Meet our Board Members 2019/2020

LaPerle Playschool is a Parent Co-Operative program that runs through our wonderful teachers, parents like you and our volunteer board members that make our school such an amazing place to be.

Amanda Percy


Thank you for choosing La Perle Community Playschool, where children experience “The Stepping Stones of Early Learning.” My name is Amanda Percy and I am delighted to take on the role of President for the 2019-2020 school year. This is my fourth year as President (although, I did take on our 3-Year Teacher role last year), and my fifth year serving on the Board. I am a stay-at-home Mom to 4 children: Benjamin (age 8), William (age 7), Isabella (age 4), and Oliver (age 2). My two eldest children have been enriched with educational experiences at the Playschool, and now they both attend La Perle Elementary. Thanks to Mrs. Wong and Mrs. Knoll, my sons have gained valuable skills as confident and capable learners, classmates, and friends. Last year, Isabella thrived in the three-year program and is now very excited to be with Mrs. Knoll in the 4-year program this year.

I’m grateful that La Perle Playschool is a Parent Cooperative because our families work in partnership with our children’s teachers. What a gift to be involved in our children’s education! As an Early Childhood Educator and teacher with Edmonton Public School Board, my experiences taught me that a wholistic approach to teaching and learning gives the most benefit to the student. It’s so valuable to have a child’s first experiences at school be positive, and I appreciate that La Perle Playschool has done this for our family!

The students, their families, the teachers, and the Executive Board all work collaboratively to provide a successful experience at our Playschool. Together, we can make the 2019-2020 school year a fantastic one! I’m looking forward to taking this journey with you over the next year; please be in contact with me to share concerns, ask questions, and celebrate successes about your child! My email address is: [email protected]

Tara Mancini

-Vice President-

Hi! My name is Tara Mancini and I am very excited to be joining the La Perle Community Playschool Board this year! My son, Hunter, will be attending the 3 year old class and we are both excited to see all of the wonderful learning that will be happening in the classroom! Please contact me if you have any questions about the Playschool, I would love to hear from you! Here’s to a great year!

Michelle Bottriell


Hi my name is Michelle Bottriell and this is my third year as the Registrar for La Perle Community Playschool. I am a stay at home mom to two wonderful boys, who have both attended the Playschool. Mrs. Wong and Mrs. Knoll are awesome teachers. I am constantly blown away by all the creative crafts, learning activities and overall happy environment that they bring to the classroom. What I enjoy most is how involved parents get to be with their child’s Playschool experience by volunteering in class and seeing firsthand what happens inside the classroom. I am looking forward to another year on the board, please feel free to contact me anytime with any questions or concerns at [email protected]

Jennifer May


Hi! my name in Jennifer May, this my first year on the Board.  My daughter attended the 3 year program last year and is very excited to be starting the 4 year program this year.  It is a truly amazing program and my daughter has learned so much and made some great friends.  I have loved that I get to be a part of my daughter’s education in the playschool and participate in her learning.  We are so excited to see what the new school year has in store!

Heather Properzi


My name is Heather Properzi. My daughter will be attending LaPerle playschool September 2019. This is my first year on the board and I am excited to see what this year has in store!  If you see me around feel free to say hello!

Taneal Pryce

-Fundraising Coordinator-

Hello. My son was with Mrs. Knoll and now my daughter will be in the 4 year program this year and she is so excited. I am ready to do some fundraising for this wonderful program. If you ever need some help or just want to talk, I am here.

Sam Dobson

-Volunteer Coordinator-

My name is Sam Dobson, my son Archie attends the 4 year program. This is my first year on the board and second year at the playschool. We have really enjoyed being a part of LaPerle playschool and getting to know the wonderful staff and families that attend. Archie has learned so much and we have both made some amazing friends. I look forward to the next year and meeting more great people.

Kali Heppner

-Spring Tea Coodinator-

My name is Kali Heppner. My son attended LaPerle playschool 2014-2016, and my daughter was part of the 3 year program last year, and she can’t wait for this year to start.  This is my second year on the board as part of the spring tea committee, and I am excited to see what the new school year has to offer.  If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.

Erin Umrysh

-Spring Tea Coordinator-

My name is Erin Umrysh and I am excited to be a new board member on the Spring Tea Committee. My youngest son, Emmett, loved every minute of the 3 year old program and is so excited to be attending the 4 year old program this year. Mrs. Knoll and Mrs. Wong work so hard to make their classroom an amazing place to be and we can’t wait to see all the fun they have planned for this year. The Spring Tea is an amazing event and I am looking forward to being a part of the planning this year.