I have recently joined Cornwall Park District School (February 2018) and I am teaching NE/Year 1 in Room 7. I have been teaching since 1984, taking time off for a few years when my children were young. I started teaching New Entrants in 2003 and have since been dividing my time between New Entrants and relieving. I am looking forward to the challenge of being back in the classroom full time. I believe in teaching children to be independent. I am very creative and musical and incorporate these attributes into my teaching. I believe that well taught basics lead to a successful learner. I play tennis regularly, enjoy jigsaw puzzles, cryptic crosswords, killer sudoku and reading. I also love to travel. I have been married to Tom for over 30 years and we have 4 grown up children in their 20s (Joel, Emma, Grace and Alice).