Our teaching team at Lessard Playschool consists of a teacher and an assistant in each program for 3 to 4-year-olds. We are proud to have dedicated and caring teachers who strive to make our playschool an amazing place for your children to begin their school journey! See how much fun we have in our photo gallery! Register in one of our preschool programs now!
Miss Michelle, Teacher
3 to 4-year-old Playschool Program
I have been with Lessard Playschool for six years and I am excited to change my role from Assistant to Teaching the 3 to 4-year-old program this year as I collaborate with Miss Jen our philosophy and programming. I am privileged that you trust me to take care of your child as a first educational experience, and I do my best to take care of them as if they are my own. I bring my organization skills and business background as well as my creativity, event planning, and theme décor. I hope you feel the joy and love as you and your child enter our space and I am grateful to enjoy the magic of the celebrations and themes we teach at playschool.
I am a mom of two growing and active boys with my oldest in his first year of University and youngest in junior high. I was fortunate enough to stay at home until my youngest was in Grade 1 and joined Lessard Playschool part-time. I have been involved with my children’s education by volunteering in classrooms, being on the parent council, as well as being an advocate for my child’s future.
I graduated with a two-year diploma program in Secretarial Arts specializing in the Legal program. I have worked in many office administration positions including in Law Firms as well as an Executive Assistant or Manager until I owned my own business with my husband and still do today. I have my Child Development Assistant Certificate/Level 1, First Aid and CPR, and continue to upgrade my knowledge with sessions, seminars, and conferences.
Miss Jen, Teacher
4-Year Preschool Program
Hello! For the past five years, I have been lucky to work with the wonderful families of Lessard Playschool. I am looking forward to getting to know each new student and family joining us this year!
I am a mom of two awesome kids, who are both in junior high. I was fortunate to be able to stay home with my own kids until they were in school, and then to work part-time to maximize my time with them. I love certain aspects of each age and stage my son and daughter have lived, but I have a soft spot for the preschool stage.
I know firsthand how important your child’s playschool experience is, and I strive to build a love of learning in each of my students that will grow with them into Kindergarten and beyond. I am so grateful to be able to work with 3 and 4 year olds, who are so enthusiastic and genuine. They embody the magic of childhood, and I love experiencing the world through their eyes!
I graduated from the U of A with a degree in Elementary Education in 2002. During my teaching career I have worked in Elementary school classrooms at the Calgary Board of Education, and for Black Gold school division. I also spent two years teaching in-school field trips for Teachers Pet. Being able to form lasting relationships with the families of Lessard Playschool, and teach your amazing little ones, is my favourite place to be!
3 to 4-year-old Playschool Program
Hello! My name is Marnie. I am the new teaching assistant in the 3 to 4-year-old class. I am so excited to be part of this fun, creative, and inspiring team. I am so happy to be able to share in your child’s first “school” experience. We are going to have a lot of fun and your kids will learn so much without even realizing they are learning!
I have been working in Kindergarten classrooms as an Educational Assistant within the Edmonton Public School Board for the last 3 years. I really love early learners and being able to experience the world through their eyes. They fascinate me! Prior to that, I was a stay at home mom to my 2 charming and energetic boys. Before having kids, I took some early childhood development classes and also became a registered massage therapist. I ran my own massage therapy business for a few years. It was great and really used my organizational and interpersonal skills. It kept me busy and challenged, which I love!
In the coming weeks, I will be completing my childcare first aid course. I always seem to be taking one course or another to further my education and understanding of various topics of interest. In my free time, I enjoy watching movies with my family, baking/cooking, reading, crafting, and walking my dogs.
4-year-old Preschool Program
My name is Miss Melissa and I’m so excited to work with your children this year!!! We are going to have a lot of fun and learn a lot! I know firsthand that your child’s first school experience is important and I can’t wait to be a part of that! I’m super excited to meet you all on the first day of Playschool.
I’ve lived in Edmonton now for 11 years. I’ve worked in retail for the last 10 years managing a big retail store. I’ve also been doing hair for 14 years to keep my creative skills flowing. I’m also a mom to 6 year old active twins who keep me busy! My children also attended Lessard Playschool for 2 years. They are now in grade one at centennial school.
After seeing how much of an impact Lessard Playschool had on my children’s lives I knew I wanted to be a part of the teaching team. Nothing makes my heart happier than seeing growth from our children. I’m currently enrolled for my child development assistant level 1 certification. I’m also enrolled to complete my childcare first aid course. I feel privileged that I get to further my education while being a positive role model for your children. Looking forward to the year ahead!!!