Our Mapleridge Cooperative Preschool Educators
Monday - Wednesday - Friday Teacher
I am pleased to join the teaching staff at Mapleridge Preschool. I have a formal training in science and education with 15 years of teaching experiences across a variety of educational settings, including daycare, elementary school and university classrooms.
A driving force and inherent joy in my life and career — both as a parent and educator — is the sparking of children’s learning. Therefore, my promise is to provide a classroom environment that facilitates student engagement, exploration and challenge in a lifelong journey of learning.
As a parent to children who have attended the school (past and present) I fully stand by Mapleridge Preschool’s unique cooperative and community approach to child development. I look forward to collaborating with you in 2019-20.
Tuesday - Thursday Teacher
Ms. Alanna joined Mapleridge Co-operative Preschool in September of 2018 filling in as a substitute teacher and has recently accepted a lead teaching position for the Tuesday/Thursday class. She has worked with children and families in a variety of roles for over 20 years. She has had a lifelong love of children which resulted in her desire to enter the field of childhood development and obtain her Early Learning and Childcare Diploma.
Ms. Alanna strongly believes that every child deserves love, respect, encouragement and freedom to play and to be a child. When she first joined the preschool industry in her final year of her practicum, she immediately fell in love with the ability to apply the foundations that support children’s growth and learning.
Ms. Alanna has always had an interest in interacting with children and their families and believes it truly does take a village to raise a child. She believes that instilling a mutual respect for one and other through positive interactions and guidance with the children, will provide confidence to interact and communicate with others.
“I believe that children have infinite potential and if they feel confidant, needed, loved and supported they can do the unimaginable. My goal, not only here but in my daily life is to try to make every child I interact with feel one of those things. I am a mother of 3 and I carry these philosophies in our home as well. I look forward to working with the children, parents and board in my new journey with Mapleridge Preschool” said Ms. Alanna.