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Leadership.

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

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Mr. Kokkaliaris is the CEO and School Director of St-Laurent Academy. He oversees the Daycare, Elementary, and High School Programs.

Our Daycare Supervisors, Elementary and High School teachers report to Mr. Kokkaliaris. Mr. Kokkaliaris also chairs our Leadership Team whom he depends on for curriculum oversight, student success, business operations, and marketing and communications.

Mr. Kokkaliaris prides himself in ensuring that he is meeting with each family on their orientation date to welcome them and introduce our school to perspective candidates. Mr. Kokkaliaris, oversees all Main Location School Admissions (Kindergarten – Grade 12)

Bill 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. Mr. Kokkaliaris’ core values of life-long 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, Faculty of Education.

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Ms. Andrea Crupi, Director of Administration, Communication & Admissions

Ms. Crupi is responsible for introducing prospective families to St-Laurent Academy, and oversees the application process for new students under the guidance of the School Principal. All orientations, communications, student visits, and offer of admissions are communicated through Ms. Crupi.

When not interacting with students, parents, and colleagues, Ms. Crupi heads school wide communications, fundraising initiatives, and school events.

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. Ms. Crupi brings extensive knowledge and experience in planning, organizing and implementing educational and fun programs for children of all ages.

Ms. Crupi has been with St-Laurent Academy for 8 years.

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Mrs. Moira Holmes, Director of Finance & Human Resources

Moira is a member of the Management Team and is responsible to the School Director for raising student achievement, and maintaining quality teaching and learning across the school in accordance with the Academy’s plan, vision, mission and values. Through ongoing communication and collaboration with teachers she will foster a supportive environment, which will encourage staff and students to reach their full potential.

As the Finance Director, Moira is responsible for the financial matters pertaining to both the Daycare and to the Elementary school.

Moira Holmes joined St-Laurent Academy in 2007 and in 2008 was appointed Director of Finance and Administration.

Ms. Holmes has over 30 years of experience in the field of Education and Administration, graduating from Hamilton College of Education (Strathclyde University), in Scotland, 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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Ms. Colleen Long, Head of Elementary School

As part of the St-Laurent Team, for 3 years, Ms. Long brings with her a B.A. with an honours in Canadian Literature from the University of Manitoba, a B.Ed from McGill, with a focus on elementary and junior education streams, as well as experience within the business community, providing Human Resources consulting.  

She has taught, mentored and lead teams within both the public and private sectors, built programs/departments for students and schools regarding special needs, and has an ability to help her students find their confidence, develop their strengths and genuinely love learning.


Mr. Tim Mook Sang, Head of High School

Tim Mook Sang studied at the University of Northern British Columbia (BA) and Ottawa University (BEd). He started his career in education in 2010, working for an independent school in Montreal. He joined the team at St-Laurent Academy in September, 2015.

Mr. Mook Sang is currently the head of the high school program at St-Laurent Academy. Alongside teaching, he works with parents, teachers and students to ensure student success, and to help students create and fulfil their academic pathways.


Mr. Andrew MacNeil, Head of Physical Education

Mr. MacNeil is the Athletic Director at St-Laurent Academy. He runs our Physical Education program, teaching Grades 3-12, and our sports program, coaching sports such as soccer, cross country running, badminton, basketball, volleyball and track and field.

Originally from Cape Breton Island, Mr. MacNeil attended Mount Allison University in New Brunswick for his undergrad degree and the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland for his education degree. He has worked with children in the United Kingdom, the United States, and several parts of Canada both in the classroom and the sports field.

Mr. MacNeil is currently in his fourteenth year of teaching and fifth year at St-Laurent Academy.


Mrs. Trisha Opie-Sassi, Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Opie-Sassi is the first point of contact for St-Laurent Academy students and parents. She is responsible for our student database, daily attendance, and general day-to-day office administrative duties.

Trisha joined St-Laurent Academy in April 2018 after 9 year as Office Administrator at another independent school in Ottawa. Trisha takes great pleasure in getting to know the students and families at school, and is excited to be a part of the St-Laurent Academy school administration team.


Mrs. Gisèle Umurungi, Daycare Supervisor

Since joining St-Laurent Academy, Mrs. Umurungi has had the privilege of working in the Daycare, the Kindergarten program, and most recently, as the Daycare Supervisor.  She prides herself in building strong relationships with Daycare families and children, as well as instilling her passion for teaching to the Daycare Educators.  Mrs. Umurungi, works hard to deliver exceptional child care programs, in a safe, nurturing environment that promotes physical, social, emotional and cognitive development for each and every child in the Daycare centre.


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