St. Joseph's-Alexander McKay Elementary

Staff Directory

This staff list is for the 2021/2022 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.

Teaching Staff

Name Role / Department Phone Email Online
Firlotte, Margaret 50% Early Literacy Support and 50% Reading Recovery 902-493-5180 Twitter
Jennings-DeBaie, Anne APSEA Interpretor 902-493-5180
Cameron, Grace Core French 902-493-5180
Choi, Jenna ECE Lead Teacher (Pre-Primary) 902-493-5180
Stafford, Lori English as an Additional Language Teacher (EAL) 902-493-5180
Tully, Paige French Immersion Resource & Early Literacy Support 902-493-5180 Twitter
Lipsit, Jessie Grade 1 FI 902-493-5180
Carroll, Beth Grade 1/2 FI 902-493-5180
Dobbelsteyn, Julia Grade 1/2 FI 9024935180
Berghuis, Matthew Grade Five FI 902-493-5180
North, Amy Grade Four FI 902-493-5180
DeWare, Tanya Grade Four/Five 902-493-5180 Twitter
Thornhill, Heather Grade Primary 902-493-5180 Twitter
Swinamer, Claire Grade Primary FI 902-493-5180 Twitter
Currie, Megan Grade Primary/One English 902-493-5180
O'Connor, Paulette Grade Six 902-493-5180 Twitter
McKenzie, Katelyn Grade Six FI 902-493-5180 Twitter
Purdy, Sarah Grade Three FI 902-493-5180
Young, Nakeah Grade Three/Four 902-493-5180 Twitter
Darwish, Heather Grade Two FI 902-493-5180
Mott, Katie Grade Two/Three 902-493-5180 Twitter
TBD, TBD Guidance Counsellor 902-493-5180
MacKillop, Ashley Learning Centre Teacher 902-493-5180
Eagle, Carrie Learning Centre Teacher 902-493-5180 Twitter
Deware, Natalie Math Support Teacher 902-493-5180
O'Leary, Mark Music 902-493-5180
Lucas, Hayley Physical Education 902-493-5180
Brouyette, Rachael Primary FI 902-493-5180
Wright, Jonathan Resource 902-493-5180

Support Staff

Name Role / Department Phone Email Online
Fougere, Jennifer Acting Schools Plus Assistant Leader 902-483-8367
Walter, Trevor African Nova Scotian Student Support Worker 902-493-5180
Bellefontaine, Mike Caretaker 902-493-5180
Jones, Reese Child & Youth Care Practitioner (CYCP) 902-493-5180
Petrie, Loraine Educational Program Assistant 902-493-5180
Cromwell, Johanna Educational Program Assistant 902-493-5180
Pellerine, Stephanie Educational Program Assistant 902-493-5180
Patel, Chahat Educational Program Assistant 902-493-5180
Fletcher, Raquel Educational Program Assistant 902-493-5180
Dewolfe, Beverley Educational Program Assistant 902-493-5180
Richards, Anita Educational Program Assistant 902-493-5180
Sadeghi, Mehrafrooz Educational Program Assistant 902-493-5180
Rozee, Sarah Educational Program Assistant 902-493-5180
Aulenback, Andrew Librarian 902-493-5180
MacDonald, Lynn School Social Worker 902-483-3740
McNutt, Brenda Schools Plus Community Outreach Worker 902-233-4395


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


Name Role / Department Phone Email Online
O'Leary, Mark Grade six band 902-493-5180


Name Role / Department Phone Email Online
Hunt, Amy Principal 902-493-5180 Twitter
Harrison, Sandy Secretary 902-493-5180
Gorman-Tolliver, Cheyanne Vice Principal 902-493-5180