Diane FitzGerald has acquired extensive experience both in the independent and public school systems over the course of her 30 years as an educator. She has worked in a variety of roles, including classroom teacher and International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme Coordinator. In addition to the variety of roles she has held, Diane has also taught all grades – JK to 8 – a wide range of subjects, including Humanities, French, Mathematics, Technology and Language. She joined Kempenfelt Bay School in 2005 and accepted her current role as Director of Academics and School Life, in 2011. Diane is married and has three adult children. Her two sons are KBS alumni. An outdoor enthusiast and lover of the arts, she spends her free time kayaking, snowshoeing, hiking and painting.
Diane FitzGerald completed a Bachelor of Arts, Specialization Early Childhood Education and the Quebec Professional Education Program (Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, 1990). She is a graduate from the CAIS Leadership Institute and has her Principal’s Qualifications.
Director of Academics and School Life; Grade 6,7, and 8 French as a Second Language.
What matters most about schooling is that students learn how to think and how to question what they see, read and hear. It is essential that they learn to communicate effectively, work together, develop empathy, and acquire study skills and work habits that will allow them to succeed in their future.
Education is about creating conditions for students to grow. They must be provided with opportunities to develop their capacity to create and innovate. For our children to keep up with the pace of this century, their education must provide them with opportunities to explore their strengths, develop grit and perseverance and the skills to be lifelong learners capable of adapting to change. A good education will nurture not only a child’s intellectual skills, but also develop their artistic, musical and physical potential.
The program at KBS reaches beyond just the basics. When our students leave our school upon graduation, they leave with the culture of participation and an understanding of the importance of good character and hard work. Working in a smaller school allows me to collaborate with all teachers in all the divisions. I know the names of everyone of the students at our school, and they all know me.