The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say:

"The children are working now as if I did not exist"


France Carisse
Directress / teacher  / owner of the school

After teaching at Ottawa Montessori school for a few years I decided to open my own school in the Orleans’ area, my home town in 1989. I hold a B.A. in Psychology from Ottawa University (1984) and a Montessori 3-6 AMI diploma (1985) from Toronto Montessori Institute. I also hold a Canadian Dance Teacher Association certificate and I have taught dance to children for many years. I am married and have 2 wonderful sons who both attended the school. One is now starting college and the other one attends high school. Although my dancing years are gone I am still very active with cycling, rollerblading, skiing and in the past few years I have developed a love of yoga. In 2010, I obtained my yoga for young children diploma from Club Yoga and I incorporate yoga as part of our school’s curriculum

Paule Charbonneau
Enseignante, classe francophone

Je travaille à la Maison des enfants Montessori d’Orléans depuis septembre 2010.
Je détiens un certificat du Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) offert par le Canadian Montessori Teacher Institute et un diplôme en Techniques d’ éducation spécialisée de la Cite Collégiale (1995). J’ai travaillé quelques années avec des enfants en difficultés d’apprentissage et de comportement au Conseil des écoles catholiques de l’est de l’Ontario. Ce qui me défini le plus est que je suis l’heureuse mère de trois enfants: Michel 15 ans, Rose 13 ans et Simon 8 ans. J’ai eu le privilège de rester à la maison avec eux pendant 14 ans. Je suis aussi impliquée dans ma communauté. En tant que membre de l’association communautaire de Sarsfield, j’aime participer à l’organisation des activités de mon village. J’aime surtout les journées consacrées aux enfants telles la journée de la famille, l’Halloween et le Carnaval d’hiver. Je suis aussi très impliqué dans ma paroisse, j’aide à amasser des fonds pour les rénovations de notre église historique et je fais aussi parti de la chorale.

C’est un grand plaisir pour moi de travailler avec les enfants dans un environnement stimulant et éducatif.

Zeineb Raïs
Bambino class teacher

My name is Zeineb Raïs, registered early childhood educator and recently certified with excellence, as a Montessori Toddler teacher with North American Montessori Center. This year, I am delighted to be the teacher of your children in the Bambino program that we just opened. The assistant position that I used to have helped me to grow into the person I am now. My goal is to make the children benefit from my skills and making each day spent here a positive and enjoyable experience.

My passion is the development of children, sports, cooking, and discovering new things. I am a mother of three lovely and energetic children who have reached the age of 13 years Yessine, 11 years Taha and 7 years old Sarra. I’m from Tunisia and I speak and write three languages including Arabic.
I hope to meet you soon.

Nicole Plante
Casa class assistant

I have been working at OMCH since November 2017.  It’s a real pleasure to be around the children and watch them grow.  I received my ECE diploma in 1987 and worked for 11 years in daycares.  I opened a family daycare when my son was young and kept it open for 10 and a half years.  Sine my husband opened his HVAC company in 2004, I  help him as needed with his company. Married life and mom to a 27 year old son, Maxime, who works for an excavation company fills me with joy.  I am active. My favorite activities are Zumba, trampoline, kangoo and going for walks.  I love to rest at my cottage beside the water; it’s the perfect place to invite family and friends.

Belinda Nsiala
Bambino class assistant

Hello, my name is Belinda Nsiala. I am from a big family; I have 7 siblings and I’m the 4th in my family. I am a freelance photographer currently working with my father.

Ever since I was young, I’ve always wanted to work with children. I have always been the one to take care of my little siblings, so working with children is natural for me.

I am a hardworking, optimistic and social individual. I know how to communicate my thoughts clearly to get things done.

I know how to work well with children and I am open minded to thoughts and ideas from parents that want to bring in ideas for the school.

Mirlene Ouellet

Mirlene Ouellet
Bambino class teacher

My name is Mirlene Ouellet, I am a new member this year at OMCH. I graduated in early childhood education from collège La Cité.  I joined OMCH beacause I’m a leader and apprenticeship in education is one of my strongest value. I am eager to  learn different Montessori methods and techniques to help every child’s development. I come from a bilingual family. I love dancing, crafts and outdoor activities. I am a joyfull ,organized, dynamic person and I am always open to new challenges.

Mirlene Ouellet

Hannah Wilson
Casa class teacher

Hi, my name is Hannah Wilson and I am a newly Registered Early Childhood Educator. I graduated from the Early Childhood Education course in October, 2023 and started working at Orleans Montessori Children’s House in April 2023 as a part-time teacher. I now work here full-time as the anglophone teacher and am currently taking the North American BC Montessori teacher training course. I had started becoming interested in the Montessori method of learning before I had started my first placement in college and had done some research on the method before working at this school. I am very much passionate about the Montessori method and am looking forward in getting to learn more about it.

In terms of my hobbies, I enjoy going biking, spending time in nature, and spending a lot of time doing activities with my family and friends.

Nana Malaha kounta

Nana Malaha kounta
Assistante de classe casa

Je m’appelle Nana Malaha Kounta, je suis une nouvelle membre à l’OMCH , et je suis très ravie de travailler avec vos enfants. Je suis diplômée en éducation de la petite enfance au collège CDI depuis 2015 et j’ai travaillé pendant 2 ans dans une école montessori à Québec. Je suis une personne passionnée, je suis ouverte d’esprit, j’adore travailler avec les enfants et j’aime beaucoup la philosophie Montessori. Je suis maman de 4 magnifiques garçons qui ont aussi fréquenté une école Montessori : Garba 10 ans , Sidi 8 ans , Abdoul-Aziz 5 ans , Boubacar Sidik 2 ans . Dans mes temps libre j’aime beaucoup cuisiner, faire des sorties en famille et avec mes amies.