The staff at Fawkes Academy includes certified teachers with extensive experience in special education, Board Certified Behaviour Analysts, and interventionists trained in applied behaviour analysis – more commonly known as ABA.
I am excited to be a Special Education teacher for Fawkes Academy students on Vancouver Island. I have a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education, with specializations in Science, Special Education, Literacy and ELL. I began teaching in 1991, focusing on support of students with ASD in 2003.
LESLIE VAN DUSEN, CERTIFIED TEACHER
I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with an Education minor in Learning and Developmental Disabilities. I am also a Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst. I am in charge of academic instruction for the students at Fawkes Burnaby. I have been working with children with different learning needs since 2005.
ALAINA MILICEVIC, CERTIFIED TEACHER
I have a doctorate in Psychology, with an emphasis in Behaviour Analysis, and a minor in Special Education. I am also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral level. I am the clinical oversight for the students at Fawkes Burnaby and Richmond. I have been providing behavioural interventions to children with ASD for over 14 years.
ELIZABETH ATHENS, BEHAVIOUR ANALYST
I have a Master of Arts degree in Special Education with a concentration in Behaviour Disorders. I am also a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst. I am the Program Manager for the students at Fawkes Burnaby. I have been working with at risk children and youth, and children with autism for over five years.
SARA SHABABI-SHAD, BEHAVIOUR ANALYST
I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Child Development and Educational Psychology. I am the Program Coordinator for the students at Fawkes Burnaby. I have been working with children with different learning needs in school, home, and community programming since 2005.
KELSEY OGILVY, PROGRAM COORDINATOR
I have an Early Childhood Education Certificate. I have been working with students with learning disabilities and different learning needs since 2012. I am currently the Program Coordinator at the Fawkes Academy Richmond campus.
SASHA CARPENTER, PROGRAM COORDINATOR
I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Victoria where I studied both child development and Applied Behavioural Analysis. I have also completed the Disability and Applied Behaviour Analysis program at Douglas College. I have worked with children with Autism and other developmental disabilities since 2005 in both a group and one-on-one setting.
LYNN SERVICE, PROGRAM SUPERVISOR
I have a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Applied Behaviour Analysis. I am a Student Program Supervisor for the students at Fawkes Academy. I have worked with children and youth with developmental disabilities and different learning needs since 2014.
PETRA KROBATH, STUDENT PROGRAM SUPERVISOR
I have a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Art History/History, as well as a Bachelor of Education in the Primary/Junior teaching divisions. I have been a certified teacher through the Ontario College of Teachers and BC Ministry of Education since 2014. I have taught in a specialist language provision class for children with speech and language delays, and I am currently working towards my Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology. I teach and oversee the academic programming for Fawkes Academy Richmond.
ARIEL FAN, CERTIFIED TEACHER
I have a Masters of Education from the University of Washington, as well as a post-baccalaureate diploma in ABA from Capilano University. I have been working with children with Autism and other cognitive and developmental disabilities since 2009. I have worked with children and teenagers in school, home, one on one, and community settings.
SHAHEEN BHAGUDI, BEHAVIOUR ANALYST
AMANDA MARSDEN, CERTIFIED TEACHER
CAOIMHE O’HALLORAN, CERTIFIED TEACHER
JENNIFER BACH, COUNSELLOR
SYLVIA HUNTER, BEHAVIOUR ANALYST
I have a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a double major in Marketing and Finance and a minor in Economics. I am the board designate and business manager for Group ABA Children’s Society, which includes Fawkes Academy and the GABA Vancouver program. My role includes full cycle accounting and human resources management for the society, as well as transfer of information between the board of directors, personnel, and Fawkes’ Parent Advisory Council.