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Meet The
LPS Team

Meet the Lawrence Park School Team

Kirsten Bell photo

Kirsten Bell, B.A., RECE

Director

Even throughout high school, Kirsten worked with children, as a swim instructor, gymnastics coach and camp counsellor. She received her B.A. in Film Studies and completed the Post-Graduate Accelerated ECE Program at Seneca College where she graduated with high honours. Kirsten taught in the Lawrence Park School Preschool and Kindergarten Programs for two 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 photo

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 since 2008, 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 school.

Toddler Team

Maddie Best, B.A., RECE
Alana Lougheed, B.A., B.Ed.
Bernadette Mabalot, Completing ECE
Julia Purdy, B.A., B.Ed.

Preschool Team

Margaret Drummond, RECE
Adrienne Dunn, B.A., RECE
Rochelle Navarro, B.A., RECE
Janet Refani, B.Sc. (Education)
Sarah Tawaststjerna, B.A. (English & French)

Kindergarten Team

Lisa Binns, B.A., B.Ed.
Danielle Cummer, B.A., B.Ed.
Sarah Tawaststjerna, B.A.
(Afternoon French)
S.J. Topp, B.A., B.Ed.

Additional Staff

Joylin Dulliyao
Support Staff/Cook

Kelly Newns, B.A., B.Ed.
Supply Staff

Elisa Lower, B.F.A.
Music Specialist

Kimberly Davey, B.A., B.Ed.
(Maternity Leave)

What Sets Us Apart

At Lawrence Park School, we strive to offer a well-rounded approach to early childhood education. In addition to laying the foundation for your child’s future academic pursuits, we also empower them with social and collaborative intelligence to help them navigate through life. By balancing structured and unstructured play, we offer your child the opportunity to develop resourcefulness, helping to build confidence and a strong sense of self.

Our team of early childhood educators are all highly educated and come with a wide variety of degrees and certifications as well as a deep passion for helping children learn and grow. Our staff is focused on creating a safe and stimulating environment in which your child can discover the world around them. With a wealth of relevant experience, the early childhood educators at Lawrence Park School are well equipped to encourage and care for your child.

Lawrence Park School believes in the importance of open communication. The LPS blog and weekly emails keep you informed about what your child is learning with us. Our team is always available at pick-up and drop-off times to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. You are always welcome to email us to book a private appointment or visit during Meet The Teacher Night. Finally, reports are issued at various times throughout the year to share your child’s progress.

If your child’s mind is a machine, food is the fuel. By collaborating with a Registered Nutritionist, we’ve ensured that your child is provided with a well-balanced meal as well as a snack, all of which are made in-house. We use fresh, locally sourced ingredients whenever possible to create food that tastes great and helps children grow and learn.

What Sets Us Apart

  • At Lawrence Park School, we strive to offer a well-rounded approach to early childhood education. In addition to laying the foundation for your child’s future academic pursuits, we also empower them with social and collaborative intelligence to help them navigate through life. By balancing structured and unstructured play, we offer your child the opportunity to develop resourcefulness, helping to build confidence and a strong sense of self.

  • Our team of early childhood educators are all highly educated and come with a wide variety of degrees and certifications as well as a deep passion for helping children learn and grow. Our staff is focused on creating a safe and stimulating environment in which your child can discover the world around them. With a wealth of relevant experience, the early childhood educators at Lawrence Park School are well equipped to encourage and care for your child.

  • Lawrence Park School believes in the importance of open communication. The LPS blog and weekly emails keep you informed about what your child is learning with us. Our team is always available at pick-up and drop-off times to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. You are always welcome to email us to book a private appointment or visit during Meet The Teacher Night. Finally, reports are issued at various times throughout the year to share your child’s progress.

  • If your child’s mind is a machine, food is the fuel. By collaborating with a Registered Nutritionist, we’ve ensured that your child is provided with a well-balanced meal as well as a snack, all of which are made in-house. We use fresh, locally sourced ingredients whenever possible to create food that tastes great and helps children grow and learn.