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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
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
Teacher Spotlight: You can COUNT on Mrs. Gnanaharan
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- on March 9, 2016.
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