Our Team

Joyful Learning is a not-for-profit organization currently focused on  providing affordable, community connected educational experiences that spark joy, wonder, and a love of learning!

Our Founders

Hayley & Jonathan Legassie

Founders

Joyful Learning was started by Hayley and Jonathan Legassie in the summer of 2020. Initially created as a home learning plan for their own children, Joyful Learning evolved into a platform serving thousands of children and teachers all across North America.  Joyful Learning officially became a non-profit organization under the umbrella of Legassie Education Access Foundation (LEAF) in May 2021.  

Our Educators

Hayley Legassie

Lead Educator

Hayley is a B.C. Certified Teacher with more than a decade of teaching experience in public, private, and homeschool settings.  She is passionate about meeting the diverse needs of all learners.  Hayley believes that learning should be fun. She infuses a little joy, wonder, and whimsy into all she does.

Erin Turkington

Home Learning Consultant

Erin taught in the public system for several years, working with children with profound mental and physical disabilities. Erin has been homeschooling her own four children following Charlotte Mason methods while living mostly in Nepal over the past few years. Erin believes that some of the best learning happens in the everyday moments. 

Jennie Abbot

Yoga & Mindfulness Coach

Jennie Abbot is the Founder and Director of Harmony Kids Yoga & Mindfulness Company.  Jennie has worked with children, families, government, non-profit organizations and educators for over 20 years sharing her passion of bringing happiness and peace into the lives of children through yoga and mindfulness.

Andrea Fritz

Artist & Educator

Andrea Fritz is a Coast Salish artist and author from the Lyackson First Nation of the Hul’qumi’num speaking Peoples on the West Coast of Canada. Andrea strives to express her People’s history and all our futures using her art. She focuses on animals and scenes of the West Coast of Canada and our intricate relationships with them. 

Our Board of Directors

Gordon Mooney

Retired RCMP
Gord retired from a 30 year career with the RCMP. He is currently employed by the B.C. Solicitor General, Public Safety Ministry. Gord has decades of experience volunteering his time with non-profit organizations.

Erin Turkington

Teacher & Homeschool Mom

Erin taught in the public system for several years, working with children with profound mental and physical disabilities. Erin is a long time homeschooling mom to her four children. 

Jonathan Legassie

Financial Advisor

Jonathan holds a B.Sc. in Biology and an Master of Divinity from TWU. He is a financial advisor at Legassie Financial Ltd. Jonathan has decades of experience running multiple businesses and supports Joyful Learning with his expertise in this area. 

Our Admin Team

Denise Smith

Administrative Lead

 Denise Smith has worked in financial administration for the past ten years. Denise joined the Legassie Financial team 2017. In her spare time Denise enjoys reading and spending time with loved ones. 

Rhegan Patrick

Admin Assistant

Rhegan has decades of experience supporting non-profit organizations with administrative and logistical duties. Rhegan is our Bookkeeper and manages onboarding of new students. 

Anna Stockton

Admin Assistant

Anna has certification in Special Education and many years experience working in the field. Anna assists Joyful Learning in the development and maintenance of our Virtual Classrooms and educational resources.