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Category directors and training team

Category directors

Sophie Turcot

Sophie Turcot

Category director
communicationbb@bb.ca
DenisVinet

Denis Vinet

Category director
communicationbb@bb.ca
MC Paradis

Marie-Claude Paradis

Category director
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Eric Patenaude

Éric Patenaude

Senior Sales Representative & Director of Science products and Pedagogical Development
communicationbb@bb.ca

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Training team

Certification of professional trainers

All of our trainers are accredited by the Commission des partenaires du marché du travail under the Act to promote workforce skills development and recognition.

Marc-André Caron

Marc-André Caron

Instructor in charge of mathematics, science and robotics workshops

An educator hooked on technology and science

Marc-André, who holds a bachelor’s degree in education, has a real talent to distill complex information into simple terms for many subjects. Marc-André taught computer science and history for 8 years, while developing his passion for video production and social media. His Youtube videos of LEGO® stop-motion were viewed by more than 30 million people. He is also the founder of Ciné Brique, the first “brickfilms” festival in Canada and the biggest LEGO® creation exposition in Quebec. Marc-André was able to connect his two biggest passions, education and technology, when he discovered educational robotics. Since then, Marc-André explores the avenues of “hands on the keyboard” teaching and shares his passion with students and teachers in Canada.

S. Simard

Stéphane Simard

Educator in charge of the arts and crafts workshops

A creative type who sees an artist in each child!

Right after his studies in plastic arts, Stéphane experimented with a wide range of artistic endeavors: he designed stage elements for theatre, created illustrations for children’s books and comic strips, produced works as a member of an artist collective, performed at live painting events and took part in sandcastle competitions. His work as an illustrator has earned him an award. An educator at heart, Stéphane has facilitated art workshops for children in various cultural centres. He is the author of two books. Head of training in arts and crafts at B & B School Supplies since 1998, Stéphane helps research, test and select new products. A devoted creator, he continually explores new techniques that he then makes available to education professionals and the general public through a series of arts and crafts workshops he creates and facilitates for everyone to enjoy!

I. Patenaude

Isabelle Patenaude

Responsible for training, games and educational material

A diehard fan of the world of children

After her studies in early childhood education and in language and literature, Isabelle held a number of positions related to childhood, family and teaching. After working as an early childhood educator for 10 years and as head of a school daycare service, she was an editor of Protégez-Vous magazine’s toy buyer’s guide for 7 years where she compiled tests, analyzed toys and games, and wrote articles for the publication. Isabelle then taught early childhood education techniques and developed course materials in the same field. She has been a trainer at B & B School Supplies since 2010 where she plans and facilitates workshops and training sessions on teaching materials for educational professionals at school, preschool and early childhood levels, as well as for company employees.

Brigitte Carrier

Brigitte Carrier

Educational toys & games and special needs instructor

Determined that play fosters all-around development for all!

During her psychology studies, she was interested in child play, and this interest has driven her whole professional life. She began her career as a daycare educator, then became an educational materials consultant and is now a writer and translator of toys & games and pedagogy material. In addition, she facilitates educational toys and games workshops for various education personnel. As the mother of an autistic child, she also gives conferences and workshops to educators involved with children with special needs and to their parents. Her hobbies and personal interests range from travel to gymnastics, logic games and volunteer work with her local autistic society… Surprised?

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Our educational content partners

Brault & Bouthillier, which has been deeply rooted in the world of education for decades, partners with qualified resource professionals who have in-depth practical knowledge. They share their expertise and validate the educational content we offer. Our company’s technical and instructional expertise, combined with our partners’ educational knowledge and experience, will meet all your needs.

Veronik Legault

Veronik Legault

Educational Advisor CSSMB

Veronik has worked in the field of daycare services for the Centre de services scolaire Marguerite Bourgeoys for over 20 years and she is passionate about her work. Whether as a daycare teacher or technician, an instructor in the Attestation of Vocational Education (AVE) programs for in-school daycare teachers and educators or as an educational advisor, her mission is to foster the development of high-quality daycare services.

Martine Gariépy

Martine Gariépy

Visual Arts Specialist CSSPÎ

Martine Gariépy has taught kindergarten (5-year-olds) for almost 24 years. In the past 15 years or more she has led a number of visual arts workshops at the Centre des enseignantes et des enseignants du CSSDM, the conference of the Alliance des professeurs et professeures de Montréal and the Congress of the Association d’éducation préscolaire du Québec (AÉPQ). She loves to teach visual arts to her students and to experiment with new techniques with them because it fills her with joy and wonderment!

Karine Martineau

Karine Martineau

Spécialiste en arts plastiques CSSPÎ

Karine is an accomplished artist, specializing in the visual arts, who works with primary pupils. She has developed her love for drawing and painting since childhood. She has participated in numerous workshops and artists residencies. She graduated from the École Supérieure des Beaux-arts de Nîmes, in France, in 2008 and from the École des arts visuels et médiatiques de l’UQAM in 2010. She received the Charest-Wallot Printemps bursary for her work Château D’ô, presented in the joint exhibition Passage à découvert at the UQAM gallery in 2011.

Isabelle Lafontaine

Isabelle Lafontaine

Daycare Educational Director

Isabelle Lafontaine has over 30 years of experience in early childhood education. She is self-taught, and passionate about her work. She has a college diploma in daycare services and a DEC diploma in the humanities, specializing in Psychology. Over the years her passion has led her to upgrade her knowledge through continuing education and to receive a bachelor’s degree from Université Laval. She has many strings in her bow, as she has worked at all levels, from daycare teacher to general manager. With her excellent people skills and firmly objective viewpoint, she has been recognized throughout her career for her involvement in various committees within the CPE network. Now her main role is to share knowledge as a speaker and trainer for various organizations such as CEGEP and CPEBC. She is very thorough and analytical and an excellent listener, all major assets that she employs to help you to reach your educational and organizational goals.