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OUR TEAM

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Creekside Creative Academy is thrilled to announce Suzy Potts as the Director of Education and teacher. She has her Bachelor of Education in Elementary and Special Education, and Masters of Education in Psychology, from the University of Alberta. Throughout her 13 years of teaching, she has been with St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Schools and Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools. Her most recent position was the Coordinator of Early Learning with Red Deer Catholic Schools. Suzy brings an undeniable passion for early learning to our team. She has spoken across the province and internationally at the National Association for the Education of Young Children Conference and with Early Childhood Programming Companies about her passion and belief in high quality, rigorous early childhood education. Suzy along with her husband and two children are proud to call Red Deer home. Suzy brings her wealth of knowledge, experience, and passion for exceptional educational programming in order to provide Creekside families and children with the best educational experience possible.

"Suzy Potts is the type of educator we all wish we'd had as children. Potts has discovered a truly authentic way of balancing play with academics, and autonomy with instruction. Her commitment to "go slow to go fast" results in a program in which educators and students are given time for exploration, investigation, and reflection. Her passion to implement a whole-child approach to learning is achieved with trust and respect for the needs and development of each individual as well as the group. The beautiful, texturally rich spaces she creates invite wonder, curiosity, collaboration, and children's lasting desire to make meaning of the world."

Suzy Potts, B.Ed., M.Ed.
Director of Education

Diane M. Spahn

Director of education, Kodo Kids

Creekside Creative Academy is pleased to have Ray Lewchuk's extensive knowledge and application of financial and business operations. Ray Lewchuk had a long career with BMO Bank of Montreal before moving on to open his own consulting company, Blue Chip Wealth Strategies. Ray shares his time and knowledge between Blue Chip Wealth Strateiges and Creekside Creative Academy to ensure the families and Academy are benefitting from his financial expertise.

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Ray Lewchuk
Director of Finance and
Chief Operating Officer
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Kathy Colpitts

Office Administrative Assistant

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Amanda Barrett, B.Ed.

Elementary Teacher,

Acting Administrator &

Home Education Coordinator

Hannah Peacock

Artist in Residence

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Kimberly Norrie-Loewenthal, B.A. SLPA

Speech Language Pathologist Assistant

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Gayle Currie, B.Ed., M.Ed.

Elementary Teacher

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Gemma Zimmer, B.Ed.

Kindergarten Teacher

Morgan Bahan, B.Ed.

Kindergarten Teacher

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Elyse Lowe, B.Ed.

Junior Kindergarten Teacher

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Taryn Marshall, B.Ed.

Junior Kindergarten Teacher

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Sydney Jang, B.Ed.

Junior Kindergarten Teacher

Heather Sharratt

Educational Assistant

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Karla Kirby

Educational Assistant

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Jennifer Hartman

Educational Assistant

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Twyla Galisky

Educational Assistant

Jimma Barrameda-Paul

Educational Assistant

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Valarie Penner

Educational Assistant

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Ariel Blackmore

Assistant Director of Child Care 

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Leah Melendres

Child Care Facilitator

Melanie Gamboa

Child Care Facilitator

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Lyneth Calautit

Child Care Facilitator

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Joy Loredo

Child Care Facilitator

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Meaghan Kay

Child Care Facilitator

Twyla Galisky

Nancy Sennema

Child Care Facilitator

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Thais Sao Jose

Child Care Facilitator

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Jennifer Hartman

Ariel Blackmore

Akira Mazo

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Romelia Agmata

Child Care Facilitator

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Mary-Joy Mendoza

Child Care Facilitator

Joanie Cruz

Child Care Facilitator

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Casey Garcia

Child Care Facilitator

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Maureen Padre

Child Care Facilitator

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Anne Manatasanan

Child Care Facilitator

Chelsea Gerrie, B.Ed.

Christa Morris

Lois Gardiner

Child Care Facilitator

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Amy Cozens

Child Care Facilitator

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Jaimie Bingham 

Jimma Barrameda-Paul

Joy Loredo

Krissy Adler

Lois Gardiner

Meaghan Kay

Megan Stickland, B.Ed.

Nancy Sennema

Romelia Agmata

Thais Sao Jose

Valarie Penner

Barb Wolfe

Joy Laliac

Heather Lewchuk

Carol Bayutas

Child Care Facilitator

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Rio Espiritu

Child Care Facilitator

Mary Warrener, B.Ed.

Enhanced Teaching Intervention,

Child Care Facilitator &

Casual Coverage

Loree Gramlich

Casual Coverage

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Heather Lewchuk

Casual Coverage

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Marie Krushelnicki

Casual Coverage

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