The Staff at ASCEND Online

Our vision at ASCEND is to build a community, both on-line and in person, of families and individuals dedicated to promoting a life in Christ through faith, family, and education.  Raised in the power of the Holy Spirit’s sacramental presence, we prepare our families to be “lights onto the world” by our example of Love.

ASCEND Online is the first Catholic home school option in Canada directly supported by a diocese.

 Founded by Bishop David Monroe in April 2011, as the sixth school to operate under the direction of the Catholic Independent Schools of the Kamloops Diocese, to bless families by affirming the “domestic Church” in education.

Msgr. Jerry Desmond

Msgr. Jerry Desmond

Pastor
Lynn Hale

Lynn Hale

Principal
John Davies

John Davies

Special Education Co-ordinator
Joshua Schweitzer

Joshua Schweitzer

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Mary Gallagher

Mary Gallagher

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DeeDee Harder

DeeDee Harder

Administrator
Melanie Bartusek

Melanie Bartusek

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Marilen Bautista

Marilen Bautista

HR / Admin Coordinator
Sofia Bautista

Sofia Bautista

Course Design Assistant
Mike Filipski

Mike Filipski

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Nicole Filipski

Nicole Filipski

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Lauraine Wakely

Lauraine Wakely

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Shailah Gulyas

Shailah Gulyas

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Joel Hooper

Joel Hooper

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Stephanie Howie

Stephanie Howie

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Diana Kirkwood

Diana Kirkwood

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Dina Fisetkinzel

Dina Fisetkinzel

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Erika Salas

Erika Salas

Special Ed / Learning Resource Coordinator
Sebastian Salas

Sebastian Salas

Lee Ann Côté

Lee Ann Côté

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Natalie van Renen

Natalie van Renen

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Eben van Renen

Eben van Renen

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Justin Siray

Justin Siray

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Claude LaFrance

Claude LaFrance

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