Meet Our Staff
Mrs. Anita Bruce
Anita Bruce has been employed by the Brooks Preschool as Teacher/Administrator for the past 23 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 BEFC 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.
My name is Karen Bolt and I will be joining the Brooks Preschool as an Education Assistant this year.
I have background and education in Early Childhood Education and also in Recreation. In the past I have worked in day cares, ran my own day home for 7 years and worked at SPEC Association in the Parent LINK Centre.
I am happily married and have 2 teenage children who also attended the Brooks Preschool. I love to scrapbook, hike, camp and kayak in my spare time.
I am looking forward to building a relationship with your child. I am going to enjoy seeing them play and grow intellectually and meet development milestones.
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 substitute support staff for all the classes.
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. 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 19 years old and our daughter is 14. 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.
Mrs. Erica Webb
My name is Erica Webb and I am very excited to be working at the Brooks Preschool as a substitute support staff.
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 nine 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.