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At Academy Canada we are incredibly proud of the 153 professionals that make up our Faculty and Staff. With more than 3,000 combined years of experience, hundreds of certification and a limitless desire to help students, they are at the core of all we do! The fact that our typical employee has been with the college for more than 10 years proves that they are passionate about their jobs and committed to student success.

Each Instructor at the College brings with them a unique professional backgroudnd. While government legislation requires teachers to have at least six years of combined education and experience, we have set the bar much higher. Our team has spent many, many years working in their respective industries across Canada and around the world. We feel strongly that, in order to teach a concept, you must have lived it.

Academy Canada has a larger Instructor and Support Staff than any other Independent Career College in the Atlantic provinces. These professionals offer a broad range of services to students from our Campuses and Head Office. Whether they maintain our buildings, design programs, counsel, teach, offer job search guidance, serve lunch or create schedules they have one goal in mind: to create the best possible learning environment for each and every student. Quite honestly, they are amazing at what they do and are a huge reason for the college’s success.

The various Academy Canada Instructional and Support Staff positions are highlighted below along with a summary of their main responsibilities:

Principals & Vice-Principals: Coordinate all campus operations and support students/staff. They are the (cheer)leaders of every campus. They coordinate schedules, recruit staff, encourage students and provide guidance when necessary.

Admissions Team: Support students as they select a career path/program, provide labor information, offer financial advice and coordinate the Admissions process.

Student Support Coordinators: Assist any student who is having difficulties with their programs. They organize supports for persons with disabilities, coordinate tutors, act as student advocates and guide them over any “bumps in the road”.

Student Financial Officers: Help students manage their finances while in school. They facilitate student aid, coordinate with funding agencies, sell textbooks/materials, collect tuitions and offer wise budgeting advice.

Employment Coordinators: Help graduates get work. They coordinate work-terms, match grads with employers, help with job search strategies (including resume writing and interview skills) and maintain our Alumni list. Some Coordinators also plan our Apprenticeship Advanced Training courses.

Facilities Managers: This person oversees the campus physical “plant” to ensure it is as professional as possible. They order equipment/materials, coordinate renovations, and troubleshoot building problems.

IT Manager & Computer Technicians: They keep the College’s technology running smoothly. The Manager oversees the computer and technology networks and provides IT guidance. Technicians update computer resources, troubleshoot problems, support students/staff and maintain email accounts.

Instructors: Navigate students through their programs and act as mentors, teachers and role models. Instructors deliver lectures, provide evaluations and coordinate extracurricular learning activities.

Receptionists: As the Gatekeeper of the campus, the Receptionist meets guests, supports students/staff, answers the telephone, manages correspondence and directs traffic at the college. If you’re ever unclear on where to go, the Receptionist is typically a good starting point.

Custodians: A big part of keeping a campus comfortable is ensuring it is clean and well maintained. The Academy Canada Custodian and Maintenance Staff work hard every day to keep our buildings clean and professional.

ABE Team: The Adult Basic Education (ABE) program is particularly important to Academy Canada. Our 13 locations throughout the island and across Labrador are managed by a centrally-located team, including our ABE Manager, Admissions Officers and Record Coordinator. Individual sites are coordinated by Instructors with the support of the management team.

Head Office Team: The College campuses are supported by an outstanding team at our Corner Brook Head Office. The team includes our President, Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer, Director of Operations, Payroll Staff, Accounts Payable/Receivable Staff, Curriculum Advisors, International Student Support Staff and the Corporate Training Manager.

Curriculum Team: They do a wide variety of jobs, including the development of new programs, updating existing curriculum, developing articulation relationships, facilitating accreditations and working closely with employers/ government to ensure that training meets industry needs.

Just like our students, Academy Canada employees have been busy accomplishing incredible things, including the sample listed below.

  • Served as President of the National Association of Career Colleges
  • Chaired the NL Construction Association Board of Directors Education Committee and acted as Vice-Chair of the full association
  • Sat on the Student Aid Appeals Committee
  • Volunteered on the Mount Pearl and Corner Brook Chambers of Commerce as well as the St. John’s Board of Trade
  • Worked with projects in China, Mexico and Trinidad & Tobago
  • Taken lead roles with Habitat for Humanity
  • Coached Minor Hockey, Soccer, Baseball, Volleyball and Gymnastics
  • Been candidates for political office
  • Earned hundreds of degrees and industry certifications
  • Been a Western School District Board Trustee
  • Coached more than 200 Skills Canada competitors
  • Successfully hosted more than 35 accreditation visits
  • Donated hundreds of resource books to the Salvation Army Zimbabwe Mission
  • Been Profiled on CBC’S Living Newfoundland & Labrador 8 times
  • Done the make-up for several major Canadian movies and TV shows
  • Won Chamber of Commerce “Premier’s Award”
  • Won “Impact on Youth Service” award
  • Won “Professional Services Award of Excellence”
  • Selected Corner Brook “Volunteer of the Year”

Head Office Staff

Position Name Campus
President Michael Barrett Corner Brook
Vice-President Finance and
Chief Financial Officer
Serge Cormier Corner Brook
Vice-President Academic and
Chief Operational Officer
Lisa Lovelady Kenmount Road
Consultant Andrea Barrett Corner Brook
Consultant Carl Barrett Corner Brook
Consultant James Loder St. John’s
Director of Enrollment Management and Graduate Services Deborah Guest Corner Brook
Business Office Manager Jennifer Croft-O’Brien Harding Road
Business Development Director Jackie White Corner Brook
Business Development Assistant Kristy White Corner Brook
Marketing Coordinator Jordan Snow
Operations Assistant Brandon Porter Corner Brook
International Admissions and Student Settlement Manager Elizabeth Smith Corner Brook
Admissions Assistant Connie White Corner Brook
Online Department Head Beverly Moore Kenmount Road
Online Learning Assistant Candice Corcoran Harding Road
Curriculum Department Head Mindy Finlay Corner Brook
Curriculum Coordinator (Trades Programs) Carol Goodman Harding Road
Curriculum Coordinator: ABE Jackie Morry Kenmount Road
Curriculum Assistant Sylvia Ford Corner Brook
Program Dev. Dept Head Pauline Maxwell Corner Brook
Corporate Comptroller Samantha Piercey Corner Brook
Assistant Comptroller Andrea Inder Corner Brook
Payroll/Accounting Technician Kim Wayson Corner Brook
Records Manager (ABE) Amber Legge Corner Brook
ABE Admissions Judy Davis Kenmount Road
Accounting/Payroll Technician Brittany Martin Corner Brook
Executive Assistant Paula Welshman Corner Brook
Webmaster Jack Barrett Corner Brook

Campus Administration and Support Staff

Harding Road Campus


Position Name
Regional Director Anita Morgan
Campus Coordinator/Apprenticeship Coordinator Suzanne Jordan
Student Financial Officer Joanna Ayris
Student Support Coordinator Amy Tatchell
Graduate Employment Coordinator Karen Silver
IT Support Scott Boyd
Records Coordinator Rebecca Roche
Online Learning Assistant Candice Corcoran
Administrative Assistant Kayla Madore
Facilities Manager Trevor Jerrett
Custodian/Maintenance Kirk Dooley
Custodian Dion Ryder
Admissions Officer Megyn Hill
Admissions Assistant Tracy Parrell

Kenmount Road Campus

Position Name
Regional Director Anita Morgan
Vice-Principal Colleen Power
Student Support Coordinator Julie Yetman
Records Department Head Jenny Holloway
Graduate Employment Coordinator Allison Smith Bungay
Student Financial Officer Andrea Walsh
IT Manager Neil Bolt
IT Support Scott Boyd
Administrative Assistant Melyssah Oliver
Maintenance Frank Kelly
Custodian Paul Cumby
Marketing Coordinator Jordan Snow
Admissions Officer David Hardiman
Admissions Officer/Assessment: ABE Judy Davis
Admissions Assistant Tracey Parrell

