Join our executive team of volunteer educators.

We meet monthly online line and occasionally, face to face, to scan the early learning landscape in Ontario and plan responses through professional learning and advocacy.

Drop us a line at: councilassociateprimeducators@gmail.com to get connected!!!

Dan Reidy, President

Dan Reidy has 28 years of experience as an elementary educator. He recently returnedPhoto on 2017-10-26 at 5.56 PM to the Kindergarten classroom after a 16 yr tour as a system leader in Dufferin CDSB, first as an academic consultant, and then for 8 years as Elementary Program Coordinator  and Board Early Years Program Lead. He believes that the future lies in the hands of primary educators who can give children the strong start they need!

Sandy Giles, Past President

SandyGilesSandy Giles started her teaching career in Junior Kindergarten and now 31 years later, she is just as passionate as ever about the education of our youngest learners.  Sandy recently retired from the York Region District School Board where she was the Coordinator of Parenting and Family Literacy Centres. 


Caroline Thornton, Publicity/Communications

Caroline ThorntonCaroline Thornton is a Designated Early Childhood Educator who began her career 17 years ago with a fabulous child centre dedicated to the early years and best practice, The Copper House (Bolton). Over the past 6 years with the Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board, she has worked alongside her amazing team and Board to unpack and pave our own way through the Full Day Kindergarten Program.      

Julie Pocrnic – Recording Secretary

Gina Marion – Treasurer – Membership

Kathy Thompson – CAPER

DonnaLynn Galloway – CAPER

 Shannon Skinner – Member at Large


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