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Mme. Laurie

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Hi, I’m Laurie, the proud owner of Magic Circle. Every day, I am filled with immense joy and pride in my role here. I adore working with the children and leading this incredible team is a privilege.  We collectively strive to create an environment where preschoolers learn-through-play and discovery, develop a love for learning, build self-confidence. Our dedicated team works tirelessly to ensure that each child’s early educational journey is as enriching and enjoyable as possible.

Although I am perfectly bilingual, I have a very strong French Canadian side thanks to my mom, my elementary school years in a French school, and my time at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, where I specialized in preschool education. All of this is a significant asset when teaching the children and fostering a bilingual environment at Magic Circle.

As a mother of three beautiful children, I have a personal connection to Magic Circle. Two of my children attended this preschool, and it was through their experiences that I fell in love with the program. Witnessing firsthand the positive impact it had on their development cemented my dedication to the mission and values we uphold at Magic Circle.

Miss Samantha 

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Hi, I'm Miss Samantha, and I am absolutely thrilled to begin another wonderful year at Magic Circle!

 

I work with all the children, and I am especially excited to be the lead educator for the 3-year-old class, once again. I graduated from Concordia with a degree in Child Studies, and I am proud to say this is my 13th year as a preschool educator. I’ve had the pleasure of working at Orchard House and as an integration aid in several schools.

 

Ever since I was young, I have loved working with the preschool age group and I always knew this was my passion.

 

I have 3 amazing kids of my own, and when I’m not teaching, I’m usually at a hockey rink or enjoying time with my family and my many nieces and nephews. I can’t wait to make this year a fantastic and memorable one for all of us!

Miss Helen

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My name is Miss Helen and I am thrilled to be teaching at Magic Circle Preschool!  My formal education is as an elementary school teacher and this is my 16th year teaching, in which I have gained experience across all grade levels.

 

Originally from the United Kingdom, I moved to Canada twenty-one years ago after meeting my husband Jason, who was playing professional hockey there. I am a mom of two active boys, Owen and Luke, so a great deal of my time is spent either in an arena or at a baseball diamond.

 

Since moving to Montreal seven years ago I have been tutoring and substitute teaching at preschools & elementary schools in the area. I am excited to have settled in to Magic Circle and be a part of creating an engaging environment where your children can grow and develop a love of learning! I will work with both the 3 & 4 year old classes.

Miss Shannon

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My name is Shannon and I am excited to begin another year at Magic circle! 

I graduated from CDI college and have been working in early childhood education for 10 years now.

I found Magic circle and fell in love with the teachers, students and atmosphere, so much so that my son spent the last 2 years here and my daughter will be starting in the fall! 

I lead the "Fun Friday" program. Every week I come up with unique and fun ideas for exploration, art, science and of course, play. It is a program that is a Magic Circle Favorite and I love to keep it exciting and engaging.

I also spend time in the classroom during the regular class days and I can’t wait to help your little ones learn through fun and engaging activities and help them achieve the confidence that they will need throughout preschool and beyond.

Mme. Carmela

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Hi! I'm Mme Carmela, and I've had the joy of being part of Magic Circle Preschool for over 21 years. As one of the French teachers here, I still find immense delight in engaging with the children, especially at this age. I love diving into puzzles with them, dressing up together in the dramatic play corner, and sitting alongside them as they navigate activities at our quiet puzzles and logic tables. I will work with both the 3 & 4 year old classes.

I did "almost" retire, but my passion for children and this program didn't allow for that stage of my life yet.

 

My passion lies in upholding the unique qualities and values that define Magic Circle's special approach to learning, while also eagerly embracing and integrating new concepts and ideas. It's a privilege to be part of a community where tradition and innovation beautifully coexist.

Miss Kim

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Hi, I'm Kim, and I am delighted to introduce myself to you! I will be leading the 2 & 3 year-old parent & child interactive program. I have studied both Early Childhood Education and the Montessori method, which I enjoyed putting into practice while teaching at Orchard House Preschool for the past 8 years.

This past year, I've had the opportunity to work in integration in some of our West Island elementary schools, as well as leading playgroups and mom-and-tot classes.

Being in a preschool setting is my absolute favorite place to be. Whether I am observing the children’s everyday learning, leading circle time and listening to them share stories and ideas, or just getting messy along with them during art, each day is a new adventure!

 

When I’m not in the classroom, I love spending time with my own kids, whether we’re having a game night or baking up a storm in the kitchen. I can't wait to embark on this exciting journey with all of you!

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