Leasa GatscheneLeasa Gatschene

Leasa is our licensed Early Childhood Educator who brings 20 years of experience to our program. Along with her formal education at Camosun College, Leasa has gained much knowledge of early education through practical experiences. Most of her teaching has been with three to five year olds in a preschool setting, however, she also has experience working in a toddler center, a kindergarten program, parent and tot programs, and as an aid to a child with special needs.

Leasa feels the empathy and understanding she has gained in her role as “Mom” to three children is a valuable asset to her partnership with parents in the cooperative setting.

Leasa encourages children to learn how to interact with others through one on one play and group activities.

Clare Fensom

Clare is a licensed Early Childhood Educator and she brings 5 years of ECE experience in a Junior Kindergarten setting to the Cordova Bay Preschool. She has previously worked with children as a school bus driver and Girl Guide Leader. Clare brings background knowledge of farming, gardening and nature knowledge from various travel experiences. She enjoys helping the children learn about the world through play, while facilitating growth in their social and emotional well being. Clare has worked as a teacher at Cordova Bay Preschool since 2019 and looks forward to meeting and working with the families of the co-op. She has three children and two grandchildren.