Teachers and Board Members

Rosedale Teachers

Rachel Duncan

Ms. Rachel is our Program Director and Lead Teacher for the morning 3- and 4- 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 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 co-teaching our 3 year old morning class with Ms. Rachel and the afternoon class with Ms. Stacey. Rebecca completed her Child Studies Degree at Mount Royal University in 2020, 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 passionate about the social learning and emotional regulation of children, and hopes to create a strong foundation is these ares!

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.

Stacey Macklon

Ms. Stacey, our co-teacher for the 4 year old morning class and lead teacher of the 4/5 year old afternoon class, was first introduced to the Playschool community fall 2019 when she was completing her second year.

Stacey recently completed her degree in Child Studies 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 – Krista Williscroft
  • Vice President – Sarah Gustafson
  • Treasurer – Shane Beirnes
  • Registrar – Lauren Anderson
  • Secretary – Rhylea Lindsay
  • 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).