My name is Helen Kalipolidis, vice principal at Laval Junior Academy primarily servicing secondary 2 students. I have been an educator for over 30 years having worked in both the private & public sectors. After 15 years of teaching, I decided to put the Masters in Educational Administration degree earned at McGill University to use by joining Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board’s administrative team. Since then, I have served as vice-principal at Terry Fox Elementary, St. Paul Elementary and Laval Liberty High Schools. I was also named principal of Saint-Vincent Elementary and interim principal of St. Paul Elementary. This is my third year as an administrator at Laval Junior Academy.
As a firm believer in life-long learning, I aim to support our students as they evaluate and monitor their own progress in order to achieve their academic, social, athletic and work-related goals and dreams. I hope to further develop their confidence and independence, by guiding and orienting them as they continue to enrich their foundation while they practice a greater degree of self-discipline to become leaders in their future field of choice.
Laval Junior Academy is filled with a dedicated, knowledgeable, and caring team. I am honored to be part of it.
It is with pleasure that I accepted to step in as interim Vice-Principal for Secondary 1 at Laval Junior Academy, joining an already powerful leadership team.
Having sent all 3 of my own children to LJA, I am well-versed in the academic, cultural, and extra-curricular opportunities offered to all students at our school. We are a caring, supportive team, like an extended family that strives to make each child achieve their full potential. Laval Junior Academy is a place where students will feel comfortable and welcome, and we endeavour each day to ensure their journey here with us leaves them not only with positive memories, but with tools to empower their future learning.
My door is always open to students, staff, and parents alike. Come say hello; I’d love to hear from you.
Sunday Skoufaras, M.A. Educational Studies