About Aberdeen Hall / Staff & Faculty

Staff & Faculty

Each day, our talented, inspiring, and enthusiastic faculty fulfill our promise of individualized attention with a 'small school' feel. This enables a learning environment where every student can be recognized and supported. We’re proud that our faculty are highly trained in many specialized areas.

Christopher H. Grieve Aberdeen Hall

Christopher H. Grieve

Head of School

christopher.grieve@aberdeenhall.com

Mr. Grieve has devoted his entire career to education; he has worked as a teacher, Principal and Hea...

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Grant Ozechowsky Aberdeen Hall

Grant Ozechowsky

Director of the Senior School & Deputy Head

grant.ozechowsky@aberdeenhall.com

After completing his Undergraduate Degree in English and History at the University of Western Ontari...

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Susanne Raye Aberdeen Hall

Susanne Raye

Director of the Junior School

susanne.raye@aberdeenhall.com

Mrs. Raye received a Bachelor of Arts Honours, major in Anthropology and a minor in Tribal Art, from...

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Elaine Crebo Aberdeen Hall

Elaine Crebo

International Admissions Coordinator

elaine.crebo@aberdeenhall.com

Ms. Crebo completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Regina and earned Master’s degree...

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Stephen Acree Aberdeen Hall

Stephen Acree

Director of University Guidance and Grade 12: Social Studies & Language Arts Teacher

stephen.acree@aberdeenhall.com

Mr. Acree holds two Bachelor degrees; the first in Theology from Briercrest Schools, and the second ...

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Ashley Bryden Aberdeen Hall

Ashley Bryden

Director of Middle Years

ashley.bryden@aberdeenhall.com

Ms. Bryden graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics as well as a Bachelor of Education sp...

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John Gareau Aberdeen Hall

John Gareau

Director of Athletics & Senior School PE Teacher

john.gareau@aberdeenhall.com

Mr. Gareau is a graduate of the University of Victoria, specializing in Physical Education. He start...

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Jaime Hill Aberdeen Hall

Jaime Hill

Assistant Director of Senior School

jaime.hill@aberdeenhall.com

Mrs.Hill obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Biology from UBC-O in 2009 and fini...

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Crystal Kolodziej Aberdeen Hall

Crystal Kolodziej

Assistant to HOS & Director of Parent Communications

crystal.k@aberdeenhall.com

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Tonia Rutledge Aberdeen Hall

Tonia Rutledge

Student Information Systems Administrator

tonia.rutledge@aberdeenhall.com

Mrs. Rutledge loves being part of the Aberdeen Hall Community. Each day, she is greeted by the amazi...

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Marisa Williams Aberdeen Hall

Marisa Williams

Administrative Technician

marisa.williams@aberdeenhall.com

Ms. Cassan enjoys seeing the many friendly faces at Aberdeen Hall everyday and is so happy to be a p...

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Amy Splinter Aberdeen Hall

Amy Splinter

Director of Resource

amy.splinter@aberdeenhall.com

After receiving an Undergraduate degree in Honors Psychology at the University of Western Ontario, M...

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Julia Schram Aberdeen Hall

Julia Schram

Resource Teacher

juliaschram@hotmail.com

Mrs. Schram was born and raised in Rhodesia, (now Zimbabwe). She attended the University of Cape Tow...

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Madelaine Nichvalodoff Aberdeen Hall

Madelaine Nichvalodoff

Preschool Teacher

madelaine.nichvalodoff@aberdeenhall.com

Mrs. Nichvalodoff is a graduate of The College of New Caledonia, Early Childhood Education Program i...

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Sarah Conlin Aberdeen Hall

Sarah Conlin

Preschool Teacher

sarah.conlin@aberdeenhall.com

Ms. Conlin is originally from Ontario and moved to BC one year ago. She received her Early Childhood...

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Tiffani Hardie Aberdeen Hall

Tiffani Hardie

Assistant Director of Preschool/Preschool Teacher

tiffani.hardie@aberdeenhall.com

Shortly after completing her Early Childhood Education in Vancouver at Vancouver Career College Ms. ...

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Lauren Pighin Aberdeen Hall

Lauren Pighin

Grade 1 Teacher

lauren.pighin@aberdeenhall.com

Mrs. Pighin holds a professional teaching certificate and Bachelor of General Studies Degree from Si...

