Extra Curricular




  Eastern School District

  Dept. of Education







CHS Faculty


Danielle Aylward

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.



Jaclyn Badcock

B.A, B.Ed, B.Sp. Ed.
EMail: jaclynbadcock@nlesd.ca


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.



Jill Bourgeois

B.Sc., B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed


Ms. 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 Memorial 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.




Ian Davidson


B. Phys. Ed., B. Ed., M. Ed., Ed.S

Email: iandavidson@nlesd.ca

Mr. 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 Bachelor of Education. Since then, he has taught in Placentia, South Korea, and Red Deer, Alberta.  Mr. Davidson graduated from the University of 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 Northwestern State 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.



Janice Delaney

B.A., B. Ed.
EMail: janicedelaney@nlesd.ca

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.



Colleen Denty

B.A., B. Ed.
EMail: coleendenty@nlesd.ca

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. 


Tina Ellis

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!



Amanda Goulding

B.Sc, B.Ed,


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 travelling!


Sherry Hackett

B.A., B. Ed., B. Spec. Ed.
EMail: sherryhackett@nlesd.ca

Originally 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.


Jason Lane

B.Ed., B. Phys.Ed., M.Ed.
Email: jasonlane@nlesd.ca

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 Random Island 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.



Ann Lundrigan

B.Mus., B.Mus.Ed, M.Ed
Email: annlundrigan@nlesd.ca

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.

Mrs. 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 Shoal Harbour.



Lisa O'Gay

B.Sc., B.Ed.

Email: lisaogay@nlesd.ca

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.




Peter O'Rielly

B. Sc., M.Sc., B.Ed.

Email: peterorielly@nlesd.ca

Mr. 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.



Nicole Pond

                         B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed

Email: nicolepond@nlesd.ca

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.



Bert Roberts

B.Ed., BSp. Ed

Email: bertroberts@nlesd.ca

In addition 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 Labrador Special Olympics. Originally from Upper Island Cove, Mr. Roberts graduated from Ascension 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.





John Russell

B.Mus., B.Mus.Ed, M.Ed.
Email: johnrussell@nlesd.ca

Mr. Russell 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 music teacher.

In his 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.

Also, feel free to visit Mr. Russell's online Guidance Office by clicking HERE.






Janine Smith

B.Mus., B.Mus.Ed, M.Ed.
Email: janinesmith@nlesd.ca

Ms.  Smith will be joining us from Discovery collegiate.




Martina Spurrell

Back in 2018-19

B.A, B.Ed.,

Email: martinaspurrell@nlesd.ca

Martina 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.



Michael Spurrell

(Assistant Principal)

B.Sc. , B.Ed., M.Ed

  Email: michaelspurrell1@nlesd.ca

Originally 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.

Since, he 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 his family.




Paul Stewart

B.Sc., B.Ed., M.Ed

   Email: paulstewart@nlesd.ca

Mr. Stewart 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 Geography.

Mr. Stewart, along with his wife Sandi, coach the Varsity Girls Basketball team at CHS. Mr. Stewart also has an M.Ed. from Memorial University in Teaching and Learning. In his "non-teaching life" Mr. Stewart enjoys outdoor activities such as canoeing, salmon fishing and hiking.

Mr. Stewarts Web




Leanne Ward

B.A., B.Ed.

   Email: leanneward@nlesd.ca

Ms. Ward 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.




Garry Walsh

B.Sc., B.Ed., M.Ed., Dip. Tech. Ed

Email: garrywalsh@nlesd.ca

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 Technology Education.



Support Staff

Silvia Critch (student assistant)

Gail Balsom (student assistant)

Juanita Holloway (caretaker)

Tracey Vardy (caretaker)

David Piercey (caretaker)

Vicki Pelley (secretary)


School Council

Pat Coish-Snow (President)

Lynn Hiscock

Bonnie Bretnall

Angela Abbott

Veeragathy Vasanthan

Gwenn Hiscosk


Retired Faculty (Beginning 2002-03)


Rhonda Parsons

B. Ed., B. P. E.


Ms. Parsons 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.



Randy Manning

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.



Tim Matthews

B.A., B.Ed.

Mr. Matthews 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.



Tom Kingston

B.A., B.Ed.
Mr. Tom Kingston retired from CHS in 2008 after spending many years teaching in the areas of math and science.



Carl Ledrew

B.A.(Ed.), B.A.



Mr. LeDrew, was a staff member at Clarenville High School for nearly his entire teaching career.   He taught earth Systems, geography, and meticulously organized the library.  

For many years Mr. LeDrew coach various teams, lead the Interact club and started the prestigious Triple AAA program.

since 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.



Roy Cole

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.



David Power

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.



Ben Osmond

B.Ed., B. Phys.Ed., M. Phys.Ed.

Mr. Osmond 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!



Bruce Stagg

B.A., B.Ed.

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 arts.

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.


Jerry Wells

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 attended 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 by truck.

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.



Glenn Legge

B.Sc., B.Ed.

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 landscape.




Andrea Sharpe

B.HE., B.P.E., B.Ed.

Mrs. Andrea 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.



Graham Manuel

B. Ed., B. Sp. Ed.


Mr. Manuel, 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!



Lori Peddle

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 French and English in addition to a Master of Education in Teaching from Memorial University. She lives in Shoal Harbour with her husband and three children.



Caroline Bungay

B.Fa., B.Ed.
Email: carolinebungay@nlesd.ca

Ms. Bungay is originally from Codroy Valley where she attended Belanger Memorial 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 woodworking.



Jeff Roberts

B.Sc., B.Ed.
Email: jeffroberts@nlesd.ca

Mr. 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.




Carl Winter

B.Sc., B.Ed., M.Ed., Dip. Tech. Ed

Email: carlwinter@nlesd.ca

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 physics and industrial education. Following graduation he took teaching positions in Wesleyville, Labrador City 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 Technology Education..


Graham Jolliffe

B.Sc., B.Ed.
Email: grahamjolliffe@nlesd.ca

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.




Janet Randell

B.A, B.Ed, M.Ed

Email: janetrandell@nlesd.ca

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 since.

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 performances.