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!
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.