Our Team

Brent Devost, B. Ed.

Head of School


Brent has been coaching, teaching and mentoring boys both in and out of the classroom for over 25 years, and developing young leaders has been both his lifelong passion and commitment. Through his vision and keen understanding of how to build, lead and foster teams and environments, he has carved out creative and successful paths for thousands of students. MORE

Kim Pirie, MBA, BA Honours

Founder


Since its inception in 1993, Kim has been the Managing Director of the Pirie Foundation, a private foundation that focuses on investment in education. Prior to that she was Manager of Exploration and Corporate Affairs at Sabre Energy Ltd., and from 1987 to 1991, she worked as a Geologist with Shell Canada. MORE.

Brendan Fagan, BA, B. Ed.

Teacher


Brendan is a recent graduate from the University of Calgary’s Education program, specializing in Social Studies education. He brings fresh knowledge of progressive pedagogy to the North Point team. Community involvement and volunteering were an integral part of his education. As a former competitive hockey student-athlete, Brendan values teamwork and work ethic and remains passionate about physical fitness.
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Nancy Fairhead, BA, B. Ed.

Teaching Assistant


We are so fortunate to have been able to secure someone with Nancy’s teaching experience and expertise to take on the role of Teaching Assistant (Monday’s & Wednesday’s) to all three of our mentor groups. Nancy has been teaching and motivating students for the last 15 years in and around Calgary. As a native Calgarian, Nancy graduated twice from the University of Calgary. Her first degree is a BA in Archaeology and shortly after, a B.Ed. in the Masters of Teaching Program. MORE

Bruce Groberman

Director of Financial Education


— stay tuned to learn about Bruce and how he is perfectly suited to guide our boys through their financial literacy learning —

Jennifer Hersak, B. Ed.

Teacher


Jennifer has spent the last 6 years teaching primary education. Prior to that she was a substitute teacher in the Christ Redeemer School Division and stayed home to raise her 2 children, now aged 8 & 11. She moved to Alberta in 2006 from Manitoba where she taught various grades and took her certification in Reading Recovery. MORE

Jason Hirtle, B. Ed.

Teacher


Since graduating from St. Francis Xavier University in 1996, Jason has continued his passion for personal growth, education and coaching for the past 20 years. Growing up in a rural Nova Scotia public school environment, having his children in the Alberta Catholic school system and then teaching in the Alberta private school sector, has enabled Jason to have a well-rounded and unique perspective on student behaviour and learning. MORE

Scott Kostecki, B. Ed.

Assistant Principal/Teacher


Scott has been inspiring students in his math and science classrooms for over 15 years. After graduating with his Bachelor of Education from the University of Manitoba in 2000, Scott traveled to Leeds, England where he taught for 3 years and created an Education Centre inside of a Coca Cola bottling facility. Upon his return to Canada, Scott joined the Edge School for Athletes staff and spent 12 years making a difference in the lives of students, staff and parents on a daily basis. MORE

Les Redick, M. Ed.

Teacher


Les Redick brings over 30 years of core subject teaching experience to our team. He recently completed a M. Ed. with a focus on ADHD, a subject area he speaks on internationally to educators and other industry professionals. This overall experience combined with his Outdoor Education specialty, makes Les a well-rounded teacher and mentor for North Point boys. MORE

Laina Stewart, B. Ed.

Teacher


Laina recently graduated with her Bachelor of Education, majoring in Elementary Education, at the top of her class. She spent the last year substitute teaching in Rocky View School Division and the Calgary Board of Education. She spent two years tutoring an ESL student while completing her education, and tutored a high school student with learning disabilities while substitute teaching in the past year. MORE

Dave Jackson

Business Manager


Dave’s entire 30 year career as Business Manager has been in the Private School sector. He brings the whole package to North Point School. After spending 20 years as Business Manager in a private school in Vancouver and 10 years at two other Calgary private schools (Calgary French & International School and EDGE School for Athletes), Dave accepted the challenge to join an incredible team to get North Point started and grow this innovative school to its full potential. MORE

Veronique Perks, B. Comm.

Marketing Director


Veronique is in her element developing creative solutions to establish North Point as a key player in the Calgary market. After a long career in large corporate consulting and product management, she transitioned to marketing for small businesses, and various private schools including CFIS, Edge School and now North Point School. While she is learning to relate to how boys think, Veronique is more at home chasing her two daughters around ski race courses and learning to play the piano.