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April Martin-Ko

Kiwassa Neighbourhood House

April brings 25 years of community engagement work with families and young children; additionally, her explorations as artist and M.A. student propel her to think with relational dialogues that unfold within Living Inquiry and the ethical considerations that sit within these contextual encounters.

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Chelsea Hann

Prince George and Area Child Care and Resource Referral

Living on the lands of the Lheidli T’enneh in Prince George, Chelsea has a decade of experience working with children and families. Bringing a passion for local knowledges and storytelling into her role, Chelsea’s work with centres currently spans a territory of 600km2, supporting five rural communities across Northern BC.

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Chivonne Graff

Victoria Child Care Resource and Referral

Chivonne is grateful to have been an early childhood educator of 28 years living and working on the ancestral homelands of the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations, a lək̓ʷəŋən speaking people. As a pedagogist, she is committed to Truth and Reconciliation and considering the TRC Calls to Action in early childhood contexts.

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Deb Thompson

UBC Child Care Services

Deb works in a pedagogical leadership role as the Associate Director of Programs at UBC CCS. Challenging developmentalism, as the foundational theory in early childhood education, guides her thinking about early years pedagogies.

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Diane Tannahill

UBC (Vancouver Coastal)

Diane has over 35 years of experience as an early childhood educator and is excited to be exploring a pedagogist role with the ECPN. She is committed to fostering conditions for collective questioning and pedagogical dialogue that can challenge preconceived understandings and open us to the multiplicity of human and non-human others.

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Emma Jensen

YMCA BC Child Care Resource and Referral

Emma is an early childhood educator and holds a master’s degree in education. She looks forward to bringing her interest in social constructivism into her work as a pedagogist and is excited about participating in collective becoming with both the human and more-than-human.

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Erin Bowman

UBC Child Care Services

With a background in visual arts, Erin brings a passion for the creative process and collaborative experiences. As an MEd student at UBC, she is interested in mutually transformative relationships between human and non human.

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Frances Smyth

West Kootenay Child Care Resource and Referral

With a background in Sociology and having worked in various roles with infants and toddlers, Frances is committed to fostering caring relationships with our environment by foregrounding the spaces we inhabit, the materials we interact with, and the more-than-human others around us in her pedagogical projects with children and educators.

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Gloria Albarracin

Prince George and Area Child Care and Resource Referral

Born and raised in Honduras, Gloria has been in the early childhood field for 15 years. She is committed to social justice for humans and nonhumans.

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Janel Viaje

Abbotsford Child Care Resource and Referral

In her new role as a pedagogist, and having worked in early childhood education for almost 15 years, Janel is excited to direct her passion in reimagining possibilities in early childhood education.

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Janet Lacroix

Sunshine Coast Child Care Resource and Referral

Janet has been working in the field of early childhood education for three decades and holds an MEd in Early Childhood Education from the University of British Columbia. She brings a life-long passion for supporting the well-being of young children within a thriving world and her practice embraces ethical considerations of care and collective empowerment for the flourishment of all beings.

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Karen Rodden

Cowichan Valley Child Care Resource and Referral

Karen (she/her) is an artist and early childhood educator occupying space on unceded W̱SÁNEĆ territory. She is committed to disrupting and reimagining colonial societal structures, ways of sharing knowledge, and being in relationship with the land.

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Kirsten MacDougall Seiler

Communities of Terrace and Kitamaat Village

Kirsten brings 30 years of experience as an early childhood educator and is passionate about pedagogical engagement.

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Kristin Webster

Vancouver Society of Children's Centres

Kristin has been an Early Childhood Educator for over 30 years, currently completing her BECEd at Capilano University, with plans to continue with her master's at UBC or UVIC. As the community pedagogist for the Sea to Sky communities, she considers how reimagining our relationship to land/place may enliven our pedagogies through thinking alongside other knowledges and perspectives.

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Lorna Grant

Prince George and Area Child Care and Resource Referral

Lorna has lived, played and worked in Prince George, on the lands of the Lheili T’enneh First Nation, for 11 years. She embraces the joy and wonder of childhood and is looking forward to bringing enthusiasm and curiosity to her pedagogist work. Lorna is committed to fostering conditions for thinking deeply about pedagogies that activate curriculum for living well together.

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Maria Jeong

North Shore Neighbourhood House

Maria focuses her work from feminist perspectives and is excited to collaborate with the educators, children, and the North Shore community.

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Mary Songyi Kim

YMCA BC Child Care Resource and Referral

Mary has been living and working with families and young children in the Burnaby community for over ten years and is looking forward to engaging in multiple and contextual conversations as a pedagogist. She is pursuing a master’s degree in early childhood education at Western University.

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Megan MacDonald

Britannia Community Services Centre

With over 20 years of relationships and experience in early childhood education, Megan brings a grateful heart and mind bursting with joy, wonder and excitement about the possibilities for transformative change in this role as pedagogist.

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Melanie Walters

UBC Child Care Services

As a recent UBC graduate (MA in ECE) and in her role as a program manager and emerging pedagogist at UBC CCS, Melanie focuses her attention on collaborations with educators and children that cultivate curiosity and deep thinking with materials, places and ideas, generating complex pedagogical projects and narrations.

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Rachel Phillips

PacificCARE Childcare Resource and Referral

Rachel’s 20 years of experience in the field of Early Childhood Education has evolved a theoretically grounded practice that aims to create conditions for inquiry-based learning in relational contexts. Rachel is looking forward to working with educators and children as an ECPN pedagogist in the Nanaimo area.

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Shirley-Ann Royer

PacificCARE Childcare Resource and Referral

Shirley-Ann has worked in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Her diverse life experiences and background in visual arts combine in her commitment to shifting perspectives through aesthetic languages.

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Sue Damen

UBC Child Care Services

Sue is an educator and artist. She grew up in the small farming community of Yarrow, BC. As a young mother she attended UBC, where she graduated with a BFA and later a BEd in Fine Art and Media Education. Sue loves to share the process of artmaking – especially with children.

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Teresa Smith

Kamloops Child Care Resource and Referral, Secwepemcùlewc

Teresa aims to cultivate collaborative relationships with educators, families, children and my pedagogist colleagues, to think otherwise about children and childcare, and co-build a community where all children can flourish.

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Tianna Eytzen

Prince George and Area Child Care and Resource Referral

Born and raised in Prince George on the land of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation and committed to the field of Early Childhood Education since 2009, Tianna is looking forward to uncovering new possibilities within Early Childhood Education from a perspective of curiosity and wonder.

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Tracy Barkman

West Kootenay Child Care Resource and Referral

Tracy holds a deep commitment to disrupting colonial human-centric ways of thinking and being in the world. She works to co-create meaningful encounters within the places we inhabit that invite multiple understandings about being in the world. She lives with gratitude on the unceded təmxʷulaʔxʷ (territory) of the Sinixt people.