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Scott Twigg Aberdeen Hall

Scott Twigg

Grade 3 Teacher

scott.twigg@aberdeenhall.com

Mr. Twigg completed his education at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, finishing with...

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Jessica Neathway Aberdeen Hall

Jessica Neathway

Grade 2 Teacher

jessica.sales@aberdeenhall.com

Mrs. Neathway graduated from Thompson Rivers University with a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Engl...

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Jasmine Scherz Aberdeen Hall

Jasmine Scherz

Grade 2 Teacher

jasmine.scherz@aberdeenhall.com

Mrs. Scherz received her Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver....

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Shawn Spendlove Aberdeen Hall

Shawn Spendlove

Grade 2 Teacher

shawn.spendlove@aberdeenhall.com

Mr. Spendlove is new to Kelowna in 2015. After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Universi...

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Christina Kuhn Aberdeen Hall

Christina Kuhn

Director of Admissions

christina.kuhn@aberdeenhall.com

Ms. Kuhn graduated from the University of British Columbia-Okanagan with a Bachelor of Education spe...

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Meghan Dunn Aberdeen Hall

Meghan Dunn

Grade 6 Teacher

meghan.dunn@aberdeenhall.com

Ms. Dunn is a graduate of the University of British Columbia-Okanagan, and holds a Bachelor of Educa...

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Reagan Church Aberdeen Hall

Reagan Church

Grade 4 Teacher

reagan.church@aberdeenhall.com

Ms. Church received her Bachelor of Education from the University of Victoria, specializing in Histo...

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Hayley Twigg Aberdeen Hall

Hayley Twigg

Grade 4 Teacher/Junior School Coordinator

hayley.twigg@aberdeenhall.com

Hayley attended Kwantlen Polytechnic University for her Bachelor of Arts Degree with a minor in Psyc...

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Daphne O'Sullivan Aberdeen Hall

Daphne O'Sullivan

Grade 5 Teacher

daphne.osullivan@aberdeenhall.com

Mrs. O’Sullivan joined the Aberdeen Hall faculty after eighteen years at The Glenfir School, an inde...

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Taylor Verboom Aberdeen Hall

Taylor Verboom

Grade 4 Teacher

taylor.verboom@aberdeenhall.com

Mr. Verboom graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Education. He received a Ge...

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Lindsey Beerstra Aberdeen Hall

Lindsey Beerstra

Senior School Resource/Math 10-Financial Literacy

lindsey.beerstra@aberdeenhall.com

Mrs. Beerstra holds a professional teaching certificate and Bachelor of Science Degree from the Univ...

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Kelsey Chase-Hassell Aberdeen Hall

Kelsey Chase-Hassell

Junior School - French Teacher

kelsey.chase@aberdeenhall.com

Mrs. Chase is a graduate from the Elementary Teacher Education program from the University of Britis...

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Ryan Hannan Aberdeen Hall

Ryan Hannan

Junior School - P.E. & After School Club Coordinator

ryan.hannan@aberdeenhall.com

Mr. Hannan has completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in English as well as a Bachelor of ...

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Laura Hazeldine Aberdeen Hall

Laura Hazeldine

Grade 5 Teacher and Junior School Athletic Coordinator

laura.hazeldine@aberdeenhall.com

Ms. Hazeldine holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Mont...

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Dr. Barbara Hofmann Aberdeen Hall

Dr. Barbara Hofmann

Grade 7 Homeroom - Science & Math Teacher

barbara.hofmann@aberdeenhall.com

Dr. Hofmann completed a Bachelor of Education, specializing in Science, from the University of Briti...

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Jennifer St. Jean Aberdeen Hall

Jennifer St. Jean

Grade 7 Homeroom - Language Arts & Social Studies Teacher

jennifer.stjean@aberdeenhall.com

Mrs. St. Jean is originally from Vancouver, BC, but hasn’t looked back since moving to Kelowna in 20...

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Ken Mulleny Aberdeen Hall

Ken Mulleny

Grade 10 Homeroom - Math Teacher

ken.mulleny@aberdeenhall.com

Mr. Mulleny moved to Kelowna in 2011 after working 20 years teaching in the Lower Mainland, East Koo...

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Kirsty McElroy Aberdeen Hall

Kirsty McElroy

Grade 8 Homeroom - French Teacher

kristy.mcelroy@aberdeenhall.com

Ms. McElroy graduated from the University of British Columbia in Kelowna with degrees in Science, Fr...

