Eastern School District
Dept. of Education
B.A, B.Ed, B.Sp. Ed.
Danielle was born and raised
in King's Cove and graduated from St. Mark's School in 2001.
Danielle obtained her B.ED from Memorial University in 2006
and then finished her B.ED in Special Education in 2013.
Currently Danielle is completing her Masters at Mount Saint
Vincent University (MSVU) in Educational Psychology focusing
in the area of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D/HH). When not
at school, Danielle enjoys spending time with her daughter
and her family. Danielle's main interest include going
walks, camping, listening to music and sports.
B.A, B.Ed, B.Sp. Ed.
Ms. Badcock was born and raised in Holyrood,
and graduated from Roncalli Central High. She completed her
Bachelor of Education (Primary/elementary) from Memorial
University of Newfoundland in 2012. She then went on to
graduate with a Bachelor of Special Education in 2015. Ms.
Badcock has taught in La Scie, Upper Gullies, and St.
John's. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the
outdoors, travelling, and working on craft projects.
B.Sc., B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed
Bourgeios is our English Department head and teachers a
variety of English courses. Ms. Bourgeois graduated
from St. Francis Xavier
University in Antigonish, NS with a B.Sc and from
University of Newfoundland with B.A. & B.Ed. degrees.
She was born in Stephenville and raised in Kippens, NL.
Ms. Bourgeois organized our very first Knitting club and is
editor of the Cougar Chronicle.
B. Phys. Ed., B. Ed., M. Ed., Ed.S
Davidson is originally from Long Harbour, Placentia Bay.
He graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland in
1994 with a Bachelor of
Physical Education and in 1995 with a
Education. Since then, he has taught in
South Korea, and
Alberta. Mr. Davidson graduated from the
Lethbridge in 2002 with a Master's degree in Educational
Administration and promptly returned to Newfoundland to join
the staff of Clarenville High School. Since then Mr.
Davidson has also completed an
Educational Specialist (Ed.S) degree from
University in Natchitoches, Louisiana (USA) in 2010.
Mr. Davidson teaches Newfoundland Studies and English. He is
also the teacher-mentor for Encounters with Canada and
Coastal Connections. He resides in Clarenville with his wife
Janice and three children.
B.A., B. Ed.
Mrs. Delaney teaches several Senior High English courses at
Clarenville High. Mrs. Delaney has been a consistent presence in
the English department for many years now and teaches a wide
variety of general & academic courses. Mrs. Delaney is an
active supporter of public speaking at CHS. She hails
from Old Perlican which is located in beautiful Conception
Bay, Newfoundland and currently lives in Clarenville with
her husband and son.
B.A., B. Ed.
Colleen was born in Placentia and graduated from Laval High
school. She completed her BA (History/French) in 2006, her
B. Ed in 2007 and her masters in Counselling Psychology in
2014. She has been in the Clarenville area for 9 years and
currently teaches both Core French and French Immersion.
Travelling is her passion, especially to Europe. She loves
learning about different cultures, trying new food and
exploring the history of each country. In her spare time she
likes camping, hiking, planing trips and watching historical
and travel documentaries.
B.A, B.Ed, B.Sp. Ed., M.Ed
Ms. Ellis was born
and raised in Clarenville and graduated from CHS in 1987,
she is married with one child. Mrs. Ellis is a
instructional resource teacher at Clarenville High and
assist teachers and students in a variety of courses. Her main interests are
spending time with her family, walking, camping and reading. Ms. Ellis joins us from Bishop White in Port Rexton where
she taught for 14 years!
I was born and raised in
Grand-Falls Windsor Newfoundland. I graduated from Memorial
University with a Bachelor of Science in 2014 and a Bachelor
of Education in 2015. I am currently working towards my
Master of Education at MUN. This is my fourth year teaching.
I've previously taught at Main River Academy in Pollard's
Point, Hillview Academy in Norris Arm and Bishop White
School in Port Rexton. I enjoy hiking, camping and
B.A., B. Ed., B. Spec. Ed.
from Fortune Bay, Mrs. Hackett made the big move to
Clarenville in 2001 from the Burin Pennisula where she
taught in several schools. Mrs. Hacket graduated from
Memorial University in 1994 with an honours BA degree and
went on to take a B.Ed secondary the following year.
