Staff Spotlight - Gabrielle Demers

Gabrielle Demers - Ecole J.H. Sissons

Ecole J.H. Sissons is thrilled to have Gabrielle Demers as a member of its staff. Gabrielle is a French Immersion All-Star who arrived in Yellowknife only a month ago from Montreal, where she was born and raised. Her journey to Yellowknife was very unexpected; she was actually supposed to move to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam, to teach French as a second language in an international school. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic, the planned project was not feasible, so she looked for other opportunities, and, luckily for us, she decided to come North. Gabrielle has Bachelor's and Master's degrees in education from Université du Québec à Montréal and is now starting her eighth year as a teacher, having previously taught Grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 in Montreal. Outside of school, she is a very active person. She used to be a competitive swimmer and sports are a big part of her life. She enjoys running, cycling, skiing, hiking, and doing yoga. In her classroom, she uses a project-based teaching approach and is passionate about children's literature and implementing theatre projects. Respect, curiosity, perseverance, involvement and learning while having fun are extremely important to her. Welcome to the team, Gabrielle!