Teachers and Board Members

Rosedale Teachers

Rachel Duncan

Ms. Rachel is our Program Director and Lead Teacher for the morning 3 year old class. Rachel has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and sociology and has completed the Early Childhood Education program at Mount Royal University.

Her journey with us began in 2007 as our Lead Teacher and has been Program Director since 2010. Rachel also serves on the Board for the Calgary Reggio Network Association and is currently working towards her Master’s in Education at U of C. Rachel and her husband have son, Eaton, a new daughter, Emerson, as well as a Golden Retriever named Cedar.

Rachel is very passionate about developing a quality, Reggio inspired classroom that empowers students to be knowledge bearers and researchers in their own learning experiences. She’s dedicated to creating an evolving learning environment that empowers students’ curiosity, exploration, and response.

Rebecca Neale

Ms. Rebecca will be teaching in our 4 year old morning and 3/4 year old afternoon classes. Rebecca recently completed her Child Studies Degree at Mount Royal University, while working full time at Rosedale Playschool.

We first met Rebecca when she completed her first practicum with us in 2016. We immediately developed a strong, open, rich team dynamic with her and her contributions to our program were invaluable. Rebecca is the oldest of 4 girls so she has always had the job of caregiver and role model – and she loves it! She has also worked at the Calgary Arts Academy helping to facilitate a remedial reading program.

During her time working with children, she found that children have inspired her to be more creative, to enjoy the little things and be silly! In return, she hopes to inspire children to be compassionate, empathetic, and caring.

Rebecca is very excited to be teaching our classes this year and dedicating her time to making this school a great place for all our children.

Victoria Talbot

Ms. Victoria is thrilled to return to the Rosedale team this year and will be teaching the 4 year old morning class and 3/4 year old afternoon class! With over ten years of experience, Victoria has always had a passion for working with young children, the arts and early learning.

In 2014, Victoria obtained a Child Development Assistant Certification and recently, Victoria obtained a Bachelors Degree in Child Studies with a major in Early Learning and Child Care from Mount Royal University.

Victoria has deep love for dance and teaches at a local dance studio where she works with children of all ages. Victoria believes in a strong image of the child and enjoys being apart of a collaborative team environment, where she can encourage and support children to be strong, independent and imaginative as they grow and learn.

She is excited to continue her journey at Rosedale and hopes to support children and families to the best of her capabilities.

Stacey Macklon

Ms. Stacey, our co-teacher for the 3 AM class, was first introduced to the Playschool community fall 2019 when she was completing her second year.

Stacey is in her fourth year of the Child Studies program at Mount Royal University.

Being from the Yukon, Stacey has a passion for the outdoors and nature and she enjoys biking, rock climbing and adventuring. She is looking forward to continuing to work, play, and learn at Rosedale Playschool!

Rosedale Playschool Parent Board Members

  • President – Matthew Polk
  • Vice President – Jil Macdonald
  • Treasurer – Colin Edie
  • Registrar – Lori Rosmus
  • Secretary – Breanne Gackle
  • Church & Community Liaison – Alison Slater
  • Volunteer Coordinator – Mary Cam

Elections for open positions occur in April for the following school year. If you are interested in a board position, please let our Volunteer Coordinator know by sending us an email through the Contact Us page or selecting it as an option when registering (you will still need to be elected to be assigned the position).