Mme Nicola Camirand
Mme Camirand is our Assistant Head, Academics. Recognized for her ongoing academic work in second language instruction and the benefit of early introduction into French immersion environments, Nicola completed her Masters in Education degree in 2008.
Nicola has worked tirelessly at CFIS since 2009, making innovative improvements to our early childhood and elementary divisions as CFIS' primary division principal, elementary division principal and now as Assistant Head Academics.
Before coming to CFIS, Nicola worked for 15 years in the public school sector.
After completion of a bachelor’s degree in education with distinction at the Faculté Saint Jean, University of Alberta, Nicola received the Edwin Parr Award for excellence in her first year of teaching. Soon after, she held her first leadership position as curriculum coordinator for her division.
In 1998, Nicola continued her post-secondary studies exploring and refining her focus on developing the whole child through a Diploma in Guidance Counselling.
Her history as an educator includes teaching English and French language arts to students from early childhood to Grade 10. Nicola has also held a variety of leadership positions in advance of her term at CFIS. She has been an International Baccalaureate school coordinator as well as an English language arts coordinator for various schools and districts.
Nicola completed her diploma in Independent School Leadership with the Canadian Association of Independent Schools in 2015 and most recently the Next Steps program in Leadership with CAIS