Bernadette 'Bertie' Sears

Team Supervisor/ Schedule Manager/Forest School Educator

Bertie has been with Lisa’s Playhouse since day one in 2007! Formerly Lead Preschool teacher, Bertie now leads our Forest Schoolers on their daily adventures. Bertie is ECE certified and has taken the Forest School Practitioners Course. The light of her life is her daughter Hannah. Bertie lives in Pearsonville with her husband Randy, their pup Thor, a couple of ornery cats and her chickens.


Bernadette 'Bertie' Sears

What do you value most in your friends? That they like and tolerate me. Which of your characteristics do you value most? Honesty, sincere. What do you consider your greatest accomplishment? My grown up daughterWhat is your greatest regret?I didn’t take more chances What is your idea of perfect happiness? Playing cards, drinking wine with very good friends What is your current state of mind? Content and happy Which living person do you most admire? My husband Which words or phrases do you most overuse? For frig sakes Where would you like to live? I’m good where I am. What talent would you most like to have? Play an instrument

What is it you most dislike? Liars and people too scared to speak their mind without social media as a crutch What is your favourite travel destination? Fundy National Park

What is your greatest fear? Water- that I will drown What’s your motto? ‘It’s all good” 

Our educators

A.k.a., The people who will love your children as if they were our own. 
Lisa Brown
Founder, Director- Lisa’s Playhouse / Tír na nÓg Forest School /Shining Light Conference
Seamus Brown
Owner/ Maintenance/ Security
Norah Deveau
Administrative Director
Juanita Guptill
Social Media Manager/ Administrative Assistant
Bernadette 'Bertie' Sears
Team Supervisor/ Schedule Manager/Forest School Educator
Erica Baxter
Preschool Lead Educator/Team Supervisor
Kim Otis
Preschool Educator
Crystal Fudge
Lead Infant Educator
Samantha Armstrong
Infant Educator
Samm Burton
Lead Toddler Educator
Karen Peterson
Toddler Educator
Dawn Dunfield
K-2 Educator
Emma Dorey
K-2 Assistant Educator
Gail Keirstead
Educational Aide- Apohaqui After School Director
Lorilee Parlee
Educational Aide
Miranda Dalling
Educational Aide
Colleen Fair
Educational Aide
Heather Keating
Head of Housekeeping/Support Staff
Tara Dalling
Support Staff
Sharmon O'Donnell
Support Staff
Melissa Armstrong
Forest School Educator/After School Educator
Finnbar Brown