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charlotteaust2124caleytaylorCharlotte Aust
Current Title:
Upper School math teacher (on mat leave)
Academic Background: B.Sc. Mathematics (Queen’s University), B.Ed. (OISE/University of Toronto)
Biography: I love running and being active, especially outside. Sports have always been a huge part of my life and I coach volleyball and track. I worked in an actuarial role at Manulife Financial prior to teaching. I spent time volunteering to teach students in after-school programs and fell in love with this role. I made the best decision of my life to become a teacher and have enjoyed every day since.

byungchun2016img_8927caleytaylorByung Chun
Current Title:
Upper School math teacher
Biography: I started writing math contests in Grade 2. Since winning the Gauss contest in the Vancouver region, I’ve never looked back. As a high school competitor, I won the Canadian Mathematical Olympiad and earned three medals at the International Mathematical Olympiad. More recently, I’ve been the academic organizer for the Canadian National Math Camp and a regular lecturer at Toronto Math Circles. I joined the UCC faculty in 2012 and I’ve been working with students to foster a healthy math atmosphere. I also run UCC Math Select, a public program for boys and girls in grades 5 through 9 for training students to write and excel at North America’s most popular math contests.

binaevans3679caleytaylorcaleytaylorBina Evans
Current Title:
Upper School math teacher
Academic Background: B.Sc. Mathematics (York University), B.Ed. Mathematics and Kinesiology (York University), M.A. Educational Leadership (Framingham University)
Biography: I enjoy running, hiking, cooking and travelling, and am happiest when sharing my hobbies with my two young children. I’m the senior house adviser for Howard’s House and coach track and field. I’m passionate about mathematics education and am fortunate to be in an environment each day where my teaching is inspired and influenced by my students and colleagues. I also feel my teaching experience with the Toronto District School Board and years living overseas have broadened my perspective on life and enriched me as an educator.

Allison MacraeAllison Macrae
Current Title:
Upper School mathematics teacher
Academic Background: BPHE, BSc, BEd (Queen’s University); MEd (OISE, University of Toronto)
Work Experience: Grade 7 and 8 Math and Phys Ed teacher at Bialik Hebrew Day School
Biography: Sports and math — what else is there? I am happiest when on the court or field but occasionally drag myself on a run in order to fulfill my need to be active. I played Varsity Rugby during my time at Queen’s and thoroughly enjoy coaching the U14 rugby team at UCC. I am passionate about creating a meaningful experience for my students and enjoy the challenge of teaching our students to be successful in the 21st century. Classroom design and rich conversations about helping the students make their thinking more visible are my current professional development goals.

Fatima RemtullaFatima Remtulla
Current Title:
Upper School mathematics teacher
Academic Background: Hon. B.Sc. (McMaster University), B.Ed. (Queen’s University), Honours specialist in mathematics (OISE/University of Toronto), M.A. (OISE/University of Toronto)
Biography: My classroom presents an engaging, challenging and vibrant learning environment that brings relevance to mathematics. Through interdisciplinary units, interactive student-centred lessons and the use of technology, I’m able to differentiate instruction and assessment to ensure that all learners can realize their potential. My accomplishments outside the classroom vary from coaching basketball to being a Howard’s House adviser. I’ve led several student trips into different environments, expanding students’ awareness of the world, including an international service learning trip to Udaipur, India. I’m a fan of all things Superman.

deirdre-timuskDeirdre Timusk
Current Title: Upper School Head of Math Department (interim), C.A.S. director
Academic Background: B.Sc. in theoretical physics (Queen’s University), B.Ed. in physics and mathematics (Queen’s University), M.A. (OISE/University of Toronto)
International Teaching Experience: The Columbus School, Medellin, Colombia (1996 to 1998); Hazelwood Central H.S., St. Louis, Mo., U.S. (1998 to 2002)
Biography: I love working with the boys at UCC as they inspire me each day, give me energy and make me laugh. I try to bring the same kind of enthusiasm and energy to my classroom and my department. I never stop revamping my lessons to try to reach every student, but also make sure to take time to get to know the boys each year. After 20 years, I still love coming to work each day. Be it coaching the Year One students in volleyball or cheering on the boys in Orr’s House, I love being in a place with so much positive energy and joy.