Hi! My name is Jen Steven and I am going to be your preschool teacher. I was previously in management but once I had my own two children my career path changed, and my true passion is making a difference in the lives of all children.
In my free time I enjoy hiking and jeeping in the mountains. I absolutely love photography, especially taking pictures of my own family.
Over the past 7 years I have had a variety of experiences in different child care professions. From running a daycare, working in preschools as an education assistant, working with special needs in a school setting and in family homes. During this time I have also been pursuing my early childhood education, and truly enjoy the continuous learning piece as in the end it will benefit the children I am fortunate to teach.
My approach for teaching children is to play while we learn. I am excited to incorporate activities where your children will develop their fine motor and gross motor skills. Through play I will introduce some animated literacy, numeracy and social skills ensuring they will be prepared for their kindergarten year.
I can’t wait to spend the year growing and learning with you. Looking forward to meeting you all!
Let the adventure begin!
My name is Tracey Barrett, I will be your child’s teacher at our NE location. I have my Level 2 (Child Development Worker) and
I have been working with children for over 28 years.
Working with children has always been my passion. Every child is unique and have varied abilities, interests, needs and learning styles.
I believe every child learns best through meaning play.
One of my favorite sayings is, “It’s not about the product, it’s about the process.” Meaning, it isn’t what a child’s art looks like, it is what
they did to get their art finished. That is where the learning and Fun happens!
My goal this year is to make sure the children are having so much Fun that they don’t realize they are learning.
I am looking forward to getting to know not only your child, but your families as well.
My name is Marni Mills, and I am one of the teachers that will be working with your children this year. I came to Melodies Preschool later last year, and I’m so excited to be back again this year! It’s great to see some familiar faces, and lots of new ones too!
I completed the Early Childhood Education program at Mount Royal University, where I obtained my Level 3 certificate (Child Development Supervisor). Prior to attending Mount Royal, I spent 3 years at Lethbridge College where I was enrolled in the Child and Youth Care program. During this time, I took courses in program planning, behavior modification, and several classes in psychology. It was there that I discovered my passion for early learning and developmental psychology. I love working with kids, and that’s exactly why I’m here!
In the last few years, I have worked in a few different settings (i.e. day care, out of school care, and preschool) In these experiences, I have worked children of all ages (ranging from infants all the way up to school-age,) and I have found that preschool is definitely my favorite!
I am a huge advocate for early literacy. Reading books with children is one of my favorite things! I’m also an advocate for art and creativity. (… I love arts and crafts!) I also love learning and doing fun activities that support children in their learning. I have all kinds of games and puzzles and educational toys that I have collected in the past few years to use in my work with children.
I am so excited to be back at Melodies this year. We have a great year ahead of us; full of learning, singing, playing, and most importantly… fun! I can’t wait to get started working with you and your family!
My name is Donna Doss and I’m a teacher at Melodies Preschool. I’m an ex Marketing Manager at Samsung Electronics and I had a great career shift when I got my two adorable boys 6 and 4.
Getting Prepared to be a mom, I equipped myself with a two-year Child Counselling Diploma, which helped me understand children’s behaviour and analyze their different and special personalities. Out of a real interest in childcare, I then pursued my studies in Early Childhood Education and started my career as a preschool teacher.
My mission is to give children REAL fun time, help them achieve independence earlier in life, and teach them special concepts behind every game we play, so that they are put on the first step on their talent discovery road.
I Play Piano and Guitar, and we will have so much fun singing and dancing together with music.
Welcome to Melodies Preschool
My name is Kay Shreeve and I’m one of the teachers at Melodies Preschool.
I have over 24 years of teaching experience which started in the UK teaching kindergarten.
I moved to Canada 13 years ago teaching in Saskatoon then in Calgary. I have also worked on the Calgary Reads program, which has given me a wide range of skills and knowledge and experience in the classroom.
My primary goal is to create a positive, learning environment for your child which will help them to develop new skills and to give them the sense of belonging with the art of learning thrown in.
I’m excited to be working with your child and seeing them grow and develop.