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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

Mr. Stephen Armitage calls himself an Ultimate Frisbee player. We call him the ultimate teacher! Education Stephen earned his B.Sc. in Theoretical Physics in 2005, his M.Sc. in Medical Biophysics in 2008, and his B.Ed. in 2009. During his Master’s program, his project was based on optimizing a micro computed-tomography scanning protocol for pre-clinical studies of … Read More

Mr. Kevin Mlot was born and raised in the Niagara Region of Ontario. He received a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo in 2001, followed by a Bachelor of Science from Brock University in 2003. Mr. Mlot loves to travel—he has been to more than 26 countries! His love for travel led him … Read More

Mrs. Uma Gnanaharan is a math teacher at Virtual High School (VHS). She graduated from the University of Victoria with her B.Sc. in mathematics in 2002 and has been teaching mathematics for more than 12 years. She has taught in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario.  Mrs. Gnanaharan joined the VHS team in 2003 and began by … Read More

Linda Jones teaches both of our music courses: AMU3M and AMU4M. You may wonder how a music class can be taught online. . .but rest (no pun intended) assured, doing so is entirely possible and effectively accomplished. Ms. Jones says that the technology available today is what makes learning and teaching music online so effective: Teaching … Read More

Caitlin Vail, one of our talented English teachers, currently teaches ENG1P, ENG1D, and ENG3U. She is excited to be part of our online community where she is able to meet students from all over the world. Ms. Vail shared some of her story with us: In 2009, I graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Arts with … Read More

Tricia Bain currently teaches CGC1D and CGW4U here at Virtual High School. Recently, Ms. Bain has also been working for the Ontario Disability Employment Network as a Training Specialist. In this position, Ms. Bain writes curricula that prepare employment service providers who support individuals with developmental disabilities as they prepare for, obtain, and retain jobs in their communities – … Read More

Ms. Janine Dickie has been a teacher with VHS for one year and is currently teaching ENG1P, ENG1D, and END2D with us. She is a valued member of our team and has shared part of her story with us. Ms. Dickie’s bio follows: My name is Janine Dickie. I am an English teacher at VHS, … Read More