Our Teaching Team

Maryanne Armstrong 

I have taught preschool for almost 30 years and I love it now, as when I began my career. I taught Preschool for 15 years in Lakeview and have been at Learning Adventure for almost 12 years.  I completed my teaching certificate at Queen’s University and a Primary Specialist certificate from Toronto Teachers College.

I moved to Calgary with my husband and we have 3 grown daughter and 4 grandchildren. I love working with little children and watching them grow and develop at this young age. I feel blessed to be a part of the teaching team at Learning Adventures Preschool.

Away from school I enjoy travelling, spending time with friends, walking, aqua-fit, reading and doing Sudoku.

Lisa Korver

I have taught preschool for almost 6 years at Learning Adventures Preschool.  I have my Early Education certificate from Lethbridge Community College.

I am very excited to teach here at the preschool level, given the amount of growth and development that happens in these critical years.

I enjoy spending time with family, camping, bike riding, and pizza movie nights.

Gwen Russell

This will be my fifth year involved with the preschool program and first year as a full time aide. Teaching preschooler’s is exciting and seeing them grow and develop new friends, skills, and confidence. I love working with young children and watching them learn and grow throughout the year.

Away from school life, I enjoy exercising, reading and spending time with my family and friends.


Susan Reimer

I am in my seventh year as a learning Assistant and am excited to have started teaching the three year old class. I feel honored to work with young children because they have so much to teach us about living in the moment and to be Christ like in everything we do. Little people know how to live, love, and laugh which I truly embrace every day.

I enjoy running and enjoying time with my family and friends.

Erin Van Rhijn

I have been an assistant at preschool for almost 4 years and I love it. I completed my Bachelor of Fine Arts Diploma and I enjoy using those art talents with the children in class and I enjoy the beautiful pieces of art that they create!

I have always enjoyed being around children and consider it a blessing to be able to work with such amazing, creative young people! In my spare time I love to go for walks, play piano, and make some art creations of my own. Spending time with my family is very important to me, so I very much enjoy watching my kids play hockey and play games together.

Susan Ohman

I have been with the preschool for over 10 years and enjoy the amazing blessing that comes with this age group. I have my Bachelor of Education and have taught in all levels of education and realize how important this level of early education is. I love working with children and providing meaningful, dynamic educational programming to stimulate their young minds.

I am a native Calgary and my husband and I have 2 grown children.

Away from school, I enjoy golfing, spending time with friends, walking our dog and spending time with family.