Hello! I’m Rosemary Lucas, the Supervisor/Teacher at Shanty Bay Nursery School. I hold a Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree in ECE from Ryerson University and I am a Registered ECE. I studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto) and received my Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Music Education. For over 30 years I have provided music/literary programs for children in public libraries, a music studio, a community center, a Montessori school, as well as teaching in daycares and nursery schools.
Moving to Oro Station six years ago I joined the Hawkestone Community Singers and I am enjoying my other interest, gardening, with the Oro Medonte Horticultural Society where I am serving as Program Chair. I am also the Treasurer/Membership Director of the Early Childhood Music Association of Ontario and I am active with St. Thomas Anglican Church here in Shanty Bay.
My Husband and I have two grown children, a daughter and son who lead busy lives in Toronto. I am very excited to be here at the Nursery School, and look forward to providing a play based program with a strong music component with your child, which includes books, art, and everything in-between!
Hello! My name is Juwairiah Sheikh. I am extremely excited to be joining Shanty Bay Nursery School as an Assistant Teacher for this school year, 2019/2020. I have just finished my studies in the Early Childhood Education program at the Georgian College in Orillia. I had the opportunity to practice in childcare centres as well as a kindergarten classroom. My study of interest has been developmental skills in children with Autism. Working with children and having the interest to make a positive change in their learning experience has encouraged me to pursue a career in this field.
I was born and raised in Montréal, Quebec and moved to Barrie 10 years ago. I come from an educational background of Accounting and Management. I am a mother of two children currently in elementary school. I have been fortunate and was able to do a lot of travelling, which has given me an outlook on children from different backgrounds and their individual learning experiences and abilities.
I look forward to sharing my experience and catering to a variety of developmental skills and learning opportunities in the classroom alongside my Supervisor/Teacher.