Who am I?
My name is Chantal Kers (Cares). I am from the Montreal suburbs, in Quebec, Canada.
I am a true teachermom; meaning I cannot ever separate the mom from the teacher or the teacher from the mom.
I am green and encourage my daughter and students to be eco-responsible and to be good global citizens.
I like tacos, plants, paddle boarding and raspberry ice tea.
I like summer, really dislike the cold and I dream of finally traveling and exploring the world with my daughter.
My goal for children is to help kids become confident and empowered people. I would like for them to know that they have the strength, creativity, and heart to create positive change in the world. Children can change their own actions and words to have a positive impact on the world every day.
I strongly believe that my goal can only be achieved with a positive relationship between home and school. I believe it is important to share ideas and opinions from different perspectives, in order to develop patience, understanding and a better working relationship between all stakeholders involved in education.
Lastly, I believe that it is essential that all parents, educators and community members remember the purpose of education and that it really does take a village to raise a child.
I have an Early Childhood and Elementary Education Specialization degree from Concordia University, in Montreal. I began my teaching career teaching English as a Second Language to students from my local French school board and have since become a homeroom elementary school teacher for the English school board.
In my 18 years in the education system, I have taught all grades, from kindergarten to sixth. I also spent a few years as a pedagogical consultant for my school board, focusing on homeschooling, integrating technology in the classroom and determining needs of and supporting in-service teachers.
Finally, prior to returning to the teach in the fourth grade classroom in January 2021, I was hired to be the consultant responsible for the DG Special Project, where I served as a liaison between the IT and Pedagogical Services Department, where I trained all school board staff to facilitate working remotely and lastly trained, developed systems and supported teachers and administration during the launch of our school board’s virtual campus.