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


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

High School Principal, Deputy Head


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

Junior School Principal


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 Coordinator


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

Senior School, Vice Principal, Student Life


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

Middle School Principal


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

Senior School Director of Athletics


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

Senior School Vice Principal, Student Life


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

HOS Assistant & Director of Parent Communications



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Tonia Rutledge Aberdeen Hall

Tonia Rutledge

OHS, Transportation and PSR Coordinator


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


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

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Amy Splinter Aberdeen Hall

Amy Splinter

Director of Senior School Resource


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

Junior Resource


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


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


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

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Tiffani Weaver Aberdeen Hall

Tiffani Weaver

Assistant Director of Preschool


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


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 5 Teacher


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 4 Teacher


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


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


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


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 Homeroom, Middle School Humanities


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


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 5 Teacher


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


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

Jr School Applied Design, Skill & Technology Coordinator


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


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

Grade 3 Teacher


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

Grade 4 Teacher


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

Director of Junior School Athletics, Student Life


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

Senior School Science


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, Middle School English


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 9-12 Advisory, Senior School Mathematics


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, Senior School French


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

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Bradie Cunningham Aberdeen Hall

Bradie Cunningham

Grade 8 Homeroom, Senior School Science & Math


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 9-12 Advisory, Senior School Guidance & Humanities


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

Senior School Science & Technology


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

Grade 9-12 Advisory, Senior School Science & Humanities


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

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Tom Stinson Aberdeen Hall

Tom Stinson

Director of Performing Arts


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

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Olivia Walsh Aberdeen Hall

Olivia Walsh

Primary Cello


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



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


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

Junior Resource


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



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Braeden Pistawka Aberdeen Hall

Braeden Pistawka

Grade 9-12 Advisory, Senior School Math, Middle School Student Life


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



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Shari Tambasco Aberdeen Hall

Shari Tambasco

Senior School Art, Digital Media & Design



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Erica Keller Aberdeen Hall

Erica Keller

Junior Resource



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Michael Hooper Aberdeen Hall

Michael Hooper

Grade 9-12 Advisory, Senior School Science & Math


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 Shop Manager


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

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Lindsay Grieve Aberdeen Hall

Lindsay Grieve

Director of Operations


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


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



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Irene Ferguson Aberdeen Hall

Irene Ferguson

Accounting Administrator



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Sean Ayers Aberdeen Hall

Sean Ayers

Director of Development


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 Teacher


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


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

Grade 9-12 Advisory, ELL & Senior French


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

Grade 9 & Director of Educational Technology


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

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Kathryn Albright Aberdeen Hall

Kathryn Albright

Junior French K-3


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 7 Homeroom, Middle School Humanities


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

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Kate McKegney Aberdeen Hall

Kate McKegney

Grade 1 Teacher


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

Grade 9-12 Advisory, Senior School Humanities


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

Music Teacher


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

Junior Art/Drama Grade 3-5


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

Junior Resource


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


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


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

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Brianne Niles Aberdeen Hall

Brianne Niles

Grade 11 & Senior Resource/English


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

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Christian Hill Aberdeen Hall

Christian Hill

Grade 9-12 Advisory, Senior School Science & Math


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

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Julia Watson Aberdeen Hall

Julia Watson




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Carley Bokor Aberdeen Hall

Carley Bokor

Grade 8 Homeroom, Middle School Science and Math


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

Grade 9-12 Advisory, Senior School Art & Media


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


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 School French & Spanish


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 School PE


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

Junior School Vice Principal, Academics


Ms. Turnpenny has twelve years of experience working exclusively in independent schools as both a te...

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Becky Baker Aberdeen Hall

Becky Baker

Kindergarten Teacher


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 Homeroom, Middle School, Science, Math & Tech


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

Grade 9-12 Advisory, Senior School Drama


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


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

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Patti O'Hara Aberdeen Hall

Patti O'Hara

Accounting Administrator



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Jill Christensen Aberdeen Hall

Jill Christensen

Grade 9-12 Advisory, Flex Coordinator


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


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

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Cherie Wise Aberdeen Hall

Cherie Wise

Preschool Teacher


Mrs. Wise graduated in 1999 from the Early Childhood Program at Langley College.  At this time she w...

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Anne-Marie Miller Aberdeen Hall

Anne-Marie Miller

Events Coordinator


Anne-Marie was born and raised in Ontario and started her career working for the Toronto Blue Jays. ...

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Alyssa Voitic Aberdeen Hall

Alyssa Voitic

Grade 1 Teacher


Alyssa went to UBC Okanagan and graduated with a Bachelor of Education. Following graduation, she mo...

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Alix Parisotto Aberdeen Hall

Alix Parisotto

Office Administrator


Ms. Parisotto was born and raised in Fruitvale, British Columbia. After moving to Kelowna to pursue ...

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Jen Proce Aberdeen Hall

Jen Proce

Kindergarten Teacher



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Rhonda Wynsouw Aberdeen Hall

Rhonda Wynsouw

Accounting Administrator



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Rachael Soukoroff Aberdeen Hall

Rachael Soukoroff

Grade 6 Homeroom, Middle School French & PE



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Jake Anderson Aberdeen Hall

Jake Anderson

Grade 8 Homeroom, Middle School PE


Originally from Alberta, Mr. Anderson has taught and studied throughout the world since graduating f...

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Akasha Bopp Aberdeen Hall

Akasha Bopp

Grade 9-12 Advisory, Senior School Humanities



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George Smalldridge Aberdeen Hall

George Smalldridge

Junior School PE



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Jeremy Lewis Aberdeen Hall

Jeremy Lewis

Senior Resource



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Becca Nydr Aberdeen Hall

Becca Nydr

School Counselor


Mrs. Nydr grew up by the ocean in North Vancouver. She studied at the University of Guelph in Ontari...

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Pamela Pierson Aberdeen Hall

Pamela Pierson

Preschool Teacher



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Rebecca Glen Aberdeen Hall

Rebecca Glen

Preschool Teacher



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Francie Cutler Aberdeen Hall

Francie Cutler

Senior Resource



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Michelle Rentke Aberdeen Hall

Michelle Rentke

Food Services Manager



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Andrea Szilagyi Aberdeen Hall

Andrea Szilagyi

Director of Community Relations



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