Administration at Our Lady of the Rosary is in the process of building a wonderful team of teachers and support staff for the upcoming school year.
Principal - Marni Harrigan
What a wonderful opportunity to be the principal of Our Lady
of the Rosary. This is my 13th year as school principal and I continue to learn and grow every day. I have taught elementary school, worked with Diverse learners and taught french throughout my career. I enjoy anything related to health and wellness, golfing,
reading, cooking and travelling. Looking forward to meeting all of the children and parents
and getting to know all of you better throughout the school year.
Vice Principal - Mark Engelhardt
I am honoured to be named as the Vice Principal of Our Lady of the Rosary school. This is my 10th
year with Calgary Catholic. Throughout my years of teaching I have enjoyed exposing students to the world of science, specifically encouraging them to explore the world with an inquiring mind. Many of my students have even referred me to a modern “Bill Nye”. I am an active member of the St. Patrick’s Parish community, which happens to be the same church that I was married in and baptized my three children in. I enjoy being active by playing hockey, golfing and camping. I am looking forward to this school year, an opportunity to learn with our students about faith and the world around us.
Diverse Learning Coordinating Teacher - Jackie Young
I have been teaching with Calgary Catholic since 2004. We are all God’s children and we all have wonderful gifts that He has given us. Sometimes, some of us need help with letting our gifts shine, and that is where I come in as the Diverse Learning Coordinating Teacher (DLCT). I live in McKenzie Towne with my husband and two children. I have been an active member at St. Albert the Great Parish since before the church was built and we were celebrating mass in the gym at Blessed Cardinal Newman! Together, as a community, we have made our new school into an amazing place of teaching, learning, and togetherness. I am so proud to be a part of the continued growth of Our Lady of the Rosary.
Take some time to get to know our staff members. Here is a brief bio and photo for you to get to know each of these amazing educators.
Jenna Carpenter - Kindergarten
Hi. My name is Jenna Carpenter and I am very excited to be a part of the amazing teaching team at Our Lady of the Rosary! This is my first year of teaching and I am so happy that I get to spend it in Kindergarten. I believe in creating a community of learning where all children can grow and develop in a fun, safe, and inspiring environment. I have a passion for early childhood education. I feel so blessed to get to watch my students grow and thrive during their first year of school. Outside of school I love reading, baking, sports, art, and spending time in the outdoors with my very active, adorable dog Jesse. I look forward to building relationships with the students, parents, and staff at Our Lady of the Rosary this year!
Gianna Tedesco - Kindergarten
I feel very blessed to be teaching Kindergarten
at the Our Lady of the Rosary School! I have been a Catholic elementary teacher for over 20 years and teaching is both my calling and my passion. I am an active member of my parish, St. Albert the Great, serving as a Eucharistic Minister. I enjoy reading, travelling, snowshoeing and photography. I have been married for over 18 years and I am the proud mother of 2 children.
Joan Weinman- Division 1 teacher
Hello. My name is Joan Weinman and I am excited to apart of the team at Our Lady of the Rosary. I have been blessed to teach with the Calgary Catholic School District for over 25 years, primarily with grade one and kindergarten students. These little ones teach me something new every day and their enthusiasm always puts a smile on my face. Outside of teaching, my husband and I enjoy disc golf, camping, hiking and biking. I look forward to working with you this school year.
Linda Iannuzzi- Division 1 teacher
My name is Linda Iannuzzi and I am very excited to be
joining the staff at Our Lady of the Rosary. I am coming from Christ the
King School just down the road. I have taught Kindergarten, grades 1
& 2 but my passion lies with the little people in grade 1. I am
happily married with three grown-up children and two Golden doodle dogs.
My love of reading is what brought me to this profession and it is what I hope
to pass on to my students.
- Division I teacher
My name is Mrs. Harrison and I’m so excited to begin
another school year at Our Lady of the Rosary! I have been in many schools and teaching for many years, but this community is exceptional. I look forward to working together to support the learning of all the students here and following the Calgary Catholic Mission of: Living and Learning in our Catholic Faith.
Philipa (Phil) Wilson - Division I teacher
Hello, my name is Philippa Wilson (I usually go by Phil).I have been teaching grade one at Holy Cross School for the past four years and, prior to that, I worked in the oil and gas industry.I love teaching the little ones in division one as I learn something new every day… they never cease to amaze me!I am very excited to be involved in the opening of Our Lady of the Rosary School and look forward to meeting you.
- Division I teacher
Hello! My name is Katelyn Ackerman, and I come to Our
Lady Of The Rosary from Don Bosco School, where I have been an elementary
teacher for 10 years. While I have enjoyed teaching in a variety of
settings in divison one, my passion lies in grade 2, which I have now been
teaching for 8 years. I also have a special interest in teaching and
learning the arts, particularly music. I’m a loving wife and mother of
two, and I’m delighted to share my passion of teaching with the families and
community of Our Lady Of The Rosary.
