Mark R. Isfeld Senior Secondary School

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Mark R. Isfeld Senior Secondary
Address
1551 Lerwick Rd
Courtenay, British Columbia, V9N 9B5
Canada
Information
School type Public, high school
School board School District 71 Comox Valley
School number 7171054
Principal Mr. J. Taylor
Vice-Principals
  • Mr. J. Bos
  • Ms. K. Taiji (Acting)
  • Mrs. A. Kavaliunas (On Leave)
Staff 50
Grades 8-12
Enrollment ~950
Language English and French Immersion with Spanish taught.
Colour(s) Blue and White
Mascot Spirit Bear
Team name Isfeld Ice
Website

Mark R. Isfeld Senior Secondary is a public high school in Courtenay, British Columbia part of School District 71 Comox Valley. The school was named for Canadian Forces Master Corporal Mark Robert Isfeld (1962–1994). Master Corporal Isfeld gained recognition for distributing small knitted dolls to children during three tours of peacekeeping duties in the former Yugoslavia. The 'Izzy' dolls were made by his mother, Carol Isfeld, who lived in Courtenay. MCpl Isfeld, a Canadian Sapper, was killed while conducting demining operations near Kakma, Croatia on June 21, 1994.

Current Faculty[edit]

Administration[edit]

  • Mr. Jeff Taylor-Principal
  • Mr Jonathan Bos-Vice-Principal (House 1-TA's 1-23)
  • Ms. Karma Taiji-Acting Vice-Principal (House 2-TA's 24-45)
  • Mrs. Alison Kavaliunas-Vice-Principal (House 2-On leave)

Counsellors[edit]

  • Ms. Jill Kotapski (House 1)
  • Ms. Debbie Long (House 2)
  • Ms. JoAnn Restoule (Youth and Family Program Worker)

Office Staff[edit]

  • Ms. Tabitha Dehr-Administrative Assistant
  • Ms. Brenda Hunt-Senior Administrative Assistant
  • Ms. Dawn Christian-Administrative Assistant, Attendance
  • Mr. Jason den Otter-Accounts
  • Ms. Lisa Nicholls-Administrative Assistant
  • Ms. Lori Robillard-Administrative Assistant (On leave)

Support Staff[edit]

  • Ms. Karen Argyle-EA-Braille Specialist
  • Ms. Lori Ball-EA Secondary-Learning Assistance
  • Ms. Brianne Beaulieu-EA-French
  • Ms. Tracy Blake-EA Healthcare-Lifeskills
  • Ms. Heather Campbell-EA Secondary-Lifeskills
  • Ms. Dianne Cromack-EA Healthcare-Lifeskills
  • Ms. Ursula DeGroot-EA Secondary-Learning Assistance
  • Ms. Linda Doerksen-EA Secondary-Lifeskills
  • Ms. Kim Finlayson-EA Secondary-Lifeskills
  • Ms. Beth Funk-Library Clerk
  • Ms. Vivyane Gagnon-AbEd Support Worker
  • Ms. Bonnie Green-EA-Interpreter
  • Mr. Scott Greenlaw-EA Behavior Resource-Opportunities
  • Ms. Mary Griffith-EA Secondary-Lifeskills
  • Ms. Shirley Guindon-EA Secondary-Lifeskills
  • Ms. Linda Hilhorst-EA Secondary Low Incidence-Lifeskills
  • Mr. Randy James-Work Experience Program Coordinator
  • Ms. Lorraine Ledgard-EA Secondary-Lifeskills
  • Ms. Janine Murray-EA Learning Assistance
  • Ms. Louise Nelson-EA Healthcare-Lifeskills
  • Ms. Luisa Pereira-EA Healthcare-Secondary
  • Ms. Deidre Pitre-EA Healthcare-Lifeskills
  • Ms. JoAnn Restoule-Youth and Family Support Worker
  • Ms. Tracy Richards-Teacher-Librarian
  • Ms. Gayle Smith-EA Secondary-Lifeskills
  • Ms. Mickey Yardley-EA Secondary Resource-Learning Assistance

Custodians[edit]

  • Mr.Gerald Jones-Afternoon Custodian
  • Mr. Russell Petersen-Afternoon Custodian
  • Mr. Ian Rowed-Daytime Custodian
  • Mr. Neil Rowed-Afternoon Custodian
  • Ms. Rebecca Stafford-Afternoon Custodian

Teaching Staff[edit]

  • Ms. Deb Adams-TA 19
  • Ms. Catherine Akerley-TA 38
  • Ms. Esther Bayles-TA 30
  • Ms. Heather Beckett-TA 23
  • Ms. Kari Bennett-TA 1
  • Mr. Jonathan Bos-TA 28
  • Ms. Marie-Eve Brault-TA 34
  • Ms. Lisa Chase-TA 3
  • Mr. Steve Claassen-TA 17
  • Ms. Heather Corman-TA 16
  • Mr. Colin Cunningham-TA 25
  • Mr. Wayne Della Siega-TA 10
  • Ms. Linsay Duncan-TA 26
  • Mr. Tom Elwood-TA 7
  • Mr. Alan Feustel-TA 6
  • Ms. Lisa Gordon-TA 9
  • Mr. Dave Graham-TA 12
  • Mr. Louis Gravel-TA 33
  • Mr. Larry Green-TA 11
  • Mr. Stace Hagel-TA 8
  • Mr. Shawn Holland-TA 27
  • Ms. Carol Jokanovich-TA 2
  • Ms. Sarah Jones-TA 34
  • Mr. Keith Keller-TA 1
  • Ms. Stephanie Keys-TA 37
  • Mr. Pascal Lagrandeur-TA 41
  • Ms. Tonia Larsen-Gagne-TA 1
  • Mr. Peter Lineger-TA 22
  • Ms. Jouska Lockquell-TA 44
  • Ms. Debbie Long-TA 32
  • Mr. Ross McDonald
  • Ms. Deb McKillican-TA 42
  • Ms. Stephanie Morris
  • Ms. Victoria Mulrooney-TA 21
  • Ms. Kim Murcheson-TA 39
  • Mr. Philip Nelson
  • Mr. Jesse Pendak-TA 20
  • Mr. Jordan Peters
  • Mr. Mike Reilly-TA 35
  • Ms. Claudia Reintgen-TA 31
  • Ms. Tracy Richards-TA 29
  • Ms. Jennifer Riley-TA 27
  • Mr. Stephane Roy-TA 37
  • Mr. Brad Smith-TA 36
  • Mr. Steve Stanley-TA 43
  • Mr. Aarlen Storey
  • Mr. Blake Tobbaca-TA 5
  • Ms. Christine Watt-TA 40
  • Ms. Rachel Welbourn-TA 18
  • Ms. Tammi Williamson-TA 9
  • Ms. Heidi Zirkl-TA 24

Legacy[edit]

  • "Mark R. Isfeld presenting small knitted dolls to Bosnian children" (2003) is commemorated in a small bas-relief by André Gauthier (sculptor) erected in the Mark R. Isfeld Senior Secondary School in Courtenay BC.
  • "Mark R. Isfeld presenting small knitted dolls to Bosnian children" (2003) by André Gauthier (sculptor) was erected at Peacekeeper Park in Calgary. [1]
  • The High School was also the center of a Controversy involving the 2008 White aimed racial assault "holiday" dubbed "Kick a Ginger day", which was invented by a grade 8 student in the school.[citation needed]

Notable Graduates[edit]

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