Tara Dalling

Support Staff

Tara joined Lisa’s team as an Educational Aide in 2010. She is also Lisa’s first cousin! Tara has completed the NB Curriculum Framework training. She is a proud mom to four children- including our own Miranda! Tara loves to cook, decorate her home and spend time with all of her little friends at Lisa’s. She lives in Waterford with her husband Shawn, their dog Hershey and several cats!


Tara Dalling

What do you value most in your friends? Laughter, kindness, honesty, trust Which of your characteristics do you value most? sense of humour What do you consider your greatest achievement? my kids and that I got them all through high school and they all graduated What is your greatest regret? not getting my grade 12  What is your idea of perfect happiness? That my kids are healthy and happy and I have a hard working husband who loves me ( most of the time) and animals, lots of animals (cats) What is your current state of mind? exhausted, excited Which living person do you most admire? my mom Which words or phrases do you most overuse? 'you sure?!' 'come on!' 'get 'er done'  Where would you like to live? right where I'm at -Waterford What talent would you most like to have? be a photographer- I love taking pictures What is it you most dislike? negativity, whining, attention seekers , computer stuff, slow drivers (when I am in a hurry) being put on the spot- I hate that! What is your favourite travel destination? loved Dominican What is your greatest  fear? Something happening to my kids What is your motto? 'one hundred years from now it won't matter' I think I say this daily. 'everybody poops' :) 

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