Mrs. Miller 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 Preschool Society 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 Preschool Society 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.
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.
Mrs. O. (Sandi Oelhaupl) began teaching as a teaching assistant with Glenbrook Preschool when her youngest child attended in 2009. All three of her children attended Glenbrook Preschool, including her oldest daughter who had a severe disability. Sandi loved the play-based model of learning at Glenbrook as it met children where they were at developmentally and created a great learning environment.
Mrs. O went on to complete her Child Care and Early Education training at Bow Valley College and currently holds an Alberta Government Child Development Supervisor Certificate in Early Education. She taught 3 and 4 year olds until 2018 when she accepted a position at Alberta Children's Hospital to support families whose children have healthcare needs.
Mrs. O is very excited to be back in the classroom to help children learn and grow in such a wonderful loving and caring place.