Michelle - Assistant Coordinator, Supervisor, R.E.C.E. (on leave)
Michelle has been a part of the Lee Wiggins family since 2006. She is a registered Primary/Junior teacher in Ontario as well an RECE. Some of her experiences working with children include being a Leading to Reading tutor for the Toronto Public Library, camp counselor for YMCA and YYC, and volunteering at several elementary schools. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the depths of the sea, searching for buried treasure, and going on thrilling adventures.
Stephanie - Acting Assistant Coordinator, Supervisor, R.E.C.E.
Stephanie started as a college student that came to Lee Wiggins to complete her last placement of her ECE diploma at Humber College. She got an amazing opportunity to join the staff to work part-time, and then full-time as an RECE, and is now fulfilling the role of the Centre’s Supervisor. Stephanie loves to interact with all the children at Lee Wiggins. They put a smile on her face and make her laugh all the time.
Courtney - R.E.C.E
Courtney started working at Lee Wiggins in September 2018 as an RECE. She graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Studies. Her two younger siblings made her realize that she loves working with children and for her, a big part of going in to and studying Early Childhood Studies was because of them. She loves to spend time with family and friends, doing art, travelling, and trying new food.
Alexandria (Al) - R.E.C.E
Hello, my name is Alexandria Spadafora and I am a Registered Early Childhood Educator. I am currently enrolled at York University for the Children Studies program. I have been working at Lee Wiggins since November 2017 and have really enjoyed it. My goal is to continue to further the development of children as well as creating an inclusive environment. I hope that my passion and skills as an educator develop these goals.
Hi, my name is Rita Colacino. I have been working at Lee Wiggins for the last 20 years. I’ve been married for the past 32 years. I have two wonderful children in their 20’s and 30’s. Working in this field gives me great satisfaction. It also inspired my daughter to become an RECE herself. Please feel free to approach me if you have any questions or if you just want to say hi.
Carly attended Lee Wiggins for three and a half years when she was younger and joined as a staff member since 2011. She loves working with all of the children, and seeing their growth! She loves singing, acting, playing soccer, and horseback riding. As well, she is studying American Sign Language, and has really enjoyed learning the language! She has volunteered in an elementary school with kindergarteners and grade 2s and 3s, and with children ages 2-5 years old at the preschool the Deaf.
Ayesha is an Early Childhood Assistant and has been with the Lee Wiggins Childcare Center for four years. Ayesha loves children and greatly enjoys working with them and their families. She is currently in school obtaining her Bachelors in Social Work and hopes to pursue a career where she can continue to work with children.
Christy is a second year social worker student at York University. She has a passion with working with children and hopes to find a job that reflects on this passion.
Hi! My name is Sayera, I am 21 years old, and I am a 4th year English major. I was born in Afghanistan and raised in Canada. My future goal is to become a primary level teacher. I enjoy working with children and hope to help them with their educational and social development.
Varisha is pursuing psychology at York, hoping to one day work as clinical psychologist for young children. She enjoys travelling, cooking, painting, and a good ‘ol cup of tea! Being around children for her is humbling and grounding.
Hi! My name is Alix. I first came to Lee Wiggins in 2016 as a volunteer, and started working as a Teacher’s Assistant in 2017. I’m currently studying psychology at York University, and after I graduate I plan to go to teacher’s college to become an elementary school teacher. I love working with kids, and nothing gives me greater satisfaction than having the chance to help children learn and grow into wonderful individuals!
Cindy started at the Lee Wiggins Childcare Centre as a volunteer and was lucky enough to get a job here afterwards. She is now a first year student at York University in the Educational Studies/Concurrent BED program hoping to become a kindergarten teacher in the future. She loves children; spending time with them and helping them grow.