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About Us

Our Team

About Us

Our Team


At Academy Canada we are incredibly proud of the 195 professionals that make up our Faculty and Staff.   With more than 3,000 combined years of experience, hundreds of certifications and a limitless desire to help students, they are at the core of all we do!

Each Instructor at Academy Canada 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. 

The people who work at Academy Canada are passionate about what they do!   The fact that our typical employee has been with the college for more than 10 years proves that they are committed to their jobs and to student success.  

Support Staff Positions

Academy Canada has a larger support staff than any other Independent Career College in NL.  These 195 professionals offer a broad range of services to students from our Campuses and Head Office. 

Whether they maintain our buildings, design programs, counsel, teach, serve lunch or create schedules they are single-minded in their 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:

COLLEGE INSTRUCTIONAL & STAFF POSITIONS

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 firm guidance when necessary.

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

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 professionalism of the entire campus 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. 

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.

Adult Basic Education Learning Centres

ABE Team The 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

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.

STAFF ACCOMPLISHMENTS…A SMALL SAMPLE

Our Faculty and Staff have…

  • Served as President of the National Association of Career Colleges as well as the Provincial Association.
  • Chaired the NL Construction Association Board of Directors Education Committee.
  • 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 at all levels.
  • Been candidates for political office.
  • Earned Doctorates of Philosophy, hundreds of Interprovincial Certifications, many degrees and countless industry endorsements.
  • 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 numerous accolades including the:
  • Chamber of Commerce “Premier’s Award”
  • “Impact on Youth Service” award
  • Been short-listed for the NL Construction Association “ROCK Award”.
  • Built one of the most successful clothing companies in NL.

STAFF LIST


STAFF LIST

Position Head Office Harding Road Kenmount Road University Drive
 
Head Office Staff
President Michael Barrett      
Vice-President Andrea Barrett      
Admissions Director   James Loder    
Bus. Operations Director Carl Barrett      
Bus. Operations Asst Phillip Gillis      
Chief Financial Officer Serge Cormier      
Business Office Manager   Jennifer Croft-O'Brien    
Business Development Mgr Jackie White      
Business Development Asst Kristy White      
Admissions Manager Elizabeth Smith      
Admissions Assistant Kayla White
Cathy Ryan
     
Curriculum Manager   Lisa Lovelady    
Curriculum Consultant   Stephanie Granville*
Mary Flynn
Brian Galway  
Curriculum Coordinator: ABE     Jackie Morry  
Curriculum Assistant Sylvia Ford      
Program Dev. Dept Head Pauline Maxwell      
Assistant Comptroller Samantha Piercey      
ABE Registrar Jennifer Oates      
ABE Admissions Judy Davis      
Accounting/Payroll Techn. Candy Burke      
Accounts Payable Clerk Theresa Greene      
Executive Assistant Paula Welshman      
Webmaster Jack Barrett      
 
Campus Administration & Support Staff
Principal   Steve Browne Anita Fisher Colin Burridge
Vice-Principal   Natalie Whalen Elizabeth Campbell Mindy Finlay
Registrar   Angela Bennett Colleen Power Rose Hatcher
Assistant Registrar       Jennifer Brake
Stud. Support Coordinator   Barbara Ann Geehan Julie Yetman Charlene Blake
Employment Coordinator   Suzanne Jordan (Also Apprenticeship Coordinator)   Charlene Blake
Reg Campus Bus Office Supervisor   Andrea Walsh Andrea Walsh  
Student Financial Officer   Heather Nugent Crystal Crews Sherri Cassell
IT Manager     Neil Bolt  
IT Support   Rod Oliver Rod Oliver Shane Pelley
Administrative Assistant   Taylor Quinlan Melyssah Oliver Connie White
Computer Support Specialist       Shane Pelley
Facilities Manager   Paul Henderson   Doug Osmond
Maintenance Manager   Wayne Young    
Maintenance Darren Bellows Brian Thoms David Fifield  Darren Bellows
Custodian     Paul Cumby Greta Stone (Daytime)
Brian Peddle (Evening)
Admissions Officer   Cleo Williams
Rianne McGrath
Cleo Williams
Rianne McGrath
Jennifer Waye
Admissions Officer/ Assessment: ABE     Judy Davis Robyn Jesseau
Admissions Coordinator   Patsy Trahey Patsy Trahey Gloria Stone
Registrar/ Financial Asst   NA   Jennifer Brake
Cafeteria Manager   NA   Debbie King
Cafeteria Assistant   NA   Jim Lao
 
