Our Staff

Our Staff

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Amanda (Delahunt) Rocque, R.E.C.E

Director

Amanda grew up on a farm outside Richmond, ON and continues to enjoy country life, living with her husband and three children outside Kemptville, ON.

Amanda graduated from St. Lawrence College, Kingston campus, in 1998 with a diploma in Early Childhood Education and has been teaching at Manotick Co-operative Nursery School ever since. While at the nursery school Amanda has taught in the Junior and Senior Preschool programs as well as the former Kinder Class. Amanda became a member of the College of Early Childhood Educators when it began in 2009.

In her free time Amanda enjoys being crafty and spending time with her family.

Amanda is grateful to have a job she truly loves, and looks forward to seeing her little “friends” every day at school.

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Stephanie Bousquet, B.A. Carleton University, S.S.W. Algonquin College

Office Administrator/Supervisor

After graduating from Carleton University in 1994 Stephanie was able to volunteer at the local community police centre. It was working with the children and their families in the community that she decided to augment her skills by attending the Social Service Worker program at Algonquin College graduating in 1997. Stephanie's passion for working with children blossomed while working at the Roberts/Smart Centre and she realized that she wanted to pursue working with children. After moving her family to Manotick in 2003 Stephanie registered her son at MCNS. She became an active member of the MCNS Board of Directors and thoroughly enjoyed volunteering and supplying in all four of her children’s nursery school classes throughout the next few years. She happily accepted a teaching position in 2006 and has been thrilled to continue teaching and taking on additional office and supervisory roles at the nursery school ever since.

 

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Danielle Flegg, R.E.C.E

Educator

Danielle was born in Hamilton Ontario and grew up in the small town of Binbrook. She has three beautiful children and currently lives in the town of Russell.

She has one sister/brother in law (a nephew and a niece) who still live back home in Binbrook, they are very close and visit eachother often.

Being an Early Childhood Educator is Danielle’s second career. She was a licensed Hairstylist at Hair By Nature (of Ancaster) for 8 years in Hamilton. After moving to Ottawa, she became a stay at home mom for her children, and evolved to become a successful Home Daycare Provider.

In 2012, she decided to go back to school.
Danielle completed her Diploma in Early Childhood Education through Algonquin College with honors, in April 2014.

Danielle has been an educator at MCNS since September of 2014. She enjoys working with such a supportive, knowledgeable and creative staff. Danielle is proud to be part of the Manotick Cooperative Nursery School team of educators.

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Lauren Carwardine, R.E.C.E

Teacher

Lauren Carwardine has completed the Early Childhood Education program at Algonquin College. Prior to that, she ran her own home daycare. She has two children of her own whom keep their household busy with all of their social and athletic activities. Lauren loves spending time with her family (which includes a golden retriever dog), going to the cottage and being physically active. Lauren is passionate about working with children. She believes in nurturing children's learning and development and respecting and celebrating the diversities within each child.

 

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Sarah Abdelnour

Teacher

Sarah is one of our teachers in the morning Toddler program. She grew up in the Ottawa area and currently resides in our local community with her husband and two teenage boys. Sarah graduated from Lakehead University with an Honours in Kinesiology. Within the program, she specialized in working with children with special needs. After graduating, she went back to school and completed a program to work with Blind and Visually Impaired people. Sarah lived in Toronto for three years and worked for the Durham Boards of Education. Looking for a change, Sarah and her husband moved to California where she worked at Blind Children's Learning Centre, a private non-profit preschool for visually impaired children. In 2008, they decided to move back to the Ottawa area to be close to family and she decided at that time to stay home with her children. Her youngest son attended MCNS for several years when he was little, so when a position opened up she took the opportunity to be back working with children in her own community.

Photos done by Angelika - mom in a flash