Teachers

Donna Ross-Thengs – Teacher

Teacher Donna 2015Donna Ross-Thengs is the Assistant Teacher for the three year old classes. She is a fully certified Early Childhood Educator who has over 16 years of experience working with preschool aged children and holds her Infant Toddler Development certificate. Donna’s previous experience includes working as part of the multi-age program at the Queen’s Avenue Daycare, UBC Childcare Services and The Vancouver Society of Children’s Centres.

Donna believes that children learn best through hands on exploration and through play. She believes her role as an early childhood educator is to be there to facilitate, engage and encourage.

In addition to being an Early Childhood Educator, Donna is a published poet, freelance photographer and mixed media artist.

 


 

Stacey Pellichero – Teacher

Stacey is the co-teacher in the four year old program. Stacey is fully qualified as an Early Childhood Educator with her Special Needs diploma. Stacey has over 25 years’ experience working with preschool children in various preschool settings. She has worked as a preschool supervisor for the City of Coquitlam and has experience as a Supported Child Development Consultant.

Stacey believes all children through their play have valuable knowledge to share with everyone and can teach us how to explore the environment and the community.

Stacey lives in Coquitlam with her family where they enjoy time together exploring new activities and taking long walks.

 


 

Jennifer Evans – Support Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Carli Schnurr – Support Teacher

Teacher Carli 2015

Carli Schnurr is a past parent at our preschool, and her children attended Queen’s Park Preschool. She has had many years of experience working with children and adults with support needs. Carli has coached Special Olympics Swimming for Coquitlam, as well as soccer and track and field for over 10 years. Carli’s philosophy is that everyone grows best through play and that parent participation preschool is truly a community builder and is fantastic for both the children and their families. When not at preschool, Carli is a mom of two children, and cares for two adults with support needs. She loves animals and has 2 dogs, 3 cats and 6 fish. Carli enjoys being outside running, skiing, and being in nature. Carli loves spending time with her family and going on family trips.

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