Our Director, Dr. Heather Knoepfli, comes to Brant with a wealth of experience. She is a graduate of the University of Birmingham in England, and she also has received both Master’s and PhD degrees from the University of Toronto. She is a member of the College of Early Childhood Educators. Her previous work experience has included:
• teaching at the post-secondary level, including 20 years in the Early Childhood Education Department at Ryerson University,
• working as a Research Project Officer at TVO on programs for children and outreach programs for families,
• heading her own consulting firm with a focus on human resource development and television for children,
• continuing to this day, she has served as an Educational Consultant for many media organizations interested in developing quality television and interactive media materials for children, including CBC, TVO, Decode Entertainment Inc., PVP, Lambur and Associates, Skywriter Media & Entertainment, Guru Studio, Amberwood Entertainment, DHX Media, Zodiactive, Spin Master and Marblemedia.
Projects have included Franny’s Feet, The Save Ums, Ghoul Gang, Grampa’s Garden, Little Thunder Cloud, Doggy Daycare, Wordy Bird, Leonard the Monkey, Poppets Town, CBC Wonderworld, Dirtgirl World, Elliott & Lucy, Justin Time, Chugga Wugga Wow, Julio Bunny, Rob the Robot, Hi Opie and Paw Patrol.
Dr. Knoepfli’s personal motto is “to strive for excellence". She aims to bring this goal forward in her staff and in the children who come to Brant. In her spare time, she enjoys flying her Cessna 182T to wherever time will allow!