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Jacqueline Rieger Aberdeen Hall

Jacqueline Rieger

Grade 9 Homeroom - Art & Drama Teacher

jacqueline.rieger@aberdeenhall.com

Ms. Rieger was born and raised in Kelowna, BC and is passionate about her community. Determined to b...

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Bradie Cunningham Aberdeen Hall

Bradie Cunningham

Grade 10 Homeroom - Science Teacher

bradie.cunningham@aberdeenhall.com

Miss Cunningham grew up in a small town in central Alberta. She received her honours BSc. from the U...

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Nathan Cutler Aberdeen Hall

Nathan Cutler

Grade 10 Homeroom - English Teacher

nathan.cutler@aberdeenhall.com

Mr. Cutler originally comes from Ontario, where he earned a Specialised Honours BA in history from Y...

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Geoffrey Bosdet Aberdeen Hall

Geoffrey Bosdet

Grade 11 - Math, Science & IT

geoffrey.bosdet@aberdeenhall.com

Mr. Bosdet comes to us most recently from Crofton House School in Vancouver where he taught Physics ...

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Lauren Cross Aberdeen Hall

Lauren Cross

Senior School - Math & Science Teacher

lauren.cross@aberdeenhall.com

Ms. Cross received a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in Biology and Physical Education and a Bache...

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Ryan Ennis Aberdeen Hall

Ryan Ennis

Grade 9 - Social Studies, Resource Teacher & Flex Programme

ryan.ennis@aberdeenhall.com

Mr. Ennis graduated from UBC Okanagan with a Bachelor degree in English and Creative Writing before ...

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Tom Stinson Aberdeen Hall

Tom Stinson

Director of Performing Arts

tom.stinson@aberdeenhall.com

Mr. Stinson studied Classical guitar and Music Composition at Acadia University and has many years o...

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John Suderman Aberdeen Hall

John Suderman

Violin Teacher

jsuder@telus.net

Mr. Suderman completed his Bachelor of Music Degree with a concentration in violin at the University...

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Olivia Walsh Aberdeen Hall

Olivia Walsh

Cello Teacher

oliviaw@shaw.ca

Ms. Walsh graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Music, specializing in cello p...

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Cam Wilks Aberdeen Hall

Cam Wilks

Music Teacher

cameronwilks@gmail.com

Mr. Wilks is a professional musician who performs, and also teaches drums and percussion. He graduat...

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Mitchell Howanyk Aberdeen Hall

Mitchell Howanyk

Music Teacher

mitch.howanyk@aberdeenhall.com

Mr. Howanyk studied Music Performance at Brandon University and holds his Grade 10 Royal Conservator...

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Jessica Gareau Aberdeen Hall

Jessica Gareau

Certified Educational Assistant

jessica.gareau@aberdeenhall.com

Mrs. Gareau is a Certified Education Assistant. She enjoys working with a variety of students and le...

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Cathy Krivoshein Aberdeen Hall

Cathy Krivoshein

Office Manager

cathy.krivoshein@aberdeenhall.com

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Braeden Pistawka Aberdeen Hall

Braeden Pistawka

Senior School - Math Teacher

braeden.pistawka@aberdeenhall.com

Mr. Pistawka was raised here in the Okanagan Valley before he began studying his Bachelor of Science...

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Tamie Rusk Aberdeen Hall

Tamie Rusk

Payroll & Benefits Administrator

tamie.rusk@aberdeenhall.com

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Shari Tambasco Aberdeen Hall

Shari Tambasco

Digital Design Studio Teacher

shari.tambasco@aberdeenhall.com

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Erica Keller Aberdeen Hall

Erica Keller

Certified Educational Assistant

erica.keller@aberdeenhall.com

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Michael Hooper Aberdeen Hall

Michael Hooper

Senior Math and Chemistry Teacher

michael.hooper@aberdeenhall.com

Mr. Hooper was born and raised in Kelowna. He completed a Co-operative Bachelors of Science majoring...

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Liz Provencher Aberdeen Hall

Liz Provencher

Office Administrator & Uniform Coordinator

liz.provencher@aberdeenhall.com

Mrs Provencher was born and raised in Southampton, England and then spent her High School years in C...

