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.

Kaitlyn Zelle, Centre Manager (On Maternity Leave)

Kaitlyn has her Early Childhood Education Diploma, as well as her Educational Assistant Certificate.  She previously was the Assistant Director since June 2017, but has been a part of the HPSCCC family since March 2015.  Kaitlyn has been in the ECE field for numerous years, with experience working at multiple childcare centres. Kaitlyn is trained in PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) and ASQ (Ages and Stages Questionnaires).

Infant Educators

Haley Fraess, ECE III, Supervisor (Interm Centre Manager)

Haley has her Early Childhood Education Diploma.  She has been a part of the team since March 2022. Haley has years of experience as a nanny as well as working in other centres. Haley is trained in ASQ (Ages and Stages Questionnaires).

Chris Lummerding, ECE II

Chris has her Early Childhood Education Level II as well as her Rehabilitation Worker Certificate.  Chris has been in the field for over almost 20 years.  She has been working at BSELC since March 2022. Chris opens the centre.

Joan Hill, ECE I

Joan loves working with the younger children.  Joan has been part of the BSELC team since September 2022. She has her Childhood Childhood Education Level I.

Toddler Educators

Michelle Thompson, ECE II

Michelle has her Early Childhood Education Level II, as well as has her Rehabilitation Certificate.  She has been a part of the team since May 2022. Michelle opens the centre.

Taylor Waldbillig

Taylor is working towards her Early Childhood Education Level I.  She has been a part of the team since April 2024.

Preschool Educator

Victoria ,ECE II

Victoria has her Early Childhood Education Level II. She has been with our company since September 2023.

Christina

Christina is working towards her Early Childhood Education Level I.  Christina has been a part of our company since March 2024.

Vidhya

Vidhya is working towards her Early Childhood Education Level I.  Vidhya has been a part of our company since April 2024.

Kinder Educators

Mackenzie Shaw, ECE II & Interm Supervisor

Mackenzie has her Early Childhood Education Level II and is working towards her ECE Level III.  Mackenzie is training in ASQ (Ages and Stages Questionnaires). She has been with the company since March 2022.

Jessica Nichol, ECE I

Jessica has her Early Childhood Education Level I and is working towards her Level II. Her flexibility and love for children has shown us how much of an asset she is to the team.  She especially likes working with infants and toddlers. She has been a part of the team since October 2022.

School Age Program

Crystal Gagnon, ECE II

Crystal has her Bachelor of Education and Early Childhood Education Level II.  Crystal has been a part of our team since March 2022.

Zelmi

Zelmi has been a part of our team since November 2023. After school she comes and runs our Before & After School Program.

Cook

Jill Doepker

Jill has her Food Safe. She has been employed since March 2022. Her love of baking and cooking has made her an asset to our team as a fantastic cook. She is also working towards her Early Childhood Education Level I.

Support Staff

Taylor Lewis, ECE I

Taylor moved over to our BSELC location in August 2022.  Taylor has been part of the team since September 2018.  Taylor has her Early Childhood Education Level I.  Taylor loves all ages of children.

Tracy Hage, Level II

Tracy has her Early Childhood Educator Level II. She has been part of the BSELC family since March 2022. Tracy works short shifts throughout the day in the preschool room supporting the staff during transitions of meal and nap time.

Dezere Sinnett

Dezere started working with the after school program in January 2023.  She has experience working with children through Can-Skate and Scouts.

Charlene Erickson

Charlene started working with the company in April 2024.  She is a support staff at BSELC but also loves to cook so will be at all our locations when we need coverage for any of our cooks!

Casual Staff