JÉRÔME LEJEUNE SCHOOL
2821 St. Stephen's Street
Ottawa, ON K2B 6B9

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Who is Jérôme Lejeune?

Servant of God, Jérôme Jean Louis Marie Lejeune (13 June 1926 – 3 April 1994) was a French pediatrician and geneticist, best known for discovering the genetic cause of Down Syndrome. He courageously defended the dignity of every human person and is a witness for our times. For more biographical information on the life of Jérôme Lejeune, click here.

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Our Staff

Sophia Hyginus McConkey

Director

Holds a B.A., B.Ed., and is currently working towards a Montessori teaching diploma from the North American Montessori Centre (NAMC) for ages 3-6. 
Sophia is a member of the Ontario College of Teachers and is qualified in the Primary, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior divisions (KG to Gr. 12). She has taught, worked in the administration, and served on the Board at Independent Catholic schools in Toronto and Ottawa.
Sophia has assisted in the Atrium at St. Maurice Parish and is completing the Level 1 (ages 3-6) training in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.

Jeanette MacDonald

Head Teacher

Holds a B.A. in Math and Music, and a Montessori teaching diploma from the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) for ages 3-6.  She is currently working towards a Lower Elementary (ages 6-9) Montessori teaching diploma from the North American Montessori Centre (NAMC).
Jeanette has taught in several Montessori schools in the U.S. and attended Montessori school most of her childhood.
Jeanette is trained in Levels 1 & 2 (ages 3-9) in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and is currently training in Level 3 (ages 9-12).  She ran an Atrium for three years in her home and at St. Mary’s Parish, and is currently the Level 3 lead catechist at St. Maurice Parish.

Kirsten MacDonald

Co-Teacher

Holds a B.A. in Theology, and a Montessori teaching diploma from the North American Montessori Centre (NAMC) for ages 3-6.
Kirsten has assisted at the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Atrium at Blessed Sacrament Parish.
Kirsten and her husband David have a daughter who attends the Montessori Program.