It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of a dear and long-time faculty member, Ms. Steph Collins. Steph passed away peacefully yesterday afternoon, surrounded by her family, after a short, yet courageous battle with cancer.
Ms. Collins has been a member of the Junior School faculty since 2003 and has been the face of the Outdoor Ed program there, and more recently in the Middle School since its inception in 2011. One cannot gaze out onto our sprawling back property without imagining Steph leading her little ones on an exciting new adventure exploring the world around them.
A natural teacher, Ms. Collins was a firm believer that children learn best by doing, so she provided her students with hands-on, captivating learning experiences that would ultimately encourage them to become lifelong learners.
CDS flags are flying at half staff today in Steph’s honour. Further details and arrangements will be shared with the community once we learn of them. For now, our thoughts and prayers are with Steph’s family and loved ones.