Lara Ruppell



This is Lara’s 2nd year at Vimy Ridge Academy in the Hockey Program as well as teaching junior high social studies. Lara has been teaching as a member of AAD at Donnan School since 2007 where she originally started as a teacher in The Hockey Program and later joined the Sport Fit Program in 2011 as the Program Director.  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 as well as numerous Academic All-Canadians and Canada West All-Stars. Lara is a Hockey Canada HP1 level certified coach and has been coaching female hockey for over 20 years including Team Alberta, Sherwood Park Midget AAA Fury, Edmonton Bantam AAA Lightening and was the assistant coach of the MacEwan University Women’s Hockey Team from 2010-2022. Lara has played many sports both recreationally and competitively since graduating from University as well, she returned to the U of A in 2016 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.