Meet Our Staff
Mrs. Anita Bruce
Anita Bruce has been employed by the Brooks Preschool as Teacher/Administrator for the past 21 years. She received her certificate in Early Learning and Child Care training through Bow Valley College and a certificate in Life Skills Training from the Alberta Vocational College.
She is involved in leadership, policy development, promoting early learning, and programming and professional development provision. Over the past 30 years she has dedicated her life to working with children from Preschool to Junior High age.
Anita is a mother of 4 children and has 6 grandchildren. Her community involvement includes the Brooks/County of Newell Early Childhood Development Coalition, Children’s and Women’s Ministries in her local church and Brooks Health Care Services.
She believes that in order for children to grow and develop to their full potential they need opportunities in all areas of development; social, physical, intellectual, cognitive, and emotional. It is her ongoing desire to provide an enriching, safe and fun learning environment where each child is valued. She is passionate about early childhood education and firmly believes that we are touching the future when we invest in our children.
Mrs. Erica Webb
My name is Erica Webb and I am very excited to be working at the Brooks Preschool teaching the Tuesday class this year.
I received my Master of Education in French Immersion from the University of Calgary. A also have my Child Development Supervisor Certificate. I have worked in French and English environments at both the elementary and junior high levels. Most recently, I was working at a private school in Calgary for children with special needs.
I have lived in Brooks for the past eight years with my husband and three young children. All three of my children have attended the Brooks Preschool and absolutely loved their experiences.
I look forward to working with you and your children as they begin their educational journey.
Child Development Assistant
My name is Chrissy Jackson and I am very excited to be working at the Brooks Preschool this school year as a Child Development Assistant Monday, Wednesday and Fridays.
I have an Educational Assistant Certificate from Medicine Hat College, and Level 1 Child Development Assistant Certificate. In the past years I have been a substitute EA for the Catholic School System in Brooks and have also substituted here at the Brooks Preschool. It has proved to be an invaluable experience allowing me to work in many different situations, with new people, and children from preschool aged to grade 8.
I was born in Brooks, and grew up in Duchess. My Husband Todd and I have 2 children, our son is 18 years old and our daughter is 13. They are the light of my life and my daily inspiration. I am looking forward to working with your children and helping to make their first school experience an exciting and fun one that will fuel their thirst for learning. Preschool is the foundation on which all learning is built from.
an Educational assistant certificate.
I have lived in Brooks my whole life. I just celebrated my 12th wedding anniversary with my husband Ray. We have 2 children a son age 9 and a daughter age 6. I enjoy being involved and volunteering my time with their schools, which has led me to realize my true passion is to work with children. As a family we enjoy camping, bike riding and sports. I am very much a sports mom and love to watch them play and perform. I look forward to working with preschool aged children. I absolutely enjoy working with, helping and watching children grow and learn. I am excited to meet new families and making new friendships. Children learn from watching and doing and I will do my best to guide them along the way.
Mrs. Dawn Friesen
My name is Dawn Friesen and I am excited to be working for the Brooks Preschool as support staff. I look forward to developing positive and memorable relationships with the children and my colleagues. Throughout my past I’ve had experience working with preschool to junior high children, specializing in people with disabilities. I received my Rehabilitation Services Diploma at the Medicine Hat College, in Medicine Hat. I am also certified with a Level Two Certificate in Early Learning and Child care as well as First Aid and CPR.
I was born and raised in Brooks, and married for 13 years. My husband and I have 3 children ages 14,11, and 9. All three of my children have attended the Brooks Preschool, those 6 years have been a big part of our lives. I’ve been involved in volunteering at my church in the children’s programs, and enjoy helping out in my children’s school. In my free time I love to spend time outdoors enjoying nature and going to my fitness classes.
I anticipate building solid, trusting and stable relationships with your children. The children will be provided with strong quality play – based teaching programs. My goal is to provide a safe,secure environment that teaches the children academically as well as social, emotional and physical skills. I will interact with them on their level and encourage them to increase their independence so they feel empowered.