Mrs. Margaret Scheffer

Mrs. Scheffer has been a teacher at St.Vital Montessori School since 1991.  Her involvement with the school began when her two daughters attended as students.

Mrs. Scheffer received her Montessori diploma from St.Nicholas’ training centre in London, England.  She successfully completed her Early Childhood Education (ECEII) designation in Winnipeg.


Mrs. Scheffer is an active member of her church community and is also a volunteer for many local organizations.  Being an avid reader and gardener, Mrs. Scheffer also enjoys art and working with water colours.  She is passionate about her vocation, as well as all issues pertaining to children’s rights and education.

“With Mrs. Scheffer’s enthusiasm for her vocation and love for all our children, the St. Vital Montessori parent community knows how very lucky we are to have such a wonderful, caring and experienced teacher.”



Mrs. Padmini Mathur

Mrs. Mathur was born and raised in India, where she completed her B.Sc. from the University of Rajasthan.  Having three children of her own, Mrs. Mathur was always interested in Early Childhood Education.  Before immigrating to Canada in 1996, Mrs. Mathur volunteered at and worked in preschools in both Malaysia and India.


Once arriving in Vancouver in 1996, Mrs. Mathur worked as a Preschool Instructor with Burnaby Parks and Recreation for 5 years.  She moved to Winnipeg and worked at Little Bo Peep Daycare and continued her education by completing her ECE II requirements.  Mrs. Mathur then went on to obtain her Montessori Diploma through the North American Montessori Centre (NAMC).


Mrs. Mathur joined the St. Vital Montessori School in 2005 and has absolutely enjoyed working here. “This has been a great experience and excellent learning opportunity for me.”


“The St. Vital Montessori parent community is very happy to have Mrs. Mathur as a teacher at our school as she is a very caring, attentive and conscientious teacher who wholeheartedly loves our children and being their teacher.”