Our Staff 2019-2020
Team St. John XXIII 2019 - 2020
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 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
Mrs. Melanie Doderai Email
Mrs. Sarah Schaub Email
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!