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Phone: 519-886-6510

Teaching Qualifications

Honours Bachelor of Arts (University of Waterloo); Master of Russian Literature and Language (University of Waterloo); Bachelor of Education (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Interesting Fact

Before coming to our school, Ms. Scotchmer volunteered with the early literacy program Strong Start as a coordinator. She is also passionate about working with students who have exceptionalities.

Years at KWBS

4

Extracurricular

Community Cares Club/Green Team, Girls' Basketball Coach, Writing Club, Operetta

Teaching Philosophy

It is my responsibility and great privilege to build positive relationships with my students. Each of our learners comes to class with their own particular strengths, challenges, and beliefs about themselves. My mission is to be the teacher my students need me to be - someone who encourages them to be the best version of themselves and to celebrate their uniqueness, believes wholeheartedly in their skills and abilities, encourages them, yet also challenges their way of thinking to see new perspectives and ideas.

Grade 7 and 8 Highlights (English)

Grade 7 English Language: We complete 3 novel studies, including the eye opening and current novel, Bystander. We also examine the elements of a dystopian fiction and how technology influences our daily lives. Then, we create our own dystopian stories. We look at our assigned writing and readings with a critical eye through lively discussions and Socratic Seminars.

Grade 8 English Language: We complete 3 novel studies, including thought-provoking stories like The Outsiders, The Diary of Anne Frank, and Animal Farm. We examine effective public speaking writing and delivery techniques and apply our learning to create our own TEDtalks. We look at our assigned writing and readings with a critical eye through lively discussions and Socratic Seminars.