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3180 New Street

Burlington, ON L7N 1M8

Our Director

Our Director, Dr. Heather Knoepfli, comes to Brant with a wealth of experience. She is a graduate of the University of Birmingham in England, has both a Master’s degree and PHD from the University of Toronto, and an Early Childhood Education diploma. Her previous experience includes:

  • teaching at the post-secondary level, including over 20 years in the Early Childhood Education Department at Ryerson.
  • working as a Research Project Officer at TVO, and continuing to this day, working as an Educational Consultant for several media organizations, including TVO, CBC, PBS, DeCode Entertainment, Spin Master, Guru Studio and Marblemedia. Projects have included Franny’s Feet, Rob the Robot, Save Ums, Justin Time, Paw Patrol and True and the Rainbow Kingdom, among others.
  • 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!

Our Team

Our senior group includes Peter Knoepfli, MBA, General Manager, Dr. Heather Knoepfli, Ph.D. and RECE, Educational Director, Kristin Knoepfli, LLM, Assistant Director, Janine Stewart, RECE, Administrative Manager and Supervisor of Infants and Toddlers, Sendi Gallo, RECE, Supervisor of Pre-School Department, and Brenda Richardson, B.Ed. and Teacher’s Certificate, Supervisor of our Kindergarten Program.


Our teaching staff are dedicated to the care and education of each child through individualized attention and motivation of each child to do his or her best. From our parents:

"We cannot say enough great things about your staff and your program at Brant. My son has excelled in all areas and is so happy and eager to learn, explore and play." (Mrs. D.T.)

"All the staff at Brant are outstanding, caring and thoughtful." (Mrs. C.S.)

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