Bright Futures Play Academy is overseen by Learning Services from Wolf Creek Division Office. Our programs are lead by certified teachers, offered in various school sites across Wolf Creek Public Schools.
Hello, my name is Kara Ricker.
I live in Blackfalds with my husband and 3 children. In my free time I enjoy reading, baking, and hiking with my family.
My commitment to the children I teach is to love and respect the uniqueness of every child while guiding them to grow, learn, and gain a strong foundation for success throughout the rest of their years in school.
Hello, my name is Ms. Allie.
I am so excited to be teaching the Bright Futures Play Academy Pre-K program at JS McCormick this year!
I live out in Clive with my husband and our pup, Knox. I enjoy riding my horse, Davinci, camping, playing hockey, and spending time with our family and friends in my spare time. I am so excited to play, learn, and go on adventures with my pre-k kiddos - we are going to have an awesome year together!
Hello, my name is Kristen deAndrade.
I have been teaching with Wolf Creek Public Schools since 2005. I joined the Bright Futures Play Academy team in 2018 and am excited to return to Terrace Ridge School for another year.
I am incredibly thankful that I get to spend my mornings with your children; it is a gift!
Early Years Coordinator
Hello, my name is Meaghan Pohozoff.
I was born in beautiful Victoria, B.C., where I lived until commencing post secondary schooling at the University of Calgary. I have been teaching Pre-K at IREC for four years.
Being a teacher is the greatest privilege and adventure of my life thus far! Working to support every child’s overall development, being the facilitator of initial school-based learning opportunities, creating meaningful relationships with families, and collaborating with fellow educators are among the many reasons I love being a Pre-K teacher.
Hello, my name is Randi Schindel.
I am so pleased to be a Bright Futures Play Academy teacher again this year in Rimbey. This is my third year with Bright Futures through Wolf Creek Public Schools and I am so excited to be working in the early childhood setting.
I love teaching Pre-K because children at this age are so curious, bright, lively and FUN! I can’t wait to spend the year playing, learning, and growing with my students.
Welcoming Mrs. Makayla Monks starting Fall 2020 in Ponoka.
I’m so excited to be the Pre-Kindergarten teacher here in Ponoka! This will be my 4th year teaching and my 2nd year in Pre-Kindergarten. I have been lucky enough to teach in multiple countries including England, Taiwan and Kenya. I love to travel the world, especially when I am able to mix my love of teaching in with it.
am happily married to my husband who is also an elementary teacher, I have a puppy named Swift and we have a baby on the way due in January 2021! I am extremely passionate about Early Childhood Learning and am very excited to be back in the classroom for this upcoming school year!
Program Unit Funding Coordinator
Hello, my name is Christy Lawrence.
I am fortunate to be teaching Pre-K at Bentley School for my third year. I love getting to see the growth early learners make learning through play.
I live in Sylvan Lake with my husband and in my spare time I enjoy camping, hiking, snowshoeing, yoga and reading. Feel free to check out all of our learning adventures by visiting our classroom website: https://bentleyprek.wordpress.com/
Hello, my name is Amber Harke.
As the Pre-K teacher for Bright Futures Play Academy at Eckville Elementary, we learn through exploration, song, movement, and play. I’m a passionate educator that believes that life and learning should be an adventure. I believe that the goal of all education should be to inspire students to develop a lifelong love of learning.
I live in Lacombe with my husband, Tyler, our seven year old son, Trail, and our German Shepherd, Shep. I love to travel, hike, read, camp, ski, and spend time at the lake with my family. I am a lover of nature, sports, dogs, coffee and books.
Our Pre-K programs are supported by Educational Assistants who work closely and collaboratively with our certified teachers.