Today we’re continuing our Spotlight Series with a post about our new School Administrator, Mrs. Janille, who joined Keystone last November 2022.

We asked Mrs. Janille to answer a few questions to give us some more insight into who she is. Take a look below!

  • CATS OR DOGS? I don’t own either myself, but my brother has 2 dogs  named Goose and Bean that I love as my nephew and niece!
  • FAVOURITE FOOD: chocolate covered raisins (or really ANY chocolate!)
  • COFFEE OR TEA? coffee in the morning / tea in the afternoon and evening
  • FAVOURITE SONG: Electricity by Dua Lipa
  • FAVOURITE BOOK: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
  • FAVOURITE TV SHOW: Bluey (Yes, it is a kid’s show I watch with my 3 year old son, but it is sooo good and is very funny and entertaining for adults!)
  • MORNING OR NIGHT PERSON? Night person! I wish I NEVER had to wake up earlier than 11:00am!

What was your favourite subject in school? What did you study after highschool?

I always enjoyed languages the most in school. My love for reading began from a very young age, when my grandfather got me an abridged copy of The Secret Garden, and that led to my fondness for English class. I also started learning French when I was in first grade, and that instilled an appreciation for culture in me. I went on to study English Literature and French Language and Linguistics in both undergrad and graduate school.

Were you an A+ student?

Honestly, I was a very dedicated student and I did achieve quite high marks, as well as scholarships for my university studies. I was extremely committed to all of my courses, and very organised in terms of my study schedule.

That being said, I sometimes didn’t have the most perspective or balance in my life, and I would certainly recommend to students today to ensure that they are working hard and putting their best effort into their studies, but also enjoying themselves and forming friendships and interests outside of school.

If it were up to you, how would you measure academic success?

I think effort and passion should be weighed more heavily in academia. If it were up to me, number/letter grades would be less important and we would give a bit more priority to how hard a student works in a given class.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

When I was little, I always wanted to be an actress, specifically in musical theatre. Although I didn’t pursue that because I knew it was a very competitive and unstable profession, I do try to find whatever opportunity I can to engage in public speaking. I’m happiest when performing in some way, even if that is just giving a presentation to my coworkers or to students.

In which other teacher’s class would you like to enrol, even for a day? Why?

I think I’d want to participate in Miss Radini’s Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology class. I am very interested in psychology as a subject (particularly because I am a passionate mental health advocate), so I feel like I would enjoy the discussions about human nature. I also am a fan of public speaking, as I said, so any chance to engage in frequent debates would be fun for me!

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