Post-Secondary Instructional Faculty
Animal Grooming   Patsy Dredge    
Automotive Service Technician   Faron Penney    
Business Administration     Dennis Yabsley Carla May
Carpenter   Melvin Fry   Sherman Wheeler
Computer Aided Drafting     Terry Lucas  
Construction/Industrial Electrician   Roger Butler
William Hamlyn
Mark Hollett
Keith Holwell
Roger King
  Cecil Kerr
Cook   Bernie-Ann Ezekiel    
Criminology     Sandi Burden
Julie Yetman
Paulette Burridge
Develop. Support Worker        
Esthetics& Spa Mgmt     Melanie Coates
Denise Etheridge
Cora-Lee Park
Hairstylist     Edith Parsons Sandi Palmer
Home Support Worker       Catherine Companion
Linda McCarthy
Insulator (Heat & Frost)   Gary Young    
Interior Decorating     Barry LaSaga  
Law Enforcement Found.     Glenn King  
Massage Therapy     Jayne Allingham
Amy Norris
Joanne White
 
Multimedia Graphic Des.     Lenny Vineham  
Music & Recording Arts     Kevin Pinhorn
Martin Steffen
 
Natural Resources     Bob Richard  
Occupational Health &
Safety
  Erin Hogan
Angela Mooney
Ron Sullivan
  Denise Burton
Jackie Swantee
Office Administration     Anna Janes
Mary Singleton
Linda Corbett
Tracey Humphries
Paralegal Studies     Stephen Squires  
Photographic Studies   Robert Young    
Physiotherapy Assistant     Mike Davis  
Plumber   Tony Snow    
Related Studies   Janice Butler
Donald Milley
  Bev Sheppard
Steamfitter/Pipefitter   Louis Hodder
Greg Saunders
  Tom Matthews
Therapeutic Recreation     Joanne Bennett  
Veterinary Assistant/Rec.     Natalie MacDonald
Jill Porter*
Heather Quilty
Judy-Ann Broaders
Welder   Max Searle
Greg Johnson
  Glen Hawkins
 
Adult Basic Education Instructional Faculty
Adult Basic Education Learning Centres
Natasha Abbott
Jonathan Bartlett
Bill Bennett
Jeff Butler
Kathleen Cull
Rachel Evans
Don Fitzpatrick
Marjorie Flowers
Don Hancock
Russ Hancock
Gerry Hapgood
Peter Heath
Chris House
Dawn Melindy
Larry Philpott
Jenelle Revells
Alisha Rose
Kyle Smith
Cheryl White
  Natasha Abbott
Jonathan Bartlett
Katie Corbett
Brian Davis
Train Grandy
Cassandra Hoskins
Brittany King
Ruth Wheeler
John Howell
Geoff Ivany
Robyn Jesseau
Steve Ledrew
Roger Thornhill


* - On leave.


Meet The Team - 7 Questions With...

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Anita Fisher - Kenmount Road Campus "Principal"
I am from (hometown): Bonavista
My greatest education achievement: Bachelor of Arts Degree and Diploma in Adult Basic Education.
I have worked in my field for: 16 years
Something about me that might surprise you: I love playing golf and watching NASCAR.
My favourite television program is: Big Bang Theory and Modern Family.
During my spare time I: Read, play darts, crib, and sew.
My personal philosophy on Education: "If you are planning for a year, sow rice; If you are planning for a decade, plant trees; If you are planning for a lifetime, educate people." - Chinese Proverb

Judy Davis - Head Office "ABE Admissions/Assessment Officer"
I am from (hometown): Twillingate
My greatest education achievement: Bachelor of Education Degree
I have worked in my field for: 14 years
Something about me that might surprise you: I received 1st place in an arm wrestling competition while attending university.
My favourite television program is: Person of Interest.
During my spare time I: I like to walk, read and spend time with my family and friends.
My personal philosophy on Education: "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it" - Aristotle

Angela Bennett - Harding Road Campus "Registrar"
I am from (hometown): St. John's
My greatest education achievement: Diploma of Applied Arts in Office Administration Technology
I have worked in my field for: 1.5 years
Something about me that might surprise you: I love to laugh!
My favourite television program is: Criminal Minds
During my spare time I: Try to play pool, I’m still getting the hang of it..
My personal philosophy on Education: “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”

