Meet the WREEC Staff!
West Ridge Early Education Centre is operated and monitored by a volunteer Board of Directors chosen from our parent population. The Board is responsible for the overall operation and direction of the Centre. Their role is to make decisions consistent with the By-Laws and Standing Rules found in our Constitution. They are also the Policy and Procedure making body for the Centre.
Our Educators are responsible for providing your child with a stimulating, safe learning environment catered to your child’s individual needs and ability so that he or she can grow to his or her full potential. Each staff member has been chosen for their individual qualities and we take pride in the fact that it is their special care and education that is the direct result to our being the #1 Centre in Orillia. Our staff love coming to work with children as demonstrated by our low staff turnover!
The experienced Cooks, are responsible for all food planning and preparation as well as maintaining a healthy, sanitary environment.
Our Executive Director, Rebecca Koza is responsible for meeting your family’s needs and ensuring a quality child care setting. She is responsible for the centre as a whole. She interacts with the children on a regular basis and always has an open-door policy! She is also fiscally responsible to the Board of Directors for the overall Centre operations.
Next is the Program Director, Anne Duffy who is responsible for reviewing staff program plans, overseeing the daily routine and coordinating extra-curricular activities to enhance the program. She offers support by assisting in the office with business matters related to the Centre, and to program staff when an extra pair of hands is needed. She is sometimes in the program monitoring staff morale and professional conduct.
We also have an Admissions and Scheduling Coordinator, Melissa Reid who is responsible for the child staff ratios and children’s attendance. She monitors available spaces and accepts new clients to fill them. She is also responsible for the overall staffing of the facility and invoicing families.
Our Book Keeper, Dale Sheffield is responsible for all accounting inquiries and staff payroll.