St-Laurent Academy Leadership
Focused on Student Success, our Leadership Team collaborates to ensure more innovation, more shared knowledge and a more positive school climate.
Mr. Bill Kokkaliaris – CEO & School Director
Mr. Kokkaliaris is the CEO and School Director of St-Laurent Academy. He oversees our daycare, elementary, and high school programs. Our daycare supervisors, elementary and high school teachers report to Mr. Kokkaliaris, who incidentally also chairs our Leadership Team whom he depends on for curriculum oversight, student success, business operations, marketing and communications. Mr. Kokkaliaris prides himself on ensuring that he is meeting with each family on their orientation date to welcome them and introduce our school to perspective candidates. He oversees all school admissions at our main location (Kindergarten to Grade 12)
Mr. Kokkaliaris has a highly regarded success record working with faculty, parents, and children since 2005. A dedicated parent of three and a committed educator, he is appreciated for his hands-on leadership and responsiveness. Mr. Kokkaliaris consistently encourages the engagement of staff and parents to maximize student involvement and learning. His core values of lifelong learning and his entrepreneurial spirit guide St-Laurent Academy’s vision to supports enriched academic learning, athletic skills, personalized learning and creativity.
In the spring of 2015, Mr. Kokkaliaris completed the Private School Principals Program at York University’s Faculty of Education.
Ms. Andrea Crupi, Director of Administration, Communication, Admissions Liaison
Ms. Crupi is responsible for introducing prospective families to St-Laurent Academy, and has been a part of our family for over 4 years. She oversees application processes for new students under the guidance of the school principal. All orientations, communications, student visits, and admission offers are communicated through her directly. When not interacting with students, parents, and colleagues, Ms. Crupi heads all fundraising initiatives and supports student admissions as required.
Upon completion of her Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences from the University of Ottawa, Ms. Crupi graduated with honours from Trent University with a Degree in Primary/Junior Education. She maintains her teaching certification and is actively involved with the students at St-Laurent Academy, often leading in various clubs and camps. Ms. Crupi brings extensive knowledge and experience in planning, organizing and implementing educational and fun programs for children of all ages.
Mrs. Moira Holmes, Academic Director & Director of Finance
Mrs. Holmes joined St-Laurent Academy in 2007 and in 2008 was appointed Director of Finance and Administration. She is a member of the Management Team and is responsible for raising student achievement as well as maintaining quality teaching and learning across the school in accordance with our collective plan, vision, mission and values. Through ongoing communication and collaboration with teachers, she helps to foster a supportive environment that will encourage staff and students to reach their full potential. As the Finance Director, Mrs. Holmes is responsible for the financial matters pertaining to both our daycare and elementary school facilities. Mrs. Holmes has over 30 years of experience in the fields of education and administration, graduating from Hamilton College of Education (Strathclyde University) in Scotland and majoring in Primary Education. She has taught in International schools in Ethiopia, Israel, Ghana and Zambia as well as several independent schools in Ottawa.
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Mr. MacNeil, Director of Student Success
As our Director of Student Success, Mr. MacNeil oversees school discipline, which includes long-range planning of preventative measures as well as working with individual students and families as necessary. Mr. MacNeil provides support for students in all areas, and regularly communicates with staff and parents on student development. He is also the head of our athletics program, teaching physical education classes and leading our extra-curricular sports teams who participate in league and tournament play within the Ottawa Independent Schools Athletics Association (OISAA).
Mr. MacNeil has worked with children in Canada, the US and the UK within public, separate and private schools. He has taught every grade from K-12 in subjects such as physical education, history, politics and geography. Mr. MacNeil also garnered great organizational and team building skills while in the role of Head Counselor, overseeing day-to-day sports camp operations for several years. As a member of our Leadership Team, Mr. MacNeil informs school initiatives and vision.
Ms. Christina Dickson – Ottawa Athletic Club Head of Admissions, Daycare Director, St-Laurent Academy Marketing
Ms. Dickson is responsible for introducing prospective families to our secondary location at the Ottawa Athletic Club. She also develops and implements all marketing initiatives, campaigns and promotions for both school locations. As Daycare Director for the Ottawa Athletic Club location, Ms. Dickson works to support and maintain day-to-day business operations.