Casa 1 Teachers
Mrs. Margaret Korzeb - Directress
I graduated from Sheridan College completing Early Childhood Education. I received my Montessori Certificate from Montessori Centre International completing Montessori Theory and Methodology. I also received an International Diploma from Montessori Centre International. I started working at Northstar Montessori in October 1999. I have three children, two sons and one daughter. Teaching is a special calling, and from a very young age, I wanted to be a teacher and my dream came true. I started my Early Childhood Education back in Poland and when I came to Canada I continued my studies to become a teacher. During my practice teaching in kindergarten, I saw some Montessori materials and how the children were working with them. How those little children learned to read and count, how they were so independent captured my attention and inspired me to explore Montessori. With help from the management of Northstar and my family, I was able to complete the International Montessori at St. Nicholas school. I enjoy being a teacher and watching the children work and how they develop from year to year. I enjoy helping them learn and build their social skills. Working at Northstar for many years has given me a nice, positive experience. I feel that my teaching position at Northstar helped me to grow professionally dealing with teachers, parents and students. It has also helped me to be more confident with making decisions and planning different activities for the students. I could not do this without wonderful co-teachers that are always supportive and helpful in all situations.
Mrs. Imee Beltran - Directress
I am Mrs. Beltran and I graduated from George Brown College with an Early Childhood Education Diploma in June, 1997. Soon after, I joined the Northstar team in 2001. I started in the classroom in Casa 1 with Mrs. Gosal as her assistant. After two years, I took the Children's House Assistant Course in 2003 where I learned a lot about Montessori and how truly amazing it is. Now, I am currently taking the Montessori Early Childhood Program at Toronto Montessori Institute and having an amazing learning experience. I have been part of Northstar Montessori for many years now and I am truly happy to be part of this amazing family. Thank you to my co-teachers Mrs. Korzeb and Ms. Luciani for welcoming me in Casa 1 with open arms. I am so lucky to be working with such talented people. I am thankful for the Administration for always being supportive and understanding throughout these years. I am looking forward to more wonderful times in Casa 1. It's just the beginning...
Ms. Raisah Khamis - Assistant
I graduated from the Early Childhood Education program from Sheridan college in 2015.
Before completing my ECE, I was an assistant for five years and worked with various age groups from toddlers to school-aged children, mostly in a Montessori setting. I always enjoy working with children and appreciate their company. I hope to continue on my education working with children by completing my Montessori teaching certificate. I am very excited to join the Northstar team and being a part of the Casa classrooms.
I look forward to working with the friendly staff, parents and students.