She then finished her Bachelor of Special Education degree
and recently finished her Masters degree. Mrs. Hacket
coaches girls basketball.
B.Ed., B. Phys.Ed., M.Ed.
Originally from Catalina,
Trinity Bay, Mr.Lane graduated from T.A. Lench Memorial High
and completed a B.P.E. Cooperative degree program and a B.Ed
in 1999. From there he was offered a position at
Academy where he spent the first eight years of his
teaching career. Mr. Lane transferred to Clarenville High
School in September of 2007. He recently graduated from MUN
with a M.Ed degree!
Mr. Lane enjoys coaching A LOT
and when he is not teaching you will usually find him in the
gymnasium with a volleyball in his hand coaching the Varsity
Girls Volleyball team. He also enjoys the Great Outdoors...fishing,
hunting, canoeing and hiking.
B.Mus., B.Mus.Ed, M.Ed
Ms. Lundrigan has been with
CHS for a long time now but has also taught in: Churchill
Falls, Southwest Arm Academy, RK Garnder in Sunnyside, Swift
Current Academy, and Heritage Collegiate. Mrs. Lundrigan has
been the conductor for the Clarenville Youth Choir, teacher
with Music for Young Children, ran a private studio and is a
former member of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra.
Lundrigan is a Member of the Provincial Curriculum
Development Group for Intermediate Music and was the
Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Educator of the Year in 2008!
Mrs. Lundrigan is married with two children and living in
Ms. O'Gay teaches several Senior High French courses at
Clarenville High. Ms. O'Gay
has taught on Fogo Island, in Grand Falls-Windsor,
Terrenceville, King's Cove and St. John's. She has taught an
array of subjects from grade 3 to level III. Ms. O'Gay grew
up in Clarenville and graduated from Clarenville Integrated
High! Ms. O'Gay has an appreciation of
theatre and have been co-director of the drama club. She likes to walk, listen to
music, read and explore nature.
B. Sc., M.Sc., B.Ed.
O'Rielly was born and raised on St. Brendan's island, NL
and graduated from St. Gabriel's All Grade. After high
school he attended Memorial University where he received
his Bachelor of Science degree with a joint honours in
Applied Math and Physics. He then attended the
University of Toronto where he completed my Master of
Science in Pure Mathematics where he studied black hole
collapses. He then returned to Memorial to complete a
Bachelor of Education program. He has previously taught
in Flower's Cove and Point Leamington. Mr. O'Reilly is
an avid sports fan, especially tennis, and as well
enjoys hiking and travelling.
B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed
Originally from Hickman's Harbour, Random Island, Ms.
Pond joins the CHS staff after 10 years at Swift Current
Academy. Ms. Pond has a degree in Pure Mathematics and
a Bachelor of Education from Memorial University. She
also holds a Masters degree in Curriculum Studies from
the University of New Brunswick. Ms. Pond's specialty
is Mathematics but she has experience teaching almost
all curriculum areas from K-12 due to her experience in
a multi-grade setting. She loves technology and tries
to incorporate it into the mathematics classroom
whenever she can. In her spare time, Ms. Pond
loves adventure travelling, including her most memorable
trip where she cycled across Europe. You may also find
her on a volleyball court, running 5K races with her
niece & nephew, playing the piano or working on her
latest quilting project.
B.Ed., BSp. Ed
to being a large presence in the challenging needs
department at Clarenville High, Mr. Roberts has won awards
for his significant contribution to the Newfoundland and
Special Olympics. Originally from Upper Island Cove, Mr.
Roberts graduated from
Collegiate in 1985 and then attended MUN until 1989 when
he moved to Clarenville. Mr. Roberts recently finished his
M.Ed degree and was named as Fellow of the School of
Graduate Studies for his academic excellence! Mr. Roberts is
a group leader for our Robotics team and does a lot of
practical things around our school. He lives in Clarenville
with his wife and son.
B.Mus., B.Mus.Ed, M.Ed.
is the Guidance Counsellor for Clarenville High. He is often
found chatting with students or busy behind his desk,
solving problems with schedules or advising on a large
spectrum of different issues. Prior to arriving at CHS
in 1997, Mr. Russell was the guidance counsellor in Arnold's
Cove and Sunnyside. He Also spent a number of years as a
spare time, he has been known to sing a song or two and has
received great reviews from those that have heard him. John
has been active with our
student council, graduation and our tutoring for
tuition program. He currently resides in Clarenville with
his wife Paula and daughters Taylor & Erin and enjoys
keeping up the grounds surrounding their home.
free to visit Mr. Russell's online Guidance Office by
B.Mus., B.Mus.Ed, M.Ed.
