Our Teachers!

It takes a BIG heart to help shape little minds!

Miss Shannon

Educational Team Leader & Teacher

SPI am a recent graduate of the Early Childhood Education program at Sheridan College. I am also the recipient of the Suzanne Coles Memorial Award. This is awarded to a first year student who has completed all requirements of first year with strong academic achievement and successful field placement.

I am the proud mother to 2 girls age 11 and 9 and we have a cat named Max. I have been a stay-at-home mom for the past 8 years and am excited for this opportunity at a second career. After graduating from McMaster University with an Honours in a Bachelor of Commerce degree, I had a successful career in Human Resources with a major Canadian retailer. After choosing to stay-home and having the opportunity to work and volunteer in my children’s elementary school I knew I wanted to work with children going forward.

Outside of work my family enjoys skiing in the winter and playing soccer in the summer. We like to hike and geocache and travel as a family whenever possible.

I believe in the fundamentals of “How Does Learning Happen” to support program development and documentation. I strive for excellence as an Early Childhood professional by demonstrating my passion, professionalism and commitment to children, families, colleagues and the community.

I am excited to be a part of the Awesome Beginnings Co-operative Nursery School team.


Miss Kathy


Administrative Coordinator & Teacher

Kathy has a passion for working with children.  Her 27 years teaching children of all ages to learn to skate has allowed her to do what she loves.

She now brings her warm, caring and enthusiastic personality to the classroom every day.  From a comforting hug when needed, to high fives for a job well done, she makes every child feel welcome and loved at school.

Kathy looks forward each day to giving all children a happy and successful preschool experience.  We’re so lucky to have her!


Awesome Beginnings Co-operative Nursery School – 1496 Centre Road, Carlisle, ON L0R 1H2
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