Educational Staff

  • Administration

    • Mrs. Terri Sask
      Principal

      Mrs. Terri Sask

      Principal

      Mrs. Sask received her Bachelor of Education degree from Simon Fraser University, and her Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership from the University of British Columbia. She began teaching at Star of the Sea School in Surrey, where she taught Kindergarten, and Grades 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Mrs. Sask then worked in the CISVA Superintendent’s Office for four years as an Educational Consultant before becoming the Principal at St. James & St. Ann’s School. Mrs. Sask has been involved in education within the CISVA for over 20 years. Mrs. Sask has completed the Google For Education Fundamentals Training.

    • 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. Brigette Wimmer
      Bookkeeper

      Mrs. Brigette Wimmer

      Bookkeeper
  • Classroom Teachers

    • Mrs. Brenda Di Palma
      Kindergarten Teacher

      Mrs. Brenda Di Palma

      Kindergarten Teacher

      Mrs. Di Palma received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University with a major in English and a minor in Kinesiology 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. Di Palma has completed the Google For Education Fundamentals Training.

    • 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. Hunger has completed the Google For Education Fundamentals Training.

    • 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. Doyle has completed the Google For Education Fundamentals Training.

    • 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. Filiatrault has completed the Google For Education Fundamentals Training.

    • 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. Wakely has completed the Google For Education Fundamentals Training.

    • Mrs. Val Foster
      P.E. / Grade 5 Teacher

      Mrs. Val Foster

      P.E. / Grade 5 Teacher

      Mrs. Foster graduated from the University of Victoria with a degree in English Literature and Middle School Education. For the last three years she has taught in both the Surrey School District and the CISVA. During her spare time she is a Personal Trainer and Lead Group Fitness Instructor for the YMCA. Mrs. Foster is excited for a new school year and looks forward to working with the staff, students and parents at St. James & St. Ann’s School.

    • Mrs. Zuzana Lavrikova
      Grade 6 Teacher

      Mrs. Zuzana Lavrikova

      Grade 6 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 as the Grade 6 teacher. Mrs. Lavrikova has completed the Google For Education Fundamentals Training.

    • 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 Resource. She is excited to be teaching grade seven again this year. Mrs. Dos Santos has completed the Google For Education Fundamentals Training, and is a Google Certified Educator.

  • Specialist Teachers

    • Mr. Mark Yang
      Music Teacher

      Mr. Mark Yang

      Music Teacher

      Mr. Yang earned his Bachelor of Music Education with a piano focus at Wheaton College, Illinois, and his Master of Music in Choral Conducting at the University of Manitoba. He also holds a Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate from the University of Calgary and an Associate of Royal Conservatory of Music (ARCT) in piano performance. Mr. Yang has taught primarily Music, but also in various other assignments from K to 12 in a variety of school settings including public, private, and First Nations schools since he began teaching in 2007. He is very excited to be joining the CISVA and working with the students of St. James & St. Ann’s School for the 2018/2019 school year.

    • Mrs. Trish Stobbe
      French/MakerSpace Teacher

      Mrs. Trish Stobbe

      French/MakerSpace Teacher

      Mrs. Stobbe received her Bachelor of Education degree from the University of New Brunswick. She has over 25 years of teaching experience in both Alberta and British Columbia, and has been teaching at St. James & St. Ann’s School for over 20 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. Stobbe has completed the Google For Education Fundamentals Training.

  • Learning Resources Department

    • Miss Sheena Lewis
      Learning Resources Teacher

      Miss Sheena Lewis

      Learning Resources Teacher

      Miss Lewis received her Bachelor of Arts degree at Simon Fraser University and her Bachelor of Education degree at UBC. In addition, Miss Lewis has received specific training in a number of areas including early intervention, assessment, autism, behaviour, learning disabilities, multiple intelligences, and multi-sensory teaching. Miss Lewis has worked both as a classroom teacher and a learning resource specialist first at Brighouse School and then at Queen of All Saints Elementary. For the next 10 years, she worked as an Educational Consultant at the Superintendent’s Office of the CISVA, with a special focus on learning resource, literacy and early intervention. Miss Lewis is a long-term member of the BC Council for Exceptional Children, and has served on the Executive Board for the last 10 years. She joined the staff of St. James & St. Ann’s School in September 2017.

    • 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. She is excited to currently be part of the Learning Resource Department and to be teaching one day a week in Grade One.

    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.