Smith will be joining us from Discovery collegiate.
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Spurrell was born and raised on the south coast of
Newfoundland. She obtained her Education degree from MUN
with a major in English and a minor in Religious Studies.
Central Newfoundland provided Martina with her first three
years of teaching experience. She and her family moved to
Clarenville in 2009. Martina enjoys spending free her time
with her two sons and husband, leaving just enough time at
the end of her days for a run.
B.Sc. , B.Ed., M.Ed
from Hodges Cove, Mr. Spurrell graduated from Memorial
University with a Bachelor of Science (physics) in 1996 and
a Bachelor of Education in 1997. Mr. Spurrell began his
teaching career in Ontario but soon felt the call of the
Rock and returned home after one year.
has been teaching in the Vista region and finally found his
way to Clarenville High School. Mr. Spurrell completed a
Master of Education Technology degree in 2004 and today you
can find him tinkering with computers and robots. In
his past time he enjoys cycling, nordic skiing and outdoor activities with
B.Sc., B.Ed., M.Ed
is the Biology teacher at Clarenville High School. He is
originally from Glovertown but has lived in Duntara, NL
while teaching at
St. Mark's School
in Kings Cove. He now lives in a park-like botanical setting
in Clarenville! Mr. Stewart's area of speciality is Biology
but he also has experience in Chemistry, Physics and
Mathematics. In addition to the sciences, Mr. Stewart has an
interest in the humanities such as Anthropology, English and
Stewart, along with his wife Sandi, coach the Varsity
Girls Basketball team at CHS. Mr. Stewart also has an
Memorial University in Teaching and Learning. In his
"non-teaching life" Mr. Stewart enjoys outdoor activities
such as canoeing, salmon fishing and hiking.
has had the pleasure of living in many areas of the island,
but she calls Pasadena “home”. She completed her BFA
(Visual Arts) in 2012, followed by a B.Ed in 2012. She is
currently working on her masters degree in Education
Technology. She has previously taught at St. James’ Regional
High in Port aux Basques, and at Waterford Valley High in
St. John’s. Ms. Ward maintains an active art and craft
practice, which includes drawing, painting, knitting,
crochet, and digital work. She also enjoys theatre, reading,
cooking, and travelling.
B.Sc., B.Ed., M.Ed., Dip. Tech. Ed
Mr. Walsh was born and raised in Cupids, NL.
He attended Bishop O'Neil Collegiate, Brigus, NL. After
completing high school he attended Memorial University of
Newfoundland. Upon completion he began his teaching career
at St. Albert Elementary School in Scarborough, Ontario. He
then returned to Newfoundland where he worked several
replacement positions. He completed his Diploma in
Technology Education from MUN (1996). He completed his M.
Ed. Information Technology (2012). He has worked in the
Clarenville area in several schools employed as Technology
Education/Social Studies/Network Administrator as well as
instructor at Memorial University of Newfoundland. His
current teaching duties include Social Studies and
Silvia Critch (student assistant)
Gail Balsom (student assistant)
Juanita Holloway (caretaker)
Tracey Vardy (caretaker)
David Piercey (caretaker)
Vicki Pelley (secretary)
Pat Coish-Snow (President)
B. Ed., B. P. E.
retired in 2011. She was born and raised in St.
John's. Ms. parsons began her tenure at Clarenville High School
as a Physical Education teacher before moving into the
highly successful Co-operative Education program,
Environmental Science, and Tourism. Ms. Parsons taught
Science and Career Education, and is an avid sports fan and
participant. She also enjoys traveling, Golfing and
Skiing in her spare time.
B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed.
Mr. Manning retired in 2009.
Mr. Manning hails from North Harbour, Placentia Bay. He
taught senior high school Geography at Clarenville High and
was head of the Social Studies Department. Mr. Manning is an
avid sports fan. In 2002-03 he coached the Clarenville
High School Varsity Cougars male Volleyball squad to a 4A
Provincial championship! Mr. Manning has won numerous
awards over the years and his most recent is the prestigious
Reg Soaper Award for
dedication to the sport of Volleyball in NL.
retired from CHS in 2008 after teaching in the Social
Studies Department for a many years.
