Ms. Charleson is definitely a people person. She travels all over Canada and the world going to school fairs and meeting new families, acting as the face of SMS. She’s very welcoming and approachable, and finds it fascinating learning about other cultures and hearing about other people’s lives. Other than travelling, a large part of her job is to correspond with prospective families, or answering questions from girls curious about SMS. She’s very fair and takes the time to quickly respond to every question, as no student to her is more important than another.
September is her favourite time of the year at SMS, particularly Orientation. She enjoys how busy and lively it is, and how she gets to formally meet the new students and their families. For many of the girls, the two weeks of Orientation are their first in Canada, so Mrs. Charleson likes introducing them to Victoria and making them feel welcome.
Why SMS? “Because girls grow here. They grow into strong, courageous, and confident women.”