Our Staff 2019-2020

Team St. John XXIII 2019 - 2020

Assistant Principal Hinger and Principal Boehm


Administrative Leadership Team:

Mrs. Bonnie-Lynne Boehm-Principal Email

Mrs. Cathy Hinger-Assistant Principal Email


Mrs. Jackie Comartin-Chaplain Email

Ms. Rita Astalosch - Collaborative Response Coordinator Email

Mrs. Eleanor Heesing - *Family Wellness Worker Email

Ms. Barb Drolet Potter- Secretary Email

Mrs. Virginia Merrick - Librarian


Early Learning Team: 

Ms. Sue Dexter - Pre-Kindergarten Email

Mrs. Amy Ekdahl  - Kindergarten Email

Grade 1 Team:

Mrs. Lesley Holt Email

Ms. Stephanie Bennett Email

Grade 2 Team:

Mrs. Justine Wright Email

Mrs. Lisa Morin Email

Mrs. Yvette Morin Email

Grade 3 Team:

Ms. Ronalee Bourassa Email

Mrs. Stephanie Scott Email

Grade 4 Team:

Mrs. Jacqueline Comartin  Email

Mrs. Cathy Hinger Email

Music Team:

Mrs. Melanie Doderai Email

Mrs. Sarah Schaub Email

Support Staff:

Mrs. Jacqui White

Mrs. Lindsey Luyckfassel

Mrs. Gwen Manca

Mrs. Sheri McCoy

Mrs. Michelle Mudry

Mrs. Karen Colgan 

Mrs. Adrienne Little

Ms. Kristen Menzak

Mrs. Michelle Bazin

Early Learning Support Team: 

Mrs. Ellen Bailey - Speech Pathologist (Pre-K/Kindergarten) Email

Ms. Chelsea Robinson-OT 

Ms. Marissa Thomas-SLP Assistant 


Mrs. Lenora Trainor - Head Caretaker 

Mr. Moises Pineda - Evening Caretaker

Principal-Mrs. Bonnie-Lynne Boehm

Mrs. Bonnie-Lynne Boehm-Principal

My teaching journey began at Saint John XXIII in 2006 as a homeroom Grade 4 teacher. I have been blessed to experience many rich opportunities since then including: Inclusive Learning Facilitator, Instructional Coach, and Administration. My current research focus has been devoted to professional collaboration and capacity building. I love God, my family, learning, teaching, baseball, turtles, and connecting with people. My two daughters, who are now 25 and 22, attended Saint John XXIII. It is a beautiful circle!

I believe that every person needs to know that they are loved and valued. As a Catholic educator and leader, providing staff and students with opportunities to encounter Christ on a daily basis through prayer, scripture, relationships, and connections is my blessing and responsibility. I believe that the best way to show how much God loves us is to be a source of love and joy for others. I hope to emulate this with every encounter. I know that it takes a village to raise a child and am very grateful for our dedicated staff, our SJ families, and our parish, who wrap around our SJ kids.

It is with great joy and humility that l continue to serve our Saint John XXIII village as Principal for the 2019-2020 school year.

Assistant Principal-Mrs. Cathy Hinger

Mrs. Cathy Hinger-Assistant Principal

I am very excited to be starting my second year here at St. John XXIII in my role as Assistant Principal and Grade Four teacher. I have been an educator for 15 years and have been blessed to teach and coach a number of grades from grades 2 to 8. Over the years I have had great opportunities as a teacher and administrator to learn and grow in my Catholic faith and in my professional practice and I am dedicated to learn and lead in a faith-based, inclusive, student-centered environment.

On a personal note, my favourite things to do is to spend time with my family. We like to do many activities together but most of all, we like relaxing at our family cabin. I love to read, cook, garden and participate in activities that keep me motivated and challenged.

My vision for students is to build their foundation in faith, based upon the teachings of Jesus. I strongly believe students need to feel supported, encouraged, engaged and challenged in their learning and that through positive relationships with others they can strive to be the best they can be.

Chaplain-Mrs. Jackie Comartin

As Catholic Educators we are called to follow out the mission of Jesus which is one of service, giving and love. I am excited and honoured to serve this amazing school community in this new role as St. John XXIII’s Chaplain. The only education I know is Catholic Education as I have attended Catholic schools growing up in Vegreville and I have been teaching for Elk Island Catholic Schools for eighteen years with thirteen of those years here at St. John XXIII. We are extremely blessed to have the option of Catholic Education in our province.

I am married and a mom to two boys. My husband is an employee of Elk Island Catholic, my oldest son attends St. John Paul II and my youngest is a member of our St. John XXIII family.

I am looking forward to making connections with all students and families and to share the beauty of our Faith so that we may help our children grow their whole being - intellectually, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

Secretary-Mrs. Barb Drolet-Potter

Hello St. John XXIII community! My name is Barbara Drolet Potter and I’m very excited to join the St. John XXIII team as your new secretary. I’ve had the pleasure of volunteering and working as an EA at St. John over the last nine years, and I truly feel at home here. I can’t wait to share this adventure with you, please don’t hesitate to come by and say hi :)

Family Wellness Worker-Mrs. Eleanor Heesing

I am so excited to once again be a part of the St.John XXIII family in the role of Family Wellness Worker. My day is all about connecting with students, their families and all the people who are part of their school day. What a privilege! Fort Saskatchewan has been home to my family for more than 25 years now so there are sure to be a few familiar faces as we enter into another new year of learning and getting to know each other!

Please do not hesitate to stop by and say hello when you are in the school!

Collaborative Response Coordinator-Ms. Rita Astalosch

Hi, I’m Rita Astalosch and I will be working with the students and staff of St. John XXIII as the Collaborative Response Coordinator. During my 26 years with Elk Island Catholic Schools, I have been extremely fortunate to work at four different schools in a variety of roles. I am excited to learn and grow once again with our St. John XXIII Catholic School family!