Ms Katy Bennett
Ms Katy Bennett is a passionate and highly dedicated educator who has taught in different educational contexts for more than 13 years in both Australia and Canada. Her strengths lie in curriculum enhancement, staff professional development, and teaching the Arts, Literacy, and Science.
In order to set her students up for success, Katy uses proactive, solution-orientated and optimistic teaching practices that ensure her students are motivated, inspired, and encouraged to take ownership of their learning. As a strong believer in the Montessori approach, she adopts modern educational practices and is also an active member of the Reggio Emilia community in Hamilton.
Katy believes in maintaining a healthy work/life balance and likes to keep fit by going to the gym, hiking, and dragon boating. Katy also enjoys travelling and experiencing different cultures around the world.
Madame Alicia Looyenga
Madame Alicia Looyenga has been a member of the Ontario College of Teachers with additional qualifications in French as a second language since 2002. She has taught in both public and private schools at both the Elementary and Secondary levels. Her passion, however, is in alternative education and teaching French and Art within different alternative education contexts. The children love Madame Looyenga’s art lessons, which always have a rich educational component about the artist, the era the art form or artist is from and a strong emphasis on the cultural aspects surrounding the art piece that the children either make collectively or individually. Madame Looyenga is passionate about Montessori education, encouraging children in their giftings and seeing children reach their full potential. We are so grateful to have Madame Looyenga and her family as an integral part of Foundations Montessori School.