Employee Spotlight: Meredith Seymour

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Meet Meredith Seymour, Social Studies Teacher

Meredith Seymour, Social Studies Teacher

What impresses you most about the students at York House School?
What impresses me most about students at York House is when their curiosity has been piqued by something that they’ve heard in a class, or from their peers, and they have gone out of their way to seek out more information about it. They show that they want to learn more and to understand how things work, how the world operates, or what motivates people. Their intellectual curiosity can be inspiring.

What impresses you about our community overall?
I’m always impressed by the high levels of parent support for the school’s programs, like our scholarship program. Parent involvement and support helps support teachers, students, and staff in the work we do at the school.

What are you most looking forward to at York House in the coming months?
I always look forward to the Vancouver Model United Nations conference in January that YHS has participated in for many years. This year, we’re taking a large delegation, with a lot of newcomers to MUN, and it’s great to see students challenge themselves to speak in a committee, or to take a controversial position, and to see the sense of accomplishment written across their faces once they’ve done it!

What is something that people might not know about you that you would like to share?
I am a stationery-sticker-post-it note-fanatic and I love visiting paper shops and stationery boutiques whenever I travel. The best spots I’ve encountered so far are in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and, of course, the local treasure Paper-Ya, in Granville Island.

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