Sabrina D’Angelo joined the faculty at St. Andrew’s in 2002 as Core and Enriched French teacher. In 2007, she became the Assistant Director of the Middle School, and in 2013 was appointed Director of the Middle School. Sabrina has a BA from Wilfred Laurier University, a B.Ed. from the University of Toronto, and has completed her M.Ed. Prior to joining SAC, she taught with the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board. In her role as Director, Sabrina is responsible for the Middle School academic program for grades 5-8; manages the faculty PGP process; reviews all Middle School admission files; oversees the Middle School Leadership Team; and provides direction to the Middle School Anti-Bullying Committee. In addition, Sabrina facilitates the transition to Upper School, is second chair for the CAIS/CESI accreditation; co-chairs new faculty induction; coordinates M of Ed inspection for MS; and leads MS marketing strategies. Sabrina is also responsible for the supervision and operation of the Guided Learning Centre (GLC) in the Middle School, and is an integral member of the Standing Committee for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. She was actively involved in the planning process for the School's 2017-2022 Strategic Plan. Sabrina lives in Palgrave with her husband, Gian, and their two sons, Cole and Maxam.
Randi Berman has been the Middle School art teacher since 2000. In September 2014, she assumed the role of Arts Coordinator, and in 2015, became coordinator for the Middle School Community Giving program. Prior to joining SAC, Randi graduated from the Ontario College of Art and worked in an art department for a clothing manufacturer. Randi is involved with the Arts Council in Upper School, runs the Middle School Visual Arts Program on Tuesdays, and coaches Softball. She has also been involved in gala auctions and other school events. Randi organizes the Middle School Arts Day each winter, where local artists spend a day instructing the boys on different art mediums and techniques. She lives in Newmarket with her husband and three children.
Coaching: Middle School Fall Intramurals and Under 14 Softball
Trevor Biasi started teaching in the Upper School of St. Andrew's College in 2004. He has a BA(Hons.) from Wilfrid Laurier University, a B.Ed. from Western University, and an M.Ed. from the University of Nipissing. Since his arrival, he has expanded his academic focus to include courses in geography and politics. Trevor moved into the role of Assistant Director of the Middle School in September 2013. He has an extensive background in coaching and has been an Assistant Coach of the Varsity Hockey team. He is currently Head Coach of Varsity Baseball and Under-12 Hockey. Trevor lives in Uxbridge with his wife, Paula, and their children, Robin and Reid.
Michele Derwin assumed the role of Middle School Athletics Coordinator in September 2017. She joined the SAC faculty in 2005 as a science teacher in the Middle School. She has a bachelor’s in kinesiology from Acadia University and a B.Ed. from Nipissing University. Michele teaches grades 5, 7, and 8 health and physical education as well as grade 7 science.
Faculty - Gr 6 Core
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University of Guelph - Bachelor of Arts D'Youville College - Master of Science in Education
Colby Dockerty joined the Middle School in September 2015 to teach grade 6 math, science, language and PhysEd. Prior to this he taught grade 8 for three years at Nobleton Public School. Colby holds a bachelor's degree with honours in philosophy (minor in history) from the University of Guleph, and a master's in the science of education from D'Youville College in Buffalo. A sports enthusiast, Colby coaches U14 Basketball and U14 Volleyball.
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Guelph University - Bachelor of Arts York University - Bachelor of Education
Whitney Elliott joined the faculty of St. Andrew’s in 2006 as a French and geography teacher in the Middle School. She holds a BA (Hons.) from the University of Guelph and a B.Ed. from York University. Whitney is a grade 6 Core teacher, instructing in math, French, language arts, and science. Prior to joining SAC, Whitney volunteered at a school in Quebec and studied at a Language School in Trois Pistoles. She is currently the faculty coordinator for the Middle School Green Team and assists in the MS Band as an alto saxophone player. Whitney coaches U14 Volleyball and U14 Track & Field.
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McMaster - Bachelor of Arts McMaster - Master of Arts
Adam joined the faculty in 2003 and teaches geography and history in the Middle School. He holds a B.E.S. from the University of Waterloo, a B.Ed. from Lakehead University, and a Master's of Education from Graceland University. Adam previously worked as an IBM Small Business Consultant and taught English in Japan and Ghana with his late wife Clare. Adam's first love is travel having spent time in Newzealand, Japan, Ecuador, and Cambodia in the last few years. Adam lives in Newmarket with his wife, Jessica, and sons, Nathan and Gavin.
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York University - Bachelor of Fine Arts University of Toronto - Bachelor of Education
David Kyle joined the faculty in 1999 as a language arts teacher in the Middle School. He holds a B.F.A.(Hons.) from York University and a B.Ed. from the University of Toronto. David previously taught in the North York and Toronto Boards. He has coached all levels of soccer and basketball in the Middle School, and is currently the Coach of the Varsity Cricket team. David is the Faculty Advisor of the Public Speaking and Debating Clubs for both Middle and Upper Schools, and when not at SAC, he is Music Director for community theatre, as well as a composer and recording artist. He lives in Aurora with his wife Sarah, the Director of the Aurora Performing Arts Group, and their two daughters.
