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Marie-Pier, Coordinator and French Teacher
Presently completing a Master’s degree in Education at the University of Ottawa starting September 2013, Marie-Pier holds a Bachelor’s in Human Kinetics and also received her Bachelor’s of Education specializing in the elementary level. Marie-Pier is also the french ressource teacher, here at Westboro Academy. In addition to coaching several sports teams, Marie-Pier has been working as a substitute teacher and trainee for a few years in different schools of the Outaouais region. In 2010, Marie-Pier travelled to Ecuador for a 6 weeks period, to teach physical education and English language classes and considers this the most beneficial experience both personally and academically. When she is not working, Marie-Pier enjoys traveling, photography and sports. Dynamic, creative and determined, she is proud to join the Westboro Academy team sharing the love of teaching, including the French language.
Dale, French Teacher and Counsellor
Dale received her Bachelor of Education from the University of Ottawa and also holds a Master of Arts in Canadian Political Studies and a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in French Language and Literature and Political Studies. She recently returned from teaching English as a Foreign Language in Japan, and is interested in the way that languages are learned. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, swimming and reading.
Alexie, Camp Counsellor
Alexie has completed her 3rd year in Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa. Recently, she has pursued a minor in Social Services to add to her degree. She is also a member of the women’s soccer team with the University of Ottawa. Alexie has an abundant amount of experience working with children. She has plenty of experience coaching soccer with various clubs and age groups. Alexie is currently the head coach for the girls u12 Ottawa Internationals soccer team. Additionally, she has worked in an elementary school in France as an animator where she played games with students and helped them with their homework. In addition, she was the Louis-Riel Dome multi-sports summer camp organizer and head camp counsellor this past summer. Alexie has also volunteered in orphanages in Costa Rica (2014) and in Vietnam (2015).
Geneviève, French Teacher
Geneviève Graduated from the University of Ottawa in April 2015 with a Bachelor Degree in Education for the primary-junior level. Since then, she has been working as a French resource teacher for students from grade 1 to 6. She has also worked as a tour guide in many museums over the years delivering educational programming to school groups. This will be Geneviève’s first year at the Westboro Academy summer camp.
Valérie, French Teacher
Valerie has a Bachelor’s in Education from the University of Ottawa. She has taught children of all ages for many years. Travelling and teaching around the globe, she’s passionate about languages and enjoys seing the excitment in the eyes of her students. With her happy busy life of three kids, she currently works as a substitute teacher at the Wesboro Academy and is planning to return to a full time position in September 2016.
Stéphanie, French Teacher
Stéphanie is currently completing her master’s degree in Education (Concentration: Studies in Teaching and Learning) at the University of Ottawa. She holds a Bachelor’s in Health Sciences, a Bachelor’s of Education specializing in the elementary level as well as an Additional Qualification in Special education. Stéphanie has been working as a resource teacher as well as a substitute teacher throughout the year, and has lots of experience working with children with autism. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, hiking and reading. This will be Stéphanie’s first year at the Westboro Academy summer camp.
Mélina, Camp Counsellor
Mélina completed her first year of university in social work at the University of Ottawa. In the future she would like to work as a social worker with young people in difficulty. Mélina also loves working with children of all ages. She will begin her first year as a counsellor at Westboro summer camp.
Nancy, Camp Counsellor
Nancy has completed her second year at St Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia where she studies International Development and Political Science. She lived in Thailand for 2 years as well as in Ghana for 4 years where she loved volunteering to work with kids. Some of her interests include traveling, sports and music. This will be Nancy’s first year as a Camp Counselor at Westboro Academy summer camp.
Margaux, Camp Counsellor
Margaux recently graduated from école secondaire catholique Franco-Cité. She will be pursuing her studies at the University of Ottawa in the fall. Her hobbies are dancing and playing soccer. Margaux is fluently bilingual in French and English. She enjoys helping others and taking care of children. Margaux enjoyed her experience working last summer at Westboro camp and is looking forward to returning as a counsellor this summer.
Tiffany, Camp Counsellor
Tiffany has a Social Service Worker degree from St. Lawrence College. She is now attending Carleton University working towards a bachelor degree in Social Work; she also has a 1-year-old son. Tiffany also works at Westboro Academy as an After 4 counselor. This summer she will be joining our team as a summer camp counselor.
William, Camp Counsellor
William has completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science; politics, at the University of Québec in Outaouais (UQO). Despite the fact he wants to pursue his studies in international relations, William appreciates working with kids. For the past two years, he has worked as head coach with secondary 1 and 2 students at Grande-Rivière High School in Aylmer. This will be William’s first year at the Westboro summer camp.
Louis, Camp Counsellor
Louis has completed his health science program at La Cité. Although he plans to be a cardiologist doctor, he really likes working with children of all ages. He did voluntary work as a counsellor’s helper at Calvary Baptist church, and also worked as a tutor in science courses at La Cité. This will be Louis’ first year working at the Westboro summer camp