Andrea Leung- Division I teacher
Hi, my name is Andrea Leung and I'm very excited to be apart
of the teaching team at Our Lady of the Rosary. I started teaching with
the Calgary Catholic School Board in 1996 and my favorite subjects are art,
science and math. Some of my interests include biking, hiking, reading and
Sterling Anderson - Division 1 teacher
Hi! My name is Sterling Anderson and I’m bouncing with excitement to join the team at Our Lady of The Rosary. I just love teaching math and look at the world with a mathematical brain. You will learn quickly when you meet me that I really love animals, music and coffee. Outside of school you will find me playing cars with my three-year old or my head is buried deep in some social justice or animal rescue project.
Robin Buckley -
Division 2 teacher
Hi! My name is Robin Buckley. I am excited to have recently moved back to Calgary and to join a welcoming and supportive team at Our Lady of the Rosary School. I recently completed my Bachelor of Education degree at the University of New Brunswick and this is my first year teaching with the Calgary Catholic School District.
I was raised in Quispamsis, New Brunswick and have a Bachelor of Science degree from Dalhousie University. I also completed my Master of Science degree in Geology at Western University. I enjoyed working as a professional geologist for 6 years in downtown Calgary at Husky Energy. I have always loved science and the outdoors and hope to share those passions with the community at Our Lady of the Rosary School.
Outside of school you will find me playing soccer and hockey with my friends as well as hiking, skiing, running, reading and cooking!
- Division 2 teacher
I am so thrilled to be a part of the staff and school community for Our Lady of the Rosary. I have been with Calgary Catholic since 2002 as an elementary classroom teacher, primarily in grades 4-6. My areas of specialty are mathematics, integration of technology and Fine Arts into the curriculum to inspire students and enrich their learning. It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge…Albert Einstein. I am a mother of two children.My favorite days are spent with my family, listening to music, cooking and most of all travelling!
Mary-Ellen Rossouw - Division 2 teacher
My name is Mary Ellen Rossouw. I am honoured and excited to be
part of the team at Our Lady of the Rosary. For the past 12 years I have been a
division 2 teacher, mostly in grade 5 at Father Doucet. I have a passion for
teaching math and science and bringing an awareness of nature to my students.
Outside of school, I enjoy spending time outdoors, cycling, hiking, reading,
gardening, cooking and yoga. My husband and I love to travel and being with our
three children. I look forward to meeting the students and families of Our Lady
of the Rosary.
Lynette From- Division 2 teacher
My name is Lynette From and I am looking forward to teaching the third grade this year. I really enjoy teaching Language Arts, science, health, and social studies. In my free time, I enjoy reading, walking, watching documentaries, and traveling. I am married and have two sons that are in their late teens. My three favourite trips have been to Iceland, Italy, and Peru.
Joel Madriaga - Division 2 teacher
Hello Our Lady of the Rosary!! I cannot wait to join this wonderful community that I’ve heard so much about. My name is Joel Madriaga and I have been teaching at CSSD for 9 years now. I’ve had an amazing experience teaching in Division 1 and I am excited for opportunity to teach in Division 2. I am a huge pop culture/video game nerd as you will soon learn from getting to know me. Outside of teaching, I love spending my time with friends, family and my best bud/golden retriever whose name is Chrono (no, he cannot shoot hoops..Yet).
Sasha Pedulla- Division 2 teacher
Hello, my name is Sasha Pedulla and I am excited to be joining the Our Lady of the Rosary team this year. I have been teaching with Calgary Catholic for 3 years and have experience in grades 4-6. I enjoy learning and exploring new things. I have a great love of reading, which I enjoy sharing with the students I teach. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and cat. I enjoy being outside, reading, puzzling and journaling. I am an enthusiastic teacher and I cannot wait to begin this learning journey with you!
Jamie-Lynn Rawson- Music teacher
“You know what music is? God's little reminder that there's something else besides us in this universe, a harmonic connection between all living beings, everywhere, even the stars.” I will do my best to make the musical stars of Our Lady of the Rosary shine brightly! I have been a teacher with CSSD since 2002, with the exception of taking some years off until my own children started school full time. I have taught Kindergarten, grade 2, 3, and 4 but I am so excited to be getting back to music teaching, which is my passion and joy! We are going to “start where we are, with what we have, doing what we love.” Music has so many benefits and I’m blessed and delighted to be able to start the music program at such an amazing school! When I am not teaching in the classroom, I am teaching piano to 55 wonderful students, am a hockey mom and dance mom and enjoy weekends very much with my family. (quotes are taken from my favorite movie-August Rush)
Secretary - Aditi Kulkarni
I am very excited to be part of Our Lady of the Rosary School. I have been with the Calgary Catholic School District for the past 7 and half years. I worked in the classroom as an Education Assistant for two years before moving to the office as Admin. Secretary. I love travelling with my family, cooking, hiking and reading. Looking forward to serving the community of South Cranston!
Learning Commons Librarian- Alina Cotovanu
I am thrilled to join the team at Our Lady of The Rosary. This will be my first year working as a Learning Commons Librarian, and I hope to create a space where students can gain new knowledge, skills and dispositions for learning and personal development, that they will use throughout their lives. In my free time, I like traveling, reading, and solving mysteries."
Caretaker - Lito Marco