MEET THE TEAM!

Quality Classrooms is a proudly Canadian company that is dedicated to providing educational supplies and equipment for daycares, schools and homes across the nation. With over 20 years of experience, our team is always ready to help you meet your needs! Our goal is to help early childhood educators and teachers by giving each child the tools and opportunities to get the best start on a great education. We believe in using play-based learning to make education fun; we have the resources and experience to help you motivate and encourage young learners too!  

Joining our blogging team are guest bloggers who share their ideas and insights based on their experiences from working with children between the ages of infancy to 12 years.    

Your questions and comments are greatly appreciated!

Meet Our Contributors!

Chris Uhres-Todd  

Elementary teacher

Hi, my name is Chris Uhres-Todd! I am a mom of three beautiful children; Daisy, Rose and Freddy and an elementary teacher. I have a BA with QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) and I specialized in Primary Education and Physical Education from wonderful Edge Hill University in England. When my oldest daughter was two, I went back to school in Canada. Six years and another two kids later, I graduated with a Master’s in Education, Social Foundations and a Minor in Native Studies from the University of Manitoba.   Currently, as an art teacher, I am sharing our experiences of learning through play. I enjoy trying out products for our family business Quality Classrooms and just having fun on our days at home.  

Geneviève Landry  

kindergarten teacher

Hi there! I'm Gen, short for Geneviève. I teach Full-Day Kindergarten in a French school in Ottawa, ON. I graduated from the University of Ottawa with a degree in education in April 2013 and since then, I have taught grade 1, grade 6, special ed. This is my fifth consecutive year teaching kindergarten; I love working with little ones!   I am a firm believer in learning through play. Play is often more powerful than we could ever imagine. I love creating engaging activities and setting up hands-on centres that provide opportunities for little ones to problem solve, be creative, develop their fine motor skills, and the list goes on. I also believe that every kindergarten classroom should be equipped with a sensory bin (or two!) and loose parts. I love adding an academic twist to my sensory bins. I think it's a great way to keep students engaged when learning and reviewing kindergarten skills (without them knowing!). I also love that loose parts allow children to think and create in SO many different ways. It's beautiful to see!  

 


More Contributors

Leanza Barra

Leanza is an Interior Designer in Manitoba.

 

Mandy Hallow

Mandy is a K-8 music and art teacher in the Interlake School Division.

 

Michelle Ducharme

Michelle is a mom of one. She has worked in the childcare field for over 15 years. She is currently an Early Learning and Childcare Supervisor in Alberta.

Erin Rifkin

Erin is a mom of five and runs a licensed home daycare. She is the owner of Owner of a Reggio/Montessori daycare in Ontario. 

Ashley Elliot

Ashley is a licensed ECE in British Columbia. She has been with Reggio inspired daycare program (since 2014) for children aged 2-5.

Cheryl Tremblay

Cheryl is an experienced ECE II who runs her own daycare (Cheryl’s Child Care).

Alison McLean: An educator and craft creator at Earl Grey Community Centre. You can follow Alison on Facebook at Alison’s Crafts To Go or on Instagram @alisonsmagicalcrafts.

Brenden Kroger: A Phys-Ed teacher in Saskatchewan.

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