Heather Nesbitt completed her teacher training at the University of Ottawa and received a Bachelor of Education in the Primary/ Junior Division. She has taught math, science and literacy to high needs students and English language learners. She has invaluable experience in differentiating curriculum to meet the individual learning needs of her students. During a placement at Churchill Alternative School, Heather based her lessons on an inclusive, co-operative, art oriented model. During her time in this class she created an interdisciplinary curriculum which included science, interactive literacy, math and social science learning centers.
Heather moved to Toronto in July of 2010 to pursue new educational opportunities, and has become an active member our educational community. In the 2010-2011 school year Heather volunteered at Runnymede Public school. Working alongside the Vice Principal to encourage conflict resolution, she developed a Peer Mediation program and trained sixth grade students to work cooperatively as leaders and positive role models on the playgrounds. She also spent time in a split level French Immersion classroom, where she provided support to students working with learning disabilities.
Heather has now joined our team at High Park Day School as a teacher and head of the French department. She remains passionate in her commitment to helping our students find joy in learning, and is excited to embark on new discoveries with the students of High Park Day School!