Meet the CHEEP Staff

 

Jamie Maschmeyer
Program Coordinator/Speech-Language Pathologist

Jamie completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Alberta in 1994, obtaining a Bachelor of Education. She then pursued graduate study at the U of A, receiving a Master of Speech-Language Pathology. Jamie worked in early education in Edmonton and St. Albert between 1996 and 2002. She has found her passion for teaching on a collaborative team compliments her interest in speech and language development in young children. In 2002 Jamie, working with Lu-Anne McFarlane and Colette Strain, founded the Corbett Hall Early Education Program (CHEEP) at the University of Alberta. Since then she has split her time between coordinating the program and working as one of the speech-language pathologists in the classroom

 Haley Oliver
 Certified Teacher

 Haley received her Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta in 2019. She has been working with children of all ages and their families in the school setting since then. Prior to becoming a teacher, Halley worked as an Interventionist and Educational Assistant at the Centre for Autism Services Alberta for 3 years.  Haley joined the CHEEP team in 2022 as the classroom teacher.

Sandra Freeman
Speech Language Pathologist

Sandra is the SLP working in the morning class. She grew up in Winnipeg and moved to Edmonton in the early 1990s to continue her education. Sandra graduated with her Master of Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Alberta in 1995, and has more than 15 years of experience working with preschool children in early education classrooms.


Lynda Thibault
Therapist Assistant
Lynda is the Therapy Assistant in the classroom. Lynda was born in Dawson Creek, BC. She has also lived in Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Calgary, and moved to Edmonton in January 2013. Lynda received a diploma in Occupational Therapy Assistant from Medicine Hat College. Lynda worked as an OTA at Renfrew Educational Services in Calgary in their Community Services division for 4 years before moving to Edmonton. Lynda has been on our team since 2013.

Sarah Valente
Occupational Therapist

Sarah has been working as an Occupational Therapist in Early Education since 2001 and joined the CHEEP team in 2006. She is originally from Saskatchewan, and grew up in Regina before moving to Saskatoon to attend the University of Saskatchewan where she obtained a B.A. in Psychology. Sarah moved to Edmonton in 1998 to complete her degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of Alberta.

Carla Brown
Physical Therapist