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Seeing your child become a happy and accomplished adult is the goal of every parent. It is our goal too. We look at every student as an individual and help him or her develop responsibility and independance. Our goal is to help students become the best they can be physically, mentally and spiritually.

Our faculty members have the expertise, experience and faith needed to provide your child with an environment he or she can thrive in.

Meet our Faculty Team:

Mrs. Jackie Angi-Dobos

Director of International Education

Mrs. Jackie Angi-Dobos, Director of International Education, has been part of the NCC community since 2010. When studying at Brock University, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Politics and a Bachelor of Education degree in TESL.  Mrs. Jackie also holds teaching certification from TESL Ontario (OCELT). She has taught English and ESL in four different countries at the high school, college, and university levels.  While in Budapest, Hungary, Mrs. Jackie held the Dean of Academics and English/ESL coordinator positions at Greater Grace International School. Mrs. Jackie's work background is well-suited to meet the needs of international students at NCC.

Mrs. Jackie warmly welcomes all students to NCC as she helps them find success in the many areas necessary to excel in high school and beyond. Some specific areas included in Mrs. Jackie’s portfolio are: ESL program coordination, academic classroom support for English Language Learners (ELL’s), English placement testing, IELTS test preparation, English and ESL tutoring coordination, and community service. It's her goal to enhance students' experiences both in the classroom and out. 

Mrs. Jackie also feels strongly that all students should have the opportunity to share their culture and heritage while at NCC. She helps students showcase their culture with international days throughout the year - both on and off campus, with recognition of national holidays, and with an annual celebration of all nations represented at NCC. 

Mr. Graeme Appleyard


Mr. Appleyard has been teaching at NCC since 2017. He attended Brock University, where he earned an Honours Bachelor of Science degree before attending the University of Ottawa. While in Canada’s capital city, he earned a Bachelor of Education in the Intermediate/Senior level with teachables in Science and Mathematics. 

Mr. Appleyard has been very active in youth ministry, having spent many summers serving the Lord at Galilee Bible Camp near his home town. In 2013, he lived in eastern Ontario and began his teaching career with a Grade 8 class at a private Christian school. He moved back to the Niagara area in 2017, and is currently enjoying new opportunities at NCC teaching Math and Science to middle and high school students. 

Ms. Laura Bailey


Ms. Bailey has been teaching at NCC since 2001 in both middle school and secondary school.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Language Acquisition from Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania, USA, and also completed her education certification in teaching Spanish K-12 and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). She attended the University of Barcelona’s Study Abroad program while in university, which helps her identify with our international students who are learning another language far away from their home.

Ms. Bailey teaches Geography and various humanities course at NCC. Over the years, she has served as the library coordinator, coached a variety of sports, has led both missions and international trips, and coordinates our Model United Nations Program.

Ms. Michele Barlow

Resource Teacher

Ms. Barlow has been with NCC since 2011 working as a Resource Teacher for both middle school and high school. Ms. Barlow graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a minor in History from Xavier University in the United States.  After teaching for several years in the U.S., she moved to Ontario and became an Ontario Certified Teacher. She has since furthered her education by completing three levels of Special Education along with other various specialized training. She enjoys working closely with NCC Student Services and strives to help students achieve success in learning.

Mrs. Sherrie Bayne


Mrs. Bayne joined our team of teachers at NCC in the fall of 2019.  She graduated from the Concurrent Education program at Brock University with a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and a Bachelors of Education at the Junior/Intermediate/Senior level.  She holds additional qualifications in Guidance.  Mrs. Bayne began her teaching career in 2002 and continues to have a passion for teaching mathematics, seeking to explore how to teach mathematics from a Christian worldview.

Mrs. Laurie Blue


Mrs. Blue graduated with honours from the Applied Arts/Illustration program at Sheridan College.  In her sixteen years of teaching art, she has taught from the JK level to adult classes.  Mrs. Blue has taught at NCC for eleven years.  Her NCC students have won first place awards at the ACSI Art festival four years running.  Mrs. Blue has also participated in leadership for the art club, has held various coaching positions, and has enjoyed taking students on ski trips.  She most recently returned to NCC from a two year missions trip with Operational Mobilization in Wales.  We are pleased to have Mrs. Blue and her tremendous art talent back at NCC. 

