Our Staff

Our team's philosophy is to work as partners with parents to provide a meaningful learning environment for children, where they will develop emotionally, physically, socially, intellectually and creatively.
Miss Shannon
Shannon Barker earned her Early Childhood and Care Education Certification in Special Needs from Vancouver Community College . In 2018, she began as a volunteer at Stepping Stone Preschool.  She has been working closely with the teachers and children and has “loved every minute of it and learned so much.”  She is back this year, taking on a new exciting role as  Early Childhood Education Teacher.  The children love her right back!


Miss Kara

Kara Jefferson also received her ECE Certification from Vancouver Community College.  We are fortunate to have such qualified teachers in our classroom at all times to provide extra support to all Stepping Stone students. Kara has been recognized for her teaching excellence and providing outstanding emotional support for the children she works with.  

Miss Christine

Christine Olejnik is our Director of Operations.  This position was created to ensure that all of the administrative and marketing work is taken care of so that the teachers spend their time doing what they do best!  It also means less volunteer work for our busy parents.