Meet Our Faculty

The staff at Maranatha Christian Academy is representative of the rich diversity of churches within our school association. We are born again believers with a passion to serve Christ as educators within a Christian setting. Each has a personal story to tell and our purpose is to teach our students from a Christian perspective. Besides encouraging students to excel academically, we want students to understand the brokenness that exists in our world today and how a responsible Christian could respond to this condition.

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Administration

Robert Lofthouse

Principal
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  • B. Sc. – Honours Kinesiology – University of Waterloo
  • B. Ed. – University of Western Ontario
  • M. Th. – Tyndale College
  • Ontario Teacher’s Certificate
  • Basic Qualifications
    Intermediate/Senior Division, Health and PE
    Intermediate/Senior Division, History
    Junior Division
  • Additional Qualifications
    Special Education, Part 1 & 2
    Special Education, Specialist
    Honours Specialist, Health and PE
    Principal’s Qualification, Part 1 & 2

David Fuller

High School Vice Principal
Gr. 9 Drama, Gr. 10 Applied English

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  • B. A. – Honours Linguistics and Creative Writing – York University
  • B. Ed. – University Western Ontario
  • M. Ed. L. L. – Abilene Christian University
  • Ontario Teacher’s Certificate
  • Basic Qualifications
    Intermediate/Senior Division, English
    Junior Division
  • Additional Qualifications
    Dramatic Arts, Part 1

Jerilee Preston

Elementary Vice Principal
Elementary Bands & Music

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  • B. Mus. (Honours) – Wilfred Laurier University
  • B. Ed. – University of Windsor; Intermediate/Senior Music, Vocal & Instrumental
  • Ontario Teacher’s Certificate
  • Basic Qualifications
    Intermediate/Senior Division, Music
    Intermediate/Senior Division, Vocal & Instrumental
    Junior Division
  • Additional Qualifications
    Special Education, Part 1

Laurie Westlake

Marketing Coordinator
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Kerry Fuller

Admissions Coordinator
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Wendy Kogel

Administrative Assistant/Human Resources
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Patty Broom

Administrative Assistant
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Jennifer Grainger

Bookkeeper (Tues. & Thurs)
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Elementary Staff

Wendy Samuel

Junior Kindergarten
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  • R.E.C.E.  – St. Clair College of Applied Arts and Technology
  • Early Childhood Education

Brenna Martinez

Senior Kindergarten
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  • B. A. Developmental Psychology (Honours) – University of Windsor
  • B. Ed. – University of Windsor; Primary/Junior
  • Ontario Teacher’s Certificate
  • Kindergarten Part 1
  • Special Education Part 1

Adina Haas

Grade 1 Homeroom
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  • B. A. – University of Windsor
  • B. Ed. – University of Windsor
  • Ontario Teacher’s Certificate
  • Intermediate Division, Instrumental Music

Danielle Kuipers

Grade 2 Homeroom
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  • B. A. – Redeemer University College
  • B. Ed. – Redeemer University College
  • Ontario Teacher’s Certificate
  • Mathematics, Primary and Junior, Part 1

Andrea Huisman

Grade 3 Homeroom
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  • Ontario Teacher’s Certificate

Shawna Boycott

Grade 4 Homeroom
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  • B. Human Kinetics (Honours) – University of Windsor
  • B. Ed – University of Windsor
  • Ontario Teacher’s Certificate
  • Special Education Part 1

Veronica deVries

Grade 5 Homeroom, Elementary and Secondary Art
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  • Redeemer University College;
  • B.A. (History & Art) – Dordt College;
  • Ontario Teacher’s Certificate

Rose Fuerth

Grade 6 Homeroom, Math, Computers

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  • Math & Computers – University of Windsor
  • Ontario Teacher’s Certificate

Christy Boycott

Grade 7 Homeroom, Language Arts, Bible, Computers
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  • B. A. – University of  Windsor
  • B. Ed. – University of Windsor
  • Ontario Teacher’s Certificate

Tricia Winik

Grade 8W Homeroom, Language Arts, Physical Education
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  • B.Sc. – Michigan State University;
  • B.Ed. – University of Toronto
  • Ontario Teacher’s Certificate

Branden Gagne

Gr. 8G Homeroom, Science, History
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  • B.Sc., Honours, Biochemistry and Biotechnology with a minor in Classical Studies (Ancient Greek Language) – University of Windsor
  • B.Ed. -University of Windsor
  • Ontario Teacher’s Certificate

Kristin Gomes:

