Kamille Bansil

“You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.”
Clay P. Bedford
Kamille Bansil
5th Grade Assistant Teacher

I first walked into the Montclair Cooperative School for an assist class in 2016 and immediately noticed a unique sense of belonging and peace in the community. I got the opportunity to return to the school as a second assistant in the Early Ages classroom. We spent our days exploring new ideas, creating masterpieces made of recycled materials, and learning how to care for our friends. The time I spent working with our youngest students has taught me about the foundation of our school. 

As the fifth grade assistant teacher, I plan on taking what I’ve learned from our youngest children to remind our upper school students of the roots they’ve grown with. The Co-op has also allowed me to share my love for cooking and nutrition. I had the privilege of teaching the cooking elective to the upper school students. By sharing what I am passionate about, I hope to inspire my students to follow their dreams and continue to learn throughout their lives.