WELCOME TO KW'S ALTERNATIVE,
INNOVATIVE MICRO SCHOOL

ABOUT US

With over 30 years of combined experience in teaching, we feel strongly that AIM KW School represents an innovative movement in education: personalized, student-centered learning! We have developed a model of teaching and learning that blends the findings of recent educational studies with the tried and tested strategies we've used in our classrooms over the years. We are life-long learners who are passionate about professional development, and believe strongly that today's technology is a driving force behind the changing face of education.

With AIM, it is our goal to create an alternative educational environment that is designed to meet the needs of students who need an educational plan tailor-made to suit their style of learning. Whether they require academic support, enrichment challenges, or simply the freedom to move around as they learn, we recognize the need to reach each kid individually, meeting them at their level and moving at their pace.

We know that AIM ensures individualized success for students . We welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss a personalized learning plan for your child!

Sincerely,

Chantelle Aguilar, Principal of AIM
Aleith Cole, Director of AIM

FIND OUT MORE!

MEET THE TEACHERS

Chantelle

Chantelle Aguilar (Mrs.A)- Founder, Principal and Educator-B.A. Ed, M.Ed

I have wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember. I was not the student who ‘fit in the box’ of our education system. I discovered that I needed flexibility, the ability to move and to feel valued as a learner. During high school, two teachers did this for me. It was then that I realized my true intelligence and began to excel. My teaching career began in 1999 teaching in Belize, Central America. I am a passionate life-long learner who believes in empowering children with a voice to advocate for themselves and get invested in their learning. I have a B.Ed. and M.Ed. in literacy. Opening AIM KW School has been a long-time dream come true. I am passionate about implementing solid philosophies and taking education to the next level for the future.

Aleith

Aleith Cole (Mrs. Cole)- Founder, Director and Educator- B.A., M.Ed

My career in teaching spans over 20 years in several countries including Taiwan and Italy. I have learned many things from each of my teaching experiences and have developed a strong student-centered philosophy that balances social, emotional and academic growth in a flexible learning environment. After completing my M.Ed in Literacy Education, I realized how important it is to educate each child as an individual, at their pace and at their level. I taught with Chantelle for a few years before realizing that we had a dream in common - establishing a school! As a co-founder of AIM KW, I appreciate working in a school that respects and supports each child as a unique learner. Seeing my educational philosophies in practice and watching students succeed is a dream come true.


Sheena

Jamie Hatfield- Primary Educator, Art- BA Linguistics/Psychology

My name is Jamie, and I have been working with kids for several years now in every environment you can think of - classes, day camps, sports programs, even photography workshops! I have a degree in Linguistics and Psychology from the University of Alberta, with a focus in child development. I have also obtained multiple High Five certifications and believe in their philosophy that a child can succeed with a caring adult to help them along. I am originally from Edmonton and moved to Waterloo just over a year ago. I enjoy camping, playing the piano and dogs!

Katya

Katie Grimond- Primary/Junior Educator, French, STEM- B.Ed and BA

Âllo! Je m'appelle Mme. Katie! I am excited to be AIM's French teacher this year. I grew up in Quebec, and have been speaking French since I was 3 years old. Being Québécoise, I know how important and exciting a new language can be. I attended Bishop's University, where I studied in the 4 year educational program. I have taught all levels from junior kindergarten to grade 8, both in Québec and Ontario. Upon moving here, I continued my education by completing my additional qualification in special education. I always strive to infuse language learning into students' daily lives! I am also eager to be teaching STEM as well! My husband is a hobbyist computer programmer, and repair technician; working with him has taught me so much about coding, circuit boards, and restoring retro technology! My father, as a wood-working has also inspired me to bring engaging building activities into our STEM classes.


Chanelle

Chanelle Seguin

Bonjour! Hello! My students call me Ms. Chanelle or Ms. C if they prefer. I am the homeroom teacher for the 6/7/8 class, and I also teach Core French. I am so grateful to join the AIM KW community this year. I am someone who prefers hands-on learning and a more practical approach to academia. I tried to learn French from textbooks and online courses, but it just didn't seem to stick. So I made the decision to live in France for two years, and that's how I got it. I always do my best to incorporate my studies and education into real life situations, and I want to create the same learning environment for my students. I have been teaching English as a foreign language for five years, and I have been teaching German and French as a foreign language for two years. I am excited to teach your children and also learn from them. In my free time, I like to be outdoors hiking or indoors playing my guitar or listening to music.

Brittani

Emily Watkins- Junior/ Intermediate, Math- B.A.- Sociology, religious studies, M.Ed

I am so excited to be a part of the AIM KW community. I was born and raised in California. I attended Occidental College for undergrad, majoring in Sociology and minoring in Religious Studies and Education. I then went on to receive my Master of Education from University of California, Santa Cruz. I taught in Colorado for two years before moving to Kitchener in February of 2020. I love swimming (enough to be a collegiate swimmer), camping, good food, learning, and spending time with my family, partner, and dog.


Chanthelle

Chanthelle Jupp

Coming soon...

Christa

Christa Wison

Ms. Christa started working with AIM KW School last year in the midst of one of the most challenging years of teaching. She jumped at the opportunity to help and be a part of the amazing team at AIM. This year she is the full-time high school teacher taking on Science, Math, Geography, Health for Life, Business and Family Living. Having studied Engineering Physics and Society with a minor in Psychology at McMaster University, she most enjoys teaching Science and Mathematics. Her experience in teaching previous to joining AIM KW is primarily in sports, figure skating and circus arts. She continues to teach circus arts in the region at TriCity Centre for the Circus Arts. She is passionate about educating the next generation and showing them that they are capable of anything. I hope to inspire each student to take their own journey and recognize their own individual strengths.


Sarah

Sarah Gropp

I taught in Roatan, Honduras for many years. My teaching focus has been with the younger ages and I love diving into early literacy and numeracy. My home town is Wellesley, Ontario. I have a deep passion for teaching and creating an engaging environment where students become excited about learning also. My passion for music spills into my lessons. I am excited to have found such an amazing working environment where I am able to use my teaching gifts to inspire others.

Kerri

Kerri Playford- Office Administration

Coming soon...



How to Contact and Find Us:

435 King street North Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2Z5

Tel: (519) 208-7300 | Fax: (519) 208-7301

principal@aimkwschool.com


Driving Directions

Located right off highway #85

3 minutes from Conestoga Mall (Waterloo)
14 minutes from Kitchener (Sportsworld Drive)
24 minutes from Cambridge (Cambridge Center)