Our Staff

Administration

Steve Kibbee
Principal

principal@sandylakeacademy.ca

 Tracy DeMerchant
Administrative Assistant

secretary@sandylakeacademy.ca

Elementary Staff

Viktoria Brunets

vbrunets@sandylakeacademy.ca
Junior Primary – Primary

Qualifications: B.Ed.in Music Education, D. Zador State Music College of Uzgorod (1996)

Teaching Certifications: North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists and Diploma Early Childhood Education, Nova Scotia College of ECE (2011)

Experience: 12 years teaching experience in Ukraine and Nova Scotia.

Shawna MacFadzen

smacfadzen@sandylakeacademy.ca
Elementary Grades 1-3

Qualifications: B.Ed. (2018) in Elementary Education, Burman University

Endorsement: Elementary Education, Junior Academy Religion, Academy Social Sciences

Teaching Certifications: Nova Scotia, Alberta, North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists 

Experience: First year teacher at Sandy Lake Academy

Gina Walker

gwalker@sandylakeacademy.ca
Elementary Grades 4-6

Qualifications: B.Ed.(1994) in Elementary Education, Canadian Union College

Endorsement: Junior Academy Music

Teaching Certifications: British Columbia, Nova Scotia and North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists

Experience:
23 years teaching experience in British Columbia and Nova Scotia.

Secondary Staff

Melanie Kibbee

mkibbee@sandylakeacademy.ca

Math 7-12, PreCalculus 11-12, Personal Finance, Landscaping & Gardening, Entrepreneurship

Qualifications: B. Ed. in Secondary Education and B.Sc. (2007) , University of Alberta

Endorsements: Biology, Physics

Teaching Certifications:  Alberta, North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists

Experience:  11 years teaching experience in Guam, Alberta, and Nova Scotia

Steve Kibbee

principal@sandylakeacademy.ca

Bible 7-12, PE 10-12

Qualifications: BSc.H. in Chemistry (2005), University of Guelph; M. Ed. in Educational Leadership (2018), Yorkville University

Endorsements: Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics

Teaching Certifications: North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists

Experience: 6 years teaching experience in Guam and Nova Scotia

Kristii Rasmussen

krasmussen@sandylakeacademy.ca

Music JP-12, Social Studies 7-9, English 7-12, Media Production

Qualifications: B. Mus. in Music Education (2009) Andrews University

Endorsements: Junior Academy Bible

Teaching Certifications: Michigan, North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists

Experience: 9 years teaching experience in Oregon, Michigan, California and Nova Scotia

Ron Scott

rscott@sandylakeacademy.ca

Sciences 7-12, PE 7-9, Woodworking, Outdoor Education

Qualifications:

MS (1996) in Biology,Walla Walla University; B.Ed. (1982) in Secondary Science Education, Union College.

Endorsements: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, General Science, and English

Teaching Certifications: Manitoba, Nova Scotia and North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists (Professional)

Experience: 32 years teaching experience in Washington (USA), British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia

Tarah-Liz Springer

tspringer@sandylakeacademy.ca

Elementary PE, French 7-9, Health 7-10, Canadian History 11, Global Geography 12, Culinary Arts

Qualifications: B. Mus. (1992) Université de Montreal

Endorsements: Music

Teaching Certifications: North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists

Experience: First year teacher at Sandy Lake Academy