Program Staff &
Board of directors
Allison - Supervisor - My name is Allison and I have been the Supervisor of VKC for 18 years. Since the beginning, I have seen the program grow immensely and have met many wonderful children and families. My true passion is seeing children grow and develop through their first few years of schooling. I am looking forward to having many more great years here at Kids Club.
Jane - Assistant Supervisor andGroovy Gecko Educator - Hello VKC and community! I have been here for 10 years and it has been the best experience of my professional life! I am married and have one child; I absolutely love spending time with my family, meeting new people, and exploring new places. I have completed my OCT qualifications and many professional development courses but, nothing compares to the experience and constant learning that each child brings. I enjoy being part of the children's lives, and watching them develop through the use of their capable and competent minds. I look forward to the continued, and new, connections that I will make within the community of VKC!
Melissa - Groovy Gecko Assistant - Hello! Working with children has always been my passion. I did Private Home Daycare for over 8 years, before joining the VKC team. I worked with the school age program at VKC during the 2017/18 school year and I have joined the JK/SK program for before and after school. Working at VKC has been a new venture for me, and a truly amazing experience. Not only do I get to watch the children learn and grow, I learn and grow with them.
Gillian - Funky Monkey Educator - My name is Gillian. I am very pleased to be part of the VKC team and I really enjoy working with children. They have a wonderful energy, creativity, and I am always learning and benefiting from my time with them. For the past several years, I have been an instructor of children's art classes. I have a post-graduate certificate in Therapeutic Recreation (RT). Prior to my studies in RT, I completed two degrees in Fine Arts, and in Museum and Gallery studies. I look forward to my time at VKC and take much pleasure in being part of a caring and dynamic team.
Portia - Funky Monkey Educator - Hi everyone! I am an RECE and mother of one. I love working with children and look forward to getting to know the VKC families and community. This is a challenging time for everyone but, we are working diligently to provide a fun, engaging, and safe environment for your children.
Nicole - Cool Cat Educator - My name is Nicole. I am very excited to be apart of the VKC community. I'm looking forward to meeting and working alongside many great families and educators. I have always had a passion for working with children and decided to turn that passion into a career. After graduating from Conestoga College with an Educational Assistant Diploma,I have been working in Childcare since 2018. As a mother of two active boys, I’ve been able to witness the amazing things children create and learn through the early school age years.
Jenna - Cool Cat Assistant - Hello! I am excited to be a part of the community and get to know all of the families. I have always been in awe of the creativity and imagination that children express, and I want to help foster that within each child. Working at VKC is an amazing opportunity that I hope will teach me many things. I graduated from the University of Guelph in the Applied Human Nutrition program, I hope to become a Dietitian one day. When I'm not at VKC, I have four cats that keep me busy at home. I look forward to continuing to learn alongside the children.
PARENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Muriel O'Doherty - Chair - Hi, I'm Muriel and my two kids, Dominic and Sienna, attend Kids Club. I work as an event manager at the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph. My family loves travelling and eating pizza.
Jack Bangay - Vice-Chair - Hello, I am Jack. I teach physics at GCVI (so I get to have former Victory students in my class when they are all grown up!). My son Logan and my daughter Addison both attend and love Victory Kids Club. Our family likes camping, the Toronto Blue Jays, Frozen II, Bad Guys comic books, hot dogs, and snow forts, among many other things.
Stacie Barton - Secretary - Hi, I'm Stacey - I have 2 kids, Ellody & Emmy (Emmelyn) who love spending time with friends at Kids Club. I work in Human Resources at OTIP. In our spare time, my family and I enjoy visiting our family cottage on Lake Erie partaking in lots of swimming and beachcombing.
Liz Robson - Treasurer - Hello, I’m Liz! I have 3 kids – Noah and Everett currently attend and love Victory Kids Club! Their younger brother Lincoln will be joining them next year when he starts JK. I am a Consultant with a newly formed consulting firm called Collective Results. I am, as well as members of my firm are, passionate about helping people do good work better! Our family loves many things, including: being outdoors, Friday movie nights, and eating delicious food.
Meghan Barry - Member - Hello, I'm Meghan. Our family has loved Kids Club since our oldest was enrolled in JK 4 years ago. Kids Club is a great program with amazing staff, and our children enjoy their moments spent with them. We are a sports family, we enjoy competing. We also enjoy spending time outside. Picture is coming soon...
Laura Campbell - Member - Hello, I’m Laura. I am so grateful for Kids Club. My 2 oldest kids have enjoyed the care from staff, the fun activities, and the safe place to unwind after a busy school day over the last 4 years. I work in Health Promotion at Public Health. I love being outside with my family, visiting my hometown of Tobermory, and cuddling my dog Juno.
Larissa Klee - Member - Hi, my name is Larissa! My daughter Elizabeth attends kids club, and has really loved the fun activities and amazing staff! I work as an airline pilot, and we both enjoy traveling. In our spare time we enjoy being outside, especially at our cottage, and getting out and exploring - both in our backyard and beyond!
Erin Purdie - Member - Hello! I'm Erin, one of the new members to the Victory Kids Club Board of Directors. My three boys love spending time at Kids Club, playing with friends, chatting with the wonderful staff, eating delicious snacks, and participating in the fun programming. I am a teacher at Gateway Drive Public School in Guelph. As a family, we enjoy hiking, skiing, and spending our summers in Manitoba on Lake Winnipeg. Have a great school year everyone!