Meet our Staff | Certified Teachers (OCT)

 

Mr. Wiebe
Chemistry Teacher
Hobbies:
I love discovering more about the world through travel, reading, and science. Mountain biking and white water kayaking are a couple of my favorite activities. I’m also not at all above the use of chemistry puns.
Inspirational Quote:
"To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one life.” – T.S. Eliot
Ms. Garcia
Math Teacher
Hobbies:
I love to travel, try local and international cuisines, read copious amount of books, learn to crochet intricate patterns, and take my dog out on epic adventures (to parks).
Inspirational Quote:
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou
Mr. Lewis
English/Social-Science/Business Teacher
Hobbies:

I enjoy music and movies; coaching soccer and basketball; and playing soccer, hockey, volleyball, and tennis.

Inspirational Quote:

"Remember that the turtle makes progress the fastest when she sticks her neck out. "
Ms. McDonnell
English Teacher
Hobbies:

In my spare time I am an avid reader, reading various genres. I am also an animal lover, and love to horseback ride as well as teach riding lessons.

Inspirational Quote:
“There is no such thing as a kid who hates reading. There are kids who love reading, and kids who are reading the wrong books.” - James Patterson
Mr. Tonelli
Biology and Chemistry Teacher

Hobbies:
Astronomy, Board Games, Painting.
Inspirational Quotes:
Inspirational Quote:
“When first things are put first, second things don't diminish, they increase.” C.S. Lewis

Ms. Martins
Biology Teacher

Hobbies:
Swimming, arts, health and fitness
Inspirational Quotes:
Inspirational Quote:
“You only fail when you stop trying” n first things are put first, second things don't diminish, they increase.” C.S. Lewis

Mr. Lakhani
Math/Science/Chemistry Teacher
Hobbies:
I am a certified community soccer coach and I enjoy playing tennis as well as taking cooking courses to improve my skills in the kitchen.
Inspirational Quotes:
Inspirational Quote:

Don't be an electron, always stay positive.
Mr. Dyck
Math Teacher
Hobbies:
My interests include basketball, biking, mountaineering, travel, hiking, camping, reading, music and activities in the outdoors.
Inspirational Quotes:
Inspirational Quote:

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” ~Albert Einstein
Ms. St-Jean
English/French Teacher
Hobbies:
I am a first degree black belt in karate and also do a considerable amount of writing online for moviepilot.com and my own personal blog for hubpages.com.
Inspirational Quotes:
Inspirational Quote:

Go all the way – don’t ever hold back!
Ms. Stilo
French Teacher
Hobbies:
I enjoy various styles of dance such as hip-hop, jazz, tap and contemporary. I also enjoy watching movies and shopping.
Inspirational Quotes:
Inspirational Quote:

"Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater."
Albert Einstein
Ms. Tariq
Physics Teacher
Hobbies:
Travelling, baking, reading
Inspirational Quotes:
Inspirational Quote:

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”
Thomas A. Edison “When is
Mr. Wallace
English Teacher
Hobbies:
Playing guitar and ukulele; tinkering with technology; hiking and canoeing; reading and writing experimental poetry.
Inspirational Quotes:
Inspirational Quote:

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”
Henry David Thoreau “When is
Ms. Haase
Math Teacher
Hobbies:
I have studied Martial Arts for years and enjoy anything outdoors. One of my favourite things to do is to explore new places.
Inspirational Quotes:
Inspirational Quote:
"You cannot control everything around you, all you can control is your reaction to them."
Ms. MacDonald
Social Science Teacher
Hobbies:
I play piano and sing in a choir. I also love to read and home school my kids!
Inspirational Quotes:
Inspirational Quote:

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”
Winston Churchill “When is
“When is
Mr. MacDonald
French Language Teacher
Hobbies:
Avid baseball fan, aspiring theologian
Inspirational Quotes:
Inspirational Quote:

“To have another language is to possess a second soul .”

- Charlemagne “When is
“When is
Ms. Burtch
Business Teacher
Hobbies:
I love to travel, technology and develop educational games for children.
Inspirational Quotes:
Inspirational Quote:
“Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, it’s unlikely you will step up and take responsibility for making it so.” - Noam Chomsky
Ms. Velji
Social Science Teacher

Hobbies:
Baking, watching television, listening to music, and trying new foods! I am also a true animal lover.
Inspirational Quotes:
Inspirational Quote:
"when the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace" - Jimi Hendrix

Ms. Gupta
Math Teacher

Hobbies:
travelling, cooking, painting, and scrapbooking
Inspirational Quotes:
Inspirational Quote:
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” --Maya Angelou

Mr. Lozier
Math Teacher

Hobbies:
I enjoy running, skating, and magic tricks.

Inspirational Quote:
Life is the hardest teacher. It gives you the test first, and the lesson afterward.

 

 

Ms. Milburn
Math Teacher
Hobbies:
I love playing lacrosse, going on walks outdoors and spending time at the cottage.
Inspirational Quotes:
Inspirational Quote:
“You have not failed unless you have stopped trying.”
Mr. Sawinski
Math and Physics Teacher

Hobbies:
I enjoy Golf, Swimming, Basketball, and Reading.

Inspirational Quote:
Do the thing that is hard to do, and the power will come!

Mr. Kresnik
Biology & Math Teacher

Hobbies:
I coach and play tennis during the school year and have a passion for travelling as well as the outdoors. In the summer you can find me up at my cottage enjoying the water and wilderness.

Inspirational Quote:
Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.

Ms. Bird
MATH TEACHER

Hobbies:
I love hiking in the outdoors, running, and working out. I also like to sit down with a good novel and I am an avid gardener in the warm months.
Inspirational Quote:
Happiness is a journey, not a destination

Mr. Persad
ENGLISH TEACHER

Hobbies:
I enjoy teaching English and reading.

Inspirational Quote:
“Failure is my enemy.” Pundit Hari Prashad- Grandfather and Shankaracharya of SWAHA, Trinidad and Tobago.

Ms. Bolt
Math Teacher

Hobbies:
I enjoy playing the sport of curling, I spent my entire winter at the club either playing, coaching, organizing, or watching. Once the weather gets warm I spent all of my time outside either camping, hiking or just sitting in the sun.

Inspirational Quote:
“Just because we can’t find a solution doesn’t mean that there isn’t one”  Andrew Wiles

Ms. K. Lakhani
Office Administrator

Hobbies:
reading, writing, Lego and watching sports.
Inspirational Quotes:
Inspirational Quote:
"Believe you can and you're halfway there."
Theodore Roosevelt

Ms. Tutton
Office Administrator
Hobbies:
Reading, watching tv, listening to music, camping and hiking.
Inspirational Quotes:
Inspirational Quote:
“I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it.”
Ms. Mullins
Office/Media Administrator

Hobbies:
I’m a huge music fan, so I love going to concerts and checking out live music shows around town whenever I can. In my downtime, I enjoy playing cards or board games with friends and family. I’m also an avid reader and animal lover.

Inspirational Quote:
Good things come to those who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them.

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