Cheryl Batty, M.Ed.

I have taught Nursery School, Kindergarten, and Grade One students for the past ten years. Through teaching, supervising and directing nursery school programs I have developed enriched programming for four month to five year olds focusing on developing their social, cognitive, artistic, gross-motor, linguistic and affective development. I see first hand the tremendous value children receive from early learning experiences. In 2009 I fulfilled a life-long dream of establishing Ashworth Preschool and Kindergarten in my own home.

I am committed to lifelong learning for my students and myself. I have completed the Master of Education program, at the University of Toronto. My research was focused on writing curriculum and the use of portfolio driven student led conferences as a method of assessment. I am very excited to use this knowledge to help me design age-appropriate curriculum for young children and to communicate effectively with parents about their child’s development.

Additionally, I have received extensive training in the International Baccalaureate Organization’s Primary Years Program, and have implemented trans-disciplinary and inquiry-based programs. Furthermore, I am a reading specialist having completed the Reading parts 1,2 and 3 additional qualification courses, University of Toronto, that have strengthened my abilities to teach young children to read, to assess children’s reading abilities, to help struggling readers and to conduct and implement action research. Finally, I have completed a Special Education (Learning Disabilities) additional qualification course, University of Toronto, to ensure the needs of all of the children are met.

For three years I taught Kindergarten and Grade One at Camelot Academy in Durham, North Carolina, as well as served as the Head of Lower School for the 2006 school year. I established the IB Primary Years program there, as well as the use of student-led conferences, through conducting training sessions with the Lower School teachers.

Previously I taught the International Baccalaureate Organization’s Primary Years Program to Grade One and Senior Kindergarten students at Sunnybrook Private School in Toronto.

I strongly believe in the importance of creating a loving, safe environment for young children that allows them every possible opportunity to stimulate their minds.



Master of Education

Teaching and Learning
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
University of Toronto

Bachelor of Education

Primary-Junior On-Site Division
University of Ottawa

Bachelor of Arts

Honors Psychology
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario


Reading Specialist
Parts 1, 2 and 3
1999, 2000 and 2001

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
University of Toronto

Advanced Teacher Training

International Baccalaureate Organization
Primary Years Program
Hilton Head, South Carolina

French Second Language
Part 1

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
University of Toronto

Special Education
Part 1

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
University of Toronto

Kindergarten and Grade One Teacher (2002-2005)

Camelot Academy, Durham, North Carolina
Determined short and long term learning goals, developed and implemented lesson plans to fulfill those goals, assessed students’ progress, communicated the progress to the parents and modified the program accordingly. Implemented the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programs and trained the lower school staff. Supervised the lower school (2004-2005).

Kindergarten and Grade One Teacher (1999-2002)

Sunnybrook School, Toronto, Ontario
Became trained in and implemented the International Baccalaureate inquiry based curriculum in the Kindergarten and Grade One classrooms. Studied the use of student-led conferences as an alternative form of assessment. Piloted their use in the classroom and helped to train the staff school-wide. Implemented the Open Court language arts and the Chicago math programs. Lead house activities and clubs such as gymnastics, floor hockey, and running.

Primary French Teacher (1997-1998)

Cottingham Public School, Toronto Board of Education
Developed and implemented lesson plans for a grade one, two and three French as a second language after school program in order to develop students’ listening and speaking skills. Attended FSL workshops provided by the Toronto Board of Education.

Nursery School Supervisor (1997-1999)

Healthy Earth Bilingual Nursery School, Toronto, Ontario
Supervised and taught a nursery program and enriched kindergarten in a bilingual setting focused on developing children’s cognitive, artistic, and social skills as well as introducing them to the French language.