Meet Our Team
Our founding team has over 10 years of experience teaching children and are certified teachers with a passion for Reggio-inspired learning and the arts.
Born and raised in East Vancouver, Haley has always loved being around and caring for children, even when she was a child herself. After completing work experience at a daycare while attending Windermere Secondary and receiving the Collingwood Neighbourhood House Award as well as a District Scholarship, she decided that ECE would be a positive and fulfilling career choice.
Haley went to school and learned through the Reggio Emilia approach and believes strongly in this philosophy of teaching through children's interests. She could not be more excited to be a part of the WOLO team. She believes that children bring her sense of wonder and curiosity to life, and in turn makes teaching not only a learning experience for them, but one for her as well.
Jennie is a creative and experienced art teacher who will be leading the P.O.P Art Workshops at Wonder of Learning. She has a true passion for visual art that she loves sharing with young children. Jennie has worked with children for nearly 20 years as an Early Childhood Educator and a Behavioural Interventionist. She has always enjoyed teaching art and creating unique activities that enhance a child's imagination and wonder. She believes that a child's creativity comes straight from their heart and she loves witnessing young children making their own unique masterpieces. She is a constant cheerleader for young children and will always do her best to ensure they believe in themselves and their own abilities.
Apart from teaching, Jennie has also worked in graphic design and desktop publishing and loves being a mommy to her 3 year old daughter and going on mini adventures with her family.
Lisa is an Early Childhood Educator specialized in supporting children with learning difficulties and special needs. She completed her training/working experience in England at a specialist school/college where she became the Communications Teacher. Since returning to Canada, Lisa has worked as a Behaviour Interventionist and 1:1 support. She is a passionate and creative teacher who loves to make learning fun! In her spare time Lisa enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, exercising, and travelling.
Monica is an Early Childhood Educator who has worked with children for over 10 years. As a philanthropist, she is an advocate for sustainable living, loves animals and enjoys giving back for such causes. She believes in teaching children to have a sense of humanity and compassion to make the world a better place! Her goal is to open a non-profit school that will benefit families of Vancouver. She loves teaching, singing and laughing.
Shannon is an explorer and a composer. She loves to create and watch creativity happen before her eyes. She enjoys discoveries with young children, and she believes that children are imaginative with their research and explorations. Shannon has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance from Simon Fraser University, and has collaborated with musicians, directors, and choreographers around Vancouver. She is currently studying to be an Early Childhood Educator because her joy for children's learning is inevitable.
Susan is a certified yoga teacher and Registered Holistic Nutritionist (R.H.N.). Her journey with yoga and nutrition began after being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and experiencing chronic pain.
Susan completed her 250-hour yoga teacher training program with Langara College. She has also trained with Elise Browning Miller in Yoga for Scoliosis, Sherry LeBlanc for Yoga for the Special Child, and Maggie Denison for the Stairway to Calm program. In addition to her training, she has also completed Langara College’s Therapeutic Yoga for Chronic Pain Management certificate program. She currently teaches children’s yoga to ages 3 to 18 with focus on social and emotional learning, positive psychology and mindfulness with Yoga It Up.
Susan hopes to inspire and empower people to move with an open heart, lightness and joy on and off their mats.
Sheryl is a musician, dancer, and educator who teaches early childhood music, harp, piano, music theory, and ballet to students of all ages. As a certified ECEA, Sheryl combines her love for music with her passion for early childhood education. She holds a B.Mus. degree in Harp Performance from UBC, certification in Orff Schulwerk Level I, and is also a registered teacher for RCM®, MYC®, P-CMGP ® and is the Centre Director of Music Together Little House. As a harpist, Sheryl has played with the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra and the West Coast Symphony Orchestra. Sheryl explores the deep connection between music and movement and complements her music-making with her work as an active dancer and ballet teacher. She is a graduate of the Goh Ballet Academy and a certified DANCEPL3Y instructor.
Voimen is a BC certified math teacher with a degree in Mathematics and Education. She has been teaching in a classroom setting for almost a decade and have worked closely with children and adolescents for almost 20 years. In the past, she was a Senior Math teacher at York House School in Vancouver and Math Department Head and Coordinator at a BC off shore school. She is extremely passionate about teaching mathematics and she is so excited to unravel the wonders of mathematics to everyone!
"I love my work because of the “uh ha!” moments in problem solving and the opportunity to work with a diverse group of students with different abilities in mathematics. My goal is to help them gain a better insight in the importance of mathematics in their daily life in a fun and stress-free environment, while ensuring a much stronger understanding and interest in numbers. You would be confident that your child is with a teacher with a solid knowledge in the BC Math curriculum, assessment, technology and best practices in the teaching of Mathematics. I look forward to working with you!"
Jenien is a certified teacher with over 10 years of teaching experience. She has taught all the core subjects from kindergarten to grade 7. She loves working with children and is currently a Mandarin bilingual teacher.
Learning a second language not only creates a rewarding experience, but opens doors to endless possibilities.
Angela is a dynamic and engaging pianist who has been teaching and performing for over 20 years. Her guiding philosophy is to inspire and motivate her students to realize their potential while providing a safe, patient and encouraging atmosphere.
Angela completed a Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo where she studied with Ralph Elsaesser. During her Laurier years, Angela played harpsichord with the WLU Baroque Ensemble, sang in the University Choir and accompanied both instrumentalists and vocalists at festivals and for juries and recitals.