Mark Hollett - Harding Road Campus "Construction/Industrial Electrician Instructor (Entry)"
I am from (hometown): St. John's
My greatest education achievement: Interprovincial Journeyperson Electrician
I have worked in my field for: 14 years
Something about me that might surprise you: 4th Generation Electrician / Minor Hockey Coach
My favourite television program is: Hockey Night In Canada
During my spare time I: Enjoy the outdoors; Camping, ATV Riding, Fishing.
My personal philosophy on Education: “ If we want greatness to be more than a flash, we will need to share the secrets!”

Ron Sullivan - Harding Road Campus "Occupational Health and Safety Instructor"
I am from (hometown): St. John's
My greatest education achievement: Honours Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences, University of Waterloo
I have worked in my field for: 15 years
Something about me that might surprise you: Seconded to the United Nations for several years on various training missions around the world, including Indonesia, Middle East and China
My favourite television program is: Seinfeld
During my spare time I: Gym, hiking, gardening and continuous education
My personal philosophy on Education: “ Learning is a lifelong pursuit, punctuated by periods of frustration, enlightenment and growth. Education empowers individuals to achieve higher levels of performance and increased satisfaction within their daily lives.”

Roger King - Harding Road Campus "Construction/Industrial Electrician Instructor (Advanced Blocks)"
I am from (hometown): Little Bay Islands
My greatest education achievement: Post Secondary Education Certificate
I have worked in my field for: Over 30 years
Something about me that might surprise you: I am an Amateur Photographer
My favourite television program is: Hockey Night In Canada
During my spare time I: Working out.
My personal philosophy on Education: "“ Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” Chinese Proverb

Gary Young - Harding Road Campus "Insulator (Heat and Frost) Instructor"
I am from (hometown): St. John's
My greatest education achievement: Went back to university in my 40s.
I have worked in my field for: 20 years
Something about me that might surprise you: I kissed a live moose on the nose, collect bullets, hike and fish, zip lined, and did a luge in Snowbird Utah.
My favourite television program is: Mayday or "The Price Is Right"
During my spare time I: Live life to the fullest
My personal philosophy on Education: "“ There are few things more pathetic than those who have lost their curiosity and sense of adventure, and who no longer care to learn.” Gordon B. Hinckley

Mary Flynn - Harding Road Campus "Curriculum Assistant"
I am from (hometown): Corner Brook
My greatest education achievement: Finishing up my M.Ed. while working full time and having two kids under 5 at home!
I have worked in my field for: 15 years
Something about me that might surprise you: I lived in Bermuda for five years.
My favourite television program is: "House of Cards"
During my spare time I: Hang out with my family, ski, run, travel, and act as taxi driver and organiser of two busy kids!
My personal philosophy on Education: “ Let the students be their own champions, by being the teacher who is a guide, providing access to information rather than acting as the primary source of information. This ensures the students' search for knowledge is met as they learn to find answers to their questions.”

Taylor Quinlan - Harding Road Campus "Administrative Assistant"
I am from (hometown): Baytona, NL
My greatest education achievement: Diploma in Executive Office Administration
I have worked in my field for: 9 months
Something about me that might surprise you: I catch and fillet my own cod fish .
My favourite television program is: Bates Hotel
During my spare time I: Hike the East Coast Trails or Signal Hill
My personal philosophy on Education: “The best way to predict your future is to create it.”

Sandi Palmer - Corner Brook Campus "Hairstylist Instructor"
I am from (hometown): Corner Brook
My greatest education achievement: Post Secondary Instructor Certificate
I have worked in my field for: 31 years
Something about me that might surprise you: I am a new grandmother.
My favourite television program is: Prefer a good movie
During my spare time I: I visit my grandson, bake and enjoy a walk.
My personal philosophy on Education: “ Education is in every day, never stop learning something new.”

Mindy Finlay - Corner Brook Campus "Vice Principal"
I am from (hometown): Corner Brook
My greatest education achievement: Completing my Master of Education thesis
I have worked in my field for: 13 years
Something about me that might surprise you: I worked for a funeral home as an administrative assistant and as a webmaster for their affiliated funeral industry web design company.
My favourite television program is: Hey! Rosetta
During my spare time I: Run, ski, cook, bake, and spend time with my son and daughter.
My personal philosophy on Education: “ Seize every opportunity to learn something new. The knowledge, skills and experiences you take away from those opportunities are things that will always be with you and can shape your future positively.”

