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 7 ... sigh. Over the 20 some 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 the only continent I have yet to step foot on is Antarctica, but hopefully that will change sometime soon! 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."
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!
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.
Hello! My name is Abla Kacemi and I have been working at R&S since April of 2016. I am currently a student at the University of Alberta studying to become an elementary teacher. I love working with children more than anything and I won't delve into why because I may go on forever, but I also love to travel, read, learn, drink tea, and spend time with my cat. I love R&S because everyone, including the children are so welcoming. Roxanne has a wonderful positive spirit that is reflected in the entire centre, the children look up to her and learn from her caring, kind and respectful ways, and it really shows! I have found that everyday here I've learned something new, and as a lover of learning, that excites me endlessly!
Hi, my name is Sophia and I have a child care advanced qualification certificate and I have a business diploma from Taiwan. I worked at the foreign department of a tire manufacturing company in Taipei, Taiwan for almost 14 years and in Canada I was a teacher aid. I also taught Mandarin at Harry Ainlay High School every Sunday for 21 years! I changed my occupation to be a daycare worker since and through the work with children as I love to learn by meeting different people such as loving parents who care about their children and respect and appreciate our work. The children have made a big impact in my life and I am very thankful to continuously learn from them as well. Please feel free to come talk to me as I am always eager to have a conversation!
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.
Hi, my name is Aicha Kacemi and I am a new staff member at R&S Out of School Care! I'm currently in grade 11 studying at Harry Ainley High School. ALthough I haven't decided exactly what I'd like to be after high school, taking this job and being a part of this amazing team has truly broadened my choices. My mom, Fatiha, and my sister, Abla, worked here for a few years before I joined and when my mom told me that Roxy was looking for new staff I almost jumped at the opportunity. After hearing all of the amazing things about R&S from mom and sister, I wanted to be a part of the journey as well, and am so grateful to have the opportunity.
Hello! My name is Jaelynne, and I am a new staff member at R&S! I just graduated from J.H. Picard High School and I am a dancer at Dancer Unlimited. I hope to pursue performance as a career in the future, whether it is with dancing, acting, or singing. As well as performance, I love being creative and artistic through visual arts like painting and drawing. When I was in elementary school, I actually used to attend R&S after school! I had such a wonderful time with Rox and the rest of the staff, and that's why I'm so excited to be a part of the R&S team!
Hi! My name is Casey Wong and I am a new staff member at R&S! I am currently a student at the University of Alberta, in the secondary education program. While my teaching goal is junior high or high school age kids, I also love being around elementary age kids as well. Children are so much fun to work with and I love getting to know all the kids attending R&S. I enjoy reading and cooking in my free time, aka when i'm not studying for classes. Everybody at R&S is so welcoming, I am very excited to be a part of the team!
Hi, my name is Lidya Abebe and I am a new staff member here at R&S! I’m originally from Ethiopia and I moved to Edmonton, Canada 10 years ago. I also have two children, Ednah and Elkanah, and Ednah is now attending R&S! Both Ednah and myself are excited to be a part of the R&S family and I can’t wait to meet all the parents and kids!
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