St. Joseph's-Alexander McKay Elementary

Staff Directory

This staff list is for the 2023/2024 school year (SJAM at 1589 Walnut Street).

Communication between home and school is extremely important. Calls and emails sent to staff members will be returned within two business days.


Name Role / Department Phone Email Online
Cheyanne, Gorman-Tolliver Principal 902-493-5180 Twitter
Emily, Johnson Vice Principal (On Leave) 902-493-5180
Katie, Mott (Acting) Vice Principal 902-493-5180
Sandy, Harrison Administrative Assistant 902-493-5180

Teaching Staff

Name Role / Department Phone Email Online
Anderson, Molly Music & Instrumental Music 902-493-5180
Cameron, Lindsay Grade Primary (covering leave) 902-493-5180
Deware, Natalie Math Support Teacher 902-493-5180
DeWare, Tanya Resource (English) 902-493-5180 Twitter
Fielding, Beverley Core French 902-493-5180
Firlotte, Margaret (50 %) Reading Recovery (50%) ELS 902-493-5180
Goss, Mallory Grade Three FI (covering leave) 902-493-5180
Griffith, Rachael 30% Relief Teacher 902-493-5180
Hauser, Angela School Counsellor 902-493-5180
Jafer Idris, Ayda Learning Centre Teacher (Covering Leave) 902-493-5180
Kelly, Alexandra Grade 1/2 French Immersion 902-493-5180
Kerr, Katherine Learning Centre Teacher 902-493-5180
Knapton, Kass Learning Centre Teacher 902-493-5180
Liiva, Colleen Speech Language Pathologist 902-493-5180
Lipsit, Jessie Grade 1/2 FI 902-493-5180
Lucas, Hayley Physical Education 902-493-5180
MacEachern, Brenna Grade 2 English 902-493-5180
MacLean, Erica English as an Additional Language (EAL) 902-493-5180
MacNeil, Cheilidh Grade One 902-493-5180 Website
McKenzie, Katelyn Grade Five/Six FI 902-493-5180 Twitter
McLay, Allison French Immersion Resource (50%) & Learning Centre Teacher (50%) 902-493-5180
Meisner, Amanda Grade 3/4 French Immersion 902-493-5180
Mitchell, Adrienne Physical Education (10%) 902-493-5180
North, Amy Grade 4/5 French Immersion 902-493-5180
O'Connor, Paulette Grade Six 902-493-5180 Twitter
Purdy, Sarah Grade Two FI 902-493-5180
Simmons, Tyler Grade 3/4 English 902-493-5180
Swinamer, Claire Grade Primary FI 902-493-5180 Twitter
Thakkar, Rebecca Grade Primary/1 FI 902-493-5180
Tully, Paige 50% APL/50% IEPL 902-493-5180
Williams, Barbara Grade Two/Three 902-493-5180
Young, Nakeah Grade 4/5 English 902-493-5180 Twitter

Support Staff

Name Role / Department Phone Email Online
Allison, Vivian (Melissa) Educational Program Assistant (EPA) 902-493-5180
Aulenback, Andrew Librarian 902-493-5180
Bishatwa, Martha EPA (50%) 902-493-5180
Callaghan, Patricia ECE Pre-Primary Support 902-493-5180
Cromwell, Johanna Educational Program Assistant 902-493-5180
Delahunty, Andrea ECE Pre Primary Support 902-493-5180
Dewolfe, Beverley Educational Program Assistant 902-493-5180
Fletcher, Raquel Educational Program Assistant 902-493-5180
Gandham, Mahalakshmi Educational Program Assistant 902-493-5180
Hiles, Johnny Educational Program Assistant 902-493-5180
Ismail, Wafa Educational Program Assistant 902-493-5180
Jones, Reese Child & Youth Care Practitioner (CYCP) 902-493-5180
MacDonald, Leona ECE - Lead - Pre-Primary 902-493-5180
MacDonald, Lynn School Social Worker 902-483-3740
Manikandan, Ishawarya (80%) Educational Program Assistant 902-493-5180
McNutt, Brenda Schools Plus Community Outreach Worker 902-233-4395
Pandey, Minakshi EPA (80%) 902-493-5180
Pellerine, Stephanie Educational Program Assistant 902-493-5180
Petrie, Loraine Educational Program Assistant 902-493-5180
Rao, Neha Educational Program Assistant (on leave) 902-493-5180
Richards, Anita Educational Program Assistant 902-493-5180
Rozee, Sarah Educational Program Assistant 902-493-5180
Sampson, Scott Caretaker 902-493-5180
Skowronski, Mary-Helen EPA (80%) 902-493-5180
Steeves, Sharon Schools Plus Assistant Leader 902-219-3668
Veloya, Kristine Educational Program Assistant 902-493-5180
Walter, Trevor African Nova Scotian Student Support Worker 902-493-5180


Name Role / Department Phone Email Online
Anderson, Molly Grade Six Band Teacher 902-493-5180


Name Role / Department Phone Email Online
Miller, Jodie Grade Four-Six Violin 902-493-5180