E. P. I. C. SCHOOL
Ep.i.c. School was founded 18 years ago when Carolyne Cybulski and a classroom parent realized they had like-minded goals in what they wanted from an educational establishment. “The parent wanted the best education for her child, and I wanted an opportunity to work in an ideal learning environment where teachers work collaboratively to develop a rich curriculum,” explains Cybulski, who got her jump-start in the teaching field when she was a reading tutor in northern Ontario, working with children who had been in trouble with the law. Headed into the 2017-18 school year, the self-proclaimed book lover will be doubling as kindergarten teacher and principal. In her joint role she will have the opportunity to mentor teachers and keep them abreast of current research and new curricula. Although she is anticipating an extremely busy fall season, Cybulski remains enthusiastic.
“The spark of interest, the excitement when a child decodes their first word … I have the most amazing job,” she says. “How could I not be motivated to get up in the morning?”