Mr. Mathews also taught
Special Needs before making the transition to Social Studies
where he finished out his career.
Mr. Tom Kingston
retired from CHS in 2008 after spending many years teaching
in the areas of math and science.
was a staff member at Clarenville High School for nearly his
entire teaching career. He taught earth Systems,
geography, and meticulously organized the library.
years Mr. LeDrew coach various teams, lead the Interact club
and started the prestigious Triple AAA program.
leaving Clarenville high, Mr. LeDrew will be moving back to
his native land of St. Johns.
You will be
missed by both staff and students.
B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed.
Mr. Cole became the
principal of Clarenville High in September of 1994.
Mr. Cole was born in Amherst
Cove, Bonavista Bay and attended school at St. Peter's in
Catalina. Following graduation he attended Memorial
University where he studied received an undergrad degree in
mathematics. In 1974 he received M.Ed. from Memorial
University and has served many schools in School District 8
in an administrative capacity. His hobbies include hunting,
fishing, skiing, biking and reading. In 1995, Mr. Cole was
awarded the FORTIS award for school administrators because
of his contributions as an administrator.
Following his retirement
from Clarenville High, Mr. Cole moved to the Northwest
Territories to continue his career in education and is now
working with a school district there.
B.A., B.Ed., B.Sc.
Mr. Power headed the Science department at Clarenville High. His
teaching duties included Biology 2201, 3201, and 4221. He
pioneered the Biology 4221 course using WEBCT software and
was also instrumental in bringing computer technology to
Clarenville High during the Eighties. At that time he
started with Commodore PET computers,and into the nineties
he switched to Intel based machines as he headed the
"Lighthouse Schools" initiative for our school. A little
later he also arranged for three of our teachers to become
pioneers in using the internet for education before most
people knew what the internet was.
His present interests
include Computers, Videography, Photography, Furniture
Making and Electronics. Mr. Power lives in Clarenville with
his wife Kaye where together they raised three children who
have now successfully made lives of their own.
B.Ed., B. Phys.Ed., M. Phys.Ed.
retired at the end of the 2006-07 school year. Mr. Ben
Osmond hails from the West Coast town of Port-Aux-Basques.
When not "in the gym", Ben can be found partaking in one of
his many hobbies. These would include; hunting, fishing,
canoeing, backpacking, reading, listening to folk music, and
participating in any number of sports.
In addition to teaching
Physical Education, Ben ran the CHS "Outdoor Education" Club
and leads our SADD chapter. Mr. Osmond was nominated for the
prestigious Prime Ministers'
Award of Teaching Excellence in 2003-04 and in 2004-05
Mr. Osmond was one of three Physical Education teachers from
across Canada to receive the CAHPERD PE teacher of the
year award! Mr. Osmond was flown to Regina, Saskatchewan
where he received his award and had an all-expenses paid
conference! Bravo Sir! CHS is very proud of Mr. Osmond and
if the enrollment numbers in his classes mean anything, he
is quite popular!
Mr. Stagg hails
from Catalina in Trinity Bay. He began teaching in 1974 and
retired in 2003-04 from the capacity of English Department
Head. Over the years, Bruce had been heavily involved in
high school drama both in the district and in the province.
In 2002-03 Mr. Stagg was one of 65 teachers across Canada to be
awarded the prestigious
Prime Ministers Award of Teaching Excellence (Certificate of
Achievment) for his
life-long work in the teaching of literature and theatre
Mr. Stagg has written more than
20 plays, produced more than 30, and published one book of
plays. He has also published three other
books. Besides writing and
the theatre, Bruce enjoys the outdoors, hunting, fishing,
and travelling. His teaching excellence will be missed by
all CHS students and his infectious good humor and
leadership by faculty.
B.P.E, B.Ed., M.P.E
Mr. Wells retired from
Clarenville High School in 2004-05 where he very
successfully taught mathematics to grades nine through level
three. He is from a very close family of 3 brothers and 2
sisters originating from the big city of Glovertown. He
Glovertown High School and now lives in Clarenville. He
lives for the outdoors on weekends and holidays enjoying
activities such as boating, snowmobiling, carpentry. Mr.
