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.”

Since our preschool is closed at present, Mrs. Chandler is taking registrations for virtual preschool, offered in the form of one-to-one half hour weekly or bi-weekly skype sessions that utilize story, song, games, and art to facilitate pre-kindergarten learning, and enable the teacher to adapt to each individual child.  Young children learn best interactively through play.  Children 3 – 6 who are learning English or would benefit from a reading/printing buddy are welcome.  Email her at [email protected] or visit mrschandlerteaches.wixsite.com/abcs for more information.

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


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 three published books: Into the World: 62 Devotions to Edify & Inspire, a devotional for teens and adults; Questionable Quizzes, a humourous quiz book; and The Scarlet Forest: A Tale of Robin Hood, an historical novel featured on the Calgary Herald‘s bestseller list.