Meet The Teacher

All About Ms Dunn

My name is Natasha Crompton-Dunn and I will be your child's teacher this year. I have been teaching at Pilgrim Wood for the past 6 years in the Junior and Intermediate divisions. My passion for education revolves around teaching students to be successful using life skills (or what we call learning skills) and leadership skills. I pride myself on being a positive role model for all students in our building by making myself available and keeping up to date with best teaching practices.

Outside of the school building, I enjoy the outdoors and taking big adventures. I am a Toronto sports fan and enjoy watching the Maple Leafs and Blue Jays.

I have a 10 year old beagle, Scout, who is named after the character Jean Louise "Scout" Finch from one of my favourite books To Kill A Mockingbird. When I have a spare moment, I like to practice my rock star skills on the guitar, an instrument I've been playing for over 20 years! One of my biggest passion is camping. To me, there is nothing better than being in nature.

My Philosophy of Education

I believe in fun.

I believe in imagination.

I believe in diversity.

I believe in fostering a love of learning.

I believe in using my Summer Camp foundations.

I believe in equality.

I believe in democracy.

I believe in respect.

I believe in promoting positive mental health and wellness.

I believe in community within a classroom and school.

I believe in literacy.

I believe in music.

I believe in hands on.

I believe in problem solving.

I believe in the arts.

I believe in conflict resolution.

I believe in progressiveness & not the status quo.

I believe in demonstration.

I believe in ‘people before program.’

I believe in adventure.

I believe in technology.

I believe in students.

I believe in telling students that I believe in them.

I believe in education.

I believe in teaching.

Here is a highlight from my 2015 summer vacation:

Whale Watching on The Bay of Fundy