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Meet the Staff
2011 - 2012

 

ZAHRA FOROUD
Program Director

Bachelor of Education from University of Lethbridge
B.A. in English Literature
Montessori Diploma, St. Nicholas College, London, England
With Lethbridge Montessori since 1986
Alberta Family & Social Services Certification Level 3
Emergency Child Care First Aid Certificate
2009 Semi-Finalist, Provincial Excellence in Teaching Awards

Forestry Ave.
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Staff List

 

Maureen Whalen
Acting Director, Forestry Ave Location

Diploma from the Montessori Teacher Training Centre
Lethbridge Community College, Child & Youth Care
Lethbridge Montessori School Educator since 2000
Alberta Family and Social Services Certification Level 1
St. John Ambulance Certificate in First Aid and in CPR

 

Lisa Aldridge
Assistant Director

Early childhood Educator since 2005
Montessori Education in training
Montessori school since August 2012
Training in Resources for Infant Education (RIE)
Alberta Family and Social Services Certification Level 3
St. John Ambulance Certificate in First Aid and in CPR

 

Bev Weirmeir
Directress, Casa De Bleu

Lethbridge Montessori School Educator since 2009
Montessori Diploma from Toronto Montessori School
Alberta Family and Social Services Certification Level 2
St. John Ambulance Certificate in First Aid and in CPR

 

Heather Craig
Directress, Casa De Violet

One years experience in Montessori Education
13 years Early Childhood educator in Edmonton
Montessori Foundation Course 1 (50 hrs)
Alberta Family and Social Services Certification Level 3
St. John Ambulance Certificate in First Aid and in CPR

 

Marsha Reich
Kindergarten teacher

Bachelor of Education
Montessori Foundation Course 1 (50 hrs)
Teacher with the school board over 10 years
Alberta Family and Social Services Certification Level 3
St. John Ambulance Certificate in First Aid and in CPR

 

Joy Beck
Kindergarten Teacher, Casa De Jaune

B. of Ed., University of Lethbridge
Montessori Foundation and Math from the Western Montessori Colleges
Alberta Family and Social Services Certification Level 3
St. John Ambulance Certificate in First Aid and in CPR
With Lethbridge Montessori since 2008

 

Dana Oster
Kindergarten Teacher, Casa De Vert

Bachelor of Education
Montessori Foundation Course 1 (50 hrs)
Alberta Family and Social Services Certification Level 3
St. John Ambulance Certificate in First Aid and in CPR

 

Rosemary Minors
Preschool, Casa De Vert

Montessori Foundation Course 1 (50 hrs)
Lethbridge Montessori Educator since 2009
Alberta Family and Social Services Certification Level 3
St. John Ambulance Certificate in First Aid and in CPR

 

Debra Phillips
Preschool, Casa De Jaune

Preschool Educator since 2009
Alberta Family and Social Services Certification Level 1
St. John Ambulance Certificate in First Aid and in CPR

 

Monica Sharma
Special Needs Assistant, Preschool

Graduate degree from own country
Montessori Education in training
Montessori school since December 2010
Alberta Family and Social Services Certification Level 3
St. John Ambulance Certificate in First Aid and in CPR

 

Tatyana Karpukhina
Supervisor, Toddler

Montessori school since August 2012
Toddlers experience since 2009
Alberta Family and Social Services Certification Level 3
St. John Ambulance Certificate in First Aid and in CPR

 

Zeenat Merchant
Assistant, Preschool

Montessori in training
Montessori school since September 2011
Alberta Family and Social Services Certification Level 2
St. John Ambulance Certificate in First Aid and in CPR

 

Sabira Begum
Assistant, Toddler

Graduate degree from own country
Montessori school since January 2012
Alberta Family and Social Services Certification Level 1
St. John Ambulance Certificate in First Aid and in CPR

 

Elisa Bates
Spanish teacher, Preschool

Montessori school since April 2012
Alberta Family and Social Services Certification Level 3
St. John Ambulance Certificate in First Aid and in CPR

 

Samantha Young
Toddler, Casa De Rose

Research work on RIE (Resources for Infant Educators)
AAlberta Family and Social Services Certification Level 3
St. John Ambulance Certificate in First Aid and in CPR

 

Rebecca Foroud
French Instruction & Support Staff

Bachelor of Education, University of Lethbridge
Montessori Foundation Course 1 (50 hrs)
Montessori Alumni, French graduate
Lethbridge Montessori School Educator since 2007
Alberta Family and Social Services Certification Level 3
St. John Ambulance Certificate in First Aid and in CPR

 

Darla Hughes
Cook and Preschool assistant

Food Safety Certificate
Alberta Family and Social Services Certification Level 1 in progress
St. John Ambulance Certificate in First Aid and in CPR

9th Ave (Scenic Drive) Location

 

Pauline Kleiner
Designated Director, 9th Avenue Location

With Montessori School since 2002
Completed Montessori Assistant Course
Alberta Family & Social Services Certification Level 1
Emergency Child Care First Aid Certificate

 

 

Tara Dejong
Kindergarten Teacher

B.Ed., University of Calgary
Montessori Education since 2002
Completed Montessori Orientation Course (50 hrs)
Completed Montessori Math course (50hrs)
Alberta Family & Social Services Certification Level 3
St. John Ambulance Certificate in First Aid and in CPR

 

 

Kerry Spanos
Assistant Directress, Preschool

Montessori Foundation Course 1 (50 hours)
Montessori school since September 2012
Alberta Family and Social Services Certification Level 1
St. John Ambulance Certificate in First Aid and in CPR

 

Natalie Weirmeir
Assistant, Preschool

Montessori school since September 2011
Bachelor of Art in Music from U of L
Alberta Family and Social Services Certification Level 1
St. John Ambulance Certificate in First Aid and in CPR

 

Melody Logan
Assistant, Preschool

Courses in Early Childhood Development
With Lethbridge Montessori School since 2000
Twelve years Library Assistant with School Board 51
Montessori Foundation Course 1 (50 hrs)
Alberta Family & Social Services Certification Level 1
Emergency Child Care First Aid Certificate

 

Linda Kofman
Preschool Assistant

With Lethbridge Montessori School since 2007
Alberta Family and Social Services Certification Level 2
St. John Ambulance Certificate in First Aid and in CPR

 

Lori Unser
Assistant

With Lethbridge Montessori since 2006
Alberta Certification of Child Care Level 1
Montessori Foundation Course 1 (50 hrs)
St John Ambulance Certificate in First Aid and CPR

 

Stacie Robertson
Assistant

with Lethbridge Montessori School since 2006
3 years experience in Early Childhood Education
Montessori Foundation Course 1 (50 hrs)
Alberta Certification of Child Care Level 1
St John Ambulance Certificate in First Aid and CPR

 

Anca Sabou
Preschool Assistant, French teacher
With Lethbridge Montessori School since 2009
Alberta Family and Social Services Certification Level 3
St. John Ambulance Certificate in First Aid and in CPR

 

Mei Qi
Preschool Assistant

Montessori Foundation Course 1 (50 hrs)
Lethbridge Montessori Educator since April 2010
Alberta Family and Social Services Certification Level 1
St. John Ambulance Certificate in First Aid and in CPR

 

Roxanne Forsyth
Preschool and Housekeeper

Alberta Family and Social Services Certification Level 1
St. John Ambulance Certificate in First Aid and in CPR

9th Ave School
915 - 6th Street South
(off Scenic Drive)
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada T1J 2E9
403-327-5271
Forestry Avenue Schoool
3611 Forestry Ave. South
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada T1K 3L5
403-327-5222