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Mrs. A (On Maternity Leave)

Hi, my name is Mrs. A and I’m a returning co-teacher for the MLCA Preschool. I was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario and as the oldest of 4 children, naturally, I helped out a lot with them growing up. Being a proud big sister sparked my passion for helping children and whenever possible, I would take the opportunity to volunteer at my sibling’s preschool on my P.D. Days.

One day my mom came to pick us up and asked, “Are you ready to go bud?” I replied, “Not yet, I think I want to do this when I get big”. Fast forward 10 years later, I found myself applying to college in Ontario to become an Early Childhood Educator (ECE). Upon graduation, I volunteered in a preschool room and worked in the before and after school program. Since then, I’ve followed my husband out west for work, and am happy to call Calgary home. I worked as a nanny for 5 years until the time came where I was able to make the transition into teaching at the MLCA Preschool. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy traveling to new places, seeing my family, chilling with my awesome husband and cats, trying new food or recipes, and 90’s music!

 

Ms. Mel

Hi, my name is Ms. Mel. I am excited to be your new co-teacher and thought I should introduce myself so you can get to know me.

My journey started in psychology. I wanted to help people, so I went to college and got a certification in counselling. However, I had always had a passion for children. For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a mom. I am now blessed with three beautiful daughters. I wanted to stay home and raise them, so I ran a day home for years. When they were older, I decided to work in a preschool. It was here that I found my happy place. I also found that I wanted to learn and work with special needs children. So I took a break from teaching to become a Child Development Specialist for the past six years. In those years, I have learned so much and am excited to bring it back into the classroom as a whole. I look forward to the new year and getting to know all of you and your children.

 

Ms. Lynn

Hello!  My name is Ms. Lynn.  I am very excited to be the new co-teacher at Marda Loop Community Preschool, and I look forward to sharing all of my teaching experience with each and every one of your children.

I’m sure that most of us at some point have been asked what we would like to be when we grow up, and I can honestly say that it was always a teacher for me.  At a young age I was continuously wanting to play the role of a teacher, and being the second youngest in a family of nine, the opportunity came up very often.  As I grew older I found myself always walking the neighborhood babies, and later babysitting for families.  Today, I am proud to say that I am a teacher with fifteen plus years of experience teaching children, from pre-school age, school age, elementary ESL students, as well as, several years experience working with children having special needs.

I am blessed to be the mother of two adult children, a daughter and a son.  I feel very fortunate that I was able to stay home with my children, returning to work when both were in school full-time.  For a few years I found myself going back and forth from working in administration to working in schools, and it wasn’t until I was laid off from my office job that I realized that my heart wasn’t in the office work, it was working with children. I returned to university for two years full-time, as a mature student, to complete the Early Childcare Education diploma program, and I haven’t looked back.  I continued on to receive a diploma in the Montessori Casa Program, as well as certification to teach English as another language.

I am very anxious to start doing what I love to do, and start making new memories with all my new friends and families!