Wells owns a cabin on the saltwater and one other accessible
Mr. Wells loves boats and
owns a 18ft
Peterbough with a 115hp motor on it. He enjoys
travelling and has visited the British Isles, France, and
all over North America. Best of all Mr. Wells loves a good
joke or a laugh.
Mr. Legge joined the
staff of Clarenville High in September of 1989 as a
science teacher. Mr. Legge teaches chemistry and
Science. He is computer techy and enjoys finding
innovate ways to teach his classes. In his spare time
Mr. Legge enjoys riding his motorcycle and can often be found working on his gardens and
B.HE., B.P.E., B.Ed.
Sharpe retired from CHS in 2008 after running the Home
Economics Department for many years. Today, Mrs.
Sharpe operates Karlande Designs Ltd. A company that designs
and supplies customized handcrafted jewelry for corporate
gifting or fundraising opportunities.
B. Ed., B. Sp. Ed.
first discovered on the rocks in Catalina, has been a member
of the staff at Clarenville High since 1984. In addition to
teaching Special Needs, Mr. Manuel also serves on the School
Management Committee. He is actively involved in special
events that include Awards Night and Coffee House. He also
leads up our successful Drama program!
B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed.
Mrs. Peddle joined
our staff in 2000 teaching French. She has also taught in St. Johns, Foxtrap, Musgrave
Hr, Lethbridge, & Musgravetown.
Mrs. Peddle is involved in French
and English public speaking at CHS as well as the volleyball,
softball and ice hockey program. Mrs. Peddle obtained a major in
addition to a Master
of Education in Teaching from Memorial University. She
lives in Shoal Harbour with her husband and three children.
is originally from Codroy Valley where she attended
High. After finishing high school she attended West
Viking College and the Nova
Scotia College of Art and Design. Before coming to
teach at Clarenville High, Caroline taught at
Prince Andrew Senior
High in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. In addition to her
teaching duties, Ms. Bungay runs an Art Club in the school
and takes care of the recycling program. One of Ms.
Bungay's passions is creating art. She enjoys sculpture,
gardening painting, drawing, pottery, printmaking, and
Roberts, originally from
Springdale joined the staff of Clarenville High in
September of 1997 where he teaches Mathematics. Mr.
Roberts coaches ball hockey and is a member of the
Cougar Pride committee. Mr. Roberts enjoys
outdoor life - fishing and hunting - and can often be found
in the "woods". Mr. Roberts is a
sports enthusiast and is very knowledgeable when it comes to
beloved 'Leafs'. He lives in Shoal Harbour with his family.
B.Sc., B.Ed., M.Ed., Dip. Tech. Ed
Mr. Winter joined the
staff of Clarenville High in September of 1991 as a
science and technology teacher. He is currently teaching Science
and Physics. Mr. Winter has
been co-sponsor of of the
Student Represntative Council (SRC) for a number of
years. In addition to school activities Mr. Winter
completed his Masters Degree in Information Technology. He also enjoys
camping, playing guitar, and woodworking.
Born in Gander, he attended
school at Gander
Collegiate. Following graduation he attended Memorial
University where he studied
and industrial education. Following graduation he took
teaching positions in
and Wabush before settling down in Clarenville. In 1998
graduated from the "Master Course in Microprocessors and
Microcomputers" from NRI. In 2001 he received his Diploma of
Originally from St. John's,
Mr. Jolliffe now finds himself in charge of the Math
Department. Mr. Jolliffe is a graduate of
PWC high school and
Memorial University of Newfoundland with a B.Sc. in
mathematics. Mr Jolliffe has an active interest in
"the woods" and spends a lot of time at his hunting camp.
He has been a staff member of CHS for his entire career and,
over the years, has been an active coach.
B.A, B.Ed, M.Ed
Mrs. Randell was born
and raised in Wareham, Bonavista Bay. She graduated from
Memorial University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts and a
Bachelor of Education and has worked in Port Rexton ever
In 2007, she completed her
Master of Education through Mount Saint Vincent University.
She has a special interest in Drama and hopes to have a
successful year with students who also enjoy drama. Mrs.
Randell currently resides in Clarenville with her husband
and son. She enjoys walking and jogging and attending drama