Our Educators

Amy Sonnenberg: Ms AmyAmy Sonnenberg: Ms Amy has over 20 years of experience as a Registered Early Childhood Educator. She lives just outside of Elmira with her husband and two teenage boys.

She believes that the early years of a child’s development are vital and that early learning experiences play a valuable role in helping shape the future of a child’s life. Her own children attended Elmira Community Nursery School with Ms. Diane. She credits their creativity, confidence and outside the box thinking in part to their early learning experiences. She brings to our school her warmth, kindness, patience and a love of learning.


Diane MartinDiane Martin: My name is Diane Martin. I am married to Steve and we have one daughter who just turned 21. I worked as the RECE for Elmira Community Nursery School for 36 years and retired in June,2020. I love little people and enjoy working with Amy. Family is important to us and I am enjoying the role of ” great Auntie Di”. I am also blessed with many friends and enjoy spending time with them. I try to walk daily and love the outdoors. We are involved with a local church.



Yoko YamadaYoko Yamada: Hello! My name is Yoko and I am a support staff for the classes. I grew up in Japan and have moved around a little bit before settling in this beautiful part of Ontario. Every time I am at school, I appreciate the opportunity to see and learn fresh perspectives together with the children. My wish is to be of some help in bringing out smiles, a sense of achievement, and respect for oneself and others in the classes. Outside of school, I try to bring out the same for myself and my family and enjoy walking, reading recipe books, and baking.