Our Staff

Our preschool program is licensed with Alberta Family and Social Services. Our provincial licensing officer noted at our last surprise inspection: “Program director has an impressive knowledge and experience history with regard to child care. Program staff well versed in children’s developmental needs. Program supports learning through play in a nurturing, supportive environment.”

Each staff person holds:

  • a provincial Child Development professional certificate
  • a current vulnerable sector police check
  • a certificate in Standard Child Care First Aid, along with training in CPR and AED
  • a university degree

TEACHERS:

Betty Ann Chandler, our principal/teacher, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in school libraries, a Child Intervention Services Child Abuse Protocols Certificate, and an Early Childhood Development Supervisor Certificate.  Betty Ann was runner-up in 2009 for the Excellence in Lutheran Education Award.  She is passionate about respecting the learner.  Betty Ann enjoys incorporating quality children’s literature and music in various ways to enrich the classroom.  She also believes that learning can be fun.  Betty Ann is married and has two adult children.  She has taught in our preschool since 2003. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, reading, playing catch with Maggie the cat, and singing.

Amy Chandler is our teaching assistant.  Amy has an MA with Merit in Medieval Studies from the University of Nottingham, and an Early Childhood Assistant certificate.  She also has experience supporting individual children with delays in a classroom setting.  Amy has worked in our preschool since early 2013.  In her spare time she enjoys travel and writing. Amy has two published books: Into the World: 62 Devotions to Edify and Inspire, a devotional for teens and adults; and The Scarlet Forest: A Tale of Robin Hood, an historical novel that featured on the Calgary Herald‘s bestseller list.