Our Staff

Melissa Sand, Executive Director

Melissa has her Early Childhood Education Diploma.  She has been Executive Director since December 2014.  Melissa has many years of experience in the ECE field, doing various positions and roles.  Melissa is also a standing SECA board member.

Kayla Klimosko, Assistant Director

Kayla has her Early Childhood Educator Diploma. She has been part of the HPSCCC family since March 2015. Kayla opens the centre for us each day.  She is trained in ASQ (Ages and Stages Questionnaire). She was the SECA 2022 Assistant/ Supervisor Award winner.


Infant Educators

Joyce Mangus, ECE I

Joyce has her Early Childhood Education Level I.  She has many years of experience working with children, through various programs for children in a variety of positions and roles.  Joyce has been with us since October 2017.

Kaylinn Chaka, ECE I

Kaylinn has her Early Childhood Education Level I working towards her Level II.  Kaylin has been a part of our team since January 2024.  She has experience working with children at other centres.


Toddler Educators

Michelle Bouchard, ECE III

Michelle has her Early Childhood Education Level III, as well as her Social Work Degree.  Michelle has some experience working in other childcare centres.  She has been a part of the team since May 2018. Michelle received the Early Child Educator award through SECA 2021 Awards of Excellence for her exemplary commitment to the early years and innovation in the field.

Katie Worobec, ECE III (Interim Supervisor)

Katie has her Early Childhood Education Level III.  Katie has been a part of the HPSCCC family since June 2017. The children love being around Katie.


Preschool Educators

Charity Schedlosky, ECE II

Charity has her Early Childhood Education Level II and continuing her education.  She has experience working in other centres. She has been working at HPSCCC since September 2021.

Julia Staniec

Julia began working with us when she was in Grade 12, she is now working towards her Level I. She has been working at HPSCCC since September 2022.  Julia was working lots with our school age programs in the past.

Amber Currie, ECE III & Supervisor (At Site 2 as Interim Centre Manager)

Amber has her Early Childhood Education Level III.  Amber has been with us since September 2018.  She has many years of experience working with children and had her own day home.

Stephanie Brown, ECE III

Stephanie has her Early Childhood Educator Level III.  Stephanie has been in the field for over 15 years with lots of experience.  Stephanie has been a part of our team since July 2023.

Zach Martins

Zach is working towards his Early Childhood Education Level I.  He started as a summer student working with our school age program and stayed with us as an older preschool educator.  He is great with the children.  Zach has been a part of our team since June 2022.


School Age Program

Jody Bauer, ECE II

Jody has her Early Childhood Education Level II as well as her Educational Assistant Certificate.  She has been working with us since June 2016.  Jody has many years of experience working with children.  Jody works at the Before School Program. Jody is one of the educators who runs our School Age Summer program. Jody is trained in ASQ (Ages & Stages Questionnaire)

Danelye St. Amour, ECE II

Danelye has experience in other centres and working with foster children.  She has her Early Childhood Education Level II and is working on continuing her education.  Danelye works with our younger preschool children and our after school program.  Danelye has been a part of our team since August 2021.

Forest School Practitioner/ EA Support Worker

Lorna Strome, ECE III & Educational Support Coordinator & Forest Practitioner Coordinator

Lorna has her Early Childhood Education Level III, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Psychology and a minor in Sociology.  She has been with working with us since December 2016.  Lorna has been very involved with children, especially through First Westminster Scouts.  Lorna specializes in working with children one-on-one.  She also coordinates all educational supports for the centres. Lorna is trained in PECS. Lorna is also a certified Forest Practitioner Coordinator and runs the Forest Program at all locations.

Cook

Amanda Companga, ECE I

Amanda has her ECE Level I as well as her Food Safe. She has been employed since March 2015. Her love of baking and cooking has made her an asset to our team as a fantastic cook.

Support Staff

Nola McPete, ECE III

Nola has her Early Childhood Educator Level III.  She has been a part of the HPSCCC team since September 2015.

Jordyn Sarauer, ECE I

Jordyn has her Educational Assistant Certificate.  Jordyn has been a part of our team since January 2024.  She works with all ages.


Casuals

Betty Penner

Betty works for HPSCCC casually.  She has many many years of experience working with children.  Betty has been part of the team since September 2022.

Stephanie Edmonds, ECE II

Stephanie works casually for HPSCCC in the afternoons as she is a EA at Humboldt Public School. Stephanie has been part of the team since September 2022.

Lily Church

Hanna started with us in February 2023.  As she finishes high school in Annaheim, she works casually for us a couple days a week.

Annagail Ell

Annagail started with HPSCCC in September 2023.  She works casually while finishing High School at HCI.