Our Staff


Staff MemberPosition
PrincipalChristopher Giffen
Assistant Principal
Karen Pope  
Administrative Secretary
Josephine Cesario  

Teaching Staff

Grade / SubjectTeacher
KindergartenLeigh Underdahl
1 / 2Rebecca Mitchell
Jesse Hamilton
Elaine Leung
3 / 4Sondra Torstensen
4 / 5David Kooperberg
6Breanna Coupland
4 / 5 GATEMitchell McAreavy
Brielle St. Louis
Shafali Hamir
GATEAndrea Watkins
Rebecca Klassen
GymLeigh Underdahl
MusicLouis AuYeung
FrenchAnne Yee

Support Staff

PositionStaff Memeber
Educational AssistantDarlene Surkon
Christy Pattison
Learning CommonsKerri Linder
LunchroomDarlene Surkon (Lead)
Carol Lyster (Supervisor)
Valerie Fraser (Supervisor)
Christy Pattison 
Facility OperatorAlicia Zhao

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

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Students registered for hub online will receive an email by end of day Wednesday with a teacher introduction, info about how and where to log in and more. Check https://t.co/ee2XFbs1qB for more details. #cbehub #yycbe https://t.co/7MiZG7UAE0

Today is the first public Board meeting of the 2020-21 school year. We invite you to stream the meeting online starting at noon https://t.co/nvCl1fNgoJ #yycbe https://t.co/dNj3EMkOpC

The Ship to Shore program was piloted in three of our schools last year, connecting CBE students with the Royal Canadian Navy, HMCS Calgary and HMCS Tecumseh. https://t.co/SHtygBolKh #WeAreCBE @HMCSNCSMCalgary @RoyalCanNavy https://t.co/CCXMTngmgZ

Thank you to all of our students, families and staff for a successful first week of in-person classes! Have a great long weekend, classes resume on Tues. Sept 8 #WeAreCBE https://t.co/yji3wkSCfq