Educational Staff

  • Administration

    • Mr. Chris van der Pauw
      Acting Principal

      Mr. Chris van der Pauw

      Acting Principal

      Mr. van der Pauw received his Bachelor of Education degree from Simon Fraser University, and his Master of Arts degree in Leadership and Administration from Gonzaga University. Mr. van der Pauw taught at Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary School from 2006 – 2012 teaching English, Christian Education and Planning to a variety of high school grades as well as coaching a variety of basketball teams. In 2012, Mr. van der Pauw joined St. James & St. Ann’s Elementary School as the Grade 6 teacher. He taught Grade 6 for five years before moving into the role of Technology Administrator and Instructor. While at St. James & St. Ann’s Elementary, Mr. van der Pauw started a Chess Club, a Robotics Club, and has coached soccer, basketball, and track. After the school’s Principal announced her retirement in May of 2017, Mr. van der Pauw, who had served as Vice Principal at St. James & St. Ann’s Elementary School for 3 years, was appointed Acting Principal for the 2017-2018 year.

    • Mrs. Marilyn Dlugan
      School Secretary

      Mrs. Marilyn Dlugan

      School Secretary

      Mrs. Dlugan has her diploma as a Professional Administrative Assistant, graduating in 1993. Mrs. Dlugan has over 19 years professional experience in office management, clerical, and customer service roles. Mrs. Dlugan is a product of our Catholic school system and a proud parent of a child enrolled in the CISVA school system. She has been a member of the St. James & St. Ann’s School staff since August of 2013.

    • Mrs. Carol Jenne
      Bookkeeper

      Mrs. Carol Jenne

      Bookkeeper

      Mrs. Jenne graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Economics. She went on to earn her C.G.A. designation in 1998 while working for a large manufacturing corporation in New Westminster. Carol began working for St. James & St. Ann’s School in 2005 while her sons attended the school.

  • Classroom Teachers

    • Mrs. Brenda Di Palma
      Kindergarten Teacher

      Mrs. Brenda Di Palma

      Kindergarten Teacher

      Mrs. Di Palma received her Bachelor of Kinesiology degree from Simon Fraser University before going into Education. Mrs. Di Palma has over 5 years of experience in the CISVA with a variety of assignments and most recently Kindergarten.

    • Mrs. Tara Gaudet
      Grade 1 Teacher

      Mrs. Tara Gaudet

      Grade 1 Teacher

      Mrs. Gaudet received her Bachelors of Music and Education from the University of Victoria. She has taught Grade One for seven years in the Abbotsford school district primarily at Asia Fine Arts School. She is delighted to be teaching Grade One at St. James Elementary.

    • Mrs. Laura Hunger
      Grade 2 Teacher

      Mrs. Laura Hunger

      Grade 2 Teacher

      Mrs. Hunger received both her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees from the University of British Columbia. Mrs. Hunger has been teaching at St. James & St. Ann’s School since 1998, and during that time she has taught Grades 2, 3 and 4, as well as Grade 1 French.

    • Mrs. Marie Doyle
      Grade 3 Teacher

      Mrs. Marie Doyle

      Grade 3 Teacher

      Mrs. Doyle received her Bachelor of Education degree from the University of British Columbia. She has taught for over 15 years at St. James & St. Ann’s School. As an experienced teacher, Mrs. Doyle has taught a variety of grades from Kindergarten to Grade 3.

    • Mrs. Jane Filiatrault
      Grade 4 Teacher

      Mrs. Jane Filiatrault

      Grade 4 Teacher

      Mrs. Filiatrault graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Arts and Education. She has been teaching at St. James and St. Ann’s School for over 25 years.During that time she has taught grades two through six. Before coming to St. James and St. Ann’s School, Mrs. Filiatrault spent two years teaching kindergarten through grade three in a small rural school.

