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Kathryn EdmondsonKathryn Edmondson
Job: Prep School Head of Arts and Primary Division music teacher
Academic Background:
B.Mus. (Queen’s University), MTC (University of London in London, England), B.Ed. (York University), Associate of The Royal Conservatory (The Royal Conservatory of Music)
Work Experience: Hill House Preparatory School, London, England (1984); Bancroft’s School, Woodford Green, Essex, England (1985 to 1987)
Biography: I’ve been teaching at UCC for more than a quarter-century and previously taught at independent schools in England. Previous to that I did research at the University of Wales, worked for Deloittes in chartered accountancy and taught summer school in Austria. My parents were both teachers, but after travelling and working in Europe, I realized that I wanted to work and become involved in education. Apart from conducting choirs and music theatre at school, I volunteer for the Out-of-the-Cold program, enjoy the outdoors up north and spend time with my husband and three children, who are involved in creative projects at university.


paulmcgarr4558caleytaylorPaul McGarr
Current Title: Prep School Director of Bands, Middle Years Music teacher, After School Program coordinator
Academic Background: Honours Diploma (Mohawk College)
Work Experience: Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts (2004-2007), Toronto Catholic District School Board (2003-2007), International Adjudicator/Clinician – DCI, BOA, Heritage Festivals (1997-Present)
Biography: I started at UCC in 2007. I’m the director of five different bands and teach music to our Grade 6 and 7 boys. I am the coordinator for the After School Program and co-coached U13B Soccer from 2007-2014. I enjoy spreading the joy of music through adjudicating, conducting, and educating bands from all over North America and Europe, including at the National Music Camp of Canada. I am an avid golfer, carpenter, and love spending family time with my wife Jackie, sons Joshua (2001), Mitchell (2003), and Andrew (2007), and daughter Jordyn (2010).