Vanessa Simmonds - Kindergarten Assistant
Vanessa moved to Courtenay from Vancouver in the autumn of 2017 and is thrilled to be assisting in the Kindergarten class at the Comox Valley Waldorf School. She has a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Care & Education from Capilano University and has been working with children and families since 2007.
Vanessa is a strong advocate for children learning through imaginative play. She believes it is important to provide children with the time and space to express, explore and experiment. She finds that a hands on and artistic approach to education allows for a creative environment where children can individually and collectively inquire. Such an environment welcomes extraordinary occasions for companionship to evolve; both with each other and with the natural world.
Vanessa trusts that her work at the Comox Valley Waldorf School will enrich her practice and personal philosophy of education. She is keen to deepen her understanding of the Waldorf approach and excited to connect with her new community.