Campbell River Distributed Learning
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Meet Our Staff
 

Chris Cottell: BNRS., PDP Secondary

 eBos teacher at Timberline Secondary, beach volleyball player and coach. Long time non-runner, recently converted to running enthusiast. Interested in Distributed Learning because of its place for self-motivated students that want to work at a pace not necessarily found in the regular classroom.

Sherri-Lynn Van Gemeren: BA, M.Ed

Continuing Education teacher at Robron Centre, Sherri-Lynn enjoys hiking, renovating, mucking about in her large vegetable garden, cooking, and playing with her two boys in the backyard or at the beach. For the past 20 years she has taught all grades from K-12, as well as adults. She plans to go on the road where she and her husband will homeschool the boys using Distributed Learning. Sherri-Lynn finds humour in misplaced modifiers and malapropisms.

Shane Harle: B.Ed, M.Ed

Instructor and coach for Podium of Life Snow Sports Academy. Shane has taught most subject areas with his main focus on Gifted & Talented programs, art, and physical education. Shane's goal is to help create excited learners, excellent skiers and leaders of tomorrow. Shane has been a teacher in Campbell River for 20 years.

Lindsey Heslop: BA, B.Ed

eBos teacher at Timberline Secondary School, Lindsey began teaching in 2011 and has since become involved with Distributed Learning. At Timberline, Lindsey teaches Social Studies, International Co-op, and runs the eBos program. She loves reading, travelling and discovering new ways to connect learners with the material they are studying.

Greg Johnson: BA, B.Ed, MALT

District Principal of Aboriginal Education and Alternate Programs, Greg loves the fact that Distributed Learning allows students to pursue their passions at a time and place that works best for them. The "Food Network" is his favourite distributed learning site. Cooking, music and reading are Greg's passions.

Emily Kobetitch: BA, B.Ed

eBlend teacher K-9, Emily is a hiking, camping and fishing enthusiast, a book worm and a history buff. She started teaching in 2012 and is excited about the learning opportunities Distributed Learning provides.

 

 






 

Rudi Kreis: CD, MA, M.Ed

Moodle site administrator, Carihi Secondary School flex teacher, thespian, singer, woodworker and collector of old VWs. Rudi has taught in all curricular areas at the high school level for 22 years and truly believes that with the help of Distributed Learning technologies we can learn just about anything. He plans to take his family on the road, where his own two boys will do school online.​

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Nathan Biller: BA., Bed.           

eBlend teacher K-9, when not with his family. Nathan is an outdoor enthusiast enjoying hunting and fishing. Started teaching in 2008 (SD60 Peace River North) and has been teaching in Campbell River since 2016. He is excited to facilitate Distributed learning and see all the opportunities it provides students.

 

Danika Cottingham: BA (History and English), PDPP Secondary

Danika joined the Distