Faculty

Our hiring process is designed to carefully select skilled teachers, who enjoy teenagers and who are passionate about their subject areas. Many of our teachers, all Christians, hold a Master’s degree or higher and are trained to encourage analytical, critical thinking as well as creativity. Teachers who are members of the Ontario College of Teachers are members in good standing. A King’s teacher possesses the following qualities:
  • CHRISTIAN FAITH: to exude trust in God and to radiate love and joy.
  • THE ABILITY TO WORK WELL WITH TEENAGERS: to enjoy who they are, to share in their interests, and to desire to empower them with profound understanding.
  • A PASSION FOR LEARNING: to be enthusiastic about a specialty subject and demonstrate wide interests in ideas and activities.  A curiosity to probe beneath the superficial and asks deeper questions; a sense of wonder.
  • A PASSION FOR TEACHING: to connect an interest in students with an interest in learning; a desire to learn to teach, to consider teaching a craft that requires constant refinement.
  • CREATIVITY: flexibility, the ability to think outside the box; the ability to be creative in lesson delivery, evaluation strategies and problem solving.
  • ENTHUSIASM: for the use of information technology and a wide range of teaching methods.
  • PRESENCE: the ability to command respect and manage a class well. The ability to be firm but fair when necessary.
  • DISCERNMENT: the ability to “read” people’s feelings, attitudes, learning styles and abilities; to know when to push and demand and when to back off in matters of learning and discipline; the ability to find the “teachable moment.”

Faculty members are listed alphabetically by last name.

KYLE BATTERINK
MATHEMATICS, COMPUTER SCIENCE
kbatterink@kingschristian.ca

JODY BRIX
FRENCH
jbrix@kingschristian.ca

LESLIE BRODIE
DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES
lbrodie@kingschristian.ca

ERIC BULTHUIS
DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS, P.E.
ebulthuis@kingschristian.ca

ELODIE CHANNA
FRENCH
echanna@kingschristian.ca

CHRIS CHONG
MATH, BUSINESS
cchong@kingschristian.ca

LISA CONLIN
VP – SCHOOL CULTURE
lconlin@kingschristian.ca

JOHN DE BOER
PRINCIPAL
jdeboer@kingschristian.ca

ASHLEY DE JAGER
CIVICS, ENGLISH, BIBLE
adejager@kingschristian.ca

HAROLD FORD
LEARNING COACH
hford@kingschristian.ca

THOMAS FUSILLI
ENGLISH
tfusilli@kingschristian.ca

GLEN HAMMOND
ENGLISH
ghammond@kingschristian.ca

THOYWELL HEMMINGS
CAREER PLACEMENT EDUCATION
themmings@kingschristian.ca

ELIZABETH HENSTOCK
VISUAL ARTS
ehenstock@kingschristian.ca

TREVOR JENSEN
MATHEMATICS
tjensen@kingschristian.ca

REBECCA KAHAMA
CHEMISTRY
rkahama@kingschristian.ca

MATTHEW KERR
P.E., HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY
mkerr@kingschristian.ca

DMITRI LEE
ENGLISH
dlee@kingschristian.ca

CORINA MANNINEN
ENGLISH, ENVIRONMENT
cmanninen@kingschristian.ca

RON MASENGI
VP – CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP, BIBLE
rmasengi@kingschristian.ca

JANESSA MCFARLANE
MUSIC, ENGLISH
jmcfarlane@kingschristian.ca

JENNIFER MICHAELIS
MATHEMATICS, VISUAL ARTS
jmichaelis@kingschristian.ca

VICTORIA NOLAN
P.E., SCIENCE
vnolan@kingschristian.ca

KEVIN NORBURY
MUSIC
knorbury@kingschristian.ca

PETER OUSSOREN
GEOGRAPHY, BIBLE
poussoren@kingschristian.ca

GRAHAM PENLEY
LEARNING COACH
gpenley@kingschristian.ca

RACHEL PETRUSMA
BIBLE, P.E.
rpetrusma@kingschristian.ca

LISA PILATZKE
PSYCHOLOGY, SOCIOLOGY
lpilatzke@kingschristian.ca

EMMA RALPH
BIBLE, HISTORY
eralph@kingschristian.ca

ADRIENNE REID
MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE
areid@kingschristian.ca

ERIK SANDQVIST
PHYSICS, SCIENCE
esandqvist@kingschristian.ca

MIKE SCHENK
ENGLISH, P.E., BIBLE
mschenk@kingschristian.ca

ERIC SEIDENBERG
CIVICS, LAW, GEOGRAPHY
eseidenberg@kingschristian.ca

PAUL SHIN
BUSINESS, ECONOMICS
pshin@kingschristian.ca

MICHAEL SIDKY
MATHEMATICS
msidky@kingschristian.ca

KEVIN SMITH
VP – INSTRUCTION, MATHEMATICS
ksmith@kingschristian.ca

DIANA SIMMONDS
BUSINESS
dsimmonds@kingschristian.ca

JOHN STEADMAN
BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY
jsteadman@kingschristian.ca

JASON TAEKEMA
BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY
jtaekema@kingschristian.ca

JOLENE THAM
MATH
jtham@kingschristian.ca

KEN TURNER
COMM TECH, MEDIA, FILM STUDIES
kturner@kingschristian.ca

CHRISTINE VATCHER
CAREERS, HISTORY
cvatcher@kingschristian.ca

TIMOTHY VEENSTRA
THEATRE ARTS
tveenstra@kingschristian.ca

ROY WAHAB
SCIENCE
rwahab@kingschristian.ca

JAMES WALRAVEN
BIBLE, KINESIOLOGY, P.E.
jwalraven@kingschristian.ca

ANGELA WATSON
MATH, GEOGRAPHY
awatson@kingschristian.ca

ANDRAS WEBER
STRINGS
aweber@kingschristian.ca

CARRIE WIEBE-PEEVER
ESL
cwiebe-peever@kingschristian.ca

REBECCA WILLISON
ENGLISH, FAITH & CULTURE
awillison@kingschristian.ca

MIKE ZIETSMA
HISTORY, P.E.
mzietsma@kingschristian.ca