SCS Staff & Board

D. Burns

Principal

BPE Bachelor of Physical Education (McMaster)
CSPD Christian School Principal's Diploma (OCSAA)

It is a pleasure to teach at a school which is centred around Jesus Christ. Surrounded by a dedicated and passionate staff, it is rewarding to see our students grow and mature in all areas of life. “But those who wait on the Lord will find new strength. They will fly high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31. As we rely on God and encourage each other, we will see the students reach their full potential and fulfill God’s plan for their lives.

M. Van Lochem, OCT

Kindergarten

Bachelor of Arts (York University)
Bachelor of Education (Tyndale University)

It is an honour to teach in a school where core values revolve around faith in Christ and each day is an opportunity to share the message of the gospel with my students. As a kindergarten teacher, there is no greater pleasure than to introduce them to the understanding that there is a God who loves them unconditionally. Working alongside other passionate Christian teachers and parents is such an inspiration as we collaborate to provide a great educational experience.

J. Choo

Grade 1

Bachelor of Science Degree, Elementary Education (University of Northwestern)

SCS places the Lord Jesus Christ at the centre of a child’s education. I love that I am able to share Christ’s love with the children and direct their hearts toward Him. Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’ - Matthew 19:14. I also cherish the opportunity to teach with colleagues who also want their work to be eternally significant.

V. Harland

V. Harland

Grade 2

B.A. Medial in Global Development and Classical Studies (Queen’s University)
B.Ed Concurrent Education Program (Queen’s University)

Getting to teach students and work alongside students as they inquire into the world around them is exciting and new everyday!
SCS works to provide students with a safe, caring, Christ-centered environment for students to grow in all facets of life. It is wonderful to be in a profession where we can remind students through the learning process that they are valuable and treasured and can make positive action in the world around them.

E. Moller, OCT

Grade 3

Liberty University - Bachelor of Science: Education
Tyndale University College - Bachelor of Education

I attended SCS as a student for grades four through eight and it was from this experience that I understand the value of instilling a Christian worldview in children from a young age. It is an honour to serve in a community that has been such an integral part of my life. As teachers, we get to partner with students’ parents and our Heavenly Father in order to train up these children in the ways of the Lord. I consider it a privilege to teach at Stouffville Christian School, an environment where my primary mandate is to share Christ’s love with my students.

J. Toy

J. Toy

Grade 4 - 5

Bachelor of Music (Western University)
Bachelor of Education (York University)

I want my classroom to be a safe place for students to feel free to learn about themselves, their peers, and the world around them. I love how at Stouffville Christian School I can partner with students’ parents to help facilitate the growth and development of my students academically, socially, physically, and spiritually. I desire to teach and model God’s love to my students and help them become true followers of Christ. It is a pleasure to be teaching at SCS!

J. Ho

J. Ho, OCT

Grade 5-6

Master of Teaching (University of Toronto, OISE)
Bachelor of Kinesiology (University of Toronto)

It is my joy and privilege to be partnering with parents and staff at SCS to train up students in the infallible and living Word of God. My students are always encouraged to ask questions, any questions in any subjects, because a curious mind fosters lifelong learning. I also value learning that happens outside the classroom where students are retaining new skills and interacting with one another in sports, field trips or extracurriculars. It is my hope that through these experiences, we will grow to give thanks to our Lord and appreciate all things that are given by Him.

C. Ludwig-Dempsey, OCT

Grade 7-8

Bachelor of Religious Education (London Baptist Bible College)
Bachelor of Arts (Western University)
Bachelor of Education (Trent University)
Reading Specialist

I have always thought of my classroom, as my sanctuary; it is a place where I can worship God with the work of my hands. Having this outlook and encouraging my students to have this perspective also, helps to remind us that we have been created to bring glory to God and to please Him in all that we do.

K. Jupp

Music Teacher

Bachelor of Music Education (University of Toronto)
Honours Bachelor of Arts (Trent University)
Master of Science in Psychology (Trent University)

I love that at Stouffville Christian School, we have the opportunity to nurture the whole child; academically, spiritually, and emotionally. As an educator, this is very meaningful. I have taught piano for 18 years, in addition to 4 years of classroom music teaching. It is a pleasure to teach music at SCS!

L. McGilp

L. McGilp

Phys. Ed Teacher

Certificate in Christian Studies (Northwest Baptist Bible College)
Bachelor of Recreation and Leisure Studies (Brock University)

As a Christian school alumni I am grateful for a small school environment that launched me confidently into a public high school. This gave me my first experience to compete athletically, which helped me to pursue athletics in high school and as a varsity athlete in university. For the past nine years, I have been teaching physical education, coaching, and coordinating tournaments for ACSI. I feel privileged to introduce various sports to the students of SCS to help them gain confidence in elementary school and beyond. It's been exciting to see some alumni compete at a national level in the sports I introduced to them!

B. Li

Bachelor of Nursing (University of Toronto)

My journey at SCS started when my own children attended this school. I experienced first-hand the importance of Christian education and how it impacted my children. I credit their spiritual, intellectual and social development to the quality of education that they received at SCS. I am so privileged to work alongside a group of dedicated teachers in order to provide the same valuable experiences that my children received. I love being able to work with children to provide each one with the same positive experience and to instill the love of Jesus in their lives.

K. Murray, OCT

Special Education Resource

Higher diploma in Education (Johannesburg College of Education)
Special Education 1 and 2

I love being the Special Education Resource teacher! The first quote reminds me why I do what I do and the second, how I do it: ``I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.`` Psalm 139:14. And this... “Every student can learn. Just not on the same day or in the same way.” George Evans

Linda Kroon

Office Administrator

I have worked at SCS for over 20 years now and it feels like home. I love the sense of community we have here, and the fact that I have the privledge of meeting all the families because of my job in the front office. My children attended here and I am so thankful to have been able to send them to a Christ-centred school.

Board Members 2019/20

Stouffville Christian School operates as a not-for-profit organization led by a Board of Directors. The Board is made up of parents, alumni parents, and community members that bring specific skills to their positions. They are each devoted to their faith in Christ and work together to help the school provide a quality Christ-centred education to elementary students. The Board is responsible for overseeing all areas of marketing, finances, and strategic planning for the future, in addition to setting and monitoring all the school’s policies. The group works closely with the Principal who is tasked to provide leadership to the staff and oversee all of the day-to-day operations of the school.

  • Rob Holmes (Board Chair)
  • Mark Makary
  • Carmen Ghobrial
  • Engy Mekhail
  • Jenani Paul
  • Dina Saweriss
  • John Van Dyke

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