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Lexi Deece-Cassidy

Lexi Deece-Cassidy

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies
Year of Graduation: 1996
Program: Early Childhood Education (ECE)

A Great Drive to Learn

Lexi believes that through the power of interactions, collaboration and relationships there is a possibility to have an unparalleled connection with people which will impact the lives of children and families. Lexi also believes that education is the door to freedom, offering a chance at a brighter future for children and strong family relationships/partnerships.

Lexi is a nationally recognized speaker in the areas of parenting, teaching, school discipline, non-violent conflict resolution and early childhood education. She has been an educational consultant for school districts, the medical and business community, social services and other educational associations across Canada

She has served as a classroom teacher, a laboratory school instructor, trainer, program coordinator, TV Early Learning Expert, keynote speaker, conference speaker, college professor, committee/board member, and lifelong learner.

Lexi’s passion for children is a given, and her natural ability to see things from both a child’s and parent's perspective makes her an excellent advocate for children and families.

Her knowledge and intuitive gift is that she is able to give parents practical, objective advice and tips for working with children. Lexi is a creative thinker and shares many of her ideas by using props and unique materials.

Lexi has taught at three community colleges: Sheridan College, Georgian College and St. Clair College; worked as a Research Assistant at University of Windsor; and program Coordinator for a program that was a partnership between the City of Windsor and Georgian College,

Lexi feels a great drive to learn. She feels most excited when researching, developing, and delivering workshops and education sessions to community members, parents, other professionals, and teachers. Lexi is an advocate for the field of early childhood education and children. She will speak to support the field and children whenever asked (or not, for that matter).

Lexi feels that issues of quality in early childhood education, diversity supports and professional recognition are major issues related to AECEO. Lexi has a great passion for the field of early childhood education and is an avid volunteer.

She is currently the President of the Association of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario (AECEO)-Peel Branch, a Member of the Provincial AECEO, and the President of Best Start Health Coalition of Peel. Lexi is also the Chair of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Apprenticeship Industry Committee.

Current Occupation: Director of Programs and Development, Child Development Resource Connection Peel (CDRCP)

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