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Faculty and Staff

With a staff-to-student ratio of 9:1 and an average class size of 17, 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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Tahlia De Corso

Music Specialist

A pianist, conductor and music educator, Tahlia joined the AWA team in 2023. Hailing from Australia, Tahlia completed her Bachelor of Music and Honours Degree as...

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Janick Lauzon

Junior Kindergarten

Janick Lauzon is the Junior Kindergarten teacher at Westboro Academy, where she has been teaching since 2002. She is a certified Early Childhood Educator and she...

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Eiger Tolledo

Grade 7 and grade 8 English and Math

Eiger Tolledo graduated with an honours Bachelor of Science specializing in Mathematics and a minor in Psychology from the University of Toronto. He then went on to...

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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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Emilie Meredith

Arts Specialist

Emilie obtained her Bachelor of Fine Art, specializing in painting from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2016. Her passion for art and pedagogy most...

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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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Laurence Polly

Senior Kindergarten Teacher

Laurence Polly joined the Westboro Academy in 2020. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in geography from La Sorbonne University in Paris and a school teacher diploma from the University of...

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Kathryn Udesen

Grade 1 and grade 2 French and Social Studies

Kathryn has 25 years of experience in various settings at the elementary and high school levels in both public and private school boards. She has completed her Master of Education degree in second...

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Maxence Baudry

Grade 3 and grade 4 French and Social Studies

Maxence was born and raised in the west of France. His grandmother was also a teacher and Maxence is happy to also participate in the education of tomorrow’s...

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Jonel Destré

Grade 5 and grade 6 French and Social Studies

Jonel Destré immigrated to Montréal, Québec, at the age of three. His schooling was completed entirely in French. Jonel is a graduate of Laurentian University...

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Elyane Ruel

Head of School

Elyane is delighted to have joined the Westboro Academy community. Being raised bilingual, she started her career teaching French immersion in an Inuit community. ...

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Isabelle Racine

Director of Teaching and Learning

Isabelle began her teaching career in 2010 and joined the Westboro Academy team in 2020. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in French literature and music from the...

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Chantale Bessette

Director of Admissions & Marketing

At Westboro Academy, Chantale strives to provide personalized and friendly service to every family and student that comes through our doors and believes that when it comes to relationship...

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Chantal De La Sablonnière

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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Victoria Caldwell

Before and After School Program Coordinator

Victoria has worked as the Before and After School Program Coordinator at Westboro Academy since 2021. During this time, Victoria has grown aside the students at...

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