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Staff & Board


The focus at Stouffville Christian School is on a Christian worldview within the Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum. We believe that our children need solid grounding in God’s Word so they can differentiate between right and wrong when interpreting pressures within today’s culture.

As our mission statement reads “our education is in partnership with the home”; our teachers want to work together with you, to give our children the tools, insight and experience to help them make responsible decisions in their daily lives. Providing an environment that stimulates confidence within a caring and safe community is the basis we use at SCS for offering a unique, well-rounded, educational experience for every child.

At SCS we challenge and encourage each student, and in doing so, we pray that each one will develop into confident leaders within the intellectual, spiritual, emotional and social realms of their lives.

TopOur Staff


Dave Burns – Principal

Has been the principal at SCS since 2011 and teaches senior math. He taught for 8 years and has been a principal for 20 years at 3 different schools.


Kim Lee – JK/SK 3 day

Completed a Music Therapy degree at Wilfrid Laurier University , and obtained her teaching certificate in Elementary Education, with an Honours Specialist in Music, at the University of Toronto’s Teachers’ College. She is also a contemporary Christian songwriter and artist. Has taught at SCS for 4 years.


Melissa Van Lochem – JK/SK 5 day

Is a graduate of the teacher education program at Tyndale University. She is currently the teacher for the 5 day Kindergarten. Has taught at SCS for 6 years.

Julie Choo – Grade 1


Kathryn Huntington – Grade 2

Is a graduate of Brock University (BA and Bachelor of Education). Has taught at SCS for 3 years.

Rebecca Patterson – Grade 3

Rebecca Patterson is a graduate of the teacher education program at Brock University. She is currently the teacher for the grade 5 class. Rebecca has taught at SCS for 1 year.


Eunice Torres – Grade 4

Is a graduate of the teacher education program at Tyndale University. She is currently the teacher for the grade 4/5 class. Has taught for SCS 6 years.

Matthew Patriarche – Grade 5/6

Matthew Patriarche is a graduate of the teacher education program at the University of Ottawa. He is currently the teacher for the grade 6 class. Matthew has taught at SCS for 1 year.


Carol Dempsey – Grade 7/8

Obtained her Bachelor of Education from Trent University School of Education and Professional Learning. She has taught at two previous Christian schools and has also fulfilled the role as principal for two years. Carol teaches the grade 8 class and has taught at SCS for 4 years. She has 32 years of teaching experience.


Loretta McGilp – Pys Ed

Obtained a Certificate in Christian Studies from Northwest Baptist Bible College and a Bachelor of Recreation and Leisure Studies from Brock University. She began teaching physical education in a private high school fifteen years ago. Has taught at SCS for 11 years.

Karen Murray – Resource Teacher

Kelly Jupp – Music Teacher


Bessie Li – E.A.

Graduated with a Bachelors degree in Nursing at U of T and spent the first 10 years of her career working at The Hospital for Sick Children. She has worked 5 years at Willowgrove Primary School as an E.A and taught Outdoor Education. This is her 8th year working as an E.A at Stouffville Christian School. Has been at SCS for 9 years.


Linda Kroon – Office Administrator


Stouffville Christian School is blessed with a passionate and committed Board. Our leadership is strong, consistent and accountable. Along with the  obvious financial and management responsibilities of a School Board, our Board’s passion is clearly demonstrated  in many other areas of the school.  Marketing and promotion strategies, organizing and participating in all fundraising activities and involvement in many of the sporting teams’ events are just a few examples of the commitment of the SCS Board members. The Board also stimulates the promotions of the school. We hold firm to Jeremiah 29:11-13

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

We continue to move forward in all aspects of the school, all the while seeking God’s direction in each decision we make along the way.

The Board has two goals. Our first goal is to support the school in growing children to be strong in character, knowledge, judgment and faith. Our second goal is to grow Stouffville Christian School to be a strong, visible member of the community.

Vision, Mission, Values and Goals

Currently our Board members are;

  • Rob Holmes – (Chair)
  • Dina Saweriss – Secretary
  • Carmen Ghobrial – Treasurer
  • Leslie Cusato
  • Engy Mekhail
  • John Van Dyke