Teachers

We are fortunate to have two amazing, long-term teachers at St. Giles.  They bring to the classroom their qualifications as Early Childhood Educators, and, equally importantly, enormous caring and imagination.  Each year, the teacher of the “Threes” moves with her students up to the “Fours.”  Children thus build a deep and secure relationship with their teacher over a two-year period.

Carole

I came to the school as a parent in 2001 and began teaching in 2006.  Before receiving a Diploma in Early Childhood Education from Langara College in 1995, I graduated from UBC with a degree in Physical Education.

I love to foster a sense of independence in young children as they discover the joy of learning.  My gentle manner gives children a sense of safety and security in their classroom environment.   I use quiet encouragement to support children as they begin to develop important life skills.

My interest in how children learn about the world around them fuels my interest in preschool science. I believe that  children learn best through hands-on experience coupled with the opportunity to freely explore, re-visit and experiment with a wide variety of materials in the classroom setting.

I strive to create a nurturing, supportive preschool setting where every child and family feels welcome and appreciated.

Tracy

I arrived at St. Giles as a parent in 2001 and began teaching in 2006. Before obtaining my Early Childhood Education Diploma from Langara College in 1996, I completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at UBC.

I bring an interesting perspective to the classroom.  As a former parent in the school, I recognize the unique experience PPP offers parents of young children. As a teacher, I understand the importance of developing a caring, nurturing environment for all young children.  In my own caring way, I work to make all children and their families feel special at St. Giles.

My love of art is ever-present in the children’s classroom environment. I firmly believe every child has the right to express herself artistically in a supportive, judgment-free environment. To me, every child is an artist, capable of great work that should be admired and respected.

I believe children need to be given the opportunity to explore and experiment with a variety of materials in all learning areas.