Shalyn returned from maternity leave in the fall of 2016 just in time to join Casa East (as another staff member left on a maternity leave — good baby timing) after previously working in Casa North. “Montessori was always in my blood!” said Shalyn. “I attended Casa to grade 8 at Montessori House of Children (now Montessori Academy of London), where [DVMS Upper Elementary guide] Kathleen was one of my guides.” Shalyn received her B.A. in psychology from Laurentian University in Sudbury and her AMS (American Montessori Society) Casa certification from Sheridan in 2007. She lives in Grimsby with her husband, young son, and daughter. Shalyn also plays soccer year round, and loves to crochet (orders can be placed on the playground daily).