Faculty & Staff Directory

Vancouver College's Administrators, Faculty, and Staff are led by the Principal whose prime responsibility as Chief Education Officer is the overall educational program at Vancouver College. Other members of the Administration Team include the Assistant Principals of the Senior, Middle, and Elementary Schools, and the Business Manager. Duties of the Administration team include admissions, supervision and evaluation of academics, extracurricular activities, long-term planning of academic programs, business practices, and financial stability.

VC's Faculty and Staff are dedicated and committed to each student to ensure that he achieves his personal best. As a faith-based school, all staff members play a vital role in creating an atmosphere of openness to religious activities; maintaining a physical and psychological environment where religious values are central to all aspects of education; and ensuring opportunities for counselling, prayer, retreat participation, service, and involvement in liturgical programs. The philosophical stance of Vancouver College is consistent with the mind of the Roman Catholic Church as stated in its "declaration of Education"; namely, to lead the young men toward a mature understanding of the purpose of life and to cultivate their potentialities so that they may fulfill their destiny.

All Staff Members may be contacted by email. However, for anti-spamming reasons, email addresses are not listed on this page. Unless otherwise indicated, a staff member's email address is the first letter of his/her first name followed by his/her last name and "@mail.vc.bc.ca" all in lower case. For example, John Smith's email address would be jsmith + @mail.vc.bc.ca.

VC Welcomes New Assistant Principal, Middle School

Vancouver College is pleased to announce the appointment of John-Paul Cavalluzzo as the school's future Assistant Principal, Middle School to begin in September 2019. Please see below for more information on Mr. Cavalluzzo.

John-Paul Cavalluzzo

Mr. Cavalluzzo comes to us with an impressive resume, education and work history. He has spent the past three years working at Collingwood School in West Vancouver, most recently as the Director of Intermediate-Middle School Programs.

He is no stranger to all-boys school communities, previously holding a variety of leadership positions at Upper Canada College (UCC), an all-boys, independent school in Ontario.

He has worked in positive, competitive sport environments, excelling as the Offensive Coordinator and Director for the UCC Varsity Football Program, as well as the coach of various basketball and track & field teams.

With a Masters of Teaching from the University of Toronto, Mr. Cavalluzzo has implemented a vision of education centred on what he calls the 4C's: Character, Community, Culture, and Curriculum. He looks forward to finding opportunities to weave the essential elements of Blessed Edmund Rice into these fundamental pillars. We are excited to work with Mr. Cavalluzzo to bring that vision to Vancouver College.

Mr. Cavalluzzo is a proud Catholic, who considers his faith foundational to his life. He is also the father of a young son, Hugo, and husband to Dr. Sofie Schlagintweit.

"Since moving to Vancouver, Sofie and I have always been impressed during our interactions with members of the Fighting Irish community, and it is these positive exchanges that inspired us to one day become members of Vancouver College. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to join a faith and learning community steeped in excellence and tradition. Being members of Vancouver College, means joining a team that we can be proud of, a team that is focused on transforming boys of promise into men of character, one boy at a time."

We look forward to having Mr. Cavalluzzo join Vancouver College, where his experience, passion for education and faith will positively impact the lives of our students, and many others in our community.

Semper Fidelis,

Johnny Bevacqua, Principal

Contact information:



Faculty & Staff


John Nixon


Johnny Bevacqua


Daryl Weaver

Assistant Principal, Senior School

Robert Kozikowski

Assistant Principal, Middle School

Barbara Seppelt

Assistant Principal, Elementary School

Kelly Lattimer

Business Manager

Margaret Vossen


Ronith Cogswell

Director of Advancement

Br. Anthony Murphy

President Emeritus

Support Staff

Catherine Cleveland

Executive Assistant to the President and Business Manager/Secretary to the Board of Directors

