Dawn Dunfield

K-2 Educator

Dawn joined us as Educator for our K-2 school in September of 2019. Dawn had retired from teaching Elementary School after 30 + years and realized she 'wasn't finished yet.' She has a Masters of Education degree. Her interests include reading, photography and outdoor activities like paddle boarding and snowshoeing. She lives in Portage Vale, with her husband Len, dog Cecil, 2 horses and a 'number' of cats.


Dawn Dunfield

What do you value most in your friends? Acceptance What do you consider your greatest achievement? Everything is an opportunity to learn What is your idea of perfect happiness? Family and pets Which living person do you most admire? everyone who is trying to make the world a better place Which words or phrases do you most overuse? 'yup'  Where would you like to live? just where I do now :) What talent would you most like to have? animal communication :) What is your favourite travel destination? I can't decide! What is your motto? 'It is what it is' 

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