Job: Upper School theatre and theory of knowledge teacher
Academic Background: B.Mus. (University of British Columbia), B.Ed. (University of British Columbia), M.A. in English literature (University of Toronto)
International Teaching Experience: International School in Manila, Philippines (2004 to 2008); British International School in Shanghai, China (2008 to 2010)
Biography: I grew up attending international schools in different countries because of my father’s work. My Grade 11 English teacher in Cairo was a passionate, tireless and exacting woman — she made us memorize Aristotle’s definition of tragedy word for word, among other things — who inspired me to pursue teaching as a career. One of my favourite things about teaching, especially at UCC, is that it prevents me from becoming a lazy thinker. I love it when students challenge my reasoning and introduce me to new perspectives on important issues. This year I’m looking forward to co-directing the classical play and supervising the Human Rights Advocacy Club.
Current Title: Upper School visual arts teacher
Academic Background: B.F.A in Visual Arts (York University), M.A. in Art Education (Concordia University)
Biography: I’ve been teaching art and design at UCC, at both the Intermediate Division and IB Diploma levels, since 2005. I’m also the Senior House Adviser for Martland’s House and the faculty advisor for The College Times yearbook.