Chantal Coschizza

Communications Officer

April Deutsch

Administrative Assistant, Assistant Principals

Linda Foster

Advancement and Major Giving Officer

Edwin Festejo

Donor Services Officer

Rick Gazzola


Frances George

Database Administrator

Joanne Lin

Advancement Services & Alumni Relations Officer

Michael Potusek

Accounting Assistant

Clarinda Sam

Senior Accountant

Br. John Thorne


Nenad Torbica


Jane Wong

Senior Controller

Lydia Yu

Front Office Controller

Student Services

Monica Beck

Personal Counsellor, Department Chair of Student Services

Greg Accili

Academic and Post-Secondary Counsellor

Brian Taggart

Academic and Post Secondary Counsellor

Burton Haig

Career-Life Coordinator

The Learning Centre

Trixie Cruz

Resource Teacher, Middle & Senior

Ciona Ryan-Glennon

Learning Centre, Director

Nina Greaves

Education Assistant, Middle & Senior

Nancy Herb

Resource Teacher, Elementary Primary

Stephanie Loch

Education Assistant, Elementary

Allison Margharitas

Education Assistant, Elementary

Sally McCandless

Education Assistant, Senior

Alex Millin

Education Assistant, Elementary

Vinny Ricci

Education Assistant, Middle & Senior

Patricia Silva

Education Assistant, Middle & Senior

Paige Skinner

Resource Teacher, Elementary Intermediate

Donna Trasolini

Administrative Assistant, Learning Centre

Dane Whelan

Education Assistant, Elementary

Department Chairs

Larry Olson

Applied & Fine Arts

Scott Vass


Andrea Prout-Bernett

Campus Minister

Andrew Knorr


Cliona Ryan-Glennon

Learning Centre

Cynthia Accili


Dante Luciani

Physical Education

Maureen Wicken


Juan Pineda


Henry Budai

Second Languages

Lilian Vernier

Social Studies

Monica Beck

Student Services

Juan Pineda


Elementary School

Br. Ed Conti


Stephanie Dong


May Fu

After School Care

Sal Giacomazza

PE & Intramural Coordinator

Nancy Herb

Resource Teacher

Tricia Listecki

Grade 5

Breanna Lloyd

Grade 4

Lori Olson

Music & Library

Tammy Olson

Supervisor, After School Care

Nicolette Perry

Grade 2

Lorida Robles

Grade 3

Karen Phee Hale


J.P. Planta

Grade 6

Sarah Parker

Grade 1

Karen Phee Hale


Megan Seraphim


Cathy Wolfman


Middle School

Cynthia Accili


Todd Bernett


Christine Beynon


Henry Budai

Second Languages

Jonathan Chan


Paul Legge


Fiona Li

Mathematics, Sciences

Alvin Lui

Mathematics, Scienes

Nicole McDonald

Fine Arts (Drama)

Milan Milosevic

Fine Arts (Band)

Michael Roselli

Physical Education

Killian Ryan

Physical Education

Anthony Small


Neil Smyth

Mathematics & Science

Ryian Shams


Jacqueline Stewart


Carlos Trentadue


Chris Wong


Senior School

Gillian Brown

Physical Education

Shireen Cotterall

Second Languages

Marc de Asis

Science, Religion

Randy Duggan

Senior Library

Matt Esaw

Social Studies

Br. Charles Gattone

Religion, French

Burton Haig

Social Studies & Career Education

Andrew Knorr

English, Socials

Laura Laberge

Physics & Chemistry

Jason Lam


Dante Luciani

Physical Education, Grade 12 Coordinator

Nicole McDonald

Fine Arts (Drama)

Enzo Nardi

Mathematics, Grade 10 Coordinator

Larry Olson

Fine Arts (Band)

Michele Ozdogan

English, Religion

Juan Pineda


Andrea Prout-Bernett

Sciences, Religion, Grade 11 Coordinator

Michelle Rapier

French, Religion

Euphemia Redden

Fine Arts (Visual Arts)

Christopher Seppelt

Humanities, Religion

Michael Roselli

Physical Education

Lloyd Scrubb

Information technology

Paul Shin


Herb Sommerfeld


Brian Taggart

Planning & IT Catalyst

Scott Vass

Strength Training

Lilian Vernier

Geography, French, Religion

Maureen Wicken

English, Religion

Sarah Wong

Chemistry & Science

Frani Zelis


2018/19 New Faculty Members

Mr. Christopher Seppelt

Vancouver College is excited to announce the hiring of Mr. Christopher Seppelt as a Senior School Humanities and Religion teacher.

Mr. Seppelt Comes to us with 24 years of teaching experience at Archbishop Carney high school in Coquitlam, having been at the school since its founding in 1994. He has also been an instructor at Corpus Christie College since 2009 where he developed and still teaches two social justice courses.

After finishing his bachelor of Education from UBC and a Masters of Religion and Religious Education from Fordham University in New York, Mr. Seppelt taught at Bishop Ford High School in Brooklyn before starting his career at Archbishop Carney.

Outside of the classroom, Mr. Seppelt has been involved in a number of outreach programs that include taking students to The Door is Open on the Downtown Eastside and the women’s support centre of Crabtree Corner. Perhaps most notably, Mr. Seppelt’s students have gone on service-learning trips to the Bronx in New York City where they volunteer at after-school programs, elementary schools, and various soup kitchens.

