She co founded a school which continues to be a place of excellent academics. A place where kids learn a solid foundation of study skills for their future. Sometimes the school gets enmeshed in always doing things the same way, and in a changing world, the "same way "seems rigid. They need to give children more of a active decision making role, with less overbearing control on them.
But Fern Hill is a school where academics are an important priority, and the school does this very very well.
Wendy Derreck is simply the best educator I have met. Yes, she is strict. Good!Her style is one of direct unambiguous clarity. She has always been compassionate and very attentive to the needs of our child and of us as well. Wendy Dereck is wonderful
Where does our money even go? The school services are not even high-end. The IT department is poor, the bathroom facilities are poor with no privacy, the tables are bad; however, I do believe that SOME of the teachers are top of the line educators.
Really strict and everyone hates her. Take a lap.
She runs a wonderful school and has many years experience.
Mrs. Derrick is very strict but she makes sure that the school runs well and is never too busy to listen to any concerns, no matter how small.
As a parent we run away and hide from her. She needs to stay far away. I respect what she did to starting the school but it's time to enjoy your retirement. Spends most of her days at the Burlington Campus, thank goodness for Oakville.
In our experience Mrs Derrick was unclear, unfair and less than forthright.
She can be very strict at times though she is mostly at the Burlington campus so she is not really there most of the time.
Mrs. Derrick is amazing. She does her job so well! SHe is kind and a very knowlaedgeable person! I think shes just great. Somewhat strict, she still makes this school a better place!
She had the best intentions when she founded the school but should retire and let the new generation move the school forward. Look out if you cross her!
I think shes great and I feel she is fair, she says things the way they should be said!
i love mrs. derrick! maybe it's just me, i was at fern hill for a long time, and i never had a problem with her. if you're nice to her, she's really nice back! :)