The DMCS staff is comprised of five dedicated full-time teachers and one part-time teacher – all with teaching degrees or equivalent and a heart for Catholic education. Our loyal, part-time secretary, Cheryl, is in the office Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings - 8:00-12:00 am.
The staff works as a team to ensure that a faith-filled, loving atmosphere exists at DMCS. As this atmosphere is created and maintained daily, the school becomes a place where learning is enhanced, children feel safe and self-esteem is built. The ongoing call of the staff is to tend to the development of each student: body, mind and spirit. The maintaining of a Catholic environment within the school assures the healthy development and security of all DMCS students.
Mrs. Sue Tufts: Grade K-1 teacher and Art Specialist
Mrs. Tufts, mother of 7 and grandmother of 4, holds a BA and BEd. She has 12 years of teaching experience at DMCS in kindergarten and grade 1 and does a phenomenal job of teaching art to all grades. Teaching a wide variety of art forms, Mrs. Tufts keeps the school colourfully decorated with the creations of her students and offers both Art Club and Afterschool care at DMCS.
Mrs. Paula Dobbelsteyn: Grade 2-3 teacher and Music Specialist
Mrs. Dobbelsteyn brings her gift of musical talent to DMCS as she provides music classes, liturgical music and choir direction to our students. Music fills the hearts and voices of our students with song under her delightful direction. With a BA and 13 years of classroom experience, she also teaches grades 2 and 3. At home, Mrs. Dobbelsteyn is mom to 7 children and 7 grandchildren.
Mrs. Judy Burnham: Grade 6/7 teacher and Principal
Mrs. Burnham, one of the founding parents of DMCS, has been Principal and teacher at DMCS since its inception. With a degree in Physical Education and Teaching and with many years of teaching experience (7 years at St. Malachy’s High School, 10 years of homeschooling and 14 years at DMCS), she passes on the original vision of the school from year to year and teaches grades 6, 7 and 8. Her dedication to the school has been foundational to its growth and her passion for Catholic Education has touched the lives of teachers,
parents and students for years. Mother of 7 children and 9 grandchildren,
her love of children and love of her faith prepare her well for her work at DMCS.
Contact Judy at principal@DMCSsj.com
Mrs. Nathalie Langevin – Part time French Specialist
For the past 3 years, Mme. Langevin has worked part-time at DMCS providing us with Intensive and Post- Intensive French. Being Francophone herself, Mme. Langevin brings a wonderful taste of French to our school with her fine language skills, fun-filled classes, Bachelor Degree in Science and as mother of 3 delightful DMCS students.
Deborah Cann - Preschool Educator
Deborah Cann has been working in the field of Early Childhood Education for the past 30 years. Debbie began her career in the Arts program at UNB and went on to graduate from NBCC with two Early Childhood Education diplomas. Debbie has also completed additional courses at NBCC in Growth and Development, Curriculum Development, Child Guidance, Sociology and Early Childhood Program Planning. She believes that children learn best through opportunities of play, creativity, continued exploration and value imagination – these being key factors in the discovery of each child and their uniqueness.
Contact Deborah at preschool@DMCSsj.com
Mrs Judy Kennedy - Preschool Educator
Judy has been involved with DMCS since its inception as a board member, volunteer and parent and has been teaching preschool for the past 13 years, having become an employee of the school 4 years ago. She recently completed her certification for Early Childhood Care and Education New Brunswick. She is a mother to four children (Step-Mom to five more) and Grandmother to two (step to 14). She enjoys gardening, sewing and beach combing with her husband. Judy loves getting together with all of her children and their families…there is always a birthday party to go to! She has been a parishioner at St. Peter's Parish for the past 10 years.