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Faculty and Staff

With a staff to student ratio of 6:1 and an average class size of 15, our staff is always ready to help. Our teachers like it so much that most have been here for a dozen years or more!

Zachary Brain

Grade 5 and grade 6 English and Math

Mr. Brain began teaching in 2009 and has been with Westboro Academy since 2017. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Education from Augsburg University in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has a...

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Caitlin Cadeau

Physical Education Specialist

Caitlin Cadeau started working at Westboro Academy in 2009 and is now the Athletic Director and Health and Physical Education teacher. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Honours degree from Carleton...

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Brenda Dunlop

Grade 3 and grade 4 English and Math

Ms. Brenda has been teaching at Westboro Academy since 2003. She graduated from the Concurrent Education Program at Queen’s University, where she also earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology...

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Catherine Ettedgui

Senior Kindergarten

Catherine Ettedgui received a bachelor’s degree in Kindergarten
and Elementary Education from McGill University. She further
completed a Master of Education (concentration in...

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Andréanne Frenette

Andreanne Frenette

Grade 3 and grade 4 French and Social Studies

Mme Andréanne joined Westboro academy in 2015. She earned a Bachelors Degree‍‍‍ in Social Science with a specialisation in criminology as well as a Bachelor of Education for the primary...

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Valerie Gagne

Grade 5 and grade 6 French and Social Studies 

Valerie Gagné began teaching at Westboro Academy in 2005. She teaches Social Studies and French to the grade 5 and 6 students. She completed her studies at L’Université Laval in Quebec City...

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Selina Holvey

Music Specialist

Selina Holvey has been the Music Specialist at Westboro since 2015. In this role, she teaches music to all students, is Choir Director and Band Director. She completed her studies at The...

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Janick Lauzon

Junior Kindergarten

Janick Lauzon is the Junior Kindergarten teacher at Westboro Academy, where she has been teaching since 2001. She is a certified Early Childhood Educator and she also holds a Bachelor of Education...

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Marc Leb‍‍‍eau

Grade 7 and grade 8 English and Math 

Mr. Lebeau has been with the school since 2011. He holds a degree in Psychology from Carleton University and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Ottawa. Prior to joining our...

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Shanyne McLaughlin

Science Specialist

Shanyne McLaughlin joined Westboro Academy in 2014 and is the science specialist for all grades. She earned a Bachelor of Science with a major in Biology from Laurentian University and a...

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Nathalie Morin

Art Specialist

Mme Nathalie started teaching Visual Arts at‍‍‍ Westboro Academy in 2017. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from the Université du Québec en Outaouais and has completed two...

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Nathalie Poirier

Grade 7 and grade 8 French and Social Studies

Nathalie Poirier has been teaching at Westboro Academy in 2001. She graduated from the University of Ottawa with a B.A in Linguistics, a B.Ed for the primary and junior divisions, and with a...

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Karin Stenman

grade 1 and grade 2 English/Math

Karin Stenman joined our team in 2000 having already taught in the Eastern Arctic for 11 years and then in Quebec for another 4 years. She graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor’s...

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Karima Tagnit-Hammou

Karima Tagnit-Hammou

French Student Success Specialist

Karima Tagnit-Hammou received her Bachelor’s of Education from the University of Ottawa, and she also holds a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in Biology. After first pursuing a career...

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Kathryn Udesen

Grade 1 and grade 2 French and Social Studies

Kathryn Udesen has recently joined Westboro Academy. She has 25 years of education experience in various settings at the elementary and high school levels in both public and private school boards....

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Meg Garrard

Meg Garrard

Head of School

Meg first joined Westboro Academy in 2009. She started her pathway in educational leadership as a wilderness guide, and worked for many years as an instructor with Outward Bound Canada.
She...

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Derek Rhodenizer

Derek Rhodenizer

Director of Academics

Derek Rhodenizer earned his B.Ed. from the University of Otago in New Zealand and his B.A. in History and Philosophy from the University of Western Ontario. Before joining Westboro Academy in...

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Isabelle Creusot

Director of Admissions & Marketing

Isabelle is committed to student success and a strong proponent of the value of a bilingual education. Her experience includes managing student recruitment & admissions as well as...

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Julie Jenkins

Director of Finance

Ms. Jenkins received her accounting designation through CGA Ontario in 2002, while working in the private sector. For the past 10 years, her focus has been on the...

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Chantal De La Sablonniere

Office Administrator

As our Office Administrator, Chantal de la Sablonnière will be glad to help students and parents in answering any questions that may arise. She has over 35 years of experience working in office...

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