Elementary School Staff

John Knox teachers care deeply about the well-being and education of each child. They are committed to helping children learn not only about the world in which God has placed them, but also how to live as Christians within it–how to be part of God’s kingdom work with whatever strengths and gifts they have been given.

All staff at John Knox are committed Christians, and each teacher holds a professional BC College of Teachers Certificate. Our teachers are partners with parents in educating children at John Knox. Teachers appreciate and encourage open, honest, and frequent communication with parents. We believe that it is as teachers and parents work in partnership under the guidance of the Holy Spirit that we are able to nurture God’s children to respond to him in love and faithful service.

Staff email: first initial last name@johnknoxbc.org (i.e. jsmith@johnknoxbc.org)
Staff phone: 604.522.1410

DAVID WARD
Superintendent

JACOB RODGERS
Principal

KIM BEUNK
Vice-Principal and Grade 3 Teacher (3BK)

KELLY BLACKMORE
Instructional Lead and Grade 6 Teacher (6BC)

WENDY PERTTULA
Director of Curriculum

ARUSHA VEGT
Development Director

AMADOR ASTUDILLO
Director of Finance

GLORIA REDAON
Administrative Assistant

BETTY CHIEN
Administrative Assistant

JOYCE TAM
Kindergarten Teacher (KT)

AMY CHAO
Kindergarten Teacher (KCO)

THERESA CHOI
Kindergarten Teacher (KCI)

SARAH FABER
Grade 1 Teacher (1F)

JOYCE KWAN
Grade 1 Teacher (1KH)

JODIE HUEN
Grade 1 Teacher (1KH)

WINNIE WONG
Grade 1 Teacher (1W)

LIZ JOHNSON
Grade 2 Teacher (2JT)

TIFFANY KOO
Grade 2 Teacher (2K)

MICHELLE TSANG
Grade 2 Teacher (2JT)

ALICE WONG
Grade 2 Teacher (2W)

ANGIE AU
Grade 3 Teacher (3A)

CHERYL FAN
Grade 3 Teacher (3F)

LARA ALVAREZ
Grade 4 Teacher (4A)

COLLEEN BREEDVELD
Grade 4 Teacher (4B)

RUTH FLANNIGAN
Librarian

JONATHAN CHAN
Grade 5 Teacher (5C)

MIKE SPILIOTOPOULOS
Grade 5 Teacher (5S)

IAN MORRISON
Grade 4 Teacher (4M)

JEANINE WASIK
Grade 5 Teacher (5W)

HANNAH BUIKEMA
Grade 6 Teacher (6B)

TRACY GIDINSKI
Grade 6 Teacher (6G)

IVY CHANG
Grade 6 Teacher (6BC)

REBECCA VISSER
Grades K-3 Music Teacher

ROSA ONONEZE
Grades 4-6 Music Teacher

VIVIAN LEW
Grades 3-6 French Teacher

LINDSAY TAFAZZOLI
Educational Support Services Teacher

ANNIE CHEN
Educational Support Services Assistant

DEBORAH CHEN
Educational Support Services Assistant

VIVIAN CHUI
Educational Support Services Assistant

DEBORAH COPPEN
Educational Support Services Assistant

VERONICA FERDIS
Educational Support Services Assistant

EMMA FORSTER
Educational Support Services Assistant

SABRINA FORTIER
Educational Support Services Assistant

AMBER GIESBRECHT
Educational Support Services Assistant

GRETHEL ICABALCETA
Educational Support Services Assistant

TONG JIN
Educational Support Services Assistant

DAWNIE KAHNG
Grade 3 Teacher

KYOUNG KANG
SOI Instructor

JENNY KIM
Educational Support Services Assistant

MARY KIM
Educational Support Services Assistant

TAYLOR ATHERLEY
Educational Support Services Assistant

ELIZABETH LOEWEN
Educational Support Services Assistant

JAMALA MYA
Educational Support Services Admin

MARIEL PASANA
Educational Support Services Assistant

ROSEN SHEN
Educational Support Services Assistant

TAEHOON SON
Educational Support Services Assistant

SUSAN CHUA
Classroom Teacher Assistant

MIMI KIM
Classroom Teacher Assistant

KARINA WIEBENGA
Learning Assistance Teacher

SOPHIA TSANG
Learning Assistance Teacher

EMILY ZHANG
Educational Support Services Assistant

ALICIA WOTHERSPOON
Learning Assistance Teacher

RENICE EDMISON
Classroom Teacher Assistant

MARNE STELZER
SOI

PANSY HWANG
Librarian

VALERIE GIFFORD
Librarian

LUKE QI
Network Administrator

JOSEPH CHUN
Computer Technician

VANESSA KLEIN
Financial Administrator

CANNIS WAN
Financial Administrator

MIRANDA WONG
Payroll

NORLITO TOLEDO
Maintenance

KRISTEN KRINGHAUG
Behavioural Consultant