The APA’s executive team includes:
Kelly, her husband Matthew, and their son Alexander (Kindergarten) have been part of the Aspengrove Community since 2016. She is a Marketing Strategic Planner and is co-owner of a technology company that focuses on leveraging technology to create innovative solutions. Kelly believes strongly in the power of education and life-long learning, and enjoyed participating on the Aspengrove Strategic Planning Committee as well as taking part in various class activities.
Sarah, her husband Sat, and their children, Aurora (Grade 1) and Jai (JK4) moved to Nanaimo and became a part of the Aspengrove community almost two years ago. Sarah is a Certified Financial Planner professional, specializing in financial literacy, who is currently focusing on her role as family CEO. She is excited to be a part of the Aspengrove Parents’ Association as it seeks to further strengthen Aspengrove’s excellent sense of community and commitment to the spirit of inquiry.
Aileen and her husband Sean have been involved since Aspengrove School’s inception, as one of the founding families. Their children are currently in grade 9 (Megan), grade 7 (Nicole) and grade 5 (Daniel). Aileen practices dentistry at the Lantzville Dental Clinic, has lived on Vancouver Island for over 22 years from Edmonton, Alberta, and has enjoyed volunteering at the school as well as at her children’s many extracurricular activities.
Genevre and her husband Craig have been part of the Aspengrove community for the past five years. Their son Tyce is now in Grade 2. Genevre’s educational background is in journalism; however, she switched careers a few years ago and is happy making dogs beautiful at a local dog grooming salon. Genevre looks forward to participating in all the Aspengrove clubs and activities as her son grows.
School LiasonElisabeth Reay oversees Aspengrove’s admissions process for the school. She leads parents on tours, answers their questions and works to heighten awareness of Aspengrove School to both the local and worldwide communities. Ms. Reay comes to Aspengrove with more than 20 years of experience in administration and customer service in the legal and insurance sectors.
Julia Ohly: Volunteer Coordinator
Julia has been involved with the school since her oldest son started Kindergarten. Since then, she has enjoyed helping out at events, volunteering in the Library and helping out in the class and on field trips whenever she could. Ronan is now in Grade 3 and her twin boys are in Grade 1. Julia is a huge supporter of the IB programs since she taught the PYP at the International School of Paris. She currently works as a Teacher on Call. Julia enjoys being a part of such a great community.
Joanna Zheng, Volunteer Coordinator
Joanna and her husband Marco have been involved with Aspengrove since 2017. Their daughter, Katherine, is now in JK4. Before moving to BC, Joanna was a banker who worked for Standard Chartered Bank (Wholesale Banking) in China. Currently, she is running her family business in textile manufacturing and retailing. Joanna and Marco volunteer annually with the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation’s “Run For Life”. Joanna enjoys participating in Aspengrove’s activities as her daughter grows.
Calendar of Events
Opportunities for parents to get involved in helping the school
|APA Volunteer Sub-Committee||Ongoing|
|Library Assistance||Wednesday & Thursday mornings – ongoing|
|Lost & Found – Once a week||Once a week – ongoing|
|Hot Lunches – Once a month||Once a month – ongoing|
|AGS Musical||Ongoing til May|
|Intercultural Day||February 21|
|Photo Day||April 15|
|AGS Fun Run||May 25|
See the full AGS Calendar online.