Our Staff


PrincipalDerek Siakaluk
Assistant Principal/ResourceDebbie Bauman
Administrative SecretaryShalley Patel

See our Classes & Departments page for links to our teacher and/or classroom blogs.

Teaching Staff

Grade / SubjectStaff Member
(Mon/Wed & Tues/Thurs)
Michelle Kowa
Christina Lawford
Grade 1 Ama Darkeh (Hub Online)
Heather Jagrelius
Stephanie McEachern
Heather Scanlan
Grade 2Julie Nicklin
Heidi Hoechstetter (Hub Online)
Ryan Peniuk (Hub Online)
Deniz Sener
Lisa Swann
Grade 3Lindsey Betcher
Tina Bourne
Simone Bower (Hub Online) 
Cory Burton 
Grade 4
Sarah Boersen
Ann Halliday-Clark
Sydney Lee
Kim Nelson (Hub Online and Learning Leader)
 Grade 5Ashley Bates
Gagan Brar (Hub Online)
Petrina Fensom
Caroline Vonka

Specialist Teachers

SpecialityStaff Member
MusicWanda Costinak 
English Language LearningDiana Davison (Learning Leader)
French as a Second LanguageMichelle Fontanne (Learning Leader)

Literacy         Tamara Krause (Learning Leader)
Physical EducationCandice Szczepanski                                 

Support Staff

PositionStaff Member
Learning Commons AssistantKelly-Dawn Michaud
Education AssistantKaren Hyatt
Atthar Mahmood
Papinder Randhawa
Hina Syed
Office Assistant Sandee MacMurdo
School Assistant / Lead Lunchroom SupervisorCelia Long
School AssistantGayle Dagg
Lunchroom SupervisorsRukhsana Bostan
Mary Cudjoe-Blankson
Naomi Dhoot
Jayati Kharsani
Danielle Luft
Facility Operator
Baljit Hans
Surinder Virk

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Thank you volunteers for all your help in the 2019-2020 school year. The year would not have been the same without you. https://t.co/Pe1TYAYUV5

Hello families! Please stop by the front office and place a marker on the world map to indicate where your family originates from. We'd love to see you during Parent Conferences on Thursday night and Friday morning!

Thanks to all families and staff for a great first week of School! Please mark your calendar for our first parent council meeting on September 23rd at 6:30 pm. All parents are 😃welcome!

Kindergarten Orientation is tonight (June 13th) at 6:30pm. If your child has been accepted into Kindergarten at Chris Akkerman School for the 2019-20 school year, then you should attend this meeting. https://t.co/kFbpRuYxCs