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Kindergarten Teachers

Maxine Mendritzki, B.Ed. (Honours)

Mrs. Maxine Mendritzki is our Kindergarten Principal and afternoon kindergarten teacher. She has considerable experience teaching Grade 1 and 2 at the Calgary Board of Education and pre-school and kindergarten at Foothills Creative Beginnings. She provides a warm and accepting environment where all chldren can succeed.

Eniko Tomlinson, B.Ed.

Mrs. Eniko Tomlinson is the morning kindergarten teacher. She received her B.Ed. from the University of Alberta and after teaching in Ontario for five years, returned to Alberta. She has been teaching kindergarten at Foothills Creative Beginnings since 1997.

Preschool Teachers

Michele Steier, Teacher & Director, ECE Supervisor

Music Therapist

Julie Lowry, B.Mus, B.M.T, MTA
CLEAR Music Therapy

Julie Lowry graduated from the University of Lethbridge in 2006 with a Bachelor of Music majoring in Vocal Performance. Looking to unite her love for music and working with people, she embarked on another educational journey at Capilano University in North Vancouver, BC graduating with honours from the Bachelor of Music Therapy program. Julie moved back to her home roots in Calgary, Alberta and established CLEAR Music Therapy. What is the significance behind the company name CLEAR Music Therapy? In creating her therapeutic approach, Julie recognized five qualities that guided her practice: communicating, learning, empowering, adapting, and realizing full potential. These five principles provided clarity and CLEAR Music Therapy was born. Julie is a music therapist accredited (MTA) and has been working professionally as a music therapist with children for over 10 years. Julie has provided music therapy for Foothills Creative Beginnings for over five years and loves seeing how each child is motivated by music to try new things and accomplish their IPP goals in a success based environment!

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