In 2009, Mr. Seppelt was awarded the prestigious Premier’s Award for Teaching Excellence in the category of Community Engagement.

We are very lucky to have Mr. Seppelt join our staff. Please join us in giving him a warm welcome to our faith and learning community!

Mr. Carlo Trentadue

Joining us from Toronto, we enthusiastically announce the hiring of Mr. Carlo Trentadue as a Middle School Humanities teacher.

Mr. Trentadue brings with him a wealth of experience teaching in an all-boys Catholic Environment, having spent the last three years teaching at St. Michael’s College School, an all-boys Catholic high school in Toronto and his alma mater. At St Michael’s, he was fully immersed in extra curricular programs as a football coach winning a provincial championship, but also in areas such as service trips to India and the Outdoor Education Program.

Outside of school life, Mr. Trentadue has been the JV Coach of the Toronto Junior Argonauts Football Club since 2011, and also the JV Head Coach of the GTA All-Star Team.

Please join us in welcoming Mr. Trentadue to our faith and learning community!

Ms. Gillian Brown

Vancouver College is pleased to welcome Ms. Gillian Brown to our faith and learning community as our new Senior School Physical Education Teacher.

Although many of you will know Mrs. Brown as one of our dedicated educational assistants, she spent the previous three years at Crofton House teaching Physical Education, Social Studies, Learning Resource, Planning & Health, and Career.

A graduate of Little Flower Academy, Ms. Brown went on to get her bachelor of Education with a double minor in Physical Education and History at the University of Victoria. She then spent the next three years as a teacher on call in the Victoria area.

Outside of the classroom, Mrs. Brown is an experienced Volleyball player and coach with more than 10 years experience at the high school and club level.

Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Brown on her new role as the Senior School Physical Education teacher!

Mr. Jason Lam

Vancouver College is thrilled to welcome back Mr. Jason Lam (VC ’95) as the new Senior School Mathematics teacher.

After obtaining his Bachelor of Education from Simon Fraser University, Mr. Lam has taught both math and calculus at all levels at Shawnigan Lake School since 2004. Outside of the classroom, Mr. Lam has coached basketball for more than 20 years with great success at both the elementary and high school level.

Mr. Lam is most looking forward to joining the VC community where he will contribute to a culture of developing the whole person in the spirit of Blessed Edmund Rice.

Please join us in welcoming Mr. Lam back to VC as a member of the Mathematics department!

Ms. Lorida Robles

We are happy to announce the hiring of Ms. Lorida Robles as our Grade 3 teacher!

Ms. Robles comes with a wealth of experience from St. Anthony of Padua Elementary School, where she has taught for the past 20 years. Ms. Robles has taught kindergarten, grade 2, 3, and 4 during her career, while she has also spent time on special education and implementing practical applications for kids with autism.

She is committed to facilitating a learning environment that emphasizes a love for learning in a Christian setting.

Please join us in welcoming Ms. Robles to our VC Family!

Mr. Marc de Asis

Vancouver College is thrilled to announce the hiring of Mr. Marc de Asis as our new Senior School Science and Religion teacher.

Mr. de Asis comes to us from Cambridge in the United Kingdom, where he worked in producing innovative teaching materials for teachers in Mathematics. Before that, he worked as a Chemistry and Religion teacher at St. Paul’s High School in Winnipeg.

Mr. de Asis has also spent 11 years in priestly formation and training as a Jesuit. During this time, he has accrued a civil degree as a Master of Divinity, as well as the ecclesiastical degree of Bachelor of Sacred Theology.

Outside of the classroom, Mr. de Asis has managed football teams, led spiritual retreats of all kinds, worked with students at risk of failing, and volunteered regularly at soup kitchens.

Please join us in welcoming Mr. de Asis to our faith and learning community!

Mr. Killian Ryan

We are excited to announce the hiring of Mr. Killian Ryan as the new Middle School Physical Education Teacher.

Mr. Ryan originally hails from Ireland, having taught at CBS Charleville, an all boys Catholic School that teaches in the Edmund Rice Tradition. Most recently, Killian was at St. George’s Junior School as a Physical Education Teacher for grades 1-7.

Outside the classroom, Mr. Ryan has shown dedicated commitment to extracurricular activities as a soccer, track, and rugby coach.

We are excited to add another educator who is familiar with the Edmund Rice Tradition, so please join us in giving Mr. Ryan a warm welcome to VC!