Program Staff &
Board of directors
Allison - Supervisor/RECE - My name is Allison Silva and I have been the Supervisor of VKC for 15 years. Since the beginning, I have seen the program grow immensely and have met many wonderful children and families. My true passion is seeing children grow and develop through their first few years of schooling. I am looking forward to having many more great years here at Kids Club.
Jane - Assistant Supervisor/OCT/Directors' Approved ECE/Groovy Gecko Teacher - Hello VKC and community! I have been here for over 8 years and it has been the best experience of my professional life! I am married and have one child; I absolutely love spending time with my family, meeting new people, and exploring new places. I have completed my OCT qualifications and many professional development courses but, nothing compares to the experience and constant learning that each child brings. I enjoy being part of the children's lives, and watching them develop through the use of their capable and competent minds. I look forward to the continued, and new, connections that I will make within the community of VKC!
Portia - Jolly Tiger Teacher- Hi everyone! I am an RECE and mother of one. I love working with children and look forward to getting to know the VKC families and community. This is a challenging time for everyone but, we are working diligently to provide a fun, engaging, and safe environment for your children.
Melissa - Groovy Gecko Teacher's Assistant - Hello! Working with children has always been my passion. I did Private Home Daycare for over 8 years, before joining the VKC team. I worked with the school age program at VKC during the 2017/18 school year and I have joined the JK/SK program for before and after school. Working at VKC has been a new venture for me, and a truly amazing experience. Not only do I get to watch the children learn and grow, I learn and grow with them.
Gillian - Funky Monkey Teacher - Director's Approved ECE - My name is Gillian. I am very pleased to be part of the VKC team and I really enjoy working with children. They have a wonderful energy, creativity, and I am always learning and benefiting from my time with them. For the past several years, I have been an instructor of children's art classes. I have a post-graduate certificate in Therapeutic Recreation (RT). Prior to my studies in RT, I completed two degrees in Fine Arts, and in Museum and Gallery studies. I look forward to my time at VKC and take much pleasure in being part of a caring and dynamic team.
Victoria - Cool Cat Teacher - I'm so glad to be a part of VKC and the Victory Public School community! Caring for others has always been a passion of mine. I graduated from the University of Guelph's Psychology program, and received certified Montessori Assistant training. I love the happiness and silliness that I get to experience each day working with children. I enjoy using teachable moments, that naturally occur, to teach children about kindness and emotional intelligences.
Nicole - Funky Monkey Teacher - My name is Nicole. I am very excited to be apart of the VKC community. I'm looking forward to meeting and working alongside many great families and educators. I have always had a passion for working with children and decided to turn that passion into a career. After graduating from Conestoga College with an Educational Assistant Diploma,I have been working in Childcare since 2018. As a mother of two active boys, I’ve been able to witness the amazing things children create and learn through the early school age years.
PARENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jesse Lloyd - Chair - Hello, my name is Jesse. I am a high school teacher for an Alternative Learning Program with the Upper Grand District School Board. I have been a part of the Victory Kids Club community for 8 years. My daughter Jordan now attends King George, and my son Finley is an enthusiastic Kids Club attendee. We enjoy being active outdoors, and eating ice cream.
Muriel O'Doherty - Vice-Chair - Hi, I'm Muriel and my two kids, Dominic and Sienna, attend Kids Club. I work as an event manager at the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph. My family loves travelling and eating pizza.
Kate Steifelmeyer - Secretary - Hi, I'm Kate. My daughter, Audrey, has been an eager member of Kids Club since she started at Victory P.S.. I am an Alumni of U of G who left for a decade after finishing but, was drawn back to the city to work in the Agriculture and Animal Health industry. You can find our family enjoying the market and shopping, eating downtown on the weekends, or on the hiking and biking trails.
Noella Gray - Member - Hello all, I'm Noella. My kids (Ada and Callum) have been enthusiastic Kids Club members since 2015, although Ada has just moved to King George PS. I'm a professor at U of G (ask me about conservation politics!) and when I'm not arguing with my kids about screen time or nagging them to tidy up, our family enjoys going on hikes, bike rides, or fun trips.
Stacie Barton - Member - Hi, I'm Stacey - I have 2 kids, Ellody & Emmy (Emmelyn) who love spending time with friends at Kids Club. I work in Human Resources at OTIP. In our spare time, my family and I enjoy visiting our family cottage on Lake Erie partaking in lots of swimming and beachcombing. Picture to come...
Liz Robson - Treasurer - Hello, I’m Liz! I have 3 kids – Noah and Everett currently attend and love Victory Kids Club! Their younger brother Lincoln will be joining them next year when he starts JK. I am a Consultant with a newly formed consulting firm called Collective Results. I am, as well as members of my firm are, passionate about helping people do good work better! Our family loves many things, including: being outdoors, Friday movie nights, and eating delicious food.
Jack Bangay - Member - Hello, I am Jack. I teach physics at GCVI (so I get to have former Victory students in my class when they are all grown up!). My son Logan and my daughter Addison both attend and love Victory Kids Club. Our family likes camping, the Toronto Blue Jays, Frozen II, Bad Guys comic books, hot dogs, and snow forts, among many other things.
Meghan Barry - Member - Hello, I'm Meghan. Our family has loved Kids Club since our oldest was enrolled in JK 4 years ago. Kids Club is a great program with amazing staff, and our children enjoy their moments spent with them. We are a sports family, we enjoy competing. We also enjoy spending time outside. Picture is coming soon...