Cora-Lee Park - Corner Brook Campus "Hairstylist Instructor"
I am from (hometown): Corner Brook
My greatest education achievement: Graduating from Academy Canada and becoming a licensed Esthetician
I have worked in my field for: 10 years
Something about me that might surprise you: I used to be a gamer
My favourite television program is: Grey's Anatomy
During my spare time I: Run, ski, cook, bake, and spend time with my son and daughter.
My personal philosophy on Education: “ I tell all my students, our industry is consistently changing so “Never Stop Learning””

Connie White - Corner Brook Campus "Administrative Assistant"
I am from (hometown): Benoit's Cove
My greatest education achievement: Diploma for Office Administration
I have worked in my field for: 6 years
Something about me that might surprise you: I was born and raised in Ontario.
My favourite television program is: The Originals
During my spare time I: Spend time with my Granddaughter.
My personal philosophy on Education: “ Anything is possible if you want it bad enough, and you work hard enough.”

Stephen LeDrew - Corner Brook Campus "ABE Instructor"
I am from (hometown): Corner Brook
My greatest education achievement: Bachelor of Education Degree
I have worked in my field for: 3 years
Something about me that might surprise you: I took French Immersion in high school.
My favourite television program is: Seinfeld
During my spare time I: I like to spend time with my family. Going to the cabin is one of my favourite things.
My personal philosophy on Education: “ I believe that every student has the potential to succeed. The biggest challenge lies in putting the proper time and effort into each and every challenge. ”

Linda Corbett - Corner Brook Campus "Office Administration Instructor"
I am from (hometown): Deer Lake, NL
My greatest education achievement: Post Secondary Diploma
I have worked in my field for: 18 years
Something about me that might surprise you: I have been a foster parent for 8 years.
My favourite television program is: "Dancing with the Stars"
During my spare time I: Enjoy Zumba, hanging out with my family.
My personal philosophy on Education: “ You can never be overdressed or overeducated. ” - Oscar Wilde

Robyn Jesseau - Corner Brook Campus "Admissions Officer and ABE Instructor"
I am from (hometown): Corner Brook
My greatest education achievement: Bachelor of Education
I have worked in my field for: 10 years
Something about me that might surprise you: Not specified
My favourite television program is: Quantico
During my spare time I: Spend time with my children
My personal philosophy on Education: “ As an instructor I hope to create a classroom that fosters learning and hope to impart the knowledge to my students that the learning process never ends. ABE is just one of the steps in this journey. ”

Gloria Stone - Corner Brook Campus "Admissions Coordinator"
I am from (hometown): Corner Brook
My greatest education achievement: Office Administration Diploma
I have worked in my field for: 24 years
Something about me that might surprise you: Not specified
My favourite television program is: Any remodeling show
During my spare time I: Walking, Zumba class and I 'love' camping
My personal philosophy on Education: “ The opportunity to learn is always around us ”

Charlene Blake - Corner Brook Campus "Student Support Coordinator and Employment Coordinator"
I am from (hometown): Corner Brook
My greatest education achievement: Graduate Post Secondary
I have worked in my field for: 2 years
Something about me that might surprise you: I’m a DJ
My favourite television program is: Law and Order SUV
During my spare time I: Spending time with family, reading, singing
My personal philosophy on Education: “ Anything worth having never comes easy. ”

Judy-Ann Broaders - Corner Brook Campus "Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist Instructor"
I am from (hometown): Springdale
My greatest education achievement: Not specified
I have worked in my field for: 13 years
Something about me that might surprise you: I have a cupcake business
My favourite television program is: Wentworth
During my spare time I: Gym and bake cupcakes.....good combo
My personal philosophy on Education: “ If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you ”

Tracey Humphries - Corner Brook Campus "Office Administration Instructor"
I am from (hometown): Corner Brook
My greatest education achievement: Dental Assistant Level II Diploma and Business Administration Diploma
I have worked in my field for: 8 years
Something about me that might surprise you: I delivered a Christmas tree to Governor General Adrienne Clarkson at Rideau Hall in 2003
My favourite television program is: "ER - Life and Death on the Streets" and "Dancing with the Stars"
During my spare time I: Paint landscapes and love to yard sale with good friend and good coffee
My personal philosophy on Education: “ Education is something that can never be taken from you. No matter what situation you are in or where you are-you take it with you. ”

