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Carol Vaage - Educator, Author, Artist

Retired and loving all three interests!


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About Me

A lady with TIME:

Time! Time to learn new things. Since I've retired, I've started to learn watercolour painting and have moved from novice to intermediate.

Time! Time to volunteer for organizations that I believe in, like Edmonton Lifelong Learners Association, my Seniors Association, the SWCA art society.

Time! Time to write. I'm writing my teacher memoirs and it will take me a year or more to complete. I've already written one binder full of the incredible projects I co-collaborated with my classes.

Time! Time to be with nature. Marvel at the tree buds unfolding, the blossoms emerging, the shoots of green grass. Marvel at the changes in our seasons.

Time! Time to keep myself safe from viruses.

Time to share with my children as they age, that growing older may be physical aging, but your inner self can be as young as you wish.

Time to watch my grandchildren grow into responsible, beautiful and creative individuals.

Time to live in the present and enjoy each sunrise, rainfall, sunny days.

Time to have an afternoon nap whenever I wish!



  • B Ed in Early Childhood Education 
  • Ed Diploma in Early Childhood Education
  • M Ed in Early Childhood Education
  • 2 trips to Reggio Schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Co-created a preschool curriculum for Canadian Schools in Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Taught kindergarten and Gr 1 in Leduc and for Edmonton Catholic Schools
  • Author in Residence
  • Guest author in several schools
  • Presenter at School District Conventions, Conferences
  • Website creator
  • Participant in Network for Innovative Schools
  • President of local and provincial Early Childhood Education Council for Alberta teachers k-3
  • Published artist