Introducing your 2021-22 Chair
Council Elections governance

Kristine Parsons RECE Elected Council Chair

On June 16, the Council of the College of Early Childhood Educators elected Kristine Parsons RECE as its Chair. She succeeds Stacey Lepine RECE, who was elected as Chair in June 2019 and has now completed her term on Council.

Kristine was elected to Council (District 6 – Central West Region) in 2017. She has served in many roles on Council, including as a member of the College’s Executive Committee since June 2019 and as Chair of the Discipline and Fitness to Practice Committees in 2020-21.

“I believe in a consensus-based decision making model and will continue to guide the work of the College in key initiatives to help achieve our strategic plan. This includes playing an active role in our work on anti-racism, sexual abuse prevention, and in responding to COVID-19 impacts on the profession and the 2021 cohort of graduates.”

Kristine has worked at RisingOaks Early Learning in Kitchener for more than 30 years. Today, as their Director of Operations, she leads human resource practices and objectives to provide an employee-oriented, high-performance culture.

She holds a diploma in Early Childhood Education and a certificate in Human Resources. She’s served as a Canadian Delegate at the World Forum on Early Care and Education, and participates in child care initiatives in the Kitchener-Waterloo region.

The Council also elected to its Executive Committee:

  • Vice Chair: Laura Urso RECE
  • CeCil Kim RECE
  • Teresa Sulowski RECE
  • Pamela Carkner
  • Gen Breton

To read Council members’ biographies, visit our Council page.