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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 @dfmsSMITH: 3 mystery plants are growing in our classroom this month! We are making guesses as to what they are, and making predictions based on our daily observations! #wearecbe #drfredamillerschool https://t.co/vwjX3PoS9p

RT @dfmsSMITH: Faces, edges and vertices.. oh my! Having some fun exploring 3D shapes before we started sorting shapes by similar attributes and learning new vocabulary! #wearecbe #drfredamillerschool https://t.co/0sjhS6fjBR

RT @DFMSLivingstone: We are thankful to our friends at the ATA and @curiouskinders for lending us Bee Bots so we can explore early coding strategies with robotics for the next few weeks! Today we learned how we have to do the thinking and planning for the robot. #drfredamillerschool #wearecbe https://t.co/pcNw5SFX0T