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., 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 2018 Ms Brunn stepped into the role of Principal, and Dr Davy remains in a consulting capacity.
Teralee Brunn, BA, BEd., Principal
Ms. Brunn has been at Sunnybrook School since 1993. 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 2018 Ms Brunn became Principal of Sunnybrook School, after 6 years as full time Vice Principal and Director of Admissions. She is the mother of two boys, both of whom are Sunnybrook Alumni.
Tanya Low, BA BEd, Vice Principal/Director of Admissions
Ms. Low joined the SBS faculty in 1998, taught Grade 2, 4 and 6. After 5 years as Curriculum Coordinator, Ms. Low became Vice Principal and Director of Admissions in 2018. She 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, Vice Principal/IB Coordinator
Mr. Rossiter joined our faculty in 2002 and has been teaching our Grade 6 class ever since. Mr Rossiter has been the IB PYP Coordinator for 3 years. In 2018, he took on the role of Vice Principal, working with Ms Brunn, Ms Low and Dr Davy to lead SBS into the future.
JK Mrs Valerie Tih, BA, B ED, Dip AT
Ms Lindsay Denning, BA, BEd
SK Ms Sarah Power-Smith, BA, BEd
GR 1 Ms Elora Camplin, BA, BEd
GR 2 Ms Jayne Hamilton, BA, BEd
GR 3 Mr Adam Lem, BA, BEd
GR 4 Ms Jenni Bernardi, BA, BEd
GR 5 Mr Robert Corbett, BA, BEd
GR 6 Mr Michael Rossiter, BA, BEd, MA
Studio Support Ms Rachelle Smith, BA, BEd
Music Mr Reese Barkhuizen, BA, MA
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