Joyful Learning is a not-for-profit organization providing affordable, high quality, community connected educational experiences that spark joy, wonder, and a love of learning.
Hayley & Jonathan Legassie
Joyful Learning was started by Hayley and Jonathan Legassie in the summer of 2020. Hayley & Jonathan live in Langley, BC with their 2 young kids. 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.
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.
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.
Head Reading Coach
Janessa is the Head Educator at Simbi. She is a certified teacher, homeschool mom, and a reading intervention specialist. Janessa is joining Joyful Learning as the Head of the Simbi Reading Coach program. Janessa loves to find creative ways to reach the needs and personality of individual learners.
Reading Club Co-Leader
Arienne is the Head of Community at Simbi. She is a certified teacher with many years of experience. Arienne is joining us at Joyful Learning to co-lead our Reading Club and Reading Club Live – motivating learners to read more books, more often, for a real purpose.
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.
Music Educator & Songwriter
Laura Koch is a professional, award-winning musician who leads and writes for the band, The Kwerks. Laura is also the creator of Snap-Tunes – a songwriting program that leads students through a fun and engaging process that results in the collaborative creation of their very own original “class song”.
Our Board of Directors
Shannon is a 20 year veteran in arts & cultural management, recently specializing in museum programming. She is a true believer in the value of experiential learning and the need to make educational opportunities accessible to all.
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.
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.
Our Admin Team
Rhegan has decades of experience supporting non-profit organizations with administrative and logistical duties. Rhegan is our Bookkeeper and manages onboarding of new students.
Hayley provides web-design, marketing, and administrative support for Joyful Learning. Hayley has a passion for education and loves to share this with others.
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.