Kathy Quinn - Program Coordinator
Kathy has been working at T.O.S.S. for more than 30 years! Kathy started as a daycare "helper" in 1990, quickly became the afterschool programmer and took over leadership of the program in 1997. Kathy completed a B.A. in Child and Youth Care in 1994. Kathy's favourite place to be is with the kids! Kathy strongly believes that children learn and grow through play and she strives to create a program that fosters their development. Kathy is very proud of our staff team.
Mary Pagnotta - Enrollment Coordinator
After receiving her Early Childhood Education Certificate in 1995, Mary began working at T.O.S.S. and hasn't looked back! She believes each child is a unique individual and is grateful she gets to watch them grow, learn and laugh. Mary celebrated 28 years at T.O.S.S. in 2023 and looks forward to many years to come!
Jillian Sharpe - Floor Supervisor
Call me Jill, or as the kids call me, Jilly Bean! I am excited and thrilled to be a part of the T.O.S.S. staff team. I have a great deal of experience working with children, usually in out of school care programs. I enjoy using my imagination, and try to incorporate my love for acting while interacting with the children. In my spare time I enjoy being outdoors, doing Zumba and working on some of my art, including pottery. I am looking forward to getting to know all of you!
Stephanie Levac - Afterschool Care Staff
Stephanie has been working in child care since 2013. Her introduction began as a nanny caring for an infant of 4 months old. From there she branched out, working with multiple families caring for children of various ages.
Having always been an advocate for constructive child development she felt she wanted to take her experiences and apply them in a learning and peer focused environment, which brought her to T.O.S.S.
Now in her third year at T.O.S.S. she feels she has been able to immensely improve upon her skills and really enjoys seeing and spending time with the kids each day.
Knowing that learning is constant, she is ever eager to expand herself at becoming a better mentor and looks forward to building upon the many connections and spectacular friends she has made at T.O.S.S. and Lord Tennyson. And she really enjoys colouring!
Vicky Lopez - Afterschool Care Staff
My name is Vicky and I come from Barcelona, Spain. I recently moved to Canada and I am looking forward to travelling the country and learning all about its culture. Back home I am an elementary teacher and I am very passionate about my job. For the last 9 years, I have worked in several schools and with kids of all ages. I am very excited to have the opportunity to work at T.O.S.S. with all your children and share a lot of fun moments together.
Josephine Niyobuhungiro - Afterschool Care Staff
Hello, my name is Josephine Niyobuhungiro. I was born in Tanzania, but I’m originally from Burundi. I’ve been in Canada since I was 8 years old. I joined the African stages Association of BC when I was 11 years old. We did storytelling, dance, and put on plays all over the lower mainland. We performed in schools, libraries, and community centers. I’ve also volunteered at the Ray-cam community center’s daycare for a couple of years and through Ray-Cam, I started my very own Radio show called “The world according to me” where I talked about bullying, children’s rights, issues facing youths and many more. You can find some of my shows on the MOSAIC website. In 2013 I did a radio commercial about children’s rights on behalf of the Society for Children and Youths of BC. I was lucky enough to be invited to the Rose Mary Brown awards and announce the winner of a child advocacy award in 2014. I have worked at before and after school cares for many years and Nannied for many families as well. I have 9 nieces and nephews that are the light of my life. I love spending time with them on my free time. I’m very artistic and love to read and write. I write scripts and children’s stories on my spare time. I love to paint, draw and explore our wonderful city. Most of all I love spending time with my family. I am so excited to a part of the T.O.S.S. family and can’t wait for what the future has to offer!