Director of Student Services
As Director of Student Services, Anjelien oversees programming and services as they pertain to student academic success and personal health and wellness. Services through the department range from guidance intervention programming in the Junior School to career counselling, university applications, and learning support in the Senior School. Anjelien is a passionate educator and strong believer in developing the whole child; focusing on academic achievement in addition to social and emotional growth.
Prior to starting her career in education, Anjelien worked in the software industry as an analyst teaching educators across Canada how to introduce Geographic Information Systems into their classrooms. This sparked an interest in teaching and she promptly landed a teaching job at Appleby College. She then moved to Crescent School where she continued as an educator for 15 years and became Head of Student Services for the Upper School.
Anjelien has a degree in Geography and Environmental Studies from the University of Guelph. She further completed graduate work at Guelph in the Land Resource Science Department. She completed her teacher’s degree at OISE, University of Toronto and holds both her Special Education and Guidance Specialist to support her work with student success. She is currently pursuing her Principal’s Qualifications. Anjelien is an avid runner, and naturalist; spending as much time outdoors with her family as possible.