Mr. Ruben Dunnink


Mr. Dunnink teaches beginner, intermediate, and advanced ESL courses at NCC. Prior to teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) at NCC, Mr. Dunnink spent 7 years teaching ESL at Brock University. He graduated from Brock University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Linguistics/TESL and also holds a Masters Degree in Applied Linguistics/TESL from Brock. Mr. Dunnink is very passionate about working with young people and helping them develop their language skills, their character, and their confidence. He is amazed at how God directs our paths even when we don't know what's next and feels that all his experiences over the past decade have prepared him to be a high school ESL teacher at NCC. Besides teaching, Mr. Dunnink also coaches the Junior Boys basketball team and softball team and participates in many other extra-curricular activities on campus. He is thankful to be a part of the community at NCC and is continually excited to see what God has planned for his future here.   

Ms. Holly Krys


Ms. Krys graduated from the Concurrent Education program at Brock University with a Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Studies, and a Bachelor of Education for the Primary/Junior level. She holds additional qualifications in English as a Second Language and Special Education.  She has also completed the ACE TESOL Diploma course through the Niagara Catholic District School Board. 

Over the past few years she has taught in various capacities at NCC, including: ESL for the August Program, Middle School ESL, High School courses in English and History, and Resource Support. Each experience has been an adventure, and she continues to wait on God to see what will happen next.

Mr. Steve Lauchlan


Mr. Lauchlan joined NCC in 2018 to teach Senior History and World Religions. He earned his Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta, majoring in Social Studies and minoring in English Language Arts. After teaching for three years in Alberta, he spent the next nine years teaching at the International School of Macao. While there, he enjoyed traveling in the region and experiencing its diverse cultures. In 2017 he returned to Canada to complete a one-year Masters of History program at Western University in London, Ontario. In his role at NCC, he is excited to continue working with international students in a Canadian setting. He sees great value in having a diverse group of students who bring a variety of perspectives to the discussion of history. He is married and has three daughters. 

Mr. Jairo Meza

Music Teacher

Mr. Meza graduated from Messiah College (Pennsylvania, United States) in 2014 with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in General Music  with a dual minor in TESL and Education. Mr. Meza worked in Tegucigalpa, Honduras from 2014 to 2017 at two bilingual schools. Teaching grades 7-12, Mr. Meza taught musical performance, specifically Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion Instruments. An opportunity to work at a school without a music program was presented to Mr. Meza, so he accepted and became a Music Director to Junior Kindergarten to 11th grade students. During this two-year period he designed curriculum, facilitated a music elective, and directed several musical productions. Mr. Meza is passionate about music and creativity, striving to facilitate a classroom that supports and promotes musical ability and ingenuity.

Mr. Larry Moss


Mr. Moss has been teaching Math at NCC since 2005.  He has also served as a part-time instructor at Brock University. He earned his Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Education, and Teaching Certificate at Brock University. He recently earned his Master of Mathematics for Teachers from the University of Waterloo. He also obtained a two year diploma in Church Ministry at Winkler Bible Institute in Winkler, Manitoba.

In years past, Mr. Moss has been a volleyball, track and field, and swimming coach at NCC. He shares that “being able to speak openly about my faith makes NCC an awesome place to teach.”

Mr. Jake Peters


Mr. Peters is an Ontario Certified Teacher, having graduated from the concurrent education program at Brock University with a Bachelors of Science (Honours) in Mathematics and a Bachelors in Education at the Intermediate/Senior level. He enjoys showing students that math and science are useful tools for succeeding in current and future ventures when applied properly. His mission statement is to prepare students for a life of service to God in their academic, professional, and personal lives.

