Five new teachers have joined the staff at École Our Lady of the Rosary School this fall.
Melissa Buchanan is teaching French Immersion Kindergarten students. She’s had experience teaching Grade 1 French Immersion in Red Deer for one year, Grade 1 French Immersion and Grade 1/2 French Immersion in Innisfail for four years and Kindergarten in Halkirk, Alberta for one year. Buchanan graduated from the University of Manitoba with a bachelor of education degree. She lives in Red Deer, her husband Jim farms in Manitoba during the summer and works on service rigs in winter and she has a two and a half year old daughter, Madeline, and 11 month old son Joshua.
Alison Veldkamp is teaching Kindergarten students after gaining experience substitute teaching for Elk Island Public Schools for Kindergarten to Grade 12 students and teaching Kindergarten to Grade 5 music in Calgary public schools. She attended Mount Royal College, University of Calgary and then graduated from University of Alberta earning a bachelor of education with a music minor. She and her husband Ryan moved to Sylvan Lake from Vegreville where she was involved in Story Time at Vegreville Library and with the Anglican parish there.
Amanda Kinsella is teaching Grade 1 students. She earned a bachelor of education degree with an early childhood education minor and spent a year substitute teaching with Blackgold School Division before moving from Edmonton to Sylvan Lake. She used to coach skating lessons.
Amanda Bulger is teaching Grade 2 French Immersion. She earned a bachelor of education degree from University of Alberta in 2009 and has spent the past four years teaching everything from Kindergarten to Grade 2. She’s moved to the area from Drayton Valley and has coached junior high girls’ basketball.
Tricia Côté is teaching Grade 2 English and has five years’ experience teaching students in Grades 1 to 9. She holds a bachelor of education, elementary degree.