Acting Head of the School - Paul Felts

paul@madronaschool.com

Paul ‘Wally’ Felts received a BA (Hons) degree in animation because he likes cartoons, films, jokes and story telling. He has since accumulated fifteen years teaching experience and was the Assistant Head teacher in an outstanding South London primary school. He has been a lead practitioner for the British Film Institute’s Media Literacy program, awarded Senior Associate status at the Teaching and Learning Academy, nominated for a National Teaching Award and is a Specialist Schools and Academies Trust scholar.

Vice Principal of the Senior School - Chelsea Chevalier

chelsea@madronaschool.com

Chelsea completed her Bachelor of Arts with a Minor in Classical Studies at the University of Ottawa, followed by her Bachelor of Education with a specialization in Junior and Intermediate Education.
Chelsea is bilingual and possesses a passion for the Arts, especially Performing Arts. She enjoys woodworking, poetry, and exploring Vancouver.

Vice Principal of the Junior School - Caela Allaby

caela@madronaschool.com

Caela Allaby completed both her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Bachelor of Education with a minor in International and Global Education at Simon Fraser University. As part of her practicum, Caela travelled to Dharamsala, India to teach children in a Tibetan school. She is currently enrolled in the Educational Administration and Leadership Master's program at the University of British Columbia. In her free time, Caela loves to travel, cook for family and friends, and spend time outdoors with her whippet Aalto.

Head of Administrative Services - Megan Bal

megan@madronaschool.com

Megan Bal completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Victoria. During her time at UVic, Megan had the opportunity to gain experience with children while working in an after-school setting throughout her first year. Megan also has experience working in a variety of administrative roles making her flexible and adaptable to any and all administrative needs. In her spare time she enjoys shopping, travelling, and seeing friends.

Assistant Vice Principal - Caelen Campbell

caelen@madronaschool.com
Caelen Campbell holds a Bachelor of Arts (Communications & Publishing) and a Certificate of Liberal Arts from Simon Fraser University. She has received her Bachelor of Education, specializing in Community of Inquiry in Teacher Education (CITE) and Elementary Education, from the University of British Columbia. She also holds certification as a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and has previously taught at a bilingual private school for young children in Mexico. Caelen loves to travel, spend time with friends and family, read, and practice yoga.

Assistant Vice Principal - Melissa Pipes

melissa@madronaschool.com
Since completing her Bachelor of Education at the University of Victoria, Melissa has had the pleasure of teaching all different age groups from Kindergarten to Grade 7 in both Vancouver and Seoul, South Korea. She has a strong passion for learning, teaching, and practicing the arts - especially visual arts and dance. Melissa is currently studying at UBC to obtain her diploma in Special Education. When she's not teaching, Melissa loves doing yoga, dancing, and eating Asian food.

Financial Administrator - Olivia Schurmans

olivia@madronaschool.com

Olivia holds a Masters in Economics and Finance and worked as an auditor at Ernst & Young for several years in Belgium before moving to Vancouver. She has been working with children since then, while also designing furniture. Olivia loves to hike, ski, play tennis and woodworking.

Administrative Assistant - Isadora Hilman

isadora@madronaschool.com
Isadora is an experienced executive assistant who has worked for an air cargo company and an international bank before joining Madrona. She has recently completed a Psychology degree, and is looking forward to applying her learning into fostering creative thinking. She is passionate about the human potential for being driven and innovative. In her free time she enjoys reading and listening to music or trying new cooking recipes. Isadora recently discovered a hidden talent creating some pretty scary zombie make-up on her son during Halloween!

Administrative Assistant - Holly-Kate Collinson-Shield

hollykate@madronaschool.com

Holly-Kate grew up in Nottingham, England, and has a BA in English and Drama from Goldsmiths College University of London. She has a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education and a Masters of Education from Nottingham University, and taught high school English for six years. Holly Kate lived in Whistler for a year, before moving to Vancouver in February. In Her spare time Holly-Kate sings in a competing barbershop chorus and she enjoys being outside in the exciting British Columbia nature.