Jennifer Sibbald is a Team Lead Educator at Early Learning at MacEwan. A graduate of the Early Learning and Child Care Diploma Program and the Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration Program from MacEwan University, she has been working in the early childhood education field for nine years—both here in Edmonton, Alberta and in Palmerston North, New Zealand. She believes in creating responsive environments that provoke a strong image of the child as a mighty learner and citizen.
Lee Makovichuk is a faculty member with MacEwan University, Department of Human Services and Early Learning. In the past five years, Lee has collaborated with other faculty, educators and a provincial advisory committee to co-create Flight: Alberta’s Early Learning and Care Framework. Currently, Lee is in doctoral studies with a focus on early childhood pedagogy.
Mackenzie Newhook is a graduate of the Early Learning and Child Care Program at MacEwan University. Mackenzie's enjoyment of creating and experiencing art, inspires her to work closely with children to explore a variety of mixed media. This exploration of art mediums has encouraged Mackenzie to think deeply about children's encounters with materials, as each material responds to, and reflects, children's ideas uniquely.
Margaret Mykietyshyn is a long-time faculty member in the Early Learning and Child Care Program at MacEwan University. While teaching about play, creativity and children’s explorations with art mediums, Margaret has been inspired to explore and seek deeper understanding about children’s use of materials as multimodal literacies. Margaret participated as a pedagogical mentor in the first pilot-project with the Alberta Curriculum Framework for Alberta.