Lara Ruppell

Program Coordinator


Lara has been teaching at Donnan School since 2007 where she originally started as a teacher in The Hockey Program. Lara joined the Sport Fit Program in 2011 and is currently the Program Director. She is excited to share her many passions in all aspects of a healthy life-style with her students and promote life-long active habits through her involvement with the Sport Fit Program here at Donnan!

Lara is a University of Alberta graduate from the physical education/education program and was a member of the University of Alberta Pandas Women’s Hockey Team, winning 4 National Championships in her 5 years. Lara is a Hockey Canada HP1 level certified coach and has been coaching female hockey for over 10 years including Team Alberta, Sherwood Park Midget AAA Fury, Edmonton Bantam AAA Lightening and currently, is the assistant coach of the Grant MacEwan University Women’s Hockey Team.

Lara is excited for the opportunity to explore many different sports and recreation activities with her students in Sport Fit. She has played many sports both recreationally and competitively since graduating from University as well, she returned to the U of A in 20016 to complete her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and competed in Canada West golf for the U of A during her Masters. Lara continues to play ice hockey, ball hockey, softball, golf and many other recreational activities in her free time.

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