    • Mrs. Rita Wakely
      Grade 5 Teacher

      Mrs. Rita Wakely

      Grade 5 Teacher

      Mrs. Wakely received her Bachelor of Education degree from the University of British Columbia. Mrs. Wakely has taught a variety of grades from Kindergarten to Grade 10 in such locations as Prince Rupert, Nanaimo and Abbotsford. Mrs. Wakely has gained a wealth of experience in her more than 25 years of teaching.

    • Mrs. Agnes Krammer
      Grade 6 Teacher

      Mrs. Agnes Krammer

      Grade 6 Teacher

      Mrs. Krammer received her Bachelor of Education degree from the University of British Columbia, as well as a Diploma in Special Education. Mrs. Krammer has taught at a variety of CISVA elementary schools including St. Patrick’s, St. Catherine’s, and St. James & St. Ann’s School. With more than 15 years of teaching experience, Mrs. Krammer has taught Kindergarten, Music, Learning Assistance and Learning Resources, and Grade 6.

    • Mrs. Christy Dos Santos
      Grade 7 Teacher

      Mrs. Christy Dos Santos

      Grade 7 Teacher

      Mrs. Dos Santos received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the Fraser Valley and her Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of British Columbia. She has taught at both the elementary and high school levels within the CISVA with teaching assignments at St. John Brebeuf and St. Mary’s, Vancouver. Mrs. Dos Santos also worked at St. James & St. Ann’s School as an Educational Assistant for four years before becoming a teacher. She has experience teaching music and learning resources. She is excited to be teaching grade seven this year.

  • Specialist Teachers

    • Mrs. Trish Stobbe
      French Teacher

      Mrs. Trish Stobbe

      French Teacher

      Mrs. Stobbe received her Bachelor of Education degree from the University of New Brunswick. She has over 20 years of teaching experience in both Alberta and British Columbia, and has been teaching at St. James & St. Ann’s School for over 15 years. Mrs. Stobbe has taught a variety of grades at the elementary level, as well as French as a Second Language to students in Grades 1 – 9.

    • Mrs. Zuzana Lavrikova
      PE/IT Teacher

      Mrs. Zuzana Lavrikova

      PE/IT Teacher

      Mrs. Lavrikova received her Master’s degree in Education from John Amos Comenius University in Slovakia. She also studied in Sheffield, England. She has been teaching a variety of grades from Grade 1 to Grade 10 for almost 20 years. Within CISVA she started at St. John Brebeuf and she is very excited to be part of our team.

  • Learning Resources Department

    • Miss Sheena Lewis
      Learning Resources Teacher

      Miss Sheena Lewis

      Learning Resources Teacher

      Learning Resources Teacher

    • Sr. Elizabeth de Guzman
      Teacher Assistant

      Sr. Elizabeth de Guzman

      Teacher Assistant

      St. James and St. Ann’s Elementary School is blessed to have Sr. Elizabeth working in our Kindergarten class as a Teacher Assistant. Sr. Elizabeth belongs to the Carmelite Missionary Sisters of St. Therese of the Child Jesus Order. Sr. Elizabeth is a model of faith for our young children and she is a constant model of compassion for our staff.

    • Mrs. Christy White

      Mrs. Christy White

      Mrs. White received her Bachelor of Arts degree with a focus in History and Criminology. She went on to receive her Bachelor of Education Degree at Simon Fraser University. Mrs. White began teaching at St. James and St. Ann’s School in 2009, and since that time has taught Grade 1 – 3 French, ESL studies, Learning Assistance, Kindergarten, Grade 2 and Grade 3.

    Special Education Assistants

     

    At St. James & St. Ann’s School we are blessed to have a number of Special Education Assistants (SEAs) who work to support students to meet their full potential. Whether working one-on-one with a student, with a small group or helping to support students in a class, the SEAs are an integral part of the educational team at our school. Under the direction of the Learning Resources Coordinators, and working with the teachers, the SEAs enable students to meet curricular goals in a variety of creative ways, and help students acquire life skills as they move on in the grades and towards independence.