My name is Mrs. VanZeeland-Power. This is my 12th year at St. James! I've taught every grade from kindergarten to Gr. 5 in my teaching career. I'm looking forward to teaching Gr. 1.
I really like to read, run, bike, and spend time with my husband Marc and my children, although 2 of them are awfully busy. My step-daughter, (Sydney) is 22 years old and in her fifth year of university. My step-son (Ty) is 20 years old. He is working for an arborist. My youngest son (Micky) is on a new adventure - Gr. 7 at Holy Trinity. During the summer holidays we spent a lot of our time swimming - Constance Bay, our pool and at Calypso. I have one other family member who needs mentioning, Jasper our golden retriever dog. Jasper loves to go for walks and run free off leash. When at home you will almost always find her with a "baby" (could be a tennis ball, a small stuffy, or a sock) being held in her mouth, but her most favourite thing in the world is being patted for hours.
I am truly excited to be teaching your children! I love my job and feel privileged every day that I have with them. It is going to be a fantastic year!