Amanda (Delahunt) Rocque, R.E.C.E
I grew up on a farm outside Richmond, ON and continue to enjoy country life, living with my husband and three young children outside Burritts’ Rapids, ON. I graduated from St. Lawrence College, Kingston campus, in 1998 with my diploma in Early Childhood Education and have been teaching at Manotick Co-operative Nursery School ever since. While at the nursery school I have taught in the junior and senior preschool programs as well as the former kinder class. I became a member of the College of Early Childhood Educators when it began in 2009. It’s great to have a job I truly love, and I look forward to seeing my little “friends” everyday at school.
Stephanie Bousquet, B.A. Carleton University, S.S.W. Algonquin College
I was born in Quebec City but moved to Ottawa in 1980. After graduating from Carleton University I worked in the restaurant industry for a few years and volunteered at my local community police centre. It was working with the children and their families in the community that I decided to augment my skills by attending the Social Service Worker program at Algonquin College. Subsequent to a work placement at the Roberts/Smart Centre I continued to work as a frontline worker in the residence, crisis unit and school until I changed roles to being the Intake Coordinator for the entire Centre.
When my family and I moved to Manotick in 2003 I registered my son at MCNS. I became an active member of the MCNS Board of Directors and thoroughly enjoyed volunteering and supplying in all of my children’s nursery school classes. I happily accepted a teacher position in 2006 and am thrilled to continue teaching and taking on additional oiffice and supervisory roles at the nursery school.
Danielle Flegg, R.E.C.E
I was born in Hamilton Ontario, and grew up in a small town called Binbrook. My husband (Jim) and I were married in 2002. We have 3 beautiful children: Aidan (11 years old), Owen (9 years old), and Quinnley (7 years old). I have one sister who I am very close to (she has no children…..yet!). I also have a sister and brother in law who have 3 small children. Jim and I are very close to our family back home and visit them often.
In 2007 my husband and I moved our family to the Ottawa area. We lived in Richmond for 2 years, and then moved out to Russell, where we have settled in comfortably. We love our small, family-like community.
Being an Early Childhood Educator is my second career. I was a licensed Hairstylist at Hair By Nature (of Ancaster) for 8 years in Hamilton. After we moved to Ottawa, I wanted to stay home with my children, so I became a Home Daycare Provider. Once my children were all attending school full time, I decided to go back to school myself.
I completed my Diploma of Early Childhood Education through Algonquin College in April, 2014.
I am very excited to begin my new career working with such a welcoming, and creative staff, and I look forward to meeting all the little people, and their families who make up the Manotick Cooperative Nursery School Community.
Sozan Radfar, B.A. Concordia University, R.E.C.E
I came to Canada in Dec,1995 to join my husband who already was here and continue my education. I have a B.A. in Translation from English to Persian, but since I couldn’t continue my education in that field, I studied a new program and I got my B.A. in Child Studies from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec in 1998. In the same year I moved to Ottawa with my husband and immediately I started to work as an E.C.E. teacher. I have worked with different age groups of children; toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartens,as well as school agers. In addition I have worked at Oxford Learning Centre and Kumon Learning Centre, teaching reading, writing, and math.
I am thrilled to start my work here at Manotick Cooperative Nursery School this year with the Junior Preschoolers on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. I value and cherish the time that I spend with every single of children teaching, playing, and interacting. I have been working as an E.C.E. teacher in the after school program with the school age children, grade one to four since 2012 at a daycare in the afternoons.
I have two children of my own who make me happy and keep me active.
When I am not at work, I like to spend time with my family, cook, bake, read a good book, and watch a nice movie.
I am looking forward to meet the children and their families in my group, get to know them and start a wonderful and fun filled school year.