Hello, my name is Kristen Dahmer and I am the Upper Elementary Directress. I have been teaching here at the Montessori School of Regina for 5 years! I am originally from Ontario, where I attended Nipissing University. I graduated with a double major honours degree (Bachelor of Honours) in English and Religion in Cultures. I also attended Nipissing University to receive my Bachelor of Education Senior Division degree. I also continued on with receiving my ABQ’s in Juniour and Primary division, meaning I am qualified to teach K through to 12. I am in the process of obtaining my Special Education Specialist, having completed part one and two with plans of the final this year. After University I taught Grade 9 and 10 English, as well as 9-12 Creative Writing and Drama in Kuwait for 4 years! It was a very humbling experience, that allowed me to grow as a teacher. Moving to Regina and completing my Montessori training, has given me a new insight into education that I never knew about before. Montessori is just a wonderful philosophy that is helping to create independent learners!