10530 138 Street Edmonton, AB

Our Team

All staff have a child development certificate, current First Aid, Criminal Record Checks, and Child Intervention Checks within the first sixty days of employment and renew when required. You can get more information on Child Care Staff Certifications here.

Administrative Team

Nicole Cedeno
Executive Director
Leena Priestley
Operations Director
Kendra Lindeman
Program Director
Barb Wasyk
Office Administrator
Courtney Durette
OSC Supervisor

Educator Team

Jennifer Reeder
Child Development Supervisor - Chick Room

I was born in Winnipeg, MB and grew up in Quebec, Ontario, Japan and Alberta. I have received my Early Learning and Child Care diploma in April of 2019 and started working at GCCS in May of 2019. I love working with children since I am always fascinated by their sense of wonder, their ability to soak in knowledge and their determination to learn. My goal as an Educator is to provide a safe, healthy, nurturing environment for each child's needs. Growing up in a culturally diverse household I am very passionate about sharing and learning diverse cultures and traditions. During my free time, I love to explore the city and collect children's picture books.

Fatouma Magan
Child Development Supervisor - Chick Room
Alysa Batolinio
Child Development Supervisor - Chick Room
Ashley Imrie
Child Development Worker - Shark Room

I have been working as an Early Childhood Educator since 2012. I have a diploma in Early Childhood Development and a diploma in Speech Language Pathologist Assistant. I love working with children of all ages and learning about their interests and person personalities. My favorite thing about working with children is their curiosity about the world around them. Because of this I believe in child lead play and creating provocations for children to explore. Nurturing curiosity and knowledge are what I aspire too. A fun fact about me is that I have been learning how to make preserves such as pickling, jams, and jellies. So far hot chili pepper jelly and quickle pickles are my best ones!

Eva Ap-Sacuy
Child Development Supervisor - Shark Room
Kaniz Fatema
Child Development Assistant - Shark Room
Melissa Yuhasz
Child Development Supervisor - Sunshine Room

I have been working at GCCS since 2018. I have always loved working with children, and spent some time out of high school doing childcare at a rec centre. I completed my education in Victoria, BC, at Camosun College. I love the humour, intellect, and curiosity that comes along with working with children, I have a reason to smile every single day! Before working in childcare, I worked in cemeteries for 5 years. I have always loved visiting the cemetery, and continue to visit new ones whenever I am travelling.

Nova-Laine Shymanski
Child Development Supervisor - Sunshine Room
Monica Quintana
Child Development Supervisor - Rainbow Room

My name is Monica Quintana and I was born in Mexico. I discovered my passion for teaching while living in Chile many years ago, where I taught English as a second language. I became a bilingual kindergarten teacher when I returned to Mexico, my homeland, and had the opportunity to work at great schools. My family and I moved to Edmonton a few years ago, where I graduated with distinction from the ELCC Diploma. I am so thrilled to recently have joined Glenora Child Care Society and I look forward to interact with all the children and families at the centre. My favorite thing about children is that they are all strong, capable and resourceful and it is a great experience for me observing how they learn through play, everyday. A fact about me is that I love having conversations and getting to know other people’s cultures and perspectives.

Melissa Desroisers
Early Childhood Supervisor - OSC
Madison Henry
Child Development Supervisor - OSC
Everline Oloo
Child Development Supervisor - OSC
Renee Gittens
Child Development Supervisor - Enhancement Staff

I am a high energy person who loves children of all ages and have enjoyed them for over 25 years. One of my best jobs was working on cruise ships with 2-17-year-olds. I got to travel around the world, work with children from all over the globe and get paid. Working here at Glenora has been a pleasure and I love playing with all the children in daycare and out of school care. I love to chit chat so please come by and say hi.

Julia Darling
Child Development Supervisor - Enhancement Staff
Reina Panlican
Child Development Supervisor - Enhancement Staff
Denise placencia
Child Development Supervisor - Casual

Hi, I am Denise! I am a recent graduate of ECE at MacEwan University and an upcoming Psychiatric Nursing student at MacEwan University this fall term. I enjoy trying new foods (especially the spicy ones), travelling, and experiencing new cultures. I am always out and about on an adventure. My favourite things about children are their sense of wonder, and how they have taught me that falling down is part of learning.

Angela Harker
Child Development Supervisor - Casual
Noriko Yamamoto
Child Development Assistant - Cook