Lisa Anthony is Supervising Teacher at Tom Thumb. A very experienced early childhood educator, Lisa joined our community after teaching at Marineview Preschool for 16 years. Prior to receiving her ECE certificate, she completed a Bachelor of Special Education degree at UBC and taught special needs children in the public school system. With her wealth of skills and experience, Lisa brings a warm and patient approach to the classroom. She unleashes children’s creativity with endless new and interesting activities, while supporting them to understand structure, communicate with one another and apply their curiosity to the world around them. The mother of three grown children, Lisa was born and raised in Vancouver and enjoys getting away to her family cabin on Gambier Island.
Tom Thumb welcomed Grace Barry as Supervising Teacher's Assistant in September 2018. She is delighted to be a part of the Tom Thumb community and use her experience and passion for early childhood education everyday in the classroom and as the leading teacher in the 2’s Program. Grace has several years working with children in Ireland and has continued that while also working as a nanny in Canada. She received her Early Childhood Educator degree in Ireland in 2016 and taught in a Montessori school before deciding to travel to Canada in 2017 and receiving her BC ECE Certification this year. The children at Tom Thumb have thrived under Grace’s gentle, supportive guidance, and have enjoyed sharing her interests in the outdoors, arts and crafts.