the love of watching them grow as individuals. She looks forward to continuing that approach through the introduction of the Montessori French Program at Bayside Montessori.