Melissa Armstrong

Forest School Educator

Melissa joined us in September 2019. Melissa has worked in most rooms and loves working with Bertie at Forest School. She has completed her 90 hour Intro to ECE/Curriculum training. She is also the talented craftsperson behind Sparkle & Fizz Creations and Melissa Armstrong Photography. Melissa lives in Sussex with her daughter Jaden and son Jake.

Melissa Armstrong

What do you value most in your friends?Communication and laughter Which of your characteristics do you value most? Honesty What do you consider your greatest achievement? Raising my kids and being a stay at home mom for 10 years

What is your idea of perfect happiness? That first cup of coffee in the morning What is your current state of mind? With everything happening with covid- everyone is stressed but I’m content Which living person do you most admire? My sister, she is dealing with her child’s health issue with grace

Which words or phrases do you most overuse? No Thank you Where would you like to live? Here in NB , we have so many great things! What talent would you most like to have? I would love to be able to sing with the kids better What is it you most dislike? Dishonest people What is your favourite travel destination? Love camping in Fundy Park with my kids

What is your motto? Always be kind

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/After School
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
Finnbar Brown
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