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markhoel_2224caleytaylorMark Hoel
Current Title: Upper School computer science, geography teacher; U14 soccer coach; computer, AP computer and geo clubs adviser
Academic Background: B.A. Urban Planning, Diploma in Geomatics, Masters in Planning, PhD dropout
Work Experience: Ryerson, Greenwood, International Baccalaureate Organization
Biography: I have been interested in maps and art since Grade 2 and love using computers as a creative outlet. My first “real” job was at a software firm in California and I have worked in marketing, sales and of course teaching. I have had many great experiences at UCC, including time as a department head, senior house adviser, boarding adviser, coaching hockey, cricket and soccer as well as teaching a variety of subjects. My time outside of of school is mainly spent traveling and playing sports.


joannehoganJoanne Hogan
Current Title: Upper School geography teacher
Academic Background: B.A.H. (Queen’s University), B.Ed. (Queen’s University)
International Teaching Experience: Escuela Internacional Sampedrana, San Pedro Sula, Honduras (2004 to 2006); Universal American School Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (2006 to 2009); Leipzig International School, Leipzig, Germany (2009 to 2012)
Biography: Growing up in a small manufacturing city outside of Toronto, I always knew there was more to experience in the world. Eager to explore different cultures, landscapes and historical sites, I spent a number of years living and teaching in international schools in Honduras, Dubai and Germany. I’ve been to over 40 countries and am often asked for my favourites. For a combination of friendly cultures and beautiful landscapes, I’d say Guatemala, Kenya and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Travelling is a passion that I love to share with my students, especially when the focus is on service work. It’s a pleasure to have the opportunity to see and help students challenge themselves in new ways, experience new cultures and be outside of their comfort zones, all while focusing on improving the lives of others.


iantoope2035caleytaylorIan Toope
Current Title: Upper School Chair of Canadian and World Studies, Humanities and Social Studies
Academic Background: B.Sc. with major in geography and minor in history (Memorial University), graduate diploma of education (secondary) (University of Ballarat, Ballarat, Australia)
Biography: I’m the subject coordinator for the geography department and enjoy teaching the IB Diploma Programme. During the winter you can find me in the rink running the house hockey intramural program and in the spring you can find me on the turf coaching lacrosse. I enjoy reading on my Kindle and working on my fluid yet effortless golf swing at the local links.