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Meet Our Team



What makes a ‘good day’ at school?

Smiles! For me a great day is a day when we someone have success at school.
What inspires you?
Helping others
Is there a quote or saying that you live your life by?
“Contribute more than you criticize.”  BRENE BROWN
What Pets do you have or wish you had?Names?
 Pug- her name is Georgia
Favourite Disney movie?
The Little Mermaid
Starbucks or Tim’s?
Starbucks!
Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about?
I can play the piano
What do you think are the best skills that you bring to your job?
My creativity and patience.  Defiantly not my singing voice :)
What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?
I love spending time with my family, yoga and bubble baths.
What are some causes you care about?
Community Causes- helping families in need
 
What do you do in your spare time?
I have 2 young children so.... grocery shopping and laundry.
What would be your personal motto?
Be kind, be humble and work hard.



What makes a ‘good day’ at school? 
Every day
at school is a great day. But my favourite is the sweet little moments we get to share with each child. Such as reading a book together or listening to them tell a story about something special that happened.
What inspires you? 
Children! They are so innocent and always look for the good in every situation.
 
Is there a quote or saying that you live your life by?
“It is what it is.” I try to take everything in stride.
What Pets do you have or wish you had?Names? 
We have a miniature pincher named Dexter and new dog bauer

Favourite Disney movie? 
I love them all. But I’ll say little mermaid.
 
Starbucks or Tim’s? 
Tim’s!
Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about?
I love hockey. I have played hockey my whole life.
 
What do you think are the best skills that you bring to your job?
My love and patience for children. 
What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?
I’m happiest when I’m watching
my son and daughter doing the sports they love. Irish dance and hockey. 
What are some causes you care about?
 
I try to spread awareness for some causes close to my heart. Epilepsy awareness and a Very rare chronic condition called Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EOE).
What do you do in your spare time? 
What is spare time? Haha If I have alone time I Love to run!




What makes a ‘good day’ at school? 
Everyday is a good day
What inspires you?
Family
 Is there a quote or saying that you live your life by? 
 Be grateful and live happy 
What Pets do you have or wish you had?Names?
 
Dogs; Stella & Patches - Fishes; Nat, Ting, Emily, R and S
 Favourite Disney movie?
Wall-E
Starbucks or Tim’s?
Both
Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about?
Arts and Crafts  
What do you think are the best skills that you bring to your job? 
My love for teaching kids
 
What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working? 
Hanging out with family
 
What are some causes you care about?  
Education & children’s well -being 
What do you do in your spare time? 
 Cleaning & gardening
What would be your personal motto?  
 Be yourself


What makes a ‘good day’ at school?
A good day at school for me is full of giggles and smiles and having fun with our friends!
What inspires you?
My family 
Is there a quote or saying that you live your life by?
“I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy- I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.” Art Williams
What Pets do you have or wish you had?Names?
We have a dog named Ollie Toaster
Favourite Disney movie?
Aladdin 
Starbucks or Tim’s?
Most definitely both!
Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about?
I’m pretty good at baking/cake decorating 
What do you think are the best skills that you bring to your job?
Positivity, I’m someone who is always trying to find the good in every situation 
What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?
Being with my family is definitely my happy place!
What are some causes you care about?
United way of Fort McMurray and wood Buffalo. I love what is done for this wonderful community. My husband has been on the committee for 2 years now. 
What do you do in your spare time? 
I enjoy using my cricket to make all sorts of crafts.
What would be your personal motto? 
You get what you get and you don’t get upset!


What makes a ‘good day’ at school?
Fun, learning something new and/or improved on a skill (either one in need or cultivating a strong one)
What inspires you?
Family, desire to learn and understand things, finding happiness.
Is there a quote or saying that you live your life by?
Find the joy in the little things.
What Pets do you have or wish you had? Names? 
I currently have a cat Ginger, a horse Dara that lives at my aunts and I used to have a Dog named Bear and hope to have a dog again.
Favourite Disney movie?
I like most of them as I loved Disney but 101 Dalmatians (original/cartoon).
Starbucks or Tim’s?
Tim’s.
Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about?
I am learning to knit – overall those that know me, know my skills but I do want to learn to dance (hoping to take classes after COVID!)
What do you think are the best skills that you bring to your job? 
Love of children, my own curiosity, passion for the work, interest in the growth of children and how we affect them as adults, I am not afraid to get dirty and be right there on the floor playing games, love being outside for all types of learning, I think helping educate children allows me to be a lifelong learner as well.
What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?
Reading or spending time with my family.
What are some causes you care about?
SPCA and overall animal welfare, mental health facilities (mental health and addictions – particularly in youths).
What do you do in your spare time? 
Read, learning to knit, spend time with family/boyfriend/his family at their farm/all the animals our families have, walk/hike, swim, watch Netflix, cook, clean my house, colour, do yoga.
What would be your personal motto? 
Be open to new and other ideas, be honest to those around you and yourself, be true to who you are, be kind and loyal and look for the joy in life; keys to finding true happiness.



What makes a ‘good day’ at school?
When a student greets me and says “Good Morning Patty”
What inspires you?
My grandson “Will”
Is there a quote or saying that you live your life by?
Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets!
What Pets do you have or wish you had?Names?
My cat “Lily”,  new dog "Lucas" and our forever dog friend “Tucker” in heaven.
Favourite Disney movie?
Lion King
Starbucks or Tim’s?
Tims
Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about?
I am a great listener, dependable and loyal!
What do you think are the best skills that you bring to your job?
Organization and reliability!
What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?
Pretending I have a green thumb and playing with my grandson!
What are some causes you care about?
breast Cancer - I am A BRCA 2 previvor!
What do you do in your spare time?
Play cards, scrabble, watch hockey, candy crush and CLEAN!!!
What would be your personal motto?
Some days you just have to create your own sunshine!



What makes a ‘good day’ at school? 
Hearing the kids laugh and seeing them make friends.
What inspires you?
My family
Is there a quote or saying that you live your life by?
Life's too short to be anything but happy!
What Pets do you have or wish you had? Names?
My furangel Rolo - a German Shepherd/Husky adopted from the FMSPCA
 and now a new German Shepherd puppy Mizzie!
Favourite Disney movie?
UGH I really cant pick one! I am a Disney fanatic and this trait has been passed down to me from my mom and now passed down to my daughter!
Starbucks or Tim’s?
I drink them equally!

Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about?
I know how to operate some heavy equipment, although I may be rusty.
What do you think are the best skills that you bring to your job?
Positivity, social skills and creativeness on the computer
What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?
Being with family, camping, going to the gym, travelling, shopping and eating any sweet treats
What are some causes you care about?
I'm a big softy for the animals; FMSPCA is a big passion of mine! Along with spreading awareness about Canine Epilepsy (Rolo was adopted with Epilepsy in 2011)
 What do you do in your spare time? Write for my pet blog "Rescue Dog - Mom Confessions, formerly know as "Confessions of a Rescue Mom", hangout with family, attend as many community events as I can and visit the SPCA and travel.
What would be your personal motto?
Live life to the fullest



Hi I am Newton - The Guinea Pig
I love to squeak and eat fresh veggies!