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Teachers & Staff

Dressler STARev. Mark Dressler

Principal - dressler@smlacademy.ca

Pastor Mark Dressler was born and raised in Taber, Alberta. He enrolled at Concordia College, Edmonton in the Education program and then transferred to the University of Alberta where he earned his B.Ed in 1991. He was employed as a teacher in the County of Leduc at New Sarepta for six years. He then entered Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Edmonton where he earned his M.Div in 2001. Upon graduation from the Seminary he was placed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Saskatoon. He served that congregation as their pastor until accepting the call to SML Christian Academy, Stony Plain in March of 2013 to be Pastor/Principal. He is blessed to be married to Michelle, and has two daughters; Emily and Maria.

StarreveldMrs. Laura Starreveld

Kindergarten - starreveld@smlacademy.ca

Laura graduated from Grant MacEwan College in 1995 with an Early Childhood Development Diploma. She then went on to the University of Alberta to earn her Bachelor of Education Degree in 1998. Laura and her husband Tim have four children, and they love to travel near and far. Laura herself attended our school, and now she looks forward to teaching our Jr. High Social Studies program.


SchmitkeMrs. Carol Schmitke

Grade 1 - schmitke@smlacademy.ca

 Lutheran Christian education has been a part of Carol's life since Sunday School days when she taught preschool after confirmation. Now, teaching Grade 1, she has held a contract in every grade except Kindergarten!  She loves walking, FaceTiming with her very busy granddaughter, and visiting with family and friends. 


MAXFIELD (1)Christian Maxfield


Grade 2- maxfield@smlacademy.ca

Christian graduated from Concordia University of Edmonton with a BEd in 2019, where he also completed a Bachelor of Arts in History and Music (2017). Ever since he attended a Lutheran school as an elementary student, Lutheran education has held a special place in Christian’s life. On his own time, Christian enjoys singing, cooking, reading, staying active, and being with friends. He looks forward to a great first year at SML in 2019-2020!

BaronMrs. Angela (Angie) Baron

Grade 3 - baron@smlacademy.ca

Angie has a B.Ed from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, AB. Angie taught in La Glace and Grande Prairie before coming to SML. Angie's interests include reading, sewing, gardening, and camping. She also serves as President of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) in our church.


SCHRAMWHITEMs. Leanne Schram-White

Grade 4 - schramwhite@smlacademy.ca

Leanne has a BEd from the University of Alberta (2009), with a major in Social Studies.  Prior to coming to SML, Leanne taught both elementary and junior high school classes at Duffield School, in Parkland County.  Leanne’s interests include camping, scrapbooking and spending time with her family, friends, and loved ones.   


M DresslerMrs. Michelle Dressler

Grades 1, 3, 4 and 5 mrsdressler@smlacademy.ca

 Michelle attended Concordia College in Edmonton and then transfered to the University of Alberta to earn her B. Ed. degree.  She grew up in Vernon and enjoys biking and skiing.  Michelle and her husband Mark have been blessed with two daughters.



BERUBE (1)Mrs. Victoria Berube
Grade 5- berube@smlacademy.ca

Victoria has been subbing for both SML and parkland school division for the last 2 years, gaining valuable experience. This will be her second year teaching at SML, and she is very excited to be with the grade 5 class.  Victoria enjoys reading, spending money on clothes she doesn't need and gardening. She also loves spending time with my family and friends!


SKOYE STAMr. Gary Skoye

Vice Principal, Grade 6 - skoye@smlacademy.ca

Gary has a BA and B.Ed from Lethbridge University. In addition to his teaching assignment, Gary is the Assistant Principal, coaches Basketball and Cross Country Running. Gary just celebrated his 25th anniversary and has 5 children. His oldest boy graduated from the U of A, while his 4 girls are in various stages of school, the youngest is in grade 10. Gary still plays hockey and runs races in his spare time.

Boldt HeadshotMrs. Natalie Boldt

Grade 7 Language Arts, Grade 7 to 9 Science - boldt@smlacademy.ca

Natalie has a B.Ed from the University of Alberta in 2002. She taught 2 years at Living Waters Christian Academy before teaching overseas in Seoul, Korea for a year. Natalie and her husband Mike live on an acreage just outside of Stony Plain with their three children. She has been a substitute teacher in Parkland School Division for 13 years, as well as covering short term leaves for teachers throughout those years. Natalie enjoys many different sports as well as paddle boarding and snowboarding. She loves spending time with her family being active outdoors or playing board games. Natalie is passionate about teaching and is excited for this opportunity to pour into her students. 


