Kim Joynt, RECE
Program Supervisor / Teacher 3’s Program
As a registered early childhood educator, I have been contributing to the growth and development of young children for over 30 years. I have a wide range of experience in many aspects in the field and cherish being a part of the SCNS family. I value the uniqueness of each child and am honoured to share in their early years experiences. As a mother of three children I have gained valuable insight and understanding of the joys and challenges of parenthood. I strongly believe that children are innately competent, curious and capable. I use basic sign language, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), visual schedules and many other techniques to enhance an inclusive learning environment which benefits children and their families. I am a passionate teacher and truly enjoy bringing out the potential of each child through a mutual love for play and friendship.
Kelly-Ann Lamarche, RECE
Teacher 2’s Program
I am very excited to be part of the SCNS team. I have worked in the childcare field since graduating in 2000. I started out as a teacher in a school age program and progressed to be the Supervisor in 2004 until I took a break to raise my family in 2010. I have two beautiful children who are now in school full time so it was time to join the ECE field once again. I believe that Early Childhood Education is the beginning to it all. Young children are like sponges and can soak up so much knowledge. I love to be a small part of their journey to becoming the person they will be. To see the light in their eyes when they understand a new concept or idea that I am trying to teach them is truly what makes my day. I look forward to working with everyone here at SCNS and together enriching all of the children’s lives.
Amanda Wittebol, RECE
Teacher 2’s Program
I love working with children and I am so glad to be part of their learning journey. I joined the team at SCNS in 2018 as a Program Assistant and I am thrilled to now be a teacher in the 3 year old program. I have a BA in Psychology from Carleton University and graduated from Algonquin College in 2005 as an Early Childhood Educator. I taught in the field for 6 years before deciding to stay home with my 3 children. I love learning and participating in training opportunities both as an RECE and my volunteer work with Girl Guides of Canada. I hope to challenge your child to try new things and to work with you to help them reach their full potential.
My journey with SCNS began when I enrolled my two children in the program in 2003 and 2004. Very quickly and easily, I fell in love with the aspect of being a parent volunteer and participating in their first school experience. I looked forward to volunteering anywhere I could and ended up finding my place on the Executive Team for four years. This involvement allowed me to develop an in depth understanding of the school as a business. As my children moved onto “big school” I found myself contemplating my next mission. I was offered a job, as the Business Manager, and jumped at the chance to work at SCNS and share its history with everyone. I truly enjoy working with the parents, children and teachers who make our nursery school feel like a family!