Vetta Lawrence

Taddle creek montessori school | lower elementary

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Where have you lived in the world?

I was born in Italy and have lived in Sault Ste. Marie, London, and Caledon.

What have you studied? How long have you been a teacher?

I studied at University of Western Ontario and completed a BA in Psychology.  I completed my AMS Elementary l & ll Credential at the Center for Montessori Teacher Education in New York. I also have a diploma in TESL.  I have taught for 22 years.

What languages do you speak?

I speak English and Italian.  

What is something you are really good at?

I am really good at all things Italian, cooking, directing youth theatre, canoeing, and listening.

What do you like to do when you aren’t at school?

When I am not at school, I like fitness, yoga, and teaching ESL classes to new Canadians.  

What is something not everyone knows about you?

If you knew me really well, you would know that I love my work!
I'm a huge Toronto Maple Leafs & Blue Jays fan. I love music (especially The Beatles, Sade, Amy Winehouse). I am a voracious reader especially historical fiction. I love to travel. I love my coffee. I'm a good listener and a good friend. I laugh - a lot!

What are some of your most favourite things?

Favorite book: "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee,
Favorite movie: "Moonstruck".
Favourite destination: Italy (visited 8 times)
Favorite saying: "If it's not going to matter in 5 years , don't spend more than 5 minutes worrying about it."