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Carrie Melsom has been engaged in actively thinking about ELCC since she entered the field in 1986. She has supported reflective practice and professional learning for early childhood educators since 2005. Carrie continues her own professional learning and growth as an active member of the ROW initiative, an ELCF facilitator and as the Coach Team Lead for the Pyramid Model in the Halifax Region.
Ron Grady has spent a decade in the early education field, starting out as a researcher and transitioning to work in classrooms. Ron holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology with a focus on learning and development, and a Master’s in Early Childhood Education. He teaches at the NOLA Nature School in New Orleans.
Olha Khaperska has recently started her new role as a Manager, Early Years Professional Development Services at NSCECE. She began her career as an ECE and then added the roles of a consultant and a NS ELCF facilitator. Olha is passionate about functional and beautiful learning environments. She has a degree in Management, an ECE diploma, and an Early Childhood Administrator Certificate. She works towards her MEd degree in Lifelong Learning at MSVU, which will help her support ECEs in their lifelong learning journeys.
Liz Hicks, elementary teacher from England, ECE diploma, 40 plus years in early childhood, in various capacities, and at present a private consultant working in early childhood education in NS, providing professional development in a variety of topics, consultations and pedagogical leadership.