In addition to teaching, Mr. Peters is a youth leader and music coordinator at his home church in Thorold. He enjoys volunteering at Agapé Valley Bible Camp in the summers as well. In his free time, Mr. Peters can be found spending time with his family and friends in a variety of games and activities. 

Mr. Tyler Rienas


Mr. Rienas graduated from Trinity Western University with a Bachelor of Human Kinetics degree and also the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Education degree. He has been teaching since 2012 starting off his career in Vancouver, B.C. He holds teaching certification in both British Columbia and Ontario for K-12. Mr. Rienas teaches high-school Physical Education and Kinesiology at NCC, and is proud to be back serving at his Alma Mater. Mr. Rienas thoroughly enjoyed his time at NCC as a student and credits the family-like atmosphere at NCC with helping shape the person he has become. He currently lives in Hamilton, ON with his wife Alison ,daughter, Stella and son , Zane.

Mrs. Janet Soppitt


Mrs. Soppitt teaches English and works in the Student Services Department running our Advisory Programme at NCC. She holds a Joint Honours Degree in English and Geography, which she obtained from Oxford Brooks University, England.  She earned her Post-Graduate Certificate of Education at University College, Oxford, England.  While living in the United Kingdom, she also served as a pastor’s wife and home educated her own children.

Mrs. Soppitt, a former Niagara Regional Athletics coach, has helped coach track and field at NCC.  She is a gifted motivational speaker and is also a professional life coach.  She shares: “I love the family atmosphere at NCC, and I enjoy being able to teach students about English, how to live well and most importantly,  sharing the love of Jesus with them."

Mrs. Trish Sutherland


Over the years, Mrs. Sutherland has taught a variety of high school courses at NCC including science, math, physical education and civics and careers.  She graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in Physical Education and a minor in Geography. She then went on to receive her Bachelor of Education from the University of Western Ontario. She holds qualifications in both the intermediate and senior divisions.

Mrs. Sutherland is an alumnus of NCC and is thrilled to be able to help shape the lives of young people and share the love of Christ with them. She is married with two adult sons and enjoys hiking and mountain climbing in her free time.

Mrs. Monica Trombley


Mrs. Trombley has worked at NCC since 1998. She teaches Social Sciences, Science, and Mathematics. She received her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree at St. Francis Xavier University and a B.S. Combined degree with both St. Francis Xavier University and Brock University. Recently, she received her Master of Science degree at Brock University in the field of Neuropsychology. She makes it a point to keep in touch with past students and alumni, and enjoys sharing great memories of their time here at NCC.

Mrs. Rosa Trombley

Middle School and Secondary School French Teacher

Mrs. Trombley has been teaching Italian and Core French at NCC for the past thirteen years. She graduated from Wilfred Laurier University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Accounting with a minor in French.  She then pursued her teaching degree at D'Youville College, followed by her French as a Second Language certification at Niagara College. She is passionate about learning languages and exploring cultures.

Mrs. Trombley is enthusiastic about enriching her students' lives with cultural cooking lessons and has enjoyed traveling with them to Europe on several occasions. Her students also have pen pals in France that they correspond with.  Each winter, her Middle School classes look forward to skiing and tubing in celebration of Winter Carnival. In addition to teaching the Middle School and Secondary School classes, Mrs. Trombley coaches tennis and girls' soccer on campus and enjoys talking to students about their life goals and spiritual development. 

Mrs. Trombley believes that all students can succeed at learning a second language.

Mrs. Stephanie Schilstra


Mrs. Stephanie Schilstra earned her Bachelor of Arts/Education from Brock University in 2014. Since then, Mrs. Schilstra has had an active role in the NCC school community, and now teaches Computer Studies and Technology.  Mrs. Schilstra has a heart for students of all ages, and enjoys seeing them grow both academically and spiritually in her classroom. She also enjoys connecting with students outside of class, by coaching volleyball, softball, and participating in a variety of activities around campus. Mrs. Schilstra feels blessed to have the opportunity to pursue her passion of teaching in a Christian community and can't wait to see what God has in store this year.