Teachers and Board Members

Rosedale Teachers

Rachel Duncan

Rachel, our Program Director and Lead Teacher for the morning 3-year-old class, has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and sociology and has completed the Early Childhood Education program at Mount Royal University. In the past 22 years, Rachel has gained a range of experience from teaching preschool to teaching children, youth and young adults with special needs. Her journey with us began in 2007 as our Lead Teacher, and has been Program Director since 2010. Rachel also serves on the Board of the Calgary Reggio Network Association and is in the final stages of her Master’s in Education at U of C. Rachel and her partner have two adopted children, Eaton & Emerson, and a Golden Retriever named Cedar. Rachel is very passionate about developing a quality, Reggio-inspired environment that focuses on place-based pedagogy and increasing children’s agency in their learning experiences. She’s dedicated to creating an evolving learning environment that empowers students’ imagination, curiosity, exploration, and critical thinking.

To contact Ms. Rachel directly, please use director.rosedaleplayschool@gmail.com

Rebecca Neale

Rebecca will be working in all morning classes (3yr old & 4yr old) and supporting the 4&5yr old afternoon class when needed. Rebecca completed the Child Studies Degree at Mount Royal University in 2020. We first met Rebecca when she completed her first practicum with us in 2016, and she was such a good fit; she has worked here ever since! 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. While 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’s passion and teaching practice centers on social learning, emotional regulation, and helping children discover their potential. Rebecca is very excited to teach and dedicate her time to making this school an inclusive place for all our children.

Veronica Ibanez

Veronica will be a Lead Teacher for the morning 4 yr old class and the 4&5-year-old afternoon class. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education at Capilano University in BC. During her 17 years of experience working with children in Japan and Canada (BC and Alberta), Veronica learned how important it is to listen with all her senses and to be responsive and attentive to each unique child. She would love to support an inclusive classroom by designing an environment that welcomes respectful and long-lasting relationships and fosters a sense of belonging. Veronica is passionate about place-conscious pedagogies, so she would love to connect children to their communities meaningfully by paying attention to the world with curiosity and sensitivity. She is delighted to join the team at Rosedale Playschool and excited to build relationships with the children and families within the community.

Rosedale Playschool Parent Board Members

  • President – Krista Williscroft
  • Vice President – Rhylea Lindsay
  • Treasurer – Shane Beirnes
  • Registrar – Lauren Anderson
  • Secretary – Kaitlyn Love
  • Church & Community Liaison – Christine Khandle Brunnen
  • Volunteer Coordinator – Jennifer Frohlich

Elections for open positions occur in early in May 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).