Tracy Grisdale grew up loving the outdoors and enjoyed camping, hiking, backpacking, scuba diving and canoe tripping. She attended The University of Western Ontario for her undergrad and then completed her AMI Casa training. After teaching for many years, Tracy returned to school to earn her AMI Elementary diploma. After 28 years in the classroom, while being a parent of a young child, she earned her Masters of Education from Brock University. Tracy has been a Casa Montessori teacher trainer for Sheridan College as well as a teacher trainer for the Elementary level at Toronto Montessori Institute. As a board member for a large school in Ottawa she enjoyed the opportunity to work on school improvement. Tracy is also a past president of the Canadian Association of Montessori Teachers. She currently is on the accreditation team for CCMA (Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators). With a total of 38 years in education her passion for children’s learning through the Montessori Philosophy has not waned. A fantastic story teller she has had many a parent and colleague enraptured with her Great Lessons and continues to train and mentor colleagues young and old.
Mrs. Grisdale has been a principal at CMS for almost a decade now and relishes the challenges that each day provides.
Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.