Mme Amy Murray
Mme Murray brings a wealth of knowledge regarding early childhood education and leading-edge curriculum development to the Calgary French & International School.
Before coming to the school in 2009 as a kindergarten teacher, she completed her Bachelor of Education degree at the University of Alberta’s Faculté St. Jean as well as a Master of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences with a concentration in early childhood development. She has worked for independent schools throughout Alberta.
Building on a career working with children for over two decades, she quickly took on the responsibility of grade-level coordinator and curriculum leader at CFIS, becoming director of our bustling early childhood department in 2013.
Known as an innovator in her field for developing international connections in the classroom through Twitter and other forms of technology, Amy continues to be a driving force for the adoption and complete integration of an emergent curriculum program in the early childhood and elementary divisions.
A significant part of Amy’s work is as part of the admissions assessment team for our entry-level years, something she has written and presented nationally. She is also a sought after speaker and trainer on learning through play, differentiated learning and the use of technology within the classroom.
Her ongoing academic work on the acquisition of language in preschool and junior kindergarten informs not only programming within our school, but nationally through her publications and conference presentations.