Our staff comprises both the teaching and non-teaching staff. Every member of staff of the school working in, or on behalf of the school has a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children. This includes the responsibility to provide a safe environment in which children can learn, to identify children who may be in need of extra help and offer such help without hesitation and as appropriate.
THE HEAD OF SCHOOL
The Head of School is a dynamic teacher with excellent leadership qualities. She is a first class graduate of Education (English) from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife and an English Language Master’s degree holder from the University of Lagos. She also has a Montessori diploma in Early Childhood Education and Montessori Trainers Certificate from Montessori Centre International, London as well as a diploma in English Language Teaching Management from the University of Surrey, United Kingdom. She is very passionate about Montessori Education and is committed to “follow the child” in his natural course of development. She loves and admires children and is very passionate about creating a favorable learning environment that is geared towards meeting the developmental needs of every child. Little wonder, she is an avid advocate of the Montessori Method of education. She shares Maria Montessori’s belief that if learning activities and experiences are planned and implemented with the child’s developmental needs in mind, then education will be more meaningful and more beneficial to both the individual and the society, bearing in mind that “it is the child who creates the man and that there is no one who is a man that was not once a child”. With learning and education organized this way, according to Montessori, there will be less strife and wars in our world.
Her passion lies in raising and mentoring confident, outstanding and globally relevant pupils and staff with affirmative self-awareness and society-benefitting moral values.
Mrs. Ola is also a teacher trainer – Montessori and conventional – of repute.
She aspires to make Cornerstone Montessori Schools a great place to work; a place where people are inspired to be the best they can be.
HEADS OF SECTIONS
EARLY YEARS/PRE-SCHOOL COORDINATOR
The pre-school Coordinator is a result-oriented Montessori-trained educator and an enthusiast of Montessori education. She is very passionate about enhancing the holistic development of the CHILD, out of a personal realization of the delicate nature of the foundational years in the life of every child.
PRIMARY SECTION COORDINATOR
Our primary section Coordinator is a trained and dynamic teacher with vast experience in classroom management and control. He inspires children to discover experience and develop their talents and innate abilities and the teachers to differentiate learning through making deliberate effort to know each pupil’s learning style.
An effective teacher understands that teaching involves wearing multiple hats to ensure that the school day runs smoothly and all pupils receive quality education.
At Cornerstone Montessori Schools, our teachers are great learners, constantly taking classes and attending professional development sessions to learn the latest, best practices and strategies for effective teaching. They collaborate with one another to gain new ideas for teaching, planning grade-level instructions and combining subjects to enhance the learning experience. They analyze test results and other data to help determine the course of their instruction and make changes in their classrooms. They design lesson plans to teach the standards and provide engaging activities, while taking into account pupils’ interests and instructional needs.
The School management ensures that teachers are adequately exposed to different quality teacher training programs and professional development workshops and conferences both in, and outside the country.
Our non-teaching staff, also known as the administrative staff, provide essential back-up services for the whole school. The administrative staff include; the administrative manager, the front desk officer, the ICT officer, the school nurse, the librarian, the accountant, the sanitation officers, the drivers, the security personnel.