My name is Kurt Scobie and I am the principal of École Mountain View School.
This is my second year as principal, but I have been involved as a parent for the past sixteen years. All three of my children have attended the French Immersion program at ÉMVS and I am proud of the education that we offer. I believe in our staff, and have seen them go above and beyond to make learning fun and meaningful. I am excited to be working with such a dedication group of teachers and support staff. As the principal, I have made it my mission to learn every student’s name and to find a connection with each student at the school. I am also working toward developing relationships with all of the parents as well. I start my day on bus supervision and say good morning to students as they get off of the bus or as I walk through the playground on supervision. Students and staff realize that my office is open, and accessible, and it is great to see everyone feeling far more comfortable in coming to see me. It is imperative that we listen to the concerns and beliefs of our parents and students so that they connect with the education we are trying to provide every day.
Each day, we do announcements in French and English. While Mr. Corbeil is fully bilingual, I am not. I do my best each day to use the French language, and it has been quite an experience having students from all grades speak to me in French, and help to correct my grammar and pronunciation when I am in classrooms. At École Mountain View School, we have a leadership team that shares the responsibilities for ensuring that All Kids are our Kids and the academic Success for All. Louis Corbeil is our Assistant Principal, and a long time French Immersion advocate. He works with all teachers, but is an important part of the French programming. He works alongside myself and teachers to ensure that quality teaching is taking place in our school. Nicole Hudson is our Learning Support Teacher. Mrs. Hudson works with all of our teachers to ensure that all Individualized Support Plans are meeting the needs of our students. Mrs. Hudson also provides intervention groups where students are working in smaller groups at their instructional level, regardless of grade. Our Family Liaison Councilor is Erica Funk. Ms. Funk connects with students and their families and helps to alleviate feelings of stress and anxiety that can be felt by students and parents alike.
The staff at École Mountain View School are dedicated to making sure that all students feel like they are connected to the school community. We believe that when we make strong personal connections to our students, then All Kids are our Kids. Our staff is continually working on connecting our students to the curriculum. Academic excellence is what we talk about in our professional collaboration time, discussions during staff meetings, and in our conversations with students so that there is Success for All. It is my sincere hope that students and parents alike feel that they are highly connected to our school. Our family of educators and support staff are here to serve. Please come into the school and let us know how we are doing.
École Mountain View School