Hi! My name is Kelly McLaughlin and I am a new occasional teacher for the Hamilton Wentworth Public School Board. I am so excited for this new opportunity and am awaiting each day to let the adventure begin.
Before I was fortunate enough to receive an interview to be on the supply list, I was doing my final placement at a beautiful school in Ancaster. There I was able to start a choir of about 30 girls and 1 boy and we sang at different events for the school. My passion is music and always has been as during my previous placements I have always tried to get a choir started as well. Through this passion, I was able to take the AQ course for instrumental music. So hopefully this year I will be able to share all about my experiences in some of those classes as well. I really do love the fact that music in schools nowadays is not just crossword puzzles and theory but a hands on experience which will allow children to have an appreciation for instrumental music at a young age. This will hopefully foster their love for it and allow them to carry on with playing instruments throughout their lives.
In my spare time I enjoy running, rock climbing and travelling to Portugal and Disney World which I do once a year! I am really excited to apply all I have learnt from university and my nine summers as a camp counsellor in the classroom.