My name is Christal and I am so delighted to be teaching at St. Gianna with A Child First Out of School Care this year. I am the Head Teacher in the AM Kindercare and Before School Care program and I’m looking forward to working with the students and families of Auburn Bay. As a fellow resident and parent of a child attending St. Gianna, I am thrilled to open and build this new school community from the ground up!

I received my Child Development Supervisor diploma from MRU and have been a dedicated early childhood professional for over 20 years. Before joining A Child First OOSC I operated a successful day home in Auburn Bay for nine years. l transitioned my day home into a before and after school care program when my son entered kindergarten, and I have been working with school aged kiddos for the past 5 years.

This Spring, I had the opportunity to join the team and I am so excited for my first year of teaching. Working with children is truly my passion, forming nurturing relationships, engaging inquisitive young minds and building strong educational foundations for their future couldn’t be more rewarding.

I have a 10 year old son who is my world and keeps me quite busy. He loves science so we find ourselves in the kitchen often making all kinds of interesting experiments and messes! We love animals and have two dogs and a cat…they keep us quite entertained. I’m a born and raised Calgarian which makes me a big Calgary Flames and Stampeders fan. I love listening to country music, walking at the dog park and spending time with my family, especially when we’re out camping. I also love the colour pink, gerber daisies and coffee in the mornings!

I can’t wait to meet you all and start our new school off with a bang! I’ll leave you with my favourite Dr. Seuss quote… “And will you succeed? YES! You will indeed! (98 and . percent) Guaranteed!” -Dr. Seuss

Ms. Christal