Staff Profiles

  • All of our staff have or are working towards their level III Early Childhood Education Diploma

  • All staff are trained in First Aid / CPR

  • All staff have completed a Criminal Record Check (CPIC)

Carol
Center Manager

I have been working with PCDC since September 2003. I completed my Level III in ECE at Siast.  I have two older sisters, and two adorable nephews. In my spare time I enjoy reading, playing various sports, camping and spending time with my nephews!

Rachel
Program Leader

Hi there, I’m Rachel! I graduated with my Early Childhood Education in 2012 from Red River College in Winnipeg, MB. I moved here to Saskatoon with my husband in 2015. We have two cats at home, Maggie and Winston and we had our first child in September of 2019 named Holden!

I’ve had a love of working with children from a young age. I did my babysitters course as soon as I was old enough to get it and began babysitting kids in my neighborhood shortly after! I got my first job in a daycare in 2010 and knew it was what I wanted to be doing. I began working in an infant program in Winnipeg and fell in love with working with infants and toddlers.

In my spare time I love to crochet, be outside hiking, visiting the mountains and the ocean and spending time with my family.

Simmi

Firefly Room

My name is Divjot Kaur (Simmi) . I am from India and I have been in Canada for 5 years. I love being around children and seeing the world through their eyes. I also believe that early childhood is the most magical phase of life and being educators we can make it more beautiful by loving and caring for children unconditionally. When I am not working I like to video chat with my parents, read books and volunteer in old age home care centers.

 
Shayla
Butterfly Room
 

In 2016 I completed the Early Childhood Education Level II course at Sask Polytechnic. I am a family oriented person: you will always find me with my family or close friends. I have a dog named Thor who is like my child. He is as active as I am: we spend every Saturday at the dog park. In the summer, I spend most of my weekends at Memorial Lake. I have a great appreciation for nature and all it has to offer. I chose Early Childhood Education as my career because I have a passion for working with young children, to help them become the best that they can be. I believe that children are capable and competent learners and they deserve the best opportunities to grow and discover who they are and the world around them. I am honored that I get to help them along their journey.

Whitney
Kinderfly Room

I recieved my Educational Assistant Program from SIAST Kelsey Campus.  I have always enjoyed working with children and knew I would make a career out of it.  When I am not working I enjoy spending my time with my family, and two dogs Striker and Henry.

Diadem
Kinderfly Room EA

My name is  Diadem Amor Esdrelon- Dumagan, 43 years old, originally from the Pearl of the Orient Seas, the Philippines. I am married to Nelson Dumagan and a mother of two daughters, Nhymshey Daniella and Neah Damselle, 13 and 12 years old, respectively. I worked as secondary school teacher for over 14 years and in the profession of Early Childhood Education nearing 4 years. Taking care of young children is my passion. I love kids with all my heart, and it is my desire to be of help to parents who are in need of an institution to take care of their kids in their behalf. I am inspired and grateful to work in the environment that has a sense of belonging for everyone, and I do believe that good relationships are important foundation for learning.

Olena

School-Age

Hi, my name is Olena. Originally I am from Ukraine and I speak Ukrainian and Russian. In 2016 I came to Saskatoon with my daughter Valerie who is 13 years old. Before coming to Canada, I had been a preschool teacher in Ukraine for 6 years. This job is an amazing opportunity to work with such wonderful children and express the creative side of me. I have so much fun finding interesting projects and bringing them to life. I really enjoy travelling around the world and exploring different cultures. You could always find me around my family. In really enjoy physical activities and always keep myself in good shape.

Alice

Support Staff

Hello, Alice here! Some of you may remember me as this isn’t my first time with PCDC. My journey here started in the summer of 2017 as a summer student, I was later brought on as a school age educator and received my full Level I in Early Childhood Education, I also have my Youth Care Worker Certificate. I have had a few big changes in my last year or so which lead me to a new position in the school system, I missed all the joy that these tiny humans bring into my life and decided I needed to get back into it, I have been working hard on my classes and I am now a Level II certified ECE. I can’t wait to continue my journey with all the wonderful kiddos here at St. Phillip. I am so excited to be back and seeing all the bright smiling faces new and old!

