Let's learn about our staff

 

It takes a big heart to help shape little minds. The staff at Mountain Ridge Academy look forward to spending fun-filled days with your child while preparing them for a great future!

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Vassa
Owner/Manager,
Early Learning
Program Teacher
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Timm
Owner/Manager,
Early Learning Program Teaching Assistant

Hello! I am very excited to be part of the team at Mountain Ridge Academy. I find working with kids very rewarding. I like to share my knowledge and observe how quickly they absorb it and apply it and come back for more. It is very rewarding when you know that you are the person responsible for helping kids to achieve their full potential.

 

I believe in hands on learning. I also believe that each child has their own individual pace, and we as educators need to respect it and support it. I enjoy getting down on my knees and participating in kids' learning activities first hand. I enjoy supporting and promoting kids' imagination through play while leaving electronic devices behind.

 

I have a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and I am currently working towards my ECE certification. I have spent a lot of time volunteering at my daughters' pre-school and elementary schools and fell in love with the profession. I am thrilled to start my venture as a pre-school educator with Mountain Ridge Academy.

 

When I’m not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family, explore the outdoors, ski, travel and play board games. 

Hello! I am really excited to be part of Mountain Ridge Academy.

I enjoy teaching the children German, from learning simple words together to singing kids songs in coordination with body movements. I find it very rewarding to see how much fun the kids have when learning a new language!

I have a Master of Science in Civil Engineering and manage my own engineering firm. I have an ECE Assistant certification, and I am thrilled to be actively involved at Mountain Ridge Academy.

 

When I’m not teaching or practicing engineering, I enjoy spending time with my family, taking photographs, producing music and exploring the outdoors.