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About Our School's Name 

Dr. Freda Miller is a cell and molecular developmental neurobiologist at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children and professor at the University of Toronto, as well as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

She has made seminal scientific discoveries over the course of her career. Her discovery of stem cells in the second layer of the skin has provided the conceptual basis for using skin as a major source for genesis of human stem cells. The stem cells she discovered are critical for the repair of injured skin.

At the same time, Dr. Miller discovered new mechanisms determining whether nerve cells live or die, findings that initiated new fields of research and that have major implications for our understanding of neurodegenerative disorders.

Dr. Miller has made significant contributions to understanding how stem cells build the brain during normal development and how this goes awry in neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism. This led to her recent discovery that the commonly used diabetes drug metformin can be used to promote repair of the injured brain.

These outstanding discoveries have been widely recognized within the scientific community, and have led to clinical trials for therapies that “wake up” our own stem cells to repair the injured brain and skin.

Dr. Miller is a proud alumna of the Calgary public school system. She obtained her PhD in Medical Sciences from the University of Calgary. She maintains strong ties to Calgary, which is still home to most of her family. She lives part time in Canmore.

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School Development Plan

​Each year, our school prepares a development plan with input from teachers, school staff, students and parents. We review many sources of data, including report cards, provincial achievement test results and school surveys. Based on this information, we create our plan identifying targeted areas for growth. Our school development plan is not meant to represent all of the work that takes place in our school, but rather it focuses on specific areas for improvement.​​​

School Results Report

Our school also prepares a results plan, which looks at our previous school year. It shows our students’ achievement and progress in meeting the goals and outcomes as set out by the CBE and Alberta Education, outlines some of the highlights of our school development plan and gives an overview of our school. You can look on the CBE website for system-wide results​.
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RT @DFMSLivingstone: The morning class has wanted to make a grocery store and was excited to arrive to groceries, bags and supplies today! They designed their own store and even made a conveyer belt out of paper for the cash! #drfredamillerschool #wearecbe #kindergarten https://t.co/JJnCvGLnBP

RT @DFMSWestine: A morning spent at Fish Creek Park engages all our senses #DrFredaMillerSchool #WeAreCBE https://t.co/fYP74u0wch

RT @DFMSLivingstone: The pm class was thrilled to arrive to their own campsite this afternoon! Thanks to Mrs. Ramsay for bringing in so much gear. You could hear their excitement throughout the school as they filled their water jug and set up for an adventure! #drfredamillerschool #wearecbe https://t.co/M0B3WynEIK

RT @DFMSPeterson: Today we used our knowledge of measurement to compare arm span to height using nonstandard tools. One friend said, “We knew our measurements weren’t accurate because my partner was 71 blocks and I was 67 blocks but I know I am taller than him.” https://t.co/jgEhUjWgbY

RT @DFMSLivingstone: The morning class used their loose parts to sequence their story ideas into pictures today. Camping bunnies, hidden treasure and a trip to space in a bubble were only a few of the many stories that have come to life this week in kindergarten! #drfredamillerschool #wearecbe https://t.co/BkFlogF7na