Emma
Support Staff

My name is Emma Turtle. I graduated from Evan hardy collegiate and am currently attending classes at the University of Saskatchewan. The goal of my studies is to hopefully obtain a Phd in psychology. I am also taking classes to achieve my ECE level 1 through the Early learning and childcare certificate program.  My aspirations in life are to delve into all my various possibilities, capabilities, and unhidden talents. I love spending time with my family, learning and singing. I cherish the many gratifying moments I share with the kids I work with and am so lucky to be where I am today. 

Bianca
Support Staff
Debbie
Executive Director

I became the Director in 1994 for PCDC, i've seen PCDC grow from a centre in a church basement to the three centres in schools we now operate. I have a bachelor of Education degree and Level III in ECE.

I grew up in Rocanville SK and moved to Saskatoon in 1982 to attend the U of S.  Kevin and I married in July 2006. We have three children Emily born in Sept 1999 and twin boys Lucas and Logan born in May 2006. I love spending time with my husband and children and our extended family. I also enjoy reading and cross stitching.

Lacy
Firefly Room

I started working for PCDC in 2012. I have my youth care worker diploma and while working at PCDC I completed my level III in Early Childhood Education. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my two children Brady and Abby and my husband. We enjoy spending time outside and going to the lake in the summer. I love spending my days with the kids of PCDC and watching them grow.

Tori

Butterfly Room

Hi my name is Tori. I just completed my Early Childhood Education Level II certificate and plan to work towards level lll. I am originally from Calgary and moved to the land of living skies in 2012. Along with my passion for working with children I enjoy exploring nature, painting, doing yoga,
reading poetry and kayaking with my dog.

Tanya
Dragonfly Room

I have recieved my Early Childhood Educator certificate, and have been in the field for the past 4 years.  I grew up in a small town in southern Saskatchewan.

Ann
Kinderfly Room

Hello, my name is Ann. I have done my practicum and a summer student job here at PCDC from 2019 to 2020. I have recently received ECE Level Ⅱ from SIAST. I am so excited to be a member of PCDC and to spend enjoyable time with children.

I have a husband and two playful children. I love spending time with them and the time flies so fast. I want every child that I will be with to have fun and have meaningful memories in their early childhood.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Tianda

School-Age

I started at PCDC in Nov of 2011. I have my  ECE Level I and my Youth Care Worker Diploma.I also have two kids, Keenan and Aubree.

Amanda
Cook

Hi there! My name is Amanda Bekolay . I grew up in the small town of Clavet, Saskatchewan where I attended pre-school all the way to high school graduation in 2002. I have a curiously adventurous nephew that sparked my interest in childhood development.
I have many interests which include comic books, crafts, videogames and cross stitching. I live in Saskatoon with my boyfriend James who is a local comic book artist. We have been co-writing comic books aimed at children that teach the alphabet and counting as well as coloring books.
I am currently attending classes at Saskpolytech where I plan to obtain my ECE level III.

Keya
Support Staff

Hi, I am Keya. I am from India and moved to Canada in 2017 with my husband. We have 22-month-old son Darsh. I have recently achieved my ECE level – II from Saskatchewan Polytechnic, in June 2020. I started my journey in PCDC as summer student and got wonderful full time opportunity to work with PCDC. I normally like to spend my free time with my family. I enjoy cooking, reading and exploring new places. I look forward to working with staff, children and families at PCDC. 

Olu
Support Staff

My name is Olumide Fasakin, I am from Nigeria. I moved to Canada November 2018 and got married June 2019. I have a Bachelor of Arts in English and International Studies, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education. I’ve been teaching for about 2 years now. I enjoy working with children, helping them to learn and grow, their enthusiasm and the joy they display as they tackle new task is a major motivation for me. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy reading and spending time with family and friends.

Hello, my name is Bianca Sarmiento. I’m 19year old. I recently got my ECE level II at Saskpolytech this year. I’m looking forward to using all the knowledge I got from school here at PCDC.  I like to walk around at River landing, Spadina and other outdoor places here in Saskatoon.  I was born in the Philippines and moved here to Canada around 2011 when I was 10year old. During my spare time, I like hanging out with family and friends and also watching movies.