Our Staff


PrincipalDr. Leanne Bettesworth
Assistant Principal/ResourceDebbie Bauman
Administrative SecretaryCarah Scherwitz

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

Teaching Staff

Grade / SubjectStaff Member
(Mon/Wed & Tues/Thurs)
Jen Boak
Michelle Kowa
Grade 1 Christina Lawford
Stephanie McEachern
Heather Scanlan
Lisa Swann
Grade 2Sarah Boersen
Julie Nicklin/Jessie Lafrance
Deniz Sener
Cynthia Su
Grade 3Lindsey Betcher
Tina Bourne
Sarah Grant 
Caroline Vonka 
Grade 4
Ann Halliday-Clark
Candice Szczepanski
Sydney Lee
Ryan Peniuk
 Grade 5Fadia Thraya
Gagan Brar 
Petrina Fensom
Erin Markusoff

Specialist Teachers

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

Resource/Learning Support
Math Coach/Learning Commons
Julie Nicklin
Tamara Krause (Learning Leader)
Kim Nelson (Learning Leader)
Physical EducationAll Classroom Teachers                               

Support Staff

PositionStaff Member
Learning Commons AssistantKelly-Dawn Michaud
Education AssistantRajinder Bal
Betty Cody
Karen Hyatt
Papinder Randhawa
Hina Syed
School Assistant / Lead Lunchroom SupervisorCelia Long
School AssistantGayle Dagg
Lunchroom SupervisorsRukhsana Bostan
Mary Cudjoe-Blankson
Satinder Dhillon
Jayati Kharsani
Danielle Luft
Teeka Sharma
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