Debbie Brasil, RECE

Debbie Brasil, RECE

Debbie Brasil has always enjoyed being around children. Over 17 years ago, while working full time in the high tech industry she began taking part-time Early Childhood Education courses through Algonquin College’s Continuing Education. When Debbie’s first child was born, she decided to make a career change and began a full-time home daycare, which she operated […]

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Valentina Zackrias, RECE

Valentina Zackrias, RECE

Valentina Zackrias completed her Early Childhood Education Diploma with Honours from Algonquin College in April 2013.  During her first placement at TOPS, she developed a strong inclination to be a preschool teacher.  She later joined TOPS as a supply teacher, was subsequently hired as a part-time teacher, and now currently works as a full-time teacher. Valentina […]

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Clare Lahey

Clare Lahey

Clare Lahey has always wanted to be a teacher.   She began her teaching journey at Algonquin College in the Bachelor of Early Learning and Community Development (BELCD) program, where she was placed at The Orleans Preschool for mentorship.  It was quickly evident that Clare is a great fit with the preschool and the team.  Clare […]

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Jami Douglas, RECE

Jami Douglas, RECE

Jami Douglas has always wanted to work with children, her love for children is evident in her teaching.  After completing her diploma in Early Childhood Education at Algonquin College, she went on to complete an undergraduate degree in Psychology with a focus on Child Development at Ottawa U.  Jami has worked with all age groups, […]

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Tricia Sheahan

Tricia Sheahan

Tricia Sheahan has known  she wanted to work with young children since she was a child playing school with her younger sister and stuffed toys.  This was cemented after she  did a coop placement in a kindergarten class during high school.  She ran a summer camp for a number of years during University  with the Children’s […]

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Amanda Pharand, RECE

Amanda Pharand, RECE

Amanda Pharand first came to The Orleans Preschool in 2011 when she completed her first high school placement working with the afternoon children. The following year Amanda completed her second high school placement working in the toddler program.  Amanda has worked in the Summer Camp program as a teacher and has supplied with us on […]

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