Our Teachers

Samantha Wolsegger

Miss. Wolsegger is new to Malmo Preschool and she recently graduated from the University of Alberta with her degree in Elementary Education. She has spent the last four years volunteering at an Elementary school as a coach and club director for Start2Finish, a non-profit afterschool program. She found her passion for early learning during her Kindergarten practicum and strongly believes in the benefits that Preschool can have on a child’s confidence and social development.

Miss. Wolsegger believes that preschool, as a child’s first school experience, is an opportunity to inspire a love of learning early on! It is important to her that each student feels safe, included and loved within her classroom. She believes in the learning through play philosophy and how it contributes to a child’s social, emotional, and cognitive development. She celebrates the fact that each child is unique and requires different supports to be successful.

Miss. Wolsegger enjoys cooking, biking and spending as much time as possible in the mountains. In her free time you can find her exploring the Edmonton river valleys and spending quality time with her family and kitty.

Tafseer Sayeda

Mrs. Sayeda is new to Malmo Preschool, but has several years of experience in Early Learning and Child Care Education. After serving the Edmonton community for almost a decade as a Day Home Provider working with Alberta accredited agencies, Mrs. Sayeda completed her Child Development Supervisor Certification in 2016 from CDI College in accordance with the Child Care Licensing Regulation. She helped out for years at ALBaqir Academy and Callingwood Lymburn Community Playschool as a Teacher Assistant where she enhanced her experience working with children and staff and her understanding of their immediate needs. Mrs. Sayeda is very excited to join the Malmo Preschool family!

Mrs. Sayeda believes in learning through play and environment. She also believes that all children are like flowers and nurturing their specific needs can make a difference in terms of good learners, team players, caring individuals, and best professionals & citizens. Mrs. Sayeda hopes to instill these beliefs to all of the children around her at Malmo Preschool. She loves to be engaged with each child in a collective learning environment.

Mrs. Sayeda has been happily married for almost 23 years and has four children – three handsome boys and a lovely princess – a pair of budgies, and bunnies! In her rare spare time she loves to go shopping, camping, and gardening.

Melissa Lee, Teacher  (on maternity leave)

Mrs. Lee has been teaching at Malmo Preschool since 2006 and she absolutely loves it! She graduated from the University of Alberta with an Elementary Education degree. She also received her Early Childhood Diploma from MacEwan University.

Mrs. Lee believes strongly in the learning through play philosophy. She knows that preschool is an opportunity for children to socialize and interact with other children that are a similar age. Mrs. Lee believes that through collaborative play at the preschool children develop important social, emotional, cognitive, physical and language skills.

Mrs. Lee knows that each child is unique. She brings out the best in each child at the preschool and fosters confidence and self-esteem in the children. Her kindness, creativity and enthusiasm ensure children have a positive first school experience.

Mrs. Lee grew up in Edmonton, enjoys being involved in the community and loves spending time with her husband and three children.