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Aaron Gillatly

PDP. Education, B.A. English, Montessori Secondary


M.A. in Educational Leadership and Management in progress

QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY

Detail-oriented American Montessori Society trained Secondary II teacher with a proven commitment
to making Montessori Education the premiere choice for education

 Exceptional written and verbal communication skills honed through years of working in
professional harmony with colleagues and parents
 In depth knowledge of the BC curriculum and a thorough understanding and commitment to the
Montessori teaching philosophy
 Proven ability to build positive relationships with children of all ages, families and colleagues
 Understanding of developmental, social and emotional needs of children spanning the age
groups represented at Maria Montessori Academy
 Dedicated leader both within the school and the community.
 Extensive curriculum and program development skills

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

September 2010- Present


Maria Montessori Academy Victoria, BC
High School Director (9-12)
 Responsible for the effective implementation of the Montessori curriculum and ensuring that the
BC Prescribed Learning Outcomes are met
o Careful and honest communication with parents regarding their child’s progress, needs
and behaviour in the classroom
o Ensuring that all students needs are met at an individual level on a day to day basis
o Collaborate with students, colleagues and the community to bring a balanced and
accountable curriculum into the classroom
o Daily Collaboration with Team teachers to ensure a consistent workload for all students
in all subjects.
o Working in concert with support staff to design and implement Individual Education Plans
 Curriculum Development of High school program
o Began development of High School program in 2010 to extend beyond the school’s Middle
School program.
o Worked with Principals, Board Members, and curriculum experts to help developed a
complete program in the Montessori Model.
o Responsible for the recruitment of all other full time High School program teachers to the
school.
 Senior School/Lower elementary buddy liaison, working with the Lower Elementary school
director to create and implement a program for the Lower Elementary students to connect with
the senior school students

July 2014 – Present: Director and Coordinator of MMA Summer Camp


Maria Montessori Academy Victoria, BC
 Designed, planned and implemented Summer program for student engagement and
development according to the Montessori philosophy
o Program administration and budget implementation resulting in a successful and profitable
school program
Aaron Gillatly
PDP. Education, B.A. English, Montessori Secondary
M.A. in Educational Leadership and Management in progress
o Responsible for advertising and enrollment
o Designed and executed high quality child-centered programming
o Coordinate staff for program and provide ongoing constructive feedback
o Ensured that all needs were met for all children attending camp, including organizing support
staff for those with special needs

September 2009 – June 2010: Social Studies Teacher (Grade 9)


Frances Kelsey Senior Secondary (SD 79) Mill Bay, BC
 Worked in a model ‘Self-Paced’ High School teaching junior level Social Studies and Mathematics.
 Was responsible for 3 classes of 30+ students of Social Studies, in addition to one Math block.
 Had a high level of one-on-one ‘tutoring’ style assistance during students’ flex blocks.

September 2006 – June 2009: Teacher-on-Call


School District 79 Victoria, BC
 Worked continuously throughout this time to fill teaching vacancies due to absences.
 Worked almost entirely at one school (Frances Kelsey Secondary) due to requests from both
teachers and administrators.
 Worked extensively with mentor teachers to further develop skills and knowledge.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

A selected sample of indicative Professional Development activities and their personal outcomes:

October 2016 Canadian Teacher Institute on Parliamentary Democracy Ottawa, On

- Developed in-depth knowledge of Canada’s Parliamentary system


- Meet with Members of Parliament, Senate, and key Legislative staff
- Engaged in discussions with fellow teachers to promote further understanding of the
workings of the key Federal Democratic systems.

September 2012-Present Member of the Education Sub Committee, Maria Montessori Academy.
- Worked with Principal, fellow teachers and Board Members to develop the academic vision of
Maria Montessori Academy. Duties included determining course offered, grading criteria,
scholarship opportunities, K-12 continuance, student retention, and much more.

June 2011-August 2012 American Montessori Society Secondary II Program Houston, TX


- Participated in full-time summer long programs, developing Montessori knowledge and
theory at the Secondary level of practice.
- Workshops focused on Adolescent brain development, the needs of the 21st Century
Adolescent, Montessori philosophy in a modern setting, the development of Global
Awareness in students, and Montessori Curriculum development.

October 2014 BC Teacher Institute on Parliamentary Democracy Victoria, BC


Aaron Gillatly
PDP. Education, B.A. English, Montessori Secondary
M.A. in Educational Leadership and Management in progress
- Developed in-depth knowledge of BC’s Parliamentary system
- Meet with MLAs and key Legislative staff
- Engaged in discussions with fellow teachers to promote further understanding of the
workings of the Legislative Assembly

EDUCATION

Master of Arts, Educational Leadership


and Management (in progress) ROYAL ROADS UNIVERSITY 2018
Montessori Secondary Graduate Diploma AMERICAN MONTESSORI 2013
Post Degree Program Education UNVERSITY OF VICTORIA 2004
Bachelor of Arts, English UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA 2003