HamiltonMrs. Vanessa Hamilton

Grade 7,8, and 9 Social Studies - hamilton@smlacademy.ca

Vanessa has a BA from Augustana University College in Camrose, AB (2003) and her B.Ed from Concordia University College of Alberta, Edmonton, AB (2005). She has been a teacher at SML since October 2005 and has taught many classes across the upper grade levels. Vanessa enjoys being physically active and spending time with her family and friends in addition to coaching school sports teams.


GLUBISH STAMr. Michael Glubish

Grade 8/9 Language Arts, and 7, 8, and 9 Math - glubish@smlacademy.ca

Michael was born and raised in the Stony Plain area and attended St. Matthew Lutheran School from Kindergarten to Grade 9. He received his B.Ed in Secondary Education from the University of Alberta in 2010 with a major in Mathematics and a minor in German. Michael also teaches the junior high Complimentary Courses. He also has the pleasure of coaching the Boys Volleyball Team, Badminton, and assisting with Cross-Country Running. In his spare time, Michael enjoys playing soccer, running, camping, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, and cheering on the Oilers and Eskimos!

Buck STARev. Rod Buck CD, B.Ed, M.Div

Grade 9 Christian Studies - buck@st-matthew.com

Pastor Buck has his B.Ed in Special Ed from University of Alberta, with a concentration on teaching Atypical Adolescents. He taught in Northern Alberta before returning to Edmonton to earn an M.Div from Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Edmonton. His background in ministry has included two Parishes with Lutheran schools and thirteen years as a Military Chaplain in the Canadian Forces. 

Keithm STARev. Michael Keith

Grade 8 Christian Studies - keith@st-matthew.com

Pastor Keith earned his BA majoring in Religious Studies from Concordia University College of Alberta in Edmonton in 1997. He earned his M.Div from Concordia Lutheran Seminary in Edmonton in 2001. He served as a parish pastor at Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Fort Qu’Appelle, SK for 11 years before coming to Stony Plain in 2012 when he accepted the call to serve at St. Matthew Lutheran Church and School. Pastor Keith teaches Religious Studies at the school, leads chapel services, and helps with the Cross Country Running team.

Adam STAMrs. Connie Adam

Administrative Assistant - info@smlacademy.ca

Connie grew up in the Stony Plain area and attended St. Matthew Lutheran School. After graduating from Memorial Composite High School she worked in Edmonton for Alberta Education, and then did various administrative jobs before coming to St. Matthew as our Administrative Assistant in 1994. Connie enjoys spending time with her family, camping, and quading.

MelansonMrs. Nadine Melanson

Educational Assistant

Nadine has lived in the Stony Plain area all her life. She attended St. Matthew from grades one to eight and graduated from Memorial Composite High School in 1985. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Augustana University in 1988. Nadine has been a EA at St. Matthew since 1999. She is also involved in many different volunteer activities at both our Church and School, including helping with our youth and young adults groups, and co-ordinating our Scholastic Book Program. Nadine’s interests include camping and boating with her family, needlepoint, and reading.

KEITHC STAMrs. Christine Keith

Educational Assistant

Christine received her Educational Assistant Certificate in May 2002. She moved here with her family in August 2012 from Fort Qu'Applle, Saskatchewan. Christine enjoys gardening, spending time with her husband and 3 children, and working with the students at the school. This is her fifth year as EA at SML.



Lande STAMr. Ian Lande

Business Administrator - ian@st-matthew.com

Ian was raised on a farm in NE Saskatchewan until he completed high school and enrolled in the Edwards School of Business (formerly the College of Commerce), Saskatchewan. However, he had a long-time desire to serve in the RCMP and after a short period he left studies and embarked on a law enforcement career, which he pursued for nearly 33 years. Ian retired from the RCMP and assumed the role of Business Administrator for the church and school. He is married to his wife Karen and raised 3 sons.