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!
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.
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!
Cheryl Tremblay: An experienced ECE II who runs her own daycare (Cheryl’s Child Care)
Mandy Hallow: A K-8 music and art teacher in the Interlake School Division
Ashley Elliot: A licensed ECE in British Columbia
Erin Rifkin: Owner of a Reggio/Montessori daycare in Ontario
Michelle Ducharme: An Early Learning and Childcare Supervisor in Alberta
Leanza Barra: An Interior Designer in Manitoba
Brenden Kroger: A Phys-Ed teacher in Saskatchewan