I began teaching preschool in 1985. I received my training at Mount Royal University and have stayed involved in learning by mentoring other Early Childhood students and doing speaking engagements on the importance of play in preschool years. When my husband and I had our three children, I decided to take a leave from teaching and operated a day home while my children were small. My own children attended Glenbrook Community Preschool and I used to substitute teach for the teachers at the preschool. When my youngest child started grade one, I began working as a kindergarten aide. I was offered a teaching position with Glenbrook Community Preschool in 2006 and have been here ever since! I am thankful for the opportunity to help young children grow in such an appropriate early childhood environment, and treasure each individual child, as each one helps me grow a bit more as a teacher.
I have been with the preschool for more than 25 years - yes, I do love my job!! My husband, Brian, and I have two daughters who have blessed us with six grandchildren. I love spending time with my family (especially my practically perfect grandchildren), going for walks and reading. I received my Early Childhood training from Mount Royal University, and have enjoyed being a mentor to the Mount Royal students through the years. I appreciate that Glenbrook Community Preschool's philosophy has allowed me to create a program for the children which is developmentally appropriate. I enjoy watching the children thrive and grow while learning both developmentally and socially. The children, families and teaching staff that I have had the privilege of working with have all enriched my life.
Mrs. McConnell has been an aide at our preschool for over 5 years. She has 6 children of her own and they all attended Glenbrook Preschool, so her familiarity with the program began long before her employment. Mrs. McConnell enjoys spending time with her family and their vast array of pets. She brings her love of working with children into the classroom and is an asset to the program.