Our staff are educated professionals focused on the individual development of each child that enters our programs. At Purcell Preschool, each child has the opportunity to discover, create and grow in a caring, safe, nurturing and academic environment.

Teachers and assistants at Purcell Preschool integrate different learning styles into the daily curriculum. We appreciate that each child has unique strengths, interests and needs. Teachers actively engage children to discover their interests, and encourage them to fully explore their creativity to develop self-confidence, independence, and satisfying peer relationships. Meet our staff!

Cheryl Anderson

Cheryl Anderson


Cheryl has over 26 years in the child care field. She has worked and managed in both daycare and preschool facilities and she also ran a successful home daycare for 13 years. She holds her ECE certificate along with her Infant/Toddler diploma.

She has resided in Kimberley for 23 years and is married with two children. Cheryl enjoys traveling, spending time with family at Wasa Lake and spoiling her two dogs.

Cheryl loves working with children and how they consistently show us how beautiful the simplest things in life can be. She is excited to be a part of creating an amazing program and facility for the community.


Anna Wilson


Anna has over 30 years of experience as an early childhood professional. Her love of the mountains and outdoors has helped her develop strong roots in the local Kimberley/Cranbrook area.

Throughout her career, Anna has enjoyed her time as a preschool instructor, special needs educator, behaviour interventionist with children with ASD and has successfully run her own business. During this time she has gained an extensive knowledge of children’s development and shares the skills needed to augment the learning for children of all abilities.

Anna brings a warm smile and a caring personality to a program where learning is woven into the fabric of play.


Jodi Eskelin


Jodi grew up in Nova Scotia but has now called BC her home for 20 years. She has a Degree in Nutrition and a Degree in Child and Youth Care, with over 20 years experience working with children and youth of all ages (inside and outside the classroom).

She is a certified Forest and Nature School Practitioner through the Child and Nature Alliance of Canada.

Jodi is passionate about play-based learning and is committed to encouraging children and youth to connect with nature. Jodi enjoys spending time with her family mountain biking, skiing, hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, camping and wandering in the wilderness.


Marcie Fellgar


Marcie is an Early Childhood Education Assistant (ECEA) who has had the opportunity to learn and grow with several age groups. She prides herself on integrating her training in early childhood education with the skills, experience and knowledge she has gained interacting with children, families and fellow educators over the past five years.

Working with children is a passion for Marcie. It brings her immense joy and it shows in her attitude and effort. She strives each day to ensure the children in her care feel the same way and does her best to instill a love of learning and enthusiasm for each day of childcare.

For Marcie, it comes down to this: “No significant learning occurs without significant relationship.” – Dr. James P Comer


Liz Dowling


Liz is a certified Early Childhood Educator (ECE) and is passionate about creating and nurturing environments where children can discover a love for learning in play-based experiences that will foster confidence, creativity, and resilience.

She enjoys art, music, outdoor adventure experiences and connecting with individuals and groups.


Baylie Migneault


Baylie was born and raised in Kimberley, BC. She completed her ECE certificate in 2018 through the Pacific Rim Early Childhood Institute and expects to complete her diploma in 2021. Since graduating in 2014 she has worked with children in Kimberley, Cranbrook, Calgary, and Victoria as an ECE, a nanny, and a babysitter.

Baylie believes in play as a wonderful engagement opportunity for early learning. Through play, each child actively initiates development. Her focus is to observe and follow each child’s initiative to create positive and constructive learning opportunities.

Outside of her work with children, Baylie uses play as an opportunity for her own development. She lives an active lifestyle as an avid gym-goer and participates in a variety of sports . Travel recently became a part of her thirst for learning with Baylie spending the winter of 2020 exploring SE Asia, where she visited Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia.