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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 background. 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 Advisors: 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 Registrar. 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 Consultants: 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

PositionNameCampus
PresidentMichael BarrettCorner Brook
Vice-PresidentAndrea BarrettCorner Brook
Admissions DirectorJames LoderHarding Road
Bus. Operations DirectorCarl BarrettCorner Brook
Bus. Operations AssistantPhillip GillisCorner Brook
Chief Financial OfficerSerge CormierCorner Brook
Business Office ManagerJennifer Croft-O’BrienHarding Road
Business Development ManagerJackie WhiteCorner Brook
Business Development AssistantKristy WhiteCorner Brook
Admissions ManagerElizabeth SmithCorner Brook
Admissions PresenterDanielle BurridgeCorner Brook
Admissions AssistantConnie WhiteCorner Brook
Curriculum ManagerLisa LoveladyKenmount Road
Curriculum ConsultantStephanie GranvilleHarding Road
Online Department HeadBeverly MooreKenmount Road
Curriculum CoordinatorMindy FinlayCorner Brook
Curriculum Coordinator: ABEJackie MorryKenmount Road
Curriculum AssistantSylvia FordCorner Brook
Program Dev. Dept HeadPauline MaxwellCorner Brook
Assistant ComptrollerSamantha PierceyCorner Brook
Records Manager (ABE)Amber LeggeCorner Brook
ABE AdmissionsJudy DavisKenmount Road
Accounting/Payroll TechnicianErica Burke, Candy BurkeCorner Brook
Executive AssistantPaula WelshmanCorner Brook
WebmasterJack BarrettCorner Brook

Campus Administration and Support Staff

Harding Road Campus

PositionName
PrincipalAnita Morgan
Records CoordinatorAngela Bennett
Program Coordinator/ApprenticeshipSuzanne Jordan
Student Financial OfficerSamantha Anthony
IT SupportChris Pitcher
Administrative AssistantShandelle Sellars
Facilities ManagerPaul Henderson
Maintenance ManagerWayne Young
CustodianDion Ryder
Admissions OfficerPatsy Trahey, Rianne McGrath

Kenmount Road Campus

PositionName
PrincipalElizabeth Campbell
Vice-PrincipalColleen Power
Records Co-ordinatorJordan Loder
Stud. Support CoordinatorJulie Yetman
Employment SpecialistTracy Carberry
Student Financial OfficerAndrea Walsh
IT ManagerNeil Bolt
IT SupportChris Pitcher
Administrative AssistantMelyssah Oliver
MaintenanceDavid Fifield
CustodianPaul Cumby
Admissions OfficerPatsy Trahey, Rianne McGrath
Admissions Officer/ Assessment: ABEJudy Davis
Admissions AssistantDarlene Whalen

University Drive Campus

PositionName
PrincipalColin Burridge
Program CoordinatorSteve LeDrew
RegistrarRose Hatcher
Assistant RegistrarJennifer Brake
Student Financial OfficerBrittany Martin
IT SupportShane Pelley
Administrative AssistantTBA
Computer Support SpecialistShane Pelley
Facilities ManagerDoug Osmond
MaintenanceDarren Bellows
CustodianGreta Stone
Admissions OfficerGloria Stone
Admissions Officer/ Assessment: ABERobyn Jesseau
Admissions AssistantKayla White

Post-Secondary Instructional Faculty

ProgramFaculty MemberCampus
Animal Grooming ProfessionalNicole NoseworthyHarding Road
Automotive Service TechnicianFaron Penney, Steve TobinHarding Road
Business AdministrationLori LovelessKenmount Road
Sandra GillespieUniversity Drive
CarpenterLawrence CanningHarding Road
Sherman Wheeler, Rick GreeneUniversity Drive
Computer Aided DraftingSai WestcottHarding Road
Construction/Industrial ElectricianRoger Butler, Spencer Hollett, Al HeathHarding Road
Cecil KerrUniversity Drive
CookBernie-Ann EzekielHarding Road
CriminologySandi Burden, Ron Sullivan, Julie YetmanKenmount Road
Paulette BurridgeUniversity Drive
Developmental Support WorkerTBAKenmount Road
Esthetics and Spa ManagementGeorgina Clarke, Glenda HallKenmount Road
Cora-Lee ParkUniversity Drive
HairstylistEdith ParsonsKenmount Road
Sandi QueheUniversity Drive
Home Support Worker/PCACatherine CompanionUniversity Drive
Insulator (Heat and Frost)Gary YoungHarding Road
Interior DecoratingBarry LaSagaKenmount Road
Law Enforcement FoundationsGlenn KingKenmount Road
Massage TherapyHilary Marsh, Amy Norris, Melanie Peddle, Joanne WhiteKenmount Road
Medical Device ReprocessingWanda Hammond, Rose ReddickKenmount Road
Amanda LaoUniversity Drive
Motor Vehicle Body RepairerTBAUniversity Drive
Multimedia Graphic DesignKyle McDavidKenmount Road
Music and Recording ArtsTBA
Natural ResourcesBob Richard, Erin StapletonHarding Road
Occupational Health and SafetyAlex Power, Sheila MillerHarding Road
Denise BurtonUniversity Drive
Office AdministrationAnna Janes, Mary SingletonKenmount Road
Linda Corbett, Tracey HumphriesUniversity Drive
Paralegal StudiesStephen SquiresKenmount Road
Photographic StudiesRobert YoungKenmount Road
Physiotherapy AssistantMary SnowKenmount Road
PlumberTony SnowHarding Road
Related StudiesNatalie Whalen, Barbara Young, Barry RoachHarding Road
Bev SheppardUniversity Drive
Steamfitter/PipefitterLouis HodderHarding Road
Therapeutic RecreationJoanne BennettKenmount Road
Veterinary Assistant/ReceptionistJill Porter, Crystal MercerHarding Road
Jennifer WayeUniversity Drive
WelderMax SearleHarding Road
Glen HawkinsUniversity Drive

Adult Basic Education Instructional Faculty

ABE Learning CentersKenmount Road CampusUniversity Drive Campus
Natasha Abbott, Jonathan Bartlett, Bill Bennett, Jeff Butler, Brad Coish, Steve Colbourne, Kathleen Cull, Don Fitzpatrick, Don Hancock, Gerry Hapgood, Nancy Head, Peter Heath, Chris House, Lindsay Kennedy, Barry Keough, Scott LeDrew, Dawn Melindy, Andrea Newberry, Nick Peddle, Jessie O’Quinn, Jim Randell, Kyle Smith, Floyd Spracklin, Cheryl WhiteNatasha Abbott, Jonathan Bartlett, Katie Corbett, Cassandra Hoskins, Brittany King, Russ RideoutGeoff Ivany, Robyn Jesseau, Jim Randell, Roger Thornhill

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