St. Thomas the Apostle
Excellence in Early Childhood Education
Administration & Educators
Twelve highly qualified, experienced and devoted teachers staff STTANS. Staff are Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECE), otherwise approved with the Ministry of Education or bring STTANS many years of experience and skills. RECE’s are registered with the College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE) which is their professional association. As members of this association, a Code of Ethics binds them and all staff who work in this field. Staff and volunteers are required to have their Police Records Check, their first aid/cpr and epi-pen training.
Board of Directors
The 2018-2019 Board of Directors comprises:
▪ President: Jennifer Nasrallah
Jennifer Nasrallah is the proud mother of two boys and one girl and works full-time as a Human Resources Manager with the federal government. Her two sons attended STTANS from 2014-2018 in both the Toddler and Preschool programs, prior to starting Jr & Sr kindergarten this year. Her daughter started in the Toddler program in 2017 and is currently enrolled in the Preschool Program, attending the morning program.
▪ Vice President: Cris Baluch
Cris is the very proud mother of a 5 year old boy and a 3 year old girl is currently attending her second year at STTANS. Cris has seen such great progress in her daughters independence and social skills since starting the preschool program. This encouraged Cris to join the board of directors. Prior to motherhood, Cris ran a successful wedding and events business out of both Ottawa and Toronto. Now she runs her own coaching business, specializing in couples coaching. Cris is thrilled to be able to help out at STTANS and is honoured to be the new Vice President.
▪ Executive Director: Susan Bouffard
Beginning in October of 2014, Susan supervises and instructs the staff, develops the curriculum, supports parents as a resource and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the school. Susan reports directly to the Board of Directors.
▪ Susan is a Registered Early Childhood Educator and a member of the College of Early Childhood Educators, coming to us with many years of experience educating in the early childhood field, working with children from infant to pre-teen age since 1992.
I have 30 + years of experienced as an RECE, driven by the changing early childhood world who takes pride in ensuring a advanced environment where children can strive for the stars! Every parent who is a member of the school community is eligible to run in the annual elections to take a leadership role, by serving a term on the Board of Directors. Parents are encouraged to be involved in school governance and to share opinions and expertise.
▪ Community Member: Patty Gallant
▪ Secretary: Beth Bouffard