The caring and motherly instincts of Mrs. Marie-Claire Martin helped to strengthen Académie Marie-Claire through the 2020-2021 school year. And what a year it was. As the pandemic gripped the world in fear, Mrs. Martin displayed what authentic leadership was in an uncertain time with her optimism and courage.
Jacintha Pasquale, a teacher at the academy, speaks of Mrs. Martin’s kindness, determination, work ethic, generosity, and high energy levels. She says Martin is a unique person who truly inspires others.
These are beautiful qualities to have when providing education and leadership in difficult circumstances.
Teacher Nancy Yang also speaks of the energy Mrs. Martin exhibited to achieve the goals of the student and staff. She acknowledges Mrs. Martin’s virility is due to the love she has for a purpose-driven life.
Mrs. Martin’s love for her staff and students is clearly expressed through her guidance and direction.
Monica Ohri, another teacher who works at the academy, adds that Mrs. Martin’s care and energy have been essential to the school’s success. Ohri says Mrs. Martin displayed the strength of a mother and motivated staff and students throughout the year.
Ohri is also responsible for nominating Mrs. Martin for Montrealer of the Month. Martin has had a significant impact on the education community. Even before the pandemic, Martin created a world-class institution that would accept a diverse population and thinking. Teachers and staff of the academy were thrilled about their director’s win for this beautiful recognition.