Meet Staff: Debra Dawes

Debra graduated with her ECE diploma from Langara and Vancouver Community College in 1997. Previously, she also studied music therapy at Capilano College and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto. The majority of Debra’s career has been spent enjoying working with children in various centres in Vancouver, and also in Toronto where she was born and raised. Weaving musical elements into many classroom activities is a hallmark of Debra’s style, providing a fun and engaging gateway for children to explore the world around them. Debra was proud to see her own children thrive within their preschool experiences, and enjoys creating similar opportunities for other children to expand their horizons. Her daughter is now a student at UBC, and her son is studying at Vancouver Film School.