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You probably have that one teacher who stands out. You know, the the one whose classes were a blast, the one who went that extra mile or ten to support you, or the one who just taught you a lot about learning and life. For us that teacher is Mr. John Smallwood. Mr. Smallwood has … Read More
Besides being superhero educators, our teachers are wonderful people, each with their own passions and pursuits outside of teaching. We love to hear about the cool stuff our teachers do outside of school, about their personal achievements and accomplishments—and we sometimes find out after the fact! Well, someone ring the VHS bell, because we heard through … Read More
Teacher Spotlight: Providing Support Beyond the Classroom
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- on October 26, 2018.
Ms. Letwiniuk’s hometown. Red Lake, Ontario. Being an educator can involve much more than teaching and assessing student progress. For many, it goes beyond the classroom and into the local and global communities. VHS teacher Dana Letwiniuk is a great example of an educator who goes above and beyond to promote positive change for students. … Read More
Ms. Robar’s dog, Bing (left), and the view from her dock (right). Joanne Robar has been a member of the Virtual High School (VHS) and Virtual Elementary School (VES) teams since July of 2017. Ms. Robar has been teaching for 24 years in a wide variety of spaces and places. In addition to her work at VHS … Read More
Meet William Wallace, a new teacher at VHS who is currently teaching ENG4U, ENG1D, and EMS3O. Though Mr. Wallace is a recent addition to our teaching team, he has been teaching high school students for just shy of 15 years. He has taught with both the Toronto and Peel District School Boards. He primarily teaches English; however, … Read More
Teacher Spotlight: Helping Newcomers Learn About Canada
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- on May 16, 2017.
Meet Ms. Katherine Stevenson, a teacher in our Social Sciences and Humanities department. She currently teaches HSB4U, Challenge and Change in Society, as well as HFA4U, our new Nutrition and Health course! Ms. Stevenson has always been passionate about teaching. She first began teaching swimming at age 16 and has been teaching a variety of … Read More
Ms. Jaime Nobes has an exciting role teaching language, math, and science in Virtual Elementary School (VES) in addition to teaching SCH3U in Virtual High School (VHS). Teaching is, for Ms. Nobes, her second career, one which she has been enjoying for the past 12 years. Her first career began after she earned her Honours Degree in Biology … Read More
Teacher Spotlight: Imagining the Possibilities of Education
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- on January 12, 2017.
Ms. Kristina Simons has taught HSB4U, HHS4U, CGC1D, and CGW4U with VHS. Kristina’s career began after she completed her Master’s in Critical Studies in Education in 2012. She then began teaching at an international school in Dhaka, Bangladesh to a small group of grade 5 and 6 students. There, her eyes were opened to a whole new … Read More
Mr. James Mintz teaches one of our most popular science courses, SCH4U – grade 12 chemistry. Mr. Mintz describes himself as, first and foremost, a scientist; He initially studied medical laboratory technology and later began teaching. His first year of teaching was at a private school, where he taught chemistry, physics, biology, and mathematics. Throughout … Read More
Sarah Cooper teaches ENG3U, CHC2D, CHC2P, CH3WM, CHI4U, and CHY4U at Virtual High School. Along with many of our students, Sarah Cooper benefits from the flexibility that comes with online education. Since starting at VHS in 2008, she has worked with VHS students while living in various American and European cities as well as in … Read More