Primary & Junior Teacher
Caleigh received her undergraduate degree from York University as a Fine Arts Dance major, and went on to complete her Bachelor of Education at the University of Ottawa, graduating in 2011. Caleigh is an experienced teacher, and for the past 4 years has been teaching in Montessori private schools, which has strengthened her belief in the importance of individual student-centered learning.
Caleigh has worked and taught with children from toddler age, all the way up to Grade 6, and delights in the differences and challenges that each level presents. Influenced by her own school experience, and her immersion in the Montessori education philosophy, she believes in the teacher acting more as a guide to each student, helping them on their own individual path of learning and development. Each student progresses at their own rate, and it is important for learning material to be available to each student in their own time, while also instilling in each child a love of learning and a drive to further their own knowledge and understanding.
Caleigh is also a practising children’s yoga teacher, who started her own kids’ yoga business in 2015. She has been teaching children’s yoga for 4 years, and sharing yoga with young people is one of her greatest passions. Caleigh has found that the lessons learned through yoga, such as patience, acceptance, respect, and mindfulness, translate well to students’ work in the classroom and their lives outside of school as well. Being part of a yoga practice builds kids’ confidence, their determination and resilience, their capacity for calm, open-mindedness, and compassion and respect towards themselves and others.
Caleigh’s calm, patient, and very caring, friendly demeanour makes her a great teacher that student’s can trust and be at ease with. Her love of sharing learning with children, especially through reading, writing, the arts, yoga, and hands-on experience, will help to make lessons and subjects come alive for each student. There is nothing better than a child who realizes, through genuine understanding of learning, just how much they they can do and be!