There are a lot of faculty and staff updates to share with you this year, including 6 new faculty members, summer wedding announcements and internal staffing changes. Details are included in the attached letter from Head of School John Liggett.
Please join us in welcoming our six new faculty members to CDS!
Nick De Sanctis has joined the Social Science Department, Middle/Senior Schools. He comes to us with 11 years of experience as the Canadian and World Studies Head at De La Salle College in Toronto.
Jacqueline O’Rourke is our new French Teacher in the Junior School. Her love of languages and the French culture was fostered through cultural exchanges to Paris and Chicoutimi, Québec, and she spent the past two years teaching at the Canadian School of Querétaro, in Mexico as a Grade 2 teacher.
Sean Chambers joins our Middle/Senior Schools as an Associate Teacher having previously taught at the Tall Pines School in Brampton as an Upper Elementary and Junior School Science Teacher, Grades 6 to 8. He also has experience teaching intermediate Science (Grades 6 to 8) internationally at the Colegio Americano de Guatemala, Guatemala City for five years and the American School of Kuwait, Kuwait City for three years.
Madeline Sutcliffe has joined our Junior School as an Associate Teacher and brings teaching experience from the Ottawa Virtual Northeast Campus and the First Avenue Public School, Ottawa-Carleton District Board.
Jayne Wyvill Abubakar has joined CDS as an Associate Teacher with the majority of her duties in the Senior School. Ms. Wyvill Akubakar comes to us with nearly 10 years of experience from a breadth of independent schools in Scotland and Nigeria as well as with the HPEDSB board here in Ontario.
And Danielle Papaeliou just joined the JK team last week. She has completed a year-long LTO and an additional year of occasional teaching for the York Region District School Board.
Please join us in extending a warm welcome to all of them! Their more detailed bios appear in link above.