University Drive Campus

Position Name
Principal Colin Burridge
Vice Principal Steve LeDrew
Records Coordinator Gloria Stone
Student Financial Officer Kim Stickland
Employment Coordinator Brenda Vokey
Computer Support Specialist Shane Pelley
Admissions Officer Kayla White
Admissions Assistant Andrea Morgan
Administrative Assistant Kim Stickland
Facilities Manager Doug Osmond
Daytime Custodian Greta Stone
Nighttime Custodian Brian Peddle
Maintenance George Jones

Post-Secondary Instructional Faculty

Program Faculty Member Campus
Animal Grooming Professional Patsy Dredge, Michelle Lush, Nicole Noseworthy Harding Road
Auto Body and Collision Technician Josh Pike University Drive
Automotive Service Technician Brent McCarthy, Steve Tobin Harding Road
Business Administration To Be Announced Kenmount Road
Sandra Gillespie University Drive
Carpenter Chris Frampton Harding Road
Sherman Wheeler University Drive
Computer Aided Drafting To Be Announced Harding Road
Construction/Industrial Electrician Spencer Hollett, Devin Keats Harding Road
Cecil Kerr Corner Brook
Cook Bernie-Ann Ezekiel Harding Road
Criminology Sandi Burden, Rod Harris Kenmount Road
Paulette Burridge University Drive
Developmental Support Worker TBA Kenmount Road
Esthetics and Spa Management Debbie Fahey, Laura Power Kenmount Road
Cora-Lee Park University Drive
Greenhouse Production Michelle Lester Harding Road
Hairstylist Sarah Reid Kenmount Road
Sandi Quehe University Drive
Insulator (Heat and Frost) Gary Young Harding Road
Interior Decorating Barry LaSaga Kenmount Road
Law Enforcement Foundations Glenn King Kenmount Road
Massage Therapy Amy Norris, Joanne White, Ashley Yetman Kenmount Road
Sarah Cull, Shannon O’Keefe, Cindy Patey,
Terri-Lynn Penney
University Drive
Medical Device Reprocessing Kayla Rowsell Kenmount Road
Amanda Lao University Drive
Multimedia Graphic Design Kyle McDavid Kenmount Road
Music and Recording Arts TBA
Nail Technician Tenille Park University Drive
Natural Resources Bob Richard Harding Road
Occupational Health and Safety Vicki Hollett Harding Road
Emelie Kavli University Drive
Office Administration Connie Penney, Mary Singleton Kenmount Road
Linda Corbett, Tracey Humphries University Drive
Paralegal Studies Stephen Squires Kenmount Road
Personal Care Attendant Catherine Companion, Linda McCarthy University Drive
Physiotherapist Assistant and
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Dawn Walsh Kenmount Road
Plumber Tony Snow Harding Road
Related Studies Robert Stanley Harding Road
Bev Sheppard University Drive
Sheet Metal Worker Lionel Hayley, Ray Piercey University Drive
Steamfitter/Pipefitter Louis Hodder Harding Road
Therapeutic Recreation Joanne Bennett Kenmount Road
Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist Crystal Mercer Harding Road
Tanya Power University Drive
Welder Ken Follett Harding Road

Adult Basic Education Instructional Faculty

ABE Learning Centers Kenmount Road Campus University Drive Campus
Natasha Abbott, Jonathan Bartlett, Bill Bennett, Lois Burden, Jeff Butler, Don Fitzpatrick, Peter Heath, David Jarvis, Henry Jensen, Barry Keough, Dawn Melindy, Kathleen Moriarty, Jim Randell, Jane Soper Natasha Abbott, Jonathan Bartlett,  Katie Corbett, Brittany Gulliver, Russ Rideout Geoff Ivany, Jessie O’Quinn, Jim Randell (Virtual)

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