Kendal Young

Head of Junior School

As Head of the Junior School, Kendal Young oversees curriculum design, teacher evaluation, professional development and faculty leadership. Kendal is a member of the school leadership team, has taught français langue maternelle, core and extended French, and has worked extensively on the transition to coeducation in the Junior School as well as on school environmental initiatives, including the school’s green roof.

Before working at Ashbury College, Kendal taught French at the Sacred Heart School of Montreal and at St. Clement’s School in Toronto. She was also the Coordinator of Young Round Square and the Coordinator of Environmental Education. Kendal has taught French Advanced Placement Language and Literature, worked as a French AP reader in the United States and trained French AP teachers across Canada. 

An International Baccalaureate graduate, Kendal holds a Diplôme des cours de civilisation française from the Université de la Sorbonne (Paris IV), a B.A. Honours from the University of Winnipeg, a M.A. in French literature from the University of Ottawa and a Diploma in Education from McGill University. Kendal has also received her Principal’s Qualification (parts 1 and 2) from the University of Toronto (OISE) and a diploma in school leadership from CAIS (Canadian Accredited Independent Schools). More recently, she completed parts 1 and 2 in special education and part 1 in guidance and career education at the University of Toronto. 

Over the next few years, Kendal, along with the junior school team, will help further promote bilingualism. This will include the introduction of coding in Grades 4 to 8, adding other foreign languages to the junior school program and strengthening offerings in French. As well, character development will be formalized at all levels and the Junior School will devote attention to classroom environmental design to support a wide variety of learning styles.


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