Diana's love for working with children and learning is what brought her into the field of education. She has her B.A in Psych and her B.Ed with a specialization in Early Childhood Education from the University of Calgary. Diana previously taught Kindergarten for 2 and a half years and spent some time working with elementary grades at the Calgary Board of Education. Diana grew up in the small town of Nanton, Alberta and moved to Calgary as a teenager. She loves to read, travel and enjoys watching movies of all kinds – but most of her time is now spent with her daughter who is growing up too quickly! Diana is a self-proclaimed foodie and loves trying new and exciting food.
Recently moved to Alberta from British Columbia where she worked in both preschools and daycares. Having a large family, children have always been part of her life and it was natural to get her Early Childhood Education Diploma from Langara College in Vancouver. She enjoys doing art projects, science, and story time with the children. She likes to spend her time painting, exploring what the beautiful city/province has to offer, and snuggling her two bulldogs!
Rainey assists in the Willows classroom helping and teaching our preschoolers prepare for kindergarten!
Maria’s love of languages and literature has brought her to Of the Wild Nature Preschool. Maria has over 7 years of education experience. She previously worked for 6 years as a French teacher for Preschool, Kindergarten and grades 1 through 6. In 2015 she moved to Calgary with her family and secured a position as a Grade 2 Teaching Assistant. We are excited to have Maria incorporate French in the classroom!
Lisa has spent the last 13 years coaching gymnastics as a fully trained level 2 certified gymnastics instructor. It was while coaching that she discovered her true love of teaching children and decided to expand her knowledge to teach preschool. After having a son and daughter of her own she went ahead and did her Montessori training and became a level 1 certified Montessori teacher. It wasn't until last June that she stumbled upon Wee Wild Ones and instantly fell in love with the job and wanted to became part of their team! She is loving working with her kiddos and is thrilled to be expanding her knowledge and teaching with the children in the Pine Cones class!!
Tracey is part of the Ferns team, helping and teaching our preschool children to prepare for kindergarten! She is also a yoga teacher and loves to teach kids of all ages at the center!
Andrew was born and raised right here in Calgary, Alberta. He has been coaching youth soccer through South West United for the past 5 years. He was also an at home dad for 4 years. During this time Andrew found his true calling - helping and teaching children! He has started his journey to gain more certifications, training, and knowledge through the Of the Wild/Wee Wild Ones organization. Andrew still enjoys childhood past times such as comics, superheroes, video games and sports. He is young at heart and has a huge imagination - making him a perfect fit here at Of the Wild.