Beverly Sheppard - Corner Brook Campus "Related Instructor"
I am from (hometown): Deer Lake
My greatest education achievement: Finishing Law School
I have worked in my field for: 15 years
Something about me that might surprise you: I have a 25 year old daughter, a 6 year old daughter and two grandchildren, 7 and 3.
My favourite television program is: "NCIS"
During my spare time I: Read and play with my child.
My personal philosophy on Education: “ You can achieve what you want with the proper support and encouragement. ”

Roger Thornhill - Corner Brook Campus "Adult Basic Education Instructor"
I am from (hometown): Fortune, NL
My greatest education achievement: Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Education.
I have worked in my field for: 2 years
Something about me that might surprise you: I performed at a talent show in high school, playing Für Elise and Minuet in G on the piano.
My favourite television program is: Sports
During my spare time I: Play guitar
My personal philosophy on Education: “ In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn. ”

Joanne Bennett - Kenmount Road Campus "Therapeutic Recreation Instructor"
I am from (hometown): Lewisporte
My greatest education achievement: Bachelor of Physical education and Special Education
I have worked in my field for: 29 years
Something about me that might surprise you: I have completed the Tely 10 for the past five years.
My favourite television program is: Super Soul Sunday
During my spare time I: I spend time with my family and friends
My personal philosophy on Education: “ Pursue your passion and you will never work a day in your life! ”

James Loder - "Director of Admissions"
I am from (hometown): North Harbour
My greatest education achievement: Bachelor of Commerce
I have worked in my field for: 25 years
Something about me that might surprise you: I have done stand-up comedy at Yuk Yuks...twice. It was the most nervous I’ve ever been in my life!
My favourite television program is: The Middle
During my spare time I: Play golf and hang out with my family.
My personal philosophy on Education: “ Opportunities are everywhere. Success is determined by how clearly you see them. ”

Heather Quilty - Kenmount Road Campus "Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist Instructor"
I am from (hometown): Trenton, Ontario
My greatest education achievement: Working towards my Bachelor of Education Degree (Post Secondary)
I have worked in my field for: 14 years
Something about me that might surprise you: I have an identical twin sister!
My favourite television program is: Madam Secretary
During my spare time I: Chase around my children (3 & 6 years old) and stay involved with my professional associations.
My personal philosophy on Education: “ Your position in your career/life is dictated only by how much you want to change it. ”

Jordan Loder - Kenmount Road Campus "Admissions Assistant"
I am from (hometown): St. John's
My greatest education achievement: High School - I will graduate university in 2017
I have worked in my field for: 2 years
Something about me that might surprise you: I once crossed a rope bridge 100ft over the ocean in Northern Ireland.
My favourite television program is: The Office
During my spare time I: Spend as much time outdoors as I can.
My personal philosophy on Education: “ Everyone that you meet can teach you something that you didn’t know before.”

Lenny Vineham - Kenmount Road Campus "Multimedia Graphic Design Instructor"
I am from (hometown): Botwood, NL
My greatest education achievement: College (Honours Diploma in Web Design & Video Production)
I have worked in my field for: 16 years
Something about me that might surprise you: I worked in the Oil and Gas Industry
My favourite television program is: The Americans
During my spare time I: Hang out with the kiddies, play piano
My personal philosophy on Education: “ Just as important in education is the learner's environment compared with that of the information the learner receives.”

Cleo Williams - Kenmount Road and Harding Road Campus "Admissions Officer"
I am from (hometown): Dover, NL
My greatest education achievement: Business Management Diploma (Human Resources)
I have worked in my field for: 1 year
Something about me that might surprise you: I once assisted David Copperfield on stage during a performance at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
My favourite television program is: Ghost Hunters International
During my spare time I: Spend time with my family and friends.
My personal philosophy on Education: “ It's never too late make a change for the better and accomplish your goals through education.”

