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Kirsten Bell, B.A., R.E.C.E.:
DIRECTOR

Even throughout high school, Kirsten worked with children, as a swim instructor, gymnastics coach and camp counselor. She received her B.A. in Film Studies and also completed the post-graduate Accelerated E.C.E. program at Seneca College where she graduated with high honours. Kirsten taught here in the Preschool and Kindergarten Programs for 2 years before moving to Ecuador. She returned to our Toddler Program in 2010, and is known for her expertise in child development. As such, she is a tremendous resource for new parents.

Jennifer Currie, B.A., B.Ed.:
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION DIRECTOR

Jennifer taught Grade Three at The York School for eight years and has worked for the Toronto Board during the summer teaching Kindergarten. She has been working at the Lawrence Park School since 2001, teaching children from age two to four, and has been the Supervisor of the preschool program for 10 years, ensuring that our children are well prepared for Kindergarten. As Early Childhood Education Director Jennifer supports the teachers and parents with each child’s journey through the centre.

Leslie Grant, B.A., B.Ed., M. Ed.:
CONSULTANT

After teaching elementary school in Toronto for seven years, Leslie opened 5 Sylvan Learning Centres and was the owner/Director of the North Toronto Sylvan Centre for fifteen years. There, she worked with hundreds of students of all ages, and their parents and teachers, as a specialist in assessment, remediation, reading and math. Leslie’s four children all attended the Preschool and Kindergarten Programs here and she returned as Director for 10 years before moving to an advisory role.

TODDLER TEAM:

  • Maddie Best, B.A., R.E.C.E.
  • Margaret Drummond, R.E.C.E.
  • Andrea Hayes, R.E.C.E.
  • Kaitlin Kozell, B.A., B.Sc., B.Ed.
  • Elisa Lower, B.F.A.
  • Julia Purdy, B.A., B.Ed.
  • Sarah Tawaststjerna, B.A. (English and French)
  • May Unciano


PRESCHOOL TEAM:

  • Lisa Binns, B.A. B.Ed.
  • Adrienne Dunn, B.A., R.E.C.E.
  • Alana Lougheed, B.A., B.Ed.
  • Rochelle Navarro, B.A., R.E.C.E.
  • Janet Refani, B.Sc. (Education)
  • S.J. Topp, B.A. B.Ed.

KINDERGARTEN TEAM:

  • Danielle Cummer, B.A., B.Ed.
  • Kimberly Davey, B.A. B.Ed.
  • Ginnie Wright, B.A. B.Ed.




  • Elisa Lower - B.F.A. – Music Instructor
  • Sarah Tawaststjerna - B.A. (English and French) - French Instructor