Our Tuesday/Thursday Teacher –
Mrs. Gail Engelman joined Highland Park Preschool (formerly Edgemont Preschool) in the fall of 2014. Gail is a qualified early childhood educator with certification as a Child Care Worker. She brings over 20 years of teaching experience as a preschool and play program teacher.
It was when she was volunteering at her children’s preschool that one of the teachers inspired her to change vocations from business to early childhood. “I love to sing and dance with the children while teaching them, and yet still be firm and gentle in my guidance strategies. Seeing a child’s excitement as they discover and learn new things, their smile when they are happy to see you, their honesty and love is what keeps me going. School should be a fun and safe place for all children where they feel respected and develop a love of learning.”
Our Monday/Wednesday/Friday Teacher – Jennifer Sick.
Mrs. Jennifer Sick has been a part of the Highland Park Preschool (formerly known as Edgemont Preschool) for 3 years. Jennifer has her B.Ed., with a minor in early childhood and special Ed. She not only enjoys, but is passionate about, early education, finding energy through martial arts, gardening, hiking and being mom to three young adults. Favorite part of being a preschool teacher? Seeing children blossom and smile as well as reading books and bringing them to life through drama and art!
Miss Rubeen Gosal is thrilled to be a part of the Highland Park Preschool as a Teacher’s Assistant. She holds a Child Development Assistant Certificate (Level 1) and a Disability Studies Certificate from Mount Royal University.
Miss Rubeen fell in love with working with children during one of her practicums at a local daycare. From that point on, she has been focused on creating a career, within this field. She loves helping and encouraging children to learn new things. Having the opportunity to learn more about each child's personality and watching them grow as individuals is one of her favorite parts about this position.
Ms. Paula is the mother of 2 beautiful girls, ages 28 and 19 and grandmother of a 11 year old.
Over the years both in Canada and USA, she has gained over 20 years experience in child care, Preschool Teacher, Out of School Care Supervisor, Child Development Specialist/Special Needs, BDS Programs and in home Family Support.
Her Education background includes; Lakeland College Early Learning and Child Care Certificate, Preschool Teaching Certification, Diploma in Social Work Studies and in Police Science and Law Enforcement.
Her mission is to provide quality education to all children, while providing a place where your child has a healthy environment for their creative minds.
Mrs. Sabrina is excited to be working with Highland Park Preschool. Sabrina graduated from Mount Royal with her Early Learning and Child Care Diploma and brings over 10 years of experience to the Highland Park Preschool team. Young children are already enthusiastic learners, eager to discover new concepts and experience the world around them, which is why Sabrina is so passionate about bringing excitement and encouragement into the classroom. Sabrina enjoys hoola hooping and yoga, she loves learning new things and spending time with her little family.