Mary Jane Wilkie values the family as the place where children learn the most and develop their abilities. As an educator, she has regularly interacted with the “results” of family upbringing, and is fascinated by the differences in those results. She has always viewed her teaching as a way of improving children’s learning capabilities, but more importantly, self-esteem. Teachers and parents must be partners in the growth of children.
Ms. Wilkie has taught music, languages, and religious education, and worked with children of all kinds–all ages, every socio-economic level, with all kinds of personalities, some with disorders, and some with family issues. Her goal in teaching is to create an environment where children can discover, acquire skills, and learn, where satisfaction in the accomplishment is more important than mere diversion.