Wife, Mom, HPE educator, and researcher prioritizing Meaningful PE and Research as Service. Enjoying a country lifestyle with my husband, Mike, and our three active children, Aidan, Teegan & Karlin. Dedicated to lifelong learning through the University of Alberta & HPEC. Looking forward to learning and moving with you all.
Jonathan is a High School Phys Ed teacher and Athletic Director at Winston Churchill High School in Lethbridge. He is the head coach of the football program and boys rugby program at his school. He has been a member of the HPEC executive since 2016. Jonathan enjoys spending time golfing, fishing, and enjoying the outdoors with his wife Jennifer, two young daughters, Charleigh and McKinleigh, and son Emerson.
Sonia Sheehan is an elementary physical education teacher in Calgary. She has been teaching for over 20 years and loves to share her passion for being active for life. Sonia has been involved with the HPEC executive for over 20 years and enjoys connecting with physical education teachers around the province. During her free time she enjoys swimming, biking, running, triathlon competition and playing a round of golf.
VP Leadership in Curriculum and Pedagogy
Stacey holds a Bachelor of Physical Education, Bachelor of Education, as well as a Masters degree in Integrated Studies, and has recently completed her Doctorate in the area of: Theorizing Curriculum and Teacher Professional Development. She is in her 27th year of teaching and was formerly a Consultant within the Comprehensive School Health Unit with Edmonton Public Schools. She has recently taken on a position comme Directrice Adjointe pour École Avalon, having started her teaching career at Nipisihkopahk Secondary School in Maskwacis. She has since carried out a variety of roles and responsibilities from classroom teacher status to that of department head and has been a part of HPEC for the last 6 years.
VP Member Engagement and Services
Emily is the Vice Principal at St. Mary’s High School in Calgary. Emily has been a member of HPEC since 2016. Emily loves participating in all sorts of activities, from golfing, to skiing, mountain biking and road cycling- but most of all, her new love is pickleball!!
Heather is currently an assistant principal at a 7-12 Jr/Sr high school in Edmonton Catholic Schools. Heather has served on the HPEC Executive for over 20 years in various positions from RR to Conference Co-chair (2X) to the AB REp of PHEC to the President and more. She is currently the Conference Liaison.
Heather loves to be active and spend time with her family and other loved ones. HPEC has been such a huge part of her professional and personal life for the past two decades and for that she is forever blessed! Heather has a passion & joy for life, in particular all things health & physical education.
Comprehensive School Health
Karla is a Junior High PE and Opportunity teacher with Edmonton Public Schools. She is a long time member of HPEC. Karla is passionate about teaching Physical Education and seeing her students become as passionate about movement as she is. In her spare time, Karla can be found coaching and playing wheelchair basketball, participating in crossfit and spending time walking with her significant other and their pup Henry.
Journal Editor "Runner"
Lisa Taylor is a PhD candidate at the University of Calgary and an Assistant Professor at Mount Royal University. Following eight years as a K–12 physical and health education teacher in Alberta, Lisa transitioned to teaching physical and health education teacher education courses and researching teacher wellness, and health promotion in education. In her own time, Lisa enjoys engaging in daily physical activity and embracing time outdoors with her family.isa Taylor is a PhD student and sessional instructor at the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. Following eight years as a K–12 physical and health education teacher in Alberta, Lisa transitioned to teaching physical and health education teacher education courses and researching teacher wellness, health promotion in schools, and technology to support wellness education. In her own time, Lisa enjoys engaging in daily physical activity and embracing time outdoors with her family.
Darren Dornstauder is a Vice-Principal at Holy Trinity Academy in Okotoks. Darren is passionate about engaging students in meaningful experiences of learning through physical activity and the outdoors. On his own time, Darren enjoys running, skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and spending time with his family.
Meredith is a K-9 Physical Education teacher at Riverside School in Calgary. Throughout her 17 years teaching & 6 years as a Recreation Therapist she has dedicated herself to inspiring youth in developing the skills & attitudes that lead to a healthy active lifestyle. In her free time, Meredith can be found mountain biking, camping, running, hiking, and enjoying the outdoors with her family.
Zachary is a Grade 9-12 school Phys Ed teacher, Hockey Academy teacher and Athletic Director at South Central High School in Oyen Alberta. He has coached everything from Basketball, hockey, badminton, volleyball, golf and track and field. He has been a member of the HPEC executive since 2018. Zachary enjoys spending time golfing, fishing, traveling to Latin America and many other outdoor activities.
