Sunnybrook has a dedicated and highly qualified faculty. We take pride in creating a nurturing and stimulating learning environment for our students. Our qualified, talented teachers have received extensive training in the IB PYP. Our faculty is a devoted group of professionals; student learning and success are our primary motivators. Five members of our staff are members of the IB Educators Network, providing IB workshops and conducting school visits.
The SBS Leadership Team
Irene Davy, Ph.D., Principal & Director
Our director, Irene Davy, received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Vienna. After eight years in Austria and two years in Hamilton she returned to Toronto where she soon began to work with Mrs. Hoff at Sunnybrook. Dr. Davy is a parent of three grown children, all of whom are SBS Alumne. She has guided the school through many changes, including the implementation of the IB PYP and the recent addition.
In 2001, Dr. Davy was invited to join the IB Educator Network and she has since developed and led workshops and school visits for IB on three continents. She has participated in curriculum committees in Cardiff for the IB PYP, and is the past Chair of the Primary Years Programme Committee for the IB. Dr Davy served on the International Heads committee for IB as well as the IB Education Committee, the IBNA Board of Directors and the IB Board of Governors.
Teralee Brunn, BA, BEd. Director of Admissions & Vice Principal
Ms. Brunn has been at Sunnybrook School since 1992. During those years she has taught grades 2, 3 and 6 and most recently, Senior Kindergarten. Ms Brunn became our Vice Principal in 1997 and is a dynamic presence in all areas of school life. She is a member of the IB Educatorʼs Network and conducts workshops for IB, specializing in Early Childhood Learning. In addition, Ms. Brunn coordinates and choreographs the SBS musical production every year. In 2012 Ms Brunn became Director of Admissions, joining the administration full-time. She is the mother of two boys, both of whom are Sunnybrook Alumni.
Tanya Low, BA BEd, Curriculum Coordinator
Mrs. Low joined the SBS faculty in 1998, taught grade 2 for many years and is currently teaching our grade 4 class. In her role as Curriculum Coordinator, Mrs. Low is responsible for developing our language arts and mathematics programs, ensuring skills development and enrichment in both of these areas. She works with the team to ensure consistency throughout the grades, and guide teachers in best practice. Mrs. Low has a significant role in assisting the leadership team in planning future directions in programme development. Mrs. Low is an experienced workshop leader for IB. She is also the mother of two boys, both of whom are graduates of Sunnybrook School.
Michael Rossiter, BA, BEd, MA, IB PYP Coordinator
Mr. Rossiter joined our faculty in 2002 and has been teaching our grade 6 class ever since. In his role as IB coordinator he works with our curriculum cooordinator and studio teachers to develop our unique SBS curriculum, ensure cohesion in the program, and facilitate collaborative learning amongst staff. In addition, Mr. Rossiter communicates with IB on behalf of the school and is an experienced IB workshop leader. Mr Rossiter's two daughters are recent Sunnybrook graduates.
JK Ms Elora Camplin, BA, BEd
Mrs Valerie Tih, BA, B ED, Dip AT
SK Ms Farah Chandani, BA, BEd
Ms Sarah Power-Smith, BA, BEd
GR 1 Ms Jayne Hamilton, BA, BEd
GR 2 Ms Rachelle Smith, BA, BEd
GR 3 Mr Adam Lem, BA, BEd
GR 4 Mrs Tanya Low, BA, BEd
GR 5 Mr Robert Corbett, BA, BEd
GR 6 Mr Michael Rossiter, BA, BEd, MA
Music Ms Lindsey Berthiaume, BA, BEd, MA, DEd
Physical Education Mr Chris Woodward, BA, BEd
JR French Mme Julie Le Maitour, BA, BEd
SR French Mme Samia Lahmar, BA, BEd
Teacher Librarian Ms Jen Mactaggart, BA, BEd, MSc
Studio Support Ms Jenni Bernardi, BA, BEd