Natalie MacDonald - Kenmount Road Campus "Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist Instructor"
I am from (hometown): St. John's
My greatest education achievement: Board Certified Technician through North American Board Examinations (VTNE)
I have worked in my field for: 12 years
Something about me that might surprise you: Not specified
My favourite television program is: Not specified
During my spare time I: Spend time and camping with my husband and furry children Jayme (German Shepherd Cross), Maurice (White Kitty) and Bug (Orange Tabby Kitty).
My personal philosophy on Education: “ My job, as an instructor, is to create an atmosphere that fosters learning. I am an instructor because I have a passion for guiding students through the learning process, in addition to a passion for the material I present. One of the best ways to foster learning is to demonstrate those feelings to my students. I encourage learning by creating a relaxed environment for students, stimulating conversation about concepts being presented and organizing material in a way that makes it easiest to understand.”

Jonathan Bartlett - Kenmount Road Campus "Adult Basic Education Instructor (Science and Math)"
I am from (hometown): Burlington, NL
My greatest education achievement: Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) with Diploma in Technology Education
I have worked in my field for: 3.5 years
Something about me that might surprise you: I’m a gigantic Sci-Fi nerd. Wait, that’s not surprising at all…
My favourite television program is: Columbo
During my spare time I: Listen to VOCM Open Line and repair computers.
My personal philosophy on Education: “ Every course is an introductory course. Whether you remember every detail or not, the most important thing is to get an intuition about the subject, a new way of looking at the world. After that, the possibilities are endless.”

Stephen Squires - Kenmount Road Campus "Paralegal Studies Instructor"
I am from (hometown): Lewisporte, NL
My greatest education achievement: Bachelor of Laws Degree
I have worked in my field for: 20 years
Something about me that might surprise you: Love to travel and see new places
My favourite television program is: Scorpion
During my spare time I: Golf and Cross Country Ski.
My personal philosophy on Education: “ Once you find a job you enjoy, you never have to work another day in your life!”

Mary Singleton - Kenmount Road Campus "Office Administration Instructor"
I am from (hometown): St. Joseph's, St. Mary's Bay
My greatest education achievement: College and University Diplomas
I have worked in my field for: 16 years
Something about me that might surprise you: I spend most of my free time in the woods
My favourite television program is: 16 x 9
During my spare time I: Hike, fish, and read
My personal philosophy on Education: “ We all have the ability for learning. How we tap into it may be quite different! ”

Melanie Coates - Kenmount Road Campus "Esthetics Instructor"
I am from (hometown): Conception Bay South, NL
My greatest education achievement: Graduating top of my class in my Esthetics program
I have worked in my field for: 6 years
Something about me that might surprise you: I have 2 cats and a Bernese Mountain Dog.
My favourite television program is: Grey's Anatomy
During my spare time I: When I’m not working as an instructor I also work in my Field of Esthetics at a Salon. I also love to spend time with my fiancé and my family.
My personal philosophy on Education: “I love the saying “You can never be overdressed or overeducated” - Oscar Wilde

Edith Parsons - Kenmount Road Campus "Hairstylist Instructor"
I am from (hometown): Salmon Cove, Conception Bay, NL
My greatest education achievement: Post-Secondary Instructor’s Certificate
I have worked in my field for: 32 years
Something about me that might surprise you: I love to perform at functions dressed as my character Mrs. Marg Cadidelhopper .
My favourite television program is: Big Bang Theory
During my spare time I: Visit my Dad
My personal philosophy on Education: “ To choose a Profession you enjoy and then you don’t have to work a day in your life”

Terry Lucas - Kenmount Road Campus "Computer Aided Drafting Instructor"
I am from (hometown): St. John's
My greatest education achievement: Not specified
I have worked in my field for: 20 years
Something about me that might surprise you: Not specified.
My favourite television program is: Big Bang Theory
During my spare time I: Spend time with my two kids
My personal philosophy on Education: “ With hard work, anything can be realized.”

Denise Etheridge - Kenmount Road Campus "Esthetics Instructor"
I am from (hometown): Grand Falls - Windsor's
My greatest education achievement: Business Management / Human Resources Management Diploma .
I have worked in my field for: 8 years
Something about me that might surprise you: Mother of 2
My favourite television program is: Walking Dead
During my spare time I: Spend time with Family and friends
My personal philosophy on Education: “ Everyone will learn in different ways, It is full of challenges, frustrations, and responsibilities. However, it is a task that is also full of excitement, wonder, and joy.”

