GROSVENOR MONTESSORI SCHOOL
There is something about building a school from the ground up that makes you inclined to always go the extra mile for it. Yassmina Ganji, the owner and director of Grosvenor Montessori School, makes sure she is involved in all aspects of the school. “A typical day for me begins and ends with making sure the school is all in order for students, teachers and parents,” she says.
When working on her master of education at the University of Toronto, Ganji researched methods to promote the brain’s executive function abilities in preschoolers. It was there she came across the Montessori Method of enhancing these functions. “This enhancement has been shown to set children up for higher achievement in all parts of their lives – whether it be academic, social or careers,” she says, “This was my biggest motivator in becoming an educator; the fact that I could help young people meet their potential and set them up for success.”
Ganji recalls the very first graduation ceremony at GMS with pride. “I had the privilege of witnessing how far our graduates had come since walking in the doors for the first time. It was very special to see how much they had learned and grown. It was this moment that made all the hard work feel like it was really worth it.”