Debbie Marchand

Debbie Marchand was a primary teacher in the Victoria School District for 30 years before retiring in December 2011.  Her last teaching assignment was teaching full-day kindergarten. Over her teaching career, she taught at many schools and spent the last 17 years at South Park Family School, an alternative parent-involved school, in the Victoria School District. In 2008, she published a book with her colleague, Linda Picciotto, about the history of South Park School.  She is currently working on creating some learning resources with her writing partner, Linda.  Her latest books are Teaching Geometry in the Primary Classroom: A Station Approach and Teaching About Canadian Money in the Primary Classroom: A Station Approach.

Linda Picciotto

Linda Picciotto taught primary classes at South Park Family school, an alternative, parent-involved public school in Victoria, for 25 years. She has written many professional books for teachers, some with Scholastic and, more recently, as ebooks on her own web site. She has given many workshops throughout her teaching career to explain programs developed and used at South Park concerning student assessment, working with parents, and teaching techniques in various subjects.

She is now working with her teaching partner Debbie Marchand to write articles that will be helpful to primary teachers.