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Meet our team

Our amazing team of experts are committed to giving every child a reason to love learning, so they can achieve their hopes and dreams. This vision is a continuous journey that involves the work of the entire community - parents, grandparents, teachers and educators. Speak directly to one of your regional sales representatives to help us understand how to support you better.   

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George Pye

Eastern Canada Sales Consultant

George Pye is our Eastern Canada Sales Consultant and has been working with Scholar’s Choice since April 2011. He has a diverse educational background to assist him in his sales role. 

✉️ georgepye@scholarschoice.ca
📞709-743-5228


Our questions to George:
1.What inspires you most about Scholar’s Choice?
- Their unique Early Educational products and resources.

2.What do you love most about being on the Scholar’s Choice Team? 
- The ever expanding knowledge that it brings.

3.What is your favourite memory from working in this position/in your territory? 
- Visiting all the centres in my area.

4.What is your favourite hobby or pastime? 
- Hiking and spending time near the water.

5.Favourite Food? 
- Mac and Cheese

6.Favourite Movie? 
- Bladerunner ( Harrison Ford version )

7.Favourite Animal? 
- Pembrook Welsh Corgi

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Lynn Braybon

Central Ontario and Quebec Sales Consultant

Lynn Braybon is our Central Ontario and Quebec Sales Consultant and has been working with Scholar’s Choice for 21 years. She Completed her RECE  from Seneca College, Advanced ECE from Seneca Collage, Advanced Special Needs from George Brown College, and Hanen Language.


✉️ lynnbraybon@scholarschoice.ca
📞905-809-1378

Our questions to Lynn:
1.What inspires you most about Scholar’s Choice?
- Ability to continually  adapt , change and grow to support the wellbeing and education of children.

2.What do you love most about being on the Scholar’s Choice Team?
- Working with the customers. So many variations of programs , organizations, and no end of amazing people.

3.What is your favourite memory from working in this position/in your territory? 
- Finishing any childcare set up. It is a great feeling to be part of the process.

4.What is your favourite hobby or pastime?
- Water ! swimming , playing , canoeing, paddling , hot tub soaking.

5.Favourite Food? 
- Any pasta with Pesto!

6.Favourite Movie? 
- Bladerunner

7.Favourite Animal? 
- Giraffe, named Todd

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Meagan Burgess Whiting

Southwestern Ontario and National Early Childhood Consultant

Meagan Burgess Whiting is our Southwestern Ontario Sales Consultant and National Early Childhood Consultant. She has been working with Scholar’s Choice for 15 years. She is a Registered Early Childhood Educator and Nurse.


✉️ meaganburgesswhiting@scholarschoice.ca
📞519-820-1944

Our questions to Meagan:
1.What inspires you most about Scholar’s Choice? 
- Our vision “to give every child a reason to love learning, so they can achieve their hopes and dreams”.

2.What do you love most about being on the Scholar’s Choice Team? 
-Having a great team that works together to help support our grandparents, parents, teachers and educators!  

3.What is your favourite memory from working In this position/in your territory? 
- Going and doing outdoor training in Scotland!

4.What is your favourite hobby or pastime? 
- My favourite pastime is going for hikes with my family.

5.What is your Favourite Food?
- Pasta

6.What is your Favourite Movie?
- Wonder

7.What is your Favourite Animal. 
- Panda

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Priya Vedula

Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia Sales Consultant

Priya Vedula is our Alberta and Saskatchewan Sales Consultant and has been working with Scholar’s Choice since 2013. She completed her Masters in Marketing Communications from Roosevelt University in Chicago.


✉️ priyavedula@scholarschoice.ca
📞403-605-8426

Our questions to Priya:
1.What inspires you most about Scholar’s Choice? 
- The one thing that inspires me the most is the playful learning approach that Scholars Choice strongly believes in. Play is how every child learns! 

2.What do you love most about being on the Scholar’s Choice Team? 
- I love that it’s a Family owned Canadian Company that has been around for 81 years, making them the oldest and largest supplier of learning materials to various Childcares and School Boards around the country.  

3.What is your favourite memory from working In this position/in your territory? 
- My favourite memory is attending trade shows in Western Canada and building friendly relationships with all our customers. 

