Meet our Board

Chair

Hi there, my name is Holly Feiler. I have been a parent with ECNS since 2017. This is my second year on the board. I have enjoyed being involved with the Nursery School, and have met wonderful people. I really appreciate the opportunity to have a say in the school. It is neat to collaborate with others, for the betterment of the school. The role of the Chair is to liaison with the teacher and administrator for the functioning of the school. This position facilitates board meetings and communicates updates with parents via email. The Chairperson also runs the Annual General Meeting. The person in this role oversees the running of the school with the help of the teacher, the administrator, and your fellow board members.

Vice-Chair 

Currently, this position is vacant but the responsibilities of this role include support for Miss Amy, staff, and the Chair. I also set and evaluate annual goals for the nursery school as per the Region guidelines. As well, this role performs staff and program evaluations. It’s mainly behind the scenes and independent work! 

Secretary

I’m Marlene Kuepfer and I have been on the board for 3 years. First I started as the trips coordinator, and for the last 2 school years, I have been in the Secretary role. I have enjoyed being on the board, taking on an active part in my community and my children’s school. It’s a lot of fun, I’ve had the opportunity to meet lots of great people through ECNS. My role as secretary is to take the minutes at our monthly meetings and send them via email to the board members. I also do the scheduling for the participating parents in the class. From time to time, I need to send a thank-you note when someone has contributed to our school. I am also a voting member on the executive board, so sometimes, there are scenarios where I may need to meet with them, and make decisions. It’s a nice way to give back, and I’ve learned some new skills too!

My youngest will be graduating from the pre-school program this year. I’d love to had the role over by, or before November of 2021.

Treasurer

The Treasurer works with the Administer to manage the financial aspects of the school. They track expenses & revenues, ensuring all payments are accurate and on time, as well as depositing and providing receipts for all money coming into the school. They present information regarding the school’s finances at monthly board meetings and at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). Currently, this position is vacant.

Registrar

 Hello, my name is Sarah, and I am the Registrar. I’m a cool cat lady! I chat with new families through email, gather and organize important paperwork such as police checks and first aid. I check emails. My goal is to get a waitlist for the school someday!  I have a lot of ideas to breathe new life into the school.

Field Trip Coordinator

Currently, this position is vacant, but we will be looking to fill this position in the future once field trips are permitted. As a Field Trip Coordinator, you will plan, coordinate, and book trips for the school. This member is also responsible to post a sign-up sheet and collect money for the field trip.

Events Coordinator

Hello ECNS families! My name is Lori Samis, and I am the Events Coordinator member of the board. This position involves connecting with committee members to plan and coordinate events throughout the year. ECNS plans several parties for occasions throughout the school year. We are also involved in The Santa Claus Parade and The Elmira Maple Syrup Festival.

This school year has looked different due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but ECNS is creatively planning events to continue to foster relationships while aiding to increase a sense of community.

Fundraising Coordinator

I’m Lisa, the fundraising chair. I work to offset the costs associated with running the school. I research the companies we work with and organize the logistics behind the scenes. This position usually oversees fundraisers such as the Poinsettia’s and the Annual Bake Sale. This is my second time on the board, in the same position. Making money is my jam!

Publicity

Hello! My name is Sarah and I have recently taken over the publicity role. In this role, I gather information to create a monthly newsletter and calendar. I am responsible for keeping the social media accounts up to date and creating flyers and posters for promotions. My son is currently in the toddler program and we have been loving our experience at the school this year! 

Sarah GreenMeet our Board