Staff, parents, and students regularly express that Aspengrove’s greatest asset is its sense of community. This starts with our dedicated staff.
Aspengrove School’s teachers bring passion, knowledge, care and fun into their classrooms, inspiring their students to learn and grow as scholars, inventors, entrepreneurs, artists, and leaders.  Teachers encourage curiosity, creativity and risk-taking across all subjects and encourage students to build on their strengths and explore their challenges. Every student at Aspengrove is known and loved. Our small classes, advisories and homeroom structures allow teachers to create meaningful relationships with students (and their families!) that last well beyond their Aspengrove journey.


Interim Head of School Mr. David Thompson
Principal, Middle & Senior Years Ms. Carrie Turunen
Principal, Junior Years Mrs. Susan Riordan
Director of Academics Mr. Lee Kneisz
Director of Athletics Ms. Susan Barzo
Learning Specialist Mrs. Trish Felszegi
University Guidance Ms. Jenn Nahrgang
Director of Finance Mrs. Candice Wiekenkamp
Accounts Payable Mrs. Liz Simard
Controller Ms. Jessica Venables
Executive Assistant / HR Ms. Kim Spice
Director of Development Ms. Nicole Carpenter
Registrar/Admissions Assistant Ms. Ashley Toste
Front Desk Administrator Mrs. Amy Salmon
Early Learning Centre Director Ms. Alison Strobl
Junior Kindergarten Mrs. Maria MacNeil
Junior Kindergarten Lead Educator Ms. Taissia Gloukhova
Junior Kindergarten Lead Educator Ms. Jessica McRae
Junior Kindergarten PE & Yoga Ms. Yuko Ishii
Junior Kindergarten Visual Arts & Drama Ms. Taissia Gloukhova
Junior Kindergarten Music & French Mrs. Cathryn Gunn
Kindergarten Mrs. Sarah Vincent
Grade 1 Ms. Nicole Grey
Grade 2 Mrs. Rachel Speager
Grade 3 Mrs. Manon Van Wamel
Grade 4 Ms. Mindy Livingston
Grade 5 Ms. Jocelyn Sutherland
Grade 5 Mrs. Andrea Godfrey
French (7-12) Mr. Bertin Bahati
Primary Years PE Mr. Trenton Dean
French (1-6) Mrs. Kristina deJong
Middle Years Coordinator, English (8-9) Mr. J.O. Eriksson
Math 7, Design Technology  (8 -9), Gr. 7 Homeroom Mr. Josh Gillingham
Spanish 10-12 Mrs. Julia Ohly
Music (Jr K-Gr.4), French (Jr K & KG) Mrs. Cathryn Gunn
Assistant Athletic Director, PE (6-10), Gr. 7 Homeroom Mrs. Jill Hutchison
Math (9-12) Mr. Mark Johnson
Visual Arts (6-12) IB Diploma TOK Mrs. Kristina Jones
Science (7-9), DP Biology, IB Diploma TOK Mr. Norm Kaethler
Library Teacher, Gr. 6 Homeroom Ms. Nicole McDaid
Fine Arts 9, Music (5-8), Math 6, Performing Arts 10 Ms. Lisa Martens
English (10-12) Ms. Jenn Nahrgang
DP Coordinator, TOK Coordinator, IB Diploma Chemistry Mr. Robert Ohly
Social Studies (7-10), Career Education 10, IB Diploma TOK Mrs. Natasha Parsons
Science 10, IB Diploma Physics, IB Diploma Math Studies, IB Diploma TOK Mr. David Riendl
Extended Essay Coordinator, IB Diploma History, IB Diploma Psychology, IB Diploma Creative Action Service 11 Mr. Michael Vincent
Math (9 & 10), IB Diploma Creative Action Service Ms. Andrea Wyness
English Language Learning Ms. Angela Nixon
Learning Support Mrs. Wendy Swanton
Learning Support Mrs. Megan Nordstrom

 “Having taught at Aspengrove School for 13 years now, I consider AGS to be a significant part of my identity.  I love working with colleagues who are my friends, whom I respect for their passion, authenticity, and dedication.  I love being at a young school that is an evolving and expanding community.  And of course, most importantly, the amazing students who make coming to work every day exciting, rewarding, and fun!  I have met so many wonderful young people at Aspengrove.  It has been exciting to see where they end up going and what they end up doing in the world.   The sense of community is what makes Aspengrove School so unique.”

Mike Vincent

Senior History & Psychology Teacher

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