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Kim Woychuk Aberdeen Hall

Kim Woychuk

Food Services & Events Coordinator

kim.woychuk@aberdeenhall.com

In 2010, Kim’s oldest child began in Grade two at Aberdeen Hall.  Since then, both of his brothers h...

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Lindsay Grieve Aberdeen Hall

Lindsay Grieve

Director of Operations

lindsay.grieve@aberdeenhall.com

Lindsay was initially raised in Toronto, and spent her childhood in both Montreal and Toronto. She a...

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Lisa White Aberdeen Hall

Lisa White

Director of Finance

lisa.white@aberdeenhall.com

After attending Okanagan College in the Business Administration program and gaining management exper...

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Alli McCabe Aberdeen Hall

Alli McCabe

Senior Accountant

alli.mccabe@aberdeenhall.com

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Irene Ferguson Aberdeen Hall

Irene Ferguson

Accounting Administrator

irene.ferguson@aberdeenhall.com

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Sean Ayers Aberdeen Hall

Sean Ayers

Director of Development

sean.ayers@aberdeenhall.com

Mr. Ayers brings his experience with independent schools in British Columbia, including Collingwood ...

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Alyson O'Connor Aberdeen Hall

Alyson O'Connor

Kindergarten - French Teacher

alyson.oconnor@aberdeenhall.com

Mrs. O’Connor graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec with a Bachelor of Science (Major...

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Elisabeth Everett Aberdeen Hall

Elisabeth Everett

Grade 3 Teacher

elisabeth.everett@aberdeenhall.com

Miss Everett graduated from Bishop's University in Lennoxville, Quebec with a Bachelor of Arts (Majo...

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Genevieve Haiworonsky Aberdeen Hall

Genevieve Haiworonsky

Senior French Teacher

genevieve.haiworonsky@aberdeenhall.com

Ms. Haiworonsky studied International Studies at UBC and received her Bachelor of Arts in 1995. She ...

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Derek Cutler Aberdeen Hall

Derek Cutler

Director of Educational Technology

derek.cutler@aberdeenhall.com

Mr. Cutler graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Evolutionary Ecology from the University of Guelp...

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Jerry Hesse Aberdeen Hall

Jerry Hesse

Junior Physical Education Coordinator

jerry.hesse@aberdeenhall.com

Mr. Hesse has had extensive experience in teaching in a variety of schools. He completed his Bachelo...

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Kathryn Albright Aberdeen Hall

Kathryn Albright

Junior French Teacher

kathryn.albright@aberdeenhall.com

Mme. Albright is a graduate of the University of British Columbia Okanagan in Kelowna. At UBCO, she ...

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Paul Bienvenu Aberdeen Hall

Paul Bienvenu

Grade 8 Homeroom & Senior Humanities Teacher

paul.bienvenu@aberdeenhall.com

Mr. Bienvenu studied English and History at the University of Victoria, achieving a Bachelor of Arts...

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Becky Lawrence Aberdeen Hall

Becky Lawrence

Grade 8 Homeroom & Sr PE Teacher

becky.lawrence@aberdeenhall.com

Ms. Lawrence is a graduate from the University of Victoria, specializing in Physcial Education and S...

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Kate McKegney Aberdeen Hall

Kate McKegney

Grade 1 Teacher

kate.mckegney@aberdeenhall.com

Mrs. Mckegney received a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Waterloo, a Bachelor of Educa...

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Benjamin Brooks Aberdeen Hall

Benjamin Brooks

Senior PE & Social Studies Teacher

benjamin.brooks@aberdeenhall.com

Mr. Brooks received a Bachelor of Physical Education from the University of Victoria. He has played ...

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Johnny Vesterinen Aberdeen Hall

Johnny Vesterinen

Primary Music Teacher

john.vesterinen@gmail.com

Mr. Vesterinen graduated from University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Education degree. He has ove...

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Brent Sharpe Aberdeen Hall

Brent Sharpe

Jr Drama & Art Teacher

brent.sharpe@aberdeenhall.com

Mr. Sharpe hails from the island of Newfoundland and is an accomplished actor, director, and teacher...

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Kelsey Robinson Aberdeen Hall

Kelsey Robinson

Certified Educational Assistant

kelsey.robinson@aberdeenhall.com

Ms. Robinson is new to the Okanagan. She spent the last year in Puerto Vallarta, teaching grade 4/5 ...

