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Governing Board

A very active parent community supports Wilder Penfield School. By the virtue of The Education Act, Section 42, parents have legal representation on the Governing Board of the school.

The Wilder Penfield Governing Board has 16 members and consists of parents, school staff, and representatives of the community. The Governing Board is formed at the beginning of each school year. The Parents’ Annual Assembly is held before September 30th. At this assembly, the parents of the school elect the Governing Board parent representatives, as well as the parent representative to the school board.

Members 2021-2022

Parent Representatives

Raffi Alexanian

Greg Bagshaw

Andrea Bailey

Genevieve Bienvenu

Onnig Kouyoumdjian (Chairperson)

Samantha Simecone

Josh Zemel

Staff Representatives

Christina Bakalis (Teacher)

Lindsey Knowlton (Teacher)

Susan Mansour (Teacher)

Meghan Marak (Teacher)

Magda Natkanciek (Teacher)

Tracy Torok (Support Staff)

Mary Vassilakis (Daycare)

France de la Rochelle (Principal- Ex-officio)

Contact the governing board

E-mail us at: wilder_penfield_gb@lbpearson.ca

Any parent wishing to bring forward a concern to our Governing Board may do so through the following e-mail address: wilder_penfield_gb@lbpearson.ca.

Please remember that Governing Board addresses issues involving general student population, not individual concerns. Individual issues need to be presented to the teacher or school principal.

Meeting Date




November 15, 2022

October 18, 2022

September 20, 2022


February 15, 2022

November 16, 2021

October 19, 2021

September 21, 2021