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Dr. Maple Melder Crozier, BA, MS, Ed.D.
Department Head
Tel: 604-864-4688 ext. 4688
Office #: D3078 (Abbotsford campus)

Maple taught her first course at Fraser Valley College in April 1991, and became fulltime faculty at the University College of the Fraser Valley in Sep 1992.  She was instrumental in bringing the CYC degree program to UCFV and was the 2nd faculty hired for that program. She has since participated in many projects and programs there.  She is currently engaged in her third stint as Department head for the newly named Child, Youth & Family Studies Department.

Maple has worked in the field of CYC in many capacities.  She has done Suicide Prevention and Crisis management frontlinework, along with being the Administrator and Counsellor for Vision Youth.  She participates in community development regularly.
Maple has a BA in Biological Science (emphasis in Marine Biology) from California State University at Hayward; an MS in Education with an Educational Psychology option, including one year of co-op studies in educational research at Stanford University.  Her post-graduate projects there included Science Attainment in Primary Students, and Math Counting Approaches.  Her thesis was entitled Intelligence and Success:  Are they related?  She also attained a California State Counselor’s Certification, College Instructor’s Certificate, and a K-12 Teacher’s Certification. Her doctoral work was at the Boyer School of Education of William Howard Taft University, and since intelligence has continued to be an interest area, completed her dissertation in 2002 in the area of Multiple Intelligences and school success.
Maple is married and has 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren.  She is passionate about her family, football, and footwear.

Doris Ball
Child, Youth and Family Studies department Asst/Advisor
Tel: 604-854-4580 ext. 4580
Office #: D3076 (Abbotsford campus)

Doris has a varied background in business and administrative positions both in the public and private sectors, and worked as the supervisor of a word processing center in Calgary before moving back to BC.  She is proud to be BC-born and has added to the BC and UFV community in the following ways:   Doris helped create the Literacy book project at UFV. She worked with many different software programs in the past and taught word-processing and Intro to Computers for community groups.  She started at UFV in 1988 and started working in the Child, Youth and Family Studies Department in 1991.  Doris has training in YMCA fitness where she offered aerobics classes. Her hobbies include aerobics, bicycle rides and exploring BC and Canada.  Doris lives in Abbotsford, is married and has two children.

George Melzer, M.Ed
Tel: 604-504-7441 ext: 4791
Office #: D3084 (Abbotsford campus)

George came to UFV in 1994. He has been an instructor for the Family Child Care Certificate Program.  His educational background includes diplomas and degrees from a number of institutions. Most recently, he completed a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education at Simon Fraser University. He has worked in the ECE field in a number of capacities. These include being a caregiver, owning and operating a group day care, and designing learning environments for young children. In 2006, George won the coveted Teaching Excellence award at UFV. He lives in the Abbotsford area, is married and has two children.

   Cindy Rammage,  BA, MA
   Tel: 604-504-7441 ext: 4420
   Office #: D3082 (Abbotsford campus)

  Cindy began teaching sessionally in the CYC program in 1999 and has worked as a faculty member since 2001.

  She worked  in residential assessment and treatment settings for children and youth while obtaining a BA in Child and Youth    Care from the University of Victoria in 1989. Since that time, she has practiced in school and community based child and youth care settings and worked as a therapist in a family program in Abbotsford. She has worked as both a front line practitioner and as a program coordinator. Cindy has also provided clinical consultation and support for wraparound projects in Abbotsford and Surrey. Cindy has an M.A. in Counselling Psychology and a 2 year certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Lou Schroeder, BA, M.Ed.
Tel: 604-504-7441 ext: 2504
Office #: D3119 (Abbotsford campus)

Lou came to the ECE department in the Fall of 1992, teaching a variety of Early Education courses. She earned her BA Degree at Bethel College, majoring in English and Elementary Education. Subsequently, Lou attended Wichita State University where she completed a Masters of Education. Lou brings a wealth of experience working with young children in a variety of settings and delivering an extensive array of different programs. She taught in a model Head Start Program in Phoenix, Arizona, working with young children. Lou also has provided service in programs that include parent participation, school-age child care, and family day care. She also started the Child Care Centre at the British Columbia Institute of Technology in 1990.

Christine Slavik, B.A., M.Ed., CCLS
Tel: 604-557-4047 ext. 4047
Office: D3080 (Abbotsford campus)

Christine joined the ECE/CYC department as a sessional instructor in the Fall of 1995 and became a full-time faculty member in April 1997. She started her career as a psychiatric nurse, graduating with a diploma from BCIT. After working in the field for a number of years, Christine decided to focus on children and returned to school receiving a BA in Child and Youth Care from the University of Victoria. Her Masters is in Educational Psychology which she completed at UBC. She is a Certified Child Life Specialist.

Les Stagg, B.Ed., M.Ed.
Tel:  604-851-6366  
Office #: D3088 (Abbotsford campus)

Les started working sessionally at UFV in 1992 and joined the faculty on a full-time basis in Fall of 1997. Les has degrees in both Special Education and Educational Psychology. He is a Certified School Psychologist and certified as a teacher in the K-12 school system. Les has worked with a wide variety of children with special needs in many age levels. This has allowed him to work side-by-side with several CYC practitioners over the past years. He has been a researcher for a pilot program providing sexual abuse prevention training to children with special needs.  In 2007, Les used his sabbatical activities to work with Sto:lo Nation people in the Fraser Valley and wrote curriculum for the Child and Youth Care program in Aboriginal perspectives. He has been the President of the Board at the Abbotsford Youth Commission for a number of years.  In 2009 and 2010 Les was appointed to the Abbotsford Mayor's Task Force on Crime Reduction where he represented youth perspectives related to crime in the city.  In June 2011 Les was honoured as a recipient of the Order of Abbotsford by Abbotsford's City Council.

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