OUR TEACHERS

John Drew

ESL and High school english teacher

Mr. John Drew is an experienced English educator in Ontario, Canada, and a Ph.D. candidate at Western University. He has extensive experience teaching OSSD high school English to Chinese students and is an expert at teacher-student communication. He is familiar with Chinese students’ cultural background and has a unique understanding of how to inspire international students in a class environment and adjust their learning habits to fit the requirements of the Canadian curriculum. 

JENNIFER VERDONE

GRADE 9 and 10 HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHER

Jennifer has been an English, Religion, and Social Sciences teacher with the Wellington Catholic District School board since 2013. Jennifer holds a BA in English and History from Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario. She also received her teaching certification from Nipissing University. Jennifer believes that education should be creative, innovative and collaborative; learning is a life-long process. She specializes in online education and held the position of District eLearning Support teacher during 2019. She has presented to teachers and administration at Professional Development opportunities to provide helpful assessment practices in online education using rubric builder tools, gradebook and assignment creation within the D2L platform. Jennifer currently lives in Guelph, Ontario, where she enjoys traveling with her family, reading and gardening.

GARY HUANG

HIGH SCHOOL MATHEMATICS TEACHER

Gary has been a Math and Science Teacher with TDSB since 2002.  He started teaching IB Chemistry in 2006 and IB Mathematics in 2007.  Gary has presented during PD events & IB roundtables to teachers on “Best Practices” and “Technology Integration”.   Most recently, Gary has been involved in the implementation of the new IB DP Math Courses – Analysis and Approaches with different schools in Ontario.

Gary is very passionate about teaching.  He focuses on understanding the needs of each individual students, and making the learning experience enjoyable for everyone.