My name is Corrine Shmyruk and I am thrilled to be embarking on a learning journey with you and your child(ren) beginning next year. This is an exciting year for all of us to come together in one building and form the only single track Montessori school in Grande Prairie! This exciting adventure will include opportunities for parents, students, and teachers to be involved in the creation of our unique school mission, vision, and values. We will work together to create our school culture.
The Parkside Montessori Program will continue to be child-directed, individualized, hands-on learning within a Montessori prepared environment, rooted in the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori. The intellectual and social development of the child will be met through a process of exploration and social development of the natural curiosity and love of learning. We will support and encourage growth in pursuit of excellence in meeting the outcomes identified in the Grande Prairie Public School District's Strategic Plan including Collaborative Practices, Quality Instruction, Effective Leadership and Purposeful Engagement. I am confident that Parkside Montessori, being the first of its kind in Grande Prairie, will set a foundation that allows our students to truly embrace the Montessori philosophy.
As a school leader, I passionately believe in the importance of education, the honor of being a leader, and the gift of having the opportunity to prepare students for success in the future. I have included some photos of myself and our Vice Principal, Terra Shewchuk so that you will know who we are when you see us. We are looking forward to meeting your children and to partnering with you on this journey.
Principal, Parkside Montessori