4.What is your favourite hobby or pastime? 
- My favourite pastime is being outdoors. Camping, kayaking, exploring and enjoying the outdoors with my kids. 

5.What is your Favourite Food?
- I love to try different food from all over the world. I believe every dish has a unique story to tell about a particular culture.

6.What is your Favourite Movie?
- Frozen I and II, Moana, Sound Of Music, Mary Poppins, Trolls,

7.What is your Favourite Animal. 
- Grizzly (My Havanese Pup) 

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Nicole Malette

London Area Sales Consultant

I have been in sales and sales management for the last 25 years and pride myself on giving the best customer service possible. Being new to the Scholar’s Choice family, I am eager to meet all of our wonderful customers and help them create fun learning and memories with the children in their lives.

✉️ nicolemalette@scholarschoice.ca
📞226-219-6906

1.What inspires you most about Scholar’s Choice?

The opportunity to learn in all different ways that suits each child best and having lots of fun while doing it! 

 

2.What do you love most about being on the Scholar’s Choice Team?

The people that make up this great company.  Also, having the chance to make a difference in the community and many children's lives by providing them with many different options for play and learning.  

 

3.What is your favorite memory from working in this position/in your territory?

The very first child I interacted with in the store was only 4 years old and she was so excited and in awe of all we had to offer! She expressed her joy of being able to pick a toy.  Her mom was so proud to be able to get it for her at Scholar’s Choice, because she had shopped with us when she was a child too.  It really made me think of the times my daughter was small and we would shop at Scholar’s Choice as a reward.....so many good memories.

 

4.What is your favorite hobby or pastime? 

I love to cross stitch, paint and cook….I cook or bake everyday and love it! 

 

5.Favourite Food? 

All Mexican and Italian food…hard to pick just one thing! 

 

6.Favourite Movie? 

My current favourite movie is, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” and I do love the Dreamworks movie, “UP” 

 

7.Favourite Animal? 

I LOVE tigers! But my favourite animal is my dog, Koda Bear.

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Catherine Babb

Northwestern Ontario & Manitoba Sales Consultant

Catherine Babb is our Northwestern Ontario and Manitoba Sales Consultant and has been working with Scholar’s Choice for 21 years. She completed her Bachelor of Arts, Education Certification.


✉️ catherinebabb@scholarschoice.ca
📞204-390-0313

Our questions to Catherine:
1.What inspires you most about Scholar’s Choice?
- Their commitment to sourcing unique products with sound educational values.

2.What do you love most about being on the Scholar’s Choice Team?
- The people; staff, childcare directors, conference delegates, teachers and of course children.

3.What is your favourite memory from working in this position/in your territory?
- I love opening new centres, walking into a construction zone and walking out of a beautiful new centre.

4.What is your favourite hobby or pastime?
- Gardening, reading, cooking (but only when I am not under time constraints or hungry)

5.What is your Favourite Food?
- Pasta

6.What is your Favourite Movie?
- Pitch Perfect

7.What is your Favourite Animal?
- Cats

 

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Pandora Firman

Sales Consulatant

Pandora moved to London, Ontario from outside of Ottawa in 2004. Shortly after arriving she started working for Scholar’s Choice at our London East retail location. After several years of working with us, Pandora moved to our head office as a Receptionist. Pandora now collaborates with our sales representatives, working with our customers across Canada.

 

✉️ pandorafirman@scholarschoice.ca
📞 (519) 518-2541

1. What inspires you most about Scholar’s Choice?

That we strive to meet the needs of all children by reaching out to vendors from all over, bringing in exciting new products.

2. What do you love most about being on the Scholar’s Choice Team? 

That we are a small Canadian-based company where the owners are approachable and know each and every one of their staff by name.

3. What is your favorite memory from working in this position/in your territory? 

Hearing from the reps that my calls lead to them establishing new contacts or renewing existing ones.

5. Favourite Food? 

I love food in general, so it’s hard to narrow it down 

6. Favourite Movie? 

Eat Pray Love -Julia Roberts

Band of Brothers

7. Favourite Animal? 

I have a deep love for all animals


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