Bachelor of Education
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Ms. Olga Brimacombe has worked with young people in many areas:schools, hospitals and at home when she homeschooled her own children. She has learned that the best environment to learn in is one where the student is not anxious or afraid to fail, but secure rather in the love and acceptance of those around. In that milieu, the student can be free to try and try again.
" My former teachers have taught me what kind of teacher I want to be. The best ones were the ones who cared, who were easy to talk to outside of the classroom...who were kind. I liked their classes and learned from them because I felt that they cared about me."<%2
• Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Music Performance
• Licensed by Kindermusik International to teach their music and ESL programs.
Pre-school/Kindergarten music and ESL are Ms. Harper's speciaity. Ms. Harper has worked in both Chinese and International kindergartens teaching Kindermusik ESL and McGraw Hill’s Share the Music programs.She has worked in private schools in the U.S. teaching 5th and 6th grade. Ms. Harper has also privately tutored all elementary subjects with a focus on phonics and reading. Two years ago, Ms. Harper developed a writing curriculum for 5th graders that resulted in a book of self-published fifth grade works.
Knowledge is limited, but creativity is boundless. I want to create an environment where students can, through critical reading and thinking skills, find creative solutions. These are skills that they will be able to use in any situation for a lifetime. Albert Einstein had a lot of great quotes about education, but one of my favorites is, “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”