MS. JAMIE-LEE WAGLER

RECE, OCT, B.A.

Jamie-Lee has been working with children for over 10 years. She earned her Early Childhood Education diploma from Conestoga College in 2011, her Bachelor of Psychology in 2014, and her Bachelor of Education in 2015. Her love and passion for children started early on and have only flourished through her experience. From spending time with her nieces and nephew to getting dirty and learning lots with her own children, Jamie loves watching the emotion children show when they learn new things and accomplish new milestones. She strives to foster self-confidence in the children she teaches and celebrates the individuality and uniqueness in all learners. Above all else, she hopes that the main lesson that children walk away with is understanding after having her as an educator, which is that they are kind. When she’s not at Cygnets she enjoys taking part in professional development and she owns her own Early Childhood Educational consulting business: Miss Jamie Consulting. You can follow her on Instagram: @missjamie_rece. Jamie is an advocate for early learning and Early Childhood Educators everywhere and strives to share the importance and benefits of high-quality learning environments!

Jamie values spending time with her family! This includes going paddle boarding with her two kids, husband, and their dog. Some of their other favorite things to do include going to parks, going for hikes, bike rides, and playing in the mud! She strongly believes that the best learning happens by living through situations rather than instructing, and fully encourages play-based learning across all grades. 

MS. RANDI PARSONS

RECE

Randi attended Conestoga College and graduated from the Early Childhood Education program in 2013. She took some time off to spend quality and memory-making years with her eldest daughter and has been working in child care since. Randi, her husband, and two beautiful daughters have lived in Stratford for a few years now and love it. "Working with children is such a privilege! We help them grow, learn, watch them become their own person. I take great pride in feeling like part of their family!"

MS. NATALEE WILHELM

RECE

I grew up on a farm south of Stratford so I spent a lot of time outside as a child! I find it relaxing to be outdoors and I enjoy exploring nature! 

I attended Canadore College and graduated from the Early Childhood Education program in 2021. People always ask where Canadore College is, it’s in North Bay, then they comment on how far it is and ask why I chose that school. I liked how the college campus was away from the city and that it had direct access to hiking trails!

I love creating wild activities for the children (the messier the better)! I’m eager to continue to learn and grow here at Cygnets! 

MS. ROBIN VANDERGOOT

RECE

I graduated from the ECE program at Conestoga College in 2018. I’ve always found joy in working with children - having lots of siblings and cousins definitely helped with that. I grew up on a dairy farm near Listowel and lived in Kitchener for 4 years before moving to Stratford in August. My favourite things to do are going camping, hiking, and spending time with my extended family. Much of my time is also filled with spending time with my puppy, Penelope. I also love good food and anything sweet, playing soccer, going on road trips, and finding new places to explore locally. 

MS. JAIME STRAND

I am currently a 4th-year English student at Ryerson University aspiring to go to Teachers college. I’ve always enjoyed working with children and it’s been a lifelong goal of mine to become a teacher. I grew up (and still live) on a horse ranch near New Hamburg. When I’m not working or studying I enjoy spending time with my animals, especially my cat Elora. I also enjoy reading, sewing, drawing, and anything nerdy.”


MS. STACEY McINTOSH

ECE STUDENT

Stacey McIntosh is currently in her second year of Early Childhood Education at Fanshawe College. She grew up in Stratford and loves the small-town community. Over the years she has enjoyed working with children from helping the little ones at dance class and babysitting. Working with children is my dream and I love watching all of them grow and become their own unique people. I am super excited to see what the future holds and can’t wait to continue as an ECE.