The Directress Role

Teachers are called directress to remind them to gently direct and guide the children in their activities rather than dictate the child's every move. This leads to mutual respect and affection helping the children develop confidence in their own ability.
The variety of materials to explore, the teacher's quiet demonstration of their possibilities, and the time available for the child to watch older children, all work together to help the child develop the courage to try new things.


My name is Debora Vieira and I have been working with children since 2000. I completed my Early Childhood Education training in 2003, received my provincial ECE Licence in 2004, same year that I completed my Montessori Training at Western Montessori Teachers College. I believe that the Montessori Method best takes advantage of the child's sensitive periods for learning helping to create the foundation for academic achivement. Keeping that in mind I started to operate my first classroom at Websters Corner in 2004 and since then I had the privilege to foster the love of learning to hundreds of children from our community.

My name is Tammy Hicks. After working part time for many years while my 2 children were young, I was looking for a new career and discovered the wonderful Montessori Method. I feel that the Montessori environment provides positive, unlimited opportunities for children to learn at their own pace and in their own individual way. I have studied through the North American Montessori Center and the Pacific Rim Early Childhood Institute in Victoria.

My name is Jessica Coates, I am the mother of three great kids and have been married to my husband for over 15 years. I have been working in child care for the past four years and obtained my ECE assistant certificate three years ago. I am currently working towards obtaining my full ECE certification through Pacific Rim Academy. On free time I like to sing, act and also enjoy family time watching movies. I love seeing kids grow and learn and am thrilled to be starting at Montessori Corner!

My name is Beatriz Edwards and I have been working with children for over 25 years, running my own family daycare for 13 years. After contemplating my 2 boys graduating from high school I decided to accept the offer to work at Montessori Corner Childcare. I graduated as an Early Childhood Educator through Ridge Meadows College and have my First-Aid and CPR courses through Red Cross. I love working with children and make them laugh and on my free time I like to read, make puzzles and go for a walk.