Our Staff


PrincipalMr. Derek Siakaluk
Assistant Principal/ResourceMs. Debbie Bauman
Administrative SecretaryMrs. Shalley Patel

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

Teaching Staff

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

Specialist Teachers

SpecialityStaff Member
MusicMrs. Wanda Costinak 
English Language LearningMrs. Diana Davison (Learning Leader)
French as a Second LanguageMrs. Michelle Fontanne (Learning Leader)

Literacy            Ms. Tamara Krause (Learning Leader)
Physical EducationMs. Candice Szczepanski                                 

Support Staff

PositionStaff Member
Learning Commons AssistantMr. Ryan Bowen
Education AssistantMrs. Karen Hyatt
Mr. Atthar Mahmood
Mrs. Papinder Randhawa
Mrs. Hina Syed
Office Assistant Mrs. Sandee MacMurdo
School Assistant / Lead Lunchroom SupervisorMrs. Celia Long
School AssistantMrs. Gayle Dagg
Lunchroom SupervisorsMrs. Rukhsana Bostan
Mrs. Mary Cudjoe-Blankson
Mrs. Naomi Dhoot
Mrs. Jayati Kharsani
Mrs. Danielle Luft
Facility Operators Mrs. Baljit Hans
Mr. Darwin Mangao

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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