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Holly Corbett Aberdeen Hall

Holly Corbett

Grade 2 Teacher

holly.corbett@aberdeenhall.com

Ms. Corbett received her Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia – Okanagan. S...

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Amy Wiesenthal Aberdeen Hall

Amy Wiesenthal

Kindergarten Teacher

amy.wiesenthal@aberdeenhall.com

Mrs. Wiesenthal graduated from Queen's University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachel...

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Carly Fairles Aberdeen Hall

Carly Fairles

Resource Teacher

carly.fairles@aberdeenhall.com

Ms. Fairles is a graduate of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, where she received her Bachel...

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Brianne Niles Aberdeen Hall

Brianne Niles

Senior Humanities & ELL Teacher

brianne.niles@aberdeenhall.com

Mrs.Niles completed her Bachelor of Arts at Simon Fraser University with a major in Historical Studi...

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Christian Hill Aberdeen Hall

Christian Hill

Grade 6 Teacher

christian.hill@aberdeenhall.com

Mr. Hill completed his university education at UBC-Okanagan. Through his time there, he completed a ...

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Esther Almond Aberdeen Hall

Esther Almond

Preschool Teacher

esther.almond@aberdeenhall.com

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Julia Watson Aberdeen Hall

Julia Watson

Violin/Guitar Teacher

j.kwatson91@gmail.com

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Carley Bokor Aberdeen Hall

Carley Bokor

Middle Years Science/Math Teacher

carley.bokor@aberdeenhall.com

Ms. Bokor graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology as well as a Bachelor of Education spec...

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Jesse Berteig Aberdeen Hall

Jesse Berteig

Senior Art Teacher

jesse.berteig@aberdeenhall.com

Ms. Berteig completed her Bachelor of Fine Art at Emily Carr University of Art and Design with a maj...

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Alexa Kennedy Aberdeen Hall

Alexa Kennedy

Grade 3 Teacher

alexa.kennedy@aberdeenhall.com

Ms. Kennedy was born and raised in Kelowna and graduated from UBC Okanagan with a Bachelor of Educat...

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Tanya Nix Aberdeen Hall

Tanya Nix

Senior French/Spanish

tanya.nix@aberdeenhall.com

Mrs. Nix graduated from Lakehead University with a Bachelor of Arts in French, with a minor in Engli...

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Roberto Signoroni Aberdeen Hall

Roberto Signoroni

Senior Physical Education Teacher

roberto.signoroni@aberdeenhall.com

Mr. Roberto Signoroni joins us with eight years of experience as a Director of Athletics and Physica...

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Casey Turnpenny Aberdeen Hall

Casey Turnpenny

Director of Academics

casey.turnpenny@aberdeenhall.com

Ms. Turnpenny joins us as Aberdeen Hall's new Director of Academics. Casey previously held the posit...

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Becky Baker Aberdeen Hall

Becky Baker

Kindergarten Teacher

becky.baker@aberdeenhall.com

Ms. Baker has recently emigrated to Canada after an extended period of travel around SE Asia and Aus...

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Connor Pilling Aberdeen Hall

Connor Pilling

Grade 6 Teacher

connor.pilling@aberdeenhall.com

Mr. Pilling obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours in Astrophysics from UofC in 2014. ...

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Rob Mason-Brown Aberdeen Hall

Rob Mason-Brown

Senior Drama Teacher

rob.masonbrown@aberdeenhall.com

Rob Mason-Brown is an accomplished Theatre Director and graduate of the BA Theatre Arts program at T...

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Holly Hobbs Aberdeen Hall

Holly Hobbs

Preschool Teacher

holly.hobbs@aberdeenhall.com

In 1996 Ms,. Hobbs graduated from Kwantlen Polytechnic University with her Diploma in Early Childhoo...

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Patti O'Hara Aberdeen Hall

Patti O'Hara

Accounting Administrator

patti.ohara@aberdeenhall.com

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Jill Christensen Aberdeen Hall

Jill Christensen

Senior Resource

jill.christensen@aberdeenhall.com

Ms. Christensen moved from Winnipeg in 2015. She received a Bachelor of Science with Distinction in ...

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Kelly Browning Aberdeen Hall

Kelly Browning

Junior French

kelly.browning@aberdeenhall.com

Mme. Browning is a graduate of McGill University where she spent 5 years in the French city of Montr...

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