Roxanne Plischke

Hi, my name is Roxanne and I have been the proud owner of R&S Out of School Care since 1993. My daughter Carla is a high school teacher here in Edmonton and my grandson Gabriel is in grade 9  ... sigh. Over the 25 years I have been at R&S , I've seen all the kids reach grade 6 and then leave for Jr. High. How blessed am I that some of the kids come back to R&S and work here while in University. I love to travel and March 2019, I successfully travelled to Antarctica! I feel very fortunate to have stepped foot on all seven continents now. My favourite quote is "I am enough of a realist to understand that I can't reach every child .. but I am more of an optimist to get up every morning and try."

Carla Bate

R&S has been a blessing to my family and my second home for many years. I returned to school in 1999 when I attended Grant MacEwan , moving down south to the University of Lethbridge, and finally returning to graduate from University of Alberta in 2004 with a Bachelor in Education. Since then, I have worked both in junior high and high school, currently teaching Art at J. Percy Page High School in Millwoods. I continue to work at R&S part time, keeping in touch with kids and staff on a regular basis. My favourite thing about R&S is finding out what makes kids excited, and sharing genuine interest in whatever those things might be!

Fatiha Akacem

Hi! My name is Fatiha, I am a proud mother of 4 beautiful children plus a 5th, who happens to take cat form. Before coming to R&S I worked at the Metro College Child Minding program. I started working at R&S August 2015 and I love it so much. Everyone here is so friendly and welcoming, including the kids. In my spare time I like to cook and sew.  Working at R&S made me feel as if I am at my second home, I enjoy every minute I spend here.

Oksana Lakhnyuk

Hi everyone! My name is Oksana. I am from the Ukraine, and I immigrated to Canada in November 2012 with my family. I am a happy mother and grandmother who has two children and two grandchildren. Every aspect of life is positive for me. I like to read, to talk, to listen, to dream, and think. Being happy is a state of mind. In Ukraine I completed Pedagogical College, and after that I completed National Pedagogical College. I worked as a teacher in primary and secondary schools for a long time in Ukraine. Soon it will be two years since I've started working at R&S. This is my second home that I always want to come back to. It is such a great environment and positive atmosphere. I enjoy working with children because they represent hope and the future to me. I really admire children's endless energy, honesty, creativity, flexibility, and resilience. 

Arscent Javier

Hi, my name is Arscent! I am a childcare assistant here in R&S.  I have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and I am currently in the Child and Youth Care program at MacEwan University.  I am glad to be a part of R&S family. R&S feels like a second home to me, because I feel loved by the kids, the parents, and the staff that I work with. 

Alex Persoon

Hi Everyone! I’m Alex one of the staff starting at this amazing centre. In the past both my brother and myself attended R&S Out of School Care from grades 1-6 and have been part of the R&S community for a total of 9 years, that will now be continued throughout my time working here. I am attending the University of Alberta this fall, in-order to get my Bachelor in Elementary Education. In the little time I’ve been here I have began to love the centre and community more and more. I look forward to getting to know you and your children in the future.

Bianca LeBlanc

Hi my name is Bianca. I am currently in my second year at the University of Alberta and I am in the middle of working towards getting my degree in math. I started working at R&S September and so far I love it so much and look forward to getting to know all the families at R&S!
Aicha Kacemi

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