Board Of Directors
Kelsey Cummings has loved to dance since she was first introduced to ballet classes at the age of three. She is trained in many genres of dance, and is a certified acrobatics teacher with Acrobatic Arts as well as a flexibility specialist with Alixa Flexibility. Kelsey danced at several schools throughout London for fourteen years before she began teaching in 2012. The opportunity to share her love for dance with her students only solidified her passion for dance and commitment to teaching. In addition to working as a dance instructor, Kelsey has been involved in numerous dance projects in London including “The Broadway Musical Swing” “Seussical the Musical” and “The Most Epic Birthday Party”. She has choreographed various routines for students of all ages in several public schools in the Thames Valley District School Board. She is a certified teacher with the Ontario College of Ontario and teaches at the elementary school level. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Psychology, and French Language. Kelsey believes in the integration of the arts across the curriculum as a means to support learning for all students. She is thrilled to be a part of the Embodied Learnings team to help achieve this goal.
Norma McMillan holds a Bachelor's degree in Physical and Health Education from Laurentian University, Bachelor of Education from Western University and a Master’s Degree in Leadership Education from Western University. She’s been teaching for over 20 years and currently teaches Health and Physical Education to students at the elementary level for Thames Valley District School Board. She also teaches Curriculum and Pedagogy in Health and Physical Education at Althouse College, Faculty of Education, Western University in London, Ontario.Norma’s passions include hiking, her dog, relaxing, teaching, and generally anything to do with the outdoors. Her favourite places to visit are the waters edge (Caribbean-anywhere, the east and west coast, Georgian Bay), her parents home, and her birthplace in Scotland, UK. Norma loves animals and the peace and joy they bring to her life. She is happily married and the busy mother of three girls.
Throughout her career, Sharon Murdoch has been fortunate to work with various organizations that provide services she is genuinely passionate about supporting from a national mentoring program, educational consultancy, children’s mental health to natural health and wellness. Sharon is attracted to fostering initiatives that incorporate ethics of care, understanding and respect for the needs and well-being of others. She believes in promoting individuals and organizations that strive to enable others to reach their full potential. Sharon enjoys cooking, gardening, embracing nature, and practicing yoga, which has become a guiding focus for living her life with mindfulness and deep gratitude.
Samantha Murdoch-Rock is a student studying psychology with a concentration in cognitive neuroscience at Glendon College, York University. She is passionate about having a career that provides support to others, and has had volunteer experience in organizations that support children’s mental health and wellness. Besides her education, Sam enjoys spending time reading, drawing, and exploring nature. She also has an extensive dance background and one day hopes to incorporate this experience into her professional career.
Céline Poirer has taught music in private and public settings for over two decades. Proudly Franco-Ontarian, she currently puts music, movement and visual arts to the service of literacy and numeracy as a homeroom teacher in a French first language school. Céline believes passionately that we are all artists, and that creativity is the domain of every human. The integration of the body is also a lifelong personal journey for Céline, from exploring the range of her voice, to the grounding experience of the breath through meditation, through nutrition, exercise and wholistic health practices. She is honoured to serve on the board of directors for Embodied Learnings.