I was born and raised right here in Edmonton, Alberta. I knew from a young age (preschool) that I wanted to be a teacher. I attended the University of Alberta and graduated with an Education Degree, specializing in Early Childhood. I struggled with finding employment within my first few years, but ended up putting my degree to use Teaching Computer Courses to Adults at CDI College until my first child was born. After that I became a permanent Stay-At-Home Mother, and about 6 years ago I joined CDO as a Substitute Teacher. I am excited to have the opportunity to be here Part-Time this year as an Admin/Support Teacher!
When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my Husband, Craig, and our 2 children, Hannah (14) and Cody (12), and a house full of Pets (2 Dogs, 1 cat, 1 Bunny, 1 Lovebirds, 1 Conure (bird) and plenty Salt water fish). I enjoying spending summer weekends camping at our lake, and evenings knitting, crocheting or sewing. My hobbies and family keep me busy!
In Ukraine, I finished Pedagogical University, and worked as an Art Teacher for 16 years. Art is still a big part of my life. In my free time I like to paint, and visit local galleries and festivals.
Since I moved to Canada, I started working in a Day Care and enrolled in Early Childhood Education program. I worked in many different Day Cares and programs for Children with Special Needs. I successfully completed my Early Childhood Education program.
I have been teaching at Children’s Day Out for four years. I am so happy to be working in this unique program.
My name is Anne Marie and I have been working part time for Children’s Day Out for about 3 years now. I was a full-time nanny for a little boy while attending Grant MacEwan’s Human Resources program. After working in the HR field for a short time, I found myself again wanting to work with children. I am so happy to have found a place at CDO. My time here is divided between assisting with the children and tackling the administrative work. I so enjoy getting to know the children and their families. I do have children of my own and in my personal time I can be found at various lacrosse rinks, watching my daughter horseback ride and volunteering at their school. I enjoy gardening, knitting, reading, cooking and going to concerts or any form of live theatre. One of my favorite pastimes is exploring used bookstores and new restaurants around Edmonton with my husband.