Tonja is a mother, artist (BFA) and ECE. She grew up on North Vancouver Island surrounded by the local rugged landscape which provided a vast inspiration for her creative interests and activities. As an artist and lifelong student she is following a vocation which allows a full expression of her desire for continual learning, creativity, enthusiasm and her love of children. She is passionate about conveying a love of nature and being outside to early learners.
She believes in learning through experience, exploration, discussion, creative expression and positive peer interactions. Her goal as a teacher is to stir the inner excitement, wonder, creativity, compassion of each child. She believes in meeting children where they are, teaching the whole child and providing a solid foundation for future exploration and learning.