Anne is a Jr High phys ed and science teacher with Canadian Rockies Public Schools. She is passionate about helping students discover activities in which they can participate for life-long health, wellness, and joy. When not teaching, Anne can be found outside getting a sweat on, inside playing sports, or reading in a cozy chair by the fireplace.
Matt is the current K-9 Consultant for Physical Education and Health in Calgary Catholic. My previous experiences in Calgary Catholic include being an Athletic Representative, Physical Education and Health lead, and Special Education teacher. I am an advocate for Physical Education to be a positive experience with a variety of educational opportunities. I am a huge sports fan as well as an avid golfer, love spending time watching any live sports and looking forward to watching with my children Beckett and Sawyer.
Colette is a Junior High PE, Health, Drama, and LA teacher with the Edmonton Catholic School Division. She has been involved with HPEC since her pre-service teaching days and has loved every minute. As the Health and Physical Education Lead Teacher at her school, Colette works to empower her staff and students to live active, joy filled lives. She loves coaching volleyball, and cheering her students on. When she isn’t marking, Colette loves to spend time outside with her daughter, husband, and dog.
Maddison is a physical education, health and wellness champion. She is currently employed with Edmonton Public School Board as a junior high physical education, active living and social studies teacher. Beyond her teaching career, Maddison maintains a balanced lifestyle engaging in coaching volleyball, spending time with her family and being physically active. Maddison is passionate about ensuring students' physical education experiences are meaningful, with the greater goal of students developing the confidence and competence to live a life filled with physical activity, health and wellness.
Nick is currently working alongside grade 8 students facilitating P.H.E, Outdoor ed. and Math. Nick moved out to Alberta in 2014. During free time, Nick enjoys fishing, boating, hiking, and spending quality time outdoors.
Nichole is a Kindergarten to Grade 8 Physical Education, Math and Science teacher for Grande Prairie Public Division. Nichole graduated with a combined degree of B. Physical Education/ B. Education with a minor in Biological Science. She is a huge advocate for developing multi-sport athletes and sparking the excitement and importance of living healthy active lives. Nichole has always been busy playing many sports, getting outside, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
Provincial Executive Council
Greg Carabine was elected vice-president in 2021 following two years of service as district representative for Edmonton McMurray and six years as president of Edmonton Catholic Teachers. After a career in galvanizing, Carabine is now entering his 21st year of teaching where he currently teaches chemistry and physics at Austin O’Brien High School in Edmonton. Carabine started coaching high school football for Edmonton Catholic Schools in 1992. He also acts as Provincial Executive Council liaison to the Health and Physical Education Council.
Jeff Bath is excited to be the Alberta Education liaison representative with the HPEC specialist council. His role at Alberta Education is as curriculum developer. When not working, Jeff is passionate about a healthy active lifestyle while spending time with his family and can be found on many weekends riding his bike in Edmonton’s river valley.
Alberta Health Services (AHS)
Kaitlyn is the Manager of the Healthy Schools team within Promoting Health at Alberta Health Services. She has over 10 years of Population and Public Health experience. Kaitlyn has also worked in the areas of sexual and reproductive health and healthy built environment. Katlyn believes that schools are essential settings to positively influence the health of all those that work, play and learn there. Kaitlyn enjoys spending time outside with her family, she loves having her nose in a good book, and loves finding time to connect with her amazing friends. She’s also been trying to model trying (and not being good at) new activities like wake surfing, tennis and pickleball.
Alberta Schools Athletic Association (ASAA)
Jonathan is the Indigenous Education Service Coordinator for Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools. Jonathan taught High School & Middle School PE and Outdoor Ed for 16 years prior to his new role. Jonathan is currently completing his PhD studies with a focus on re-imagining school sport. Jonathan believes that School sport, physical education and outdoor ed programs are essential to to the overall wellbeing and development of youth. Jonathan enjoys being outside and spending time with his three kids and wife Kirstin Mauro, and their bernadoodle Lily.
Alberta Teacher Educators of Physical and Health Education (ATEPHE)
Ever Active Schools (EAS)
Physical and Health Education (PHE) Canada
Before taking on her current role of assistant professor at the Werklund School of Education, Dr. Astrid Kendrick was a K-12 classroom teacher for nineteen years specializing in Physical Education and English/Language Arts.
For the past several years, she has served as the co-chair of the Health Promoting Schools Collaborative for the southern Alberta region and serves on the Board of Directors for PHE Canada. Dr. Kendrick is the co-producer of the Ed Students in Conversation podcast series on voicEd Radio Canada and developer of the HEARTcare Educators website.