CHRIST CHURCH PRESCHOOL TEAM

 

HEATHER MACKIE

 Tuesday/Thursday Classroom

Ms. Heather has worked in preschool settings for over 20 years as a teacher, director, camp leader and working one on one with preschoolers that need extra support to make preschool a positive experience. She has a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Calgary. Ms. Heather enjoys working with young children and helping them to be the best they can be as they learn new things and explore their environments.

KARLI MARTIN

Monday/Wednesday/Friday Classroom

Ms. Karli, a graduate of the University of Lethbridge, has extensive training in Behaviour Analysis and has worked in the private school sector for 18 years. This is Ms. Karli's third year at Christ Church Preschool.

JACKIE BENNETT

Tuesday/Thursday Classroom

Ms. Jackie is an enthusiastic educator with a passion for helping young children reach their potential. She has both a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Calgary. Ms. Jackie is as an Early Childhood Educator and an Early Learning Specialist who has excellent understanding of child development, employing various skills and strategies to support children with varying development delays.

FLAVIA FERNANDES

Monday/Wednesday/Friday Classroom 

Ms. Flavia graduated from the university Pontifícia Católica de Campinas with a B.S in Nutrition with a Post Graduate in metabolic disorders and heart disease nutrition from the Centro de extensão universitária of São Paulo. She is a parent alumna of Christ Church Preschool, and is certified in early childhood education.

KATHERINE MCMILLAN

Music Specialist

Ms. Katie graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Education specializing in music pedagogy and curriculum development.  As well as teaching music at our preschool, she also runs community music programs, and teaches music at the Mount Royal Conservatory.

HEATHER MARPLES

Program Director

Ms. Heather has been a member of Elbow Park community for 13 years and is a parent alumna of Christ Church Preschool. She has a background in Human Resources and Finance, having worked in such industries as Banking, Information Technology Consulting, and Oil & Gas. During her time away from the workforce raising her family, she was very active in school volunteering and fundraising efforts. Ms. Heather is delighted to be working in such a welcoming and nurturing environment in both the Christ Church and preschool communities.

KELLIE KEEFER BECK

Yoga and Mindfullness Teacher

Ms. Kellie from Inner Peace YYC has been working in the field of education her entire career.   She created Mindfulness Movement for the YWCA Preschool and has been teaching it for three years. She truly loves to see the children explore their inner selves while having fun.

We have a strong roster of highly qualified substitute teachers: Sam Bryden, Jacqueline Bashford, Julie McFadyen, Nancy Ruiter and Virginia Harvie

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