The faculty at Butterfly Progressive Montessori Preschool is both committed and dedicated to creating a holistic blended program for our students. All the directresses are trained in Early Childhood Education and Montessori Education.

Ms. Shumaila Leghari – Head Teacher with over 20 years of experience working at Butterfly. She has been teaching since 1999 in Canada. Ms. Shumaila has two boys who she loves to spend time with. She enjoys travelling and reading. Ms. Shumaila can speak 5 languages and is eager to learn another one! (Montessori & ECE)

Ms. Doris Lau – Former student teacher trained at Butterfly who officially joined us in September 2018. Ms. Doris speaks English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. She has a daughter and enjoys spending time and travelling with her family in her free time. Ms. Doris loves to cook and bake. (Montessori & ECE)

Ms. Nancy Hayashi – Part-time teacher with over  10 years of experience in early childhood education. Ms. Nancy worked in Japan for 10 years teaching English to children traveling to 43 of the 47 prefectures. In addition to dreaming of her next travel plans, Ms. Nancy is an avid fan of the Seattle Mariners and the Brazil soccer team. (ECE)

Ms. Gabriela Moutal – Dance and Movement teacher who comes every Wednesday.

Ms. Theresa Lee – Over 10 years of experience in early childhood education. Ms. Theresa had previously worked in both Canada and Taiwan for many years. She took over Butterfly in 2014 after working 3 years for the founder. She speaks English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. Ms. Theresa loves to travel with her friends and family. She also enjoys reading and watching the Canucks hockey game! (Montessori & ECE)

All the staff hold current First Aid/CPR certificates and Criminal Record Checks.

Our teachers are required to attend regular training sessions and workshops to ensure we are completely up to date on all aspects of Early Childhood Education and Montessori training.