Following a Master of Music degree from the University of Calgary Angela moved to Vancouver where she and her husband, also a musician, enjoy rewarding teaching and performing schedules. Angela is an active collaborative musician performing with students and professionals, ensembles and choirs. She has worked with the North Shore Light Opera Society and the North Shore Chamber Orchestra and accompanied the British Columbia Boys Choir, Corpus Christi College Chamber Choir, and Saint Patrick Secondary School choirs, including a tour with Saint Patrick’s in April 2014 to New York City for a performance at Carnegie Hall.
When not at the piano you can find her playing viola with A Little Night Music Orchestra. Angela enjoys teaching students of any age and any musical preference. She has extensive teaching experience with Royal Conservatory exams in both piano and theory.
Ashley found her love for dance and performing at a very young age. With over 18 years in the performing arts industry, she has earned titles such as National Gold Champion for two consecutive years in dance competitions in Las Vegas and Orlando, as well as National Silver Champion in a dance competition in Portland, Oregon.
Ashley is trained in tap, hip hop, jazz, musical theatre and ballet and has trained with many masters, including Jeni Le Gon, Jason Samuels Smith and Napoleon and Tabitha D’umo (NappyTabs). She was a backup dancer for Tazneem Tarmohamed, has been featured in television commercials such as Alley Cats, and performed in local productions, including For The Luv Of It, West Side Story and the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games Ceremony. Ashley is always eager to share her knowledge and continue to learn in every aspect in the performing arts industry.
Brooklyn is first and foremost a student; a student who loves to teach. Although she is a classically trained pianist and loves the arts, she is currently studying to be a nutritionist at UBC to supplement her career as yoga teacher. Her passion is helping people achieve optimal health and a balanced sense of well-being through physical activity, diet and lifestyle.
Brooklyn's musical background gives her the ability to design her classes to flow while allowing students to make their practice their own. Her classes offer movement with breath, practicing optimal alignment, grounding and stability as well as an invitation to enter a moving meditation that focuses on self love and how you feel; physically, mentally and emotionally.
Cindy (Miss C.) is a dynamic and energetic singer/pianist who has engaged students in the joy of music, giving them all the theoretical and performance tools needed in the process. Her initial training was classically, in piano and voice. She later directed children’s choirs before attending Grant McEwan College in Edmonton, AB for her Dance Diploma. She then furthered her musical education at Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles, CA, where she participated in several performing/recording opportunities.
With 13 years of experience teaching in Kelowna, and performances in jazz trios, local musical productions, as well as obtaining her Counselling Diploma in 2014, she is well prepared to help students prepare for their personal music goals. She has now decided to make Vancouver her new home and is enthusiastic about connecting with students of all ages, in both private lessons and some exciting group programs, to share her knowledge, methods and encouragement, in a fun approach.
Claudia has been teaching mixed media, painting and drawing and dance classes to children all over the Lower Mainland. She believes in supporting and enhancing the never ending creativity of children. Loves storytelling, book inspired projects as well as open studio time. She has a regular visual arts practice, facilitates workshops and creates painted and stitched characters on a regular basis.
Daylan is a dance teacher and choreographer. She has been dancing since the tender age of 5 and teaching for over 16 years. Daylan’s specialties include Jazz, Tap and Modern. Her passion for rhythm and music are what motivates her to teach. Daylan has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Simon Fraser University and has performed, choreographed and taught across the lower mainland. She is committed to her students and keen to share her enthusiasm and love for dance. Daylan enjoys spending time with her family and dancing with her daughters.
Donna has worked with children for over 10 years, is a passionate Reggio-inspired teacher, and a dynamic piano teacher. She has her Bachelors of Education in elementary education and is an Associate of the London College of Music (Teaching - Pianoforte). Her passion is to empower students through music, art, and inquiry-based learning.
Donna is also a dynamic, dedicated, and creative piano teacher whose passion lies in teaching and empowering children. She values children's amazing gifts and hopes to inspire and empower her students to do their best and to be themselves. While imparting musical knowledge and skills to her students is essential, building positive relationships with her students is integral to their well-being and self-confidence - so that they know and feel that she believes in them always!
Eileen is a Taiwan-born Canadian pianist. She began playing piano at the age of six and has participated in numerous music festivals such as Kiwanis festivals in Vancouver and Richmond. In 2008, she completed her ARCT with a high mark of 90 and subsequently won the ARCT trophy for piano for highest mark in Richmond branch. Following this achievement, she was invited by the chairperson of Trophy to perform at the honours recital for BCRMTA. Ms.Liu continued her musical education with Professor Arthur Rowe for her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Victoria and graduated with honours. She also holds a Master’s degree from University of Ottawa for piano performance under the guidance of Professor Andrew Tunis.
She has performed actively in concerts as a trio group and soloist, and has played for pianists such as Jamie Parker and Shoko Inoue in Master classes. Ms.Liu is currently residing in Vancouver and wishes to continue her musical career through teaching and sharing her love for classical music.
Florence is a passionate teacher for high school and elementary students, while dedicating her summers to early learners waiting to explore! Through the school year she is a high school teacher in English, Socials, French and Art. Aside from teaching, she enjoys being outside in the sun by the water and exploring new places. Florence is also currently studying in her Masters of School Counselling where she will be specializing in family and children's therapy.