How it all started

I began my professional life as a modern language teacher in primary and Stepping Stones 1reducedsecondary schools (French, German ).  I later added others to my repertoire, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Greek.  I had planned to be a teacher of many languages.  Fate took me along a different path….

I recognized early on that a significant number of children in class were too preoccupied with stuff going on at home to concentrate on their learning in school.  Behaviour and attendance would be erratic; I felt that they needed and deserved help and support before much learning could happen.