SJAM’s goal is to make the transition process from grade 8 to 9 as smooth as possible for all our students.  We also want to do our part to ensure our students feel welcome and well supported once they start their high school careers.  This involves a dedicated, diverse group of staff who, along with your classroom teachers, provide a variety of support roles at SJAM and work closely as a team to look out for our Highlanders!

Here’s an overview of our SJAM Student Services Team:


Ms. Vida Collis

Vice-Principals (by last name alpha):

Mr. Jason Denhart (A-G)
Mr. Brett Dubrick (H-N)
Ms. Carli Parsons (O-Z)

Guidance Counsellors (by last name alpha):

Ms. Melanie Hilliard (A-Co)
Ms. Terri Angel (Cr-H)
Mr. Mike Richardson (I-L, Y-Z)
Ms. Donna Lemon (M-Re)
Mr. Greg Todd (Ri-X)

Special Education Teachers:

Ms. Sarah Taylor
Ms. Noriko Fukumoto

Child & Youth Workers:

Sarah Gerth
Amy Haertel

Social Worker:

Amber Buchanan

Student Success Teachers:

Ivanka Rowley
Dan Kirley