Scott Lewis joined the faculty in 2003 as a math teacher in the Middle School. He holds a BA from Queen’s University, an LLB from Osgoode Hall, and both a B.Ed and an M.Ed from Western University. Before starting at St. Andrew’s, Scott taught at Montcrest School in Toronto for six years. In addition to teaching mathematics, he also coaches soccer and basketball, coordinates the Middle School mathematics competitions, and teaches an online law course. Scott lives in Newmarket with his wife, Kathryn, a teacher with YRDSB; their two daughters, Rhiannon and Rebecca; and their crazy cat, Millie.
Housemaster, Flavelle House
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Acadia University - Bachelor of Arts New Zealand - Bachelor of Education
Jamie MacPherson '99 joined the faculty in 2009 and teaches Health and Physical Education and Language Arts in the Middle School. A graduate of St. Andrew’s College from the Class of 1999, Jamie earned a BA (Hons.) from Acadia University and a GDE from the University of Auckland in New Zealand. Prior to returning to SAC, he taught history at Rothesay Netherwood School in New Brunswick, and history and physical education at Emily Carr Secondary School in Vaughan. Jamie coaches the U16 Football team and also coaches the U16 Hockey team. He lives on campus as a Housemaster of Flavelle House.
Natalie McNair joined SAC in 2010 as a Core French and Canadian history teacher in the Upper School. She holds a BA in French from the University of Victoria and a M.Ed. from D'Youville College. Natalie has recently assisted with the planning of new French courses in the Middle School in accordance to the new curriculum. She lives in Kleinburg with her husband, Jeff, and daughter, Charlotte, and loves spending time at the cottage and travelling whenever time permits.
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Queen's University - Bachelor of Science University of Toronto - Bachelor of Education
Robyn O’Hare joined the faculty in 2000 as a math and science teacher in the Middle School but in recent years has begun teaching visual arts too. In September 2017, Robyn began implementing a new Experiential Outdoor program for Middle School students. She earned a B.Sc.(Hons.) in biology from Queen’s University and a B.Ed. from OISE, University of Toronto as a science specialist. Robyn has spent numerous summers as a tennis instructor and has worked for the World Wildlife Fund Canada. Robyn has done extensive field work and research in the area of avian behaviour and conservation. Outside of the classroom, Robyn leads the Drama Club and coaches the Middle School house league and U14 Tennis teams. Robyn lives in Newmarket with her husband, Ron, and their four children.
Emma Porter joined the Moderns Department in September 2012 to teach AP and Extended French. Emma has French in the Middle School, and has now officially taught all grades 5-12 here at SAC. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Guelph University with a major in French, and holds intermediate/senior qualifications in the same. Emma also has her Masters in Behavioural Sciences, her thesis based on behavioural issues in boys. She is currently working on starting her PhD in Education from the University of Toronto. Emma has coached and played soccer at the provincial level. At SAC, Emma coaches the U13A Soccer team and the U13A Basketball team. Emma lives in Bradford with her husband, Jeff, and son, Dean, and daughter Lennox.
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Trent University - Bachelor of Arts Trent University - Bachelor of Education
Melissa Ramon began her teaching career at SAC in 2005 as a history teacher in the Middle School. In 2013, she was appointed chair of SAC's Information Technology Integration (ITi) Committee. She received her BA and B.Ed. from Trent University and an Honours Specialist from the University of Toronto. Melissa and her husband, Keith, a Housemaster and English teacher in the Upper School, live in Sifton House with their sons, Owen and Duncan.
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University of Toronto - Bachelor of Music University of Toronto - Bachelor of Education
John Richardson joined the faculty of St. Andrew’s in 2004, teaching music in the Middle School. He holds a B.Mus. and B.Ed. from the University of Toronto, and taught at Crescent School in Toronto before coming to St. Andrew’s. John organizes and directs many student groups, such as the Middle School Band, Middle School Jazz Band, and the Junior Cadet Band. He also co-coaches the Under-14 Tier 1 Soccer Team in the fall. When John is not working in the Music Department, he can be found playing soccer or basketball with the students, or listening to music. John lives in Barrie with his wife, Julie, and their three children: Jasmine, Jaden, and Jordyn.
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Queen's University - Bachelor of Arts Western - Bachelor of Education
Claudia has been teaching at SAC since 2003. Although she has experience teaching grades 5-10 at SAC and being a Middle School teacher librarian, her favourite teaching assignment by far is her current one: grade 5 core. She loves teaching boys of this age and thoroughly enjoys the variety of teaching them numerous subjects such as: language arts, math, social studies, visual art, and drama. Currently, Claudia is the Middle School GLC co-ordinator and the U12 softball coach.
Lori Smith joined the faculty at St. Andrew’s College in 2011 as a math and science teacher in the Middle School. She holds an Honours BA from York University and a B.Ed. from the University of Toronto. Lori coaches the Track & Field team in the spring. She lives Keswick with her husband, Landon, son Hunter, and daughter Hallie.
After teaching math and science for one year at another independent school, Paul Totera joined the SAC faculty in 2010. He received his B.Sc. in Environmental Science from the University of Victoria and his B.Ed. from Lakehead University. At SAC he has taught grades 9 and 10 science and civics in the Upper School, and as a former Cadet himself, he is a Senior Course Officer for the #142 St. Andrew's College Highland Cadet Corps. As well, he is involveed with the Duke of Edinburgh's Award program, coached a number of teams including U16 Badminton, U14 and U16 Soccer, and U14 Squash, and works with the Middle School concert band. He also coordinated the Residential Evening program from 2010-2012. Paul is an Assistant Housemaster in Macdonald House and teaches science in the Middle School.