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!

Reanne
Program Leader

Hello my name is Reanne Wiebe.  I have been with Parents' Child Development Cooperative since March of 2011. I completed my Early Childhood Education Level lll at Lakeland College in Vermillion, AB. I have been married to my husband James since June 2017. We just had our first child Jackson in May 2018. We also have fur baby Ranger. I have moved a couple times in my life, I lived on a farm by Alvena,SK when I was younger then moved to the small town of Aberdeen,SK until Grade 7. I have been living in Saskatoon since Grade 8. I graduated from Grade 12 at Centennial Colligate. In my spare time I enjoy shopping, painting, planting, going to the gym, going to lake and spending time with family and friends.

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.

Amanda
Firefly Room

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.

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.

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.

 
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.

Neslie

EA Dragonfly Room

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.

Lacy
Kinderfly Room

Hi my name is Neslie. I have a degree in Ab Psychology, took up some Educational units and is a Licensed Teacher back in the Philippines. I used to be a teacher and a Guidance Counselor at Holy Cross Catholic School, also in the Philippines. Last November 2018, I needed to quit my job when we decided to move here to Canada. I am enjoying my stay here so far and would love to build more great memories with my family. I love spending my free time with my family.

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.

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.

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.

Leigha

School Age

Hi, my name is Leigha Gates. I am originally from the UK and moved to Canada with my parents and younger sister in 2013. I am currently living 30 minutes west of Saskatoon on a farm with my boyfriend and our 5 fur babies Bennett, Bella, Colt, Charlie and Harvey. We have been together since 2015 and we enjoy travelling and working on the farm. In 2017 I received my certificate as an Educational Assistant and I recently obtained my level one in Early Childhood Education. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my fur babies and family.

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.

Donald

Cook

I was born in Toronto, raised in Sudbury Ontario, and lived in BC for 20 years. I went to the University of Toronto,  Laurentian University and the University of Victoria.  I have a Bachelor of Education degree as well as a Professional Cook 11 certification from the Industry Training Authority of BC.  In total I have about 15 years experience cooking, including 2 years at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald in Edmonton as well as Deerhurst Resort in Ontario. 

I am an avid artist and bicyclist.  I have been in Saskatoon for three years. I live here with my wife, son and canine best friend.  I love Saskatoon in the summer!

Shuang
Support Staff

Hi, my name is Shuang Yu and I come from China. Before I came to Canada, I had been an elementary school teacher for 11 years. I got my Early Childhood Education Level II Certification this spring through Saskpolytech. I have two daughters, they are Nina and Luna. In my spare time, I enjoy playing with my angels