Physical Education, Social Studies
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  • B. Ed. –  University of Windsor
  • Ontario Teacher’s Certificate
  • Honours Business Commerce Degree – University of Windsor
  • MBA – University of Phoenix
  • Special Education Part I
  • Intermediate Math

Colleen Neposlan

Gr. 9-12 Band & Music
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  • B. Mus (Honours) – Queen’s University
  • B. Ed. – University of Windsor
  • Ontario Teacher’s Certificate
  • Junior/Intermediate Music, Instrumental

Carly Peleshok

Elementary French
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  • Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology  – Liberty University
  • Collegiate Prof. License, PJIS, State of Virginia
  • Educator Certificate, ACSI
  • Ontario Teacher’s Certificate

Hannah Taba

Learning Support Teacher, Math
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  • Ontario Teacher’s Certificate

High School Staff

Richard Arseneault

Gr. 11/12 Math, Gr. 10 Tech Design, Gr. 11/12 Physics
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  • B. A. Sc., Honours, Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Option – University of Windsor
  • B. Ed. – University of Windsor
  • Ontario Teacher’s Certificate
  • Intermediate /Senior Physics/Mathematics

Iveta Campeau

Gr. 10/12 History, Gr. 11/12 English, Gr. 12 Writer’s Craft
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  • B. A. – University of Toronto
  • B. Ed. – University of Toronto, Intermediate/Senior Divisions, English and History
  • Ontario Teacher’s Certificate
  • Honour Specialist, English and History
  • Guidance and Career Education, Part 1

Johanna Van Rooyen (Maternity Leave)

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  • B.A. – Redeemer University College – Honours History, General English
  • B. Ed – University of Toronto – Intermediate/Senior History, English, Students at Risk
  • Special Education – University of Windsor – Ontario Teacher’s Certificate

Sarah Lefrancois (Maternity Leave)

Gr. 9 – 12 French
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  • B.A., Honours, Drama in Education & Community – University of Windsor;
  • B.Ed. – University of Windsor,
  • Ontario Teacher’s Certificate
  • French as a Second Language, Part 1
  • Intermediate/Senior Division, Drama and English

Marian Campbell (Maternity Leave)

Math, ESL
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  • B. Sc., Honours, University of Windsor
  • B. Ed. – University of Windsor,
  • Ontario Teacher’s Certificate
  • Intermediate/Senior Div. Chemistry & Biology
  • Primary and Junior
  • ESL, Part 1
  • M. Ed. Curriculum & ESL Studies, University of Windsor

Colleen Neposlan

Gr. 9-12 Band & Music
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  • B. Mus (Honours) – Queen’s University
  • B. Ed. – University of Windsor
  • Ontario Teacher’s Certificate
  • Junior/Intermediate Music, Instrumental

Joe Winik (On Leave)

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  • H.B.P.E. – Lakehead University
  • B. Ed. – Brock University
  • Ontario Teacher’s Certificate
  • Guidance Specialist Parts I, II, III

Phoebe Xu

Gr. 11/12 Chemistry, Gr. 11/12 Biology
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  • B. Sc. – University of Windsor
  • B.Sc. – Wuhan University of Technology
  • Ontario Teacher’s Certificate
  • M. Sc. Eng. – University of Detroit Mercy

Dianne Van Rooyen

Gr.9/10 English, Gr. 12 College English, Learning Support Teacher
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  • B.A. – University of Western Ontario;
  • B.Ed. – University of Windsor; Ontario Teacher’s Certificate

Kae Anne DiPietro

Gr. 10 Applied Math
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  • Ontario Teacher’s Certificate

Veronica deVries

Grade 10-12 Art
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  • Redeemer University College;
  • B.A. (History & Art) – Dordt College;
  • Ontario Teacher’s Certificate

Chad Heaton

Gr. 10 Civics/Careers, Gr. 11 World Religions, Gr. 12 Equity and Social Justice, Guidance Counsellor

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  • Ontario Teacher’s Certificate

Jeremy Kuikman

Gr. 9/10 Academic Math, Gr. 9/10 Applied Science, Gr. 11 Computer Science, Gr, 12 College Math
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  • Ontario Teacher’s Certificate

Anthony Miller

Gr. 9 Bible, Gr. 10/12 Business, Gr. 10 Applied History, Gr. 12 Canadian Law
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  • Ontario Teacher’s Certificate

Phil Robson

Gr. 9 Geography, Gr 10. Academic Science, Gr 10-12 Phys. Ed., Gr. 11 Communications Technology, Gr. 12 Co-op Education

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  • Ontario Teacher’s Certificate

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