Katie Corbett - Kenmount Road Campus "Adult Basic Education Instructor (English)"
I am from (hometown): Corner Brook
My greatest education achievement: Winning the Rufus Guinchard Scholarship for art as well as obtaining my Bachelor of Fine Arts-Theatre.
I have worked in my field for: 5 years
Something about me that might surprise you: I have always been very involved in the Arts. I have acted in many stage productions, and I am a painter in my spare time. I had my very first art exhibition in 2013.
My favourite television program is: Game of Thrones
During my spare time I: Paint and play with my teacup Chihuahua, Mu.
My personal philosophy on Education: “ Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world” - Nelson Mandela

Barry LaSaga - Kenmount Road Campus "Interior Decorating Instructor"
I am from (hometown): Corner Brook
My greatest education achievement: I graduated from the advanced Interior Design program at Algonquin College in Ottawa
I have worked in my field for: 21 years
Something about me that might surprise you: I have visited almost every continent: Only South America is left to explore.
My favourite television program is: Big Bang Theory
During my spare time I: Make luxury soaps and candles.
My personal philosophy on Education: “ Education is the means to unify humanity to build a better tomorrow for all mankind. ”

Martin Steffen - Kenmount Road Campus "Music and Recording Arts Instructor"
I am from (hometown): Toronto, Ontario
My greatest education achievement: Ph.D. Music Theory
I have worked in my field for: 15 years
Something about me that might surprise you: I speak fluent German.
My favourite television program is: Better Call Saul
During my spare time I: Raise my kids
My personal philosophy on Education: “It's not all about grades: Remember that getting an education is about becoming a better person than you were before you started”

Glenn King - Kenmount Road Campus "Law Enforcement Foundations Instructor"
I am from (hometown): Buchans
My greatest education achievement: Teaching Diploma (MUN) Corrections Diploma (CONA)
I have worked in my field for: 20 years
Something about me that might surprise you: Eaten Alligator, Snake * Does not taste like chicken! Experienced Sky Diving.
My favourite television program is: Daily Planet, Letter Kenny (science & comedy)
During my spare time I: Mountain Biking, Curling
My personal philosophy on Education: “Education requires a mutual learning environment and is a life-long commitment ”

Rose Hatcher - Corner Brook Campus "Registrar"
I am from (hometown): Corner Brook
My greatest education achievement: Graduating from the Office Admin tech program
I have worked in my field for: 5 years
Something about me that might surprise you: I love all genres of music from Classical to Country
My favourite television program is: Criminal Minds
During my spare time I: Read, knit, crochet and spend time at my cabin
My personal philosophy on Education: “It’s never too late to learn.”

Melyssah Oliver - Kenmount Road Campus "Administrative Assistant"
I am from (hometown): St. John's
My greatest education achievement: Office Administration Technology (Legal, Medical, Dental & Engineering) Diploma
I have worked in my field for: 2 years
Something about me that might surprise you: I am obsessed with Leopard Print.
My favourite television program is: Criminal Minds
During my spare time I: Spend time with my family.
My personal philosophy on Education: “A determined mind and strong will bear endless possibilities”

Jackie Morry - Kenmount Road Campus "Curriculum Coordinator ABE"
I am from (hometown): St. Lawrence
My greatest education achievement: Bachelors of Science and Bachelors of Education
I have worked in my field for: 24 years
Something about me that might surprise you: I own a llama, Holly.
My favourite television program is: Crossing Lines
During my spare time I: Read and garden.
My personal philosophy on Education: “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” - Albert Einstein

Roger Butler - Harding Road Campus "Construction/Industrial Electrician Instructor"
I am from (hometown): St. John's
My greatest education achievement: Post-Secondary Instructor Certification, Diploma of Electrical Engineering Technology, Interprovincial Journeyperson Certification
I have worked in my field for: 30 years in the Electrical field and 9 years teaching
Something about me that might surprise you: I played Country, Irish and Blues music in clubs in a group called “JUST US” many years ago.
My favourite television program is: The Mike Holmes Series
During my spare time I: Read, play guitar, refinish old photos.
My personal philosophy on Education: “School is a great foundation upon which to build a great education over your lifetime.”

Patsy Dredge - Harding Road Campus "Animal Grooming Professional Instructor"
I am from (hometown): Flower's Cove
My greatest education achievement: Not Specified
I have worked in my field for: 21 years
Something about me that might surprise you: Not specified
My favourite television program is: Forensics
During my spare time I: Attend Basketball with my daughter, Bree.
My personal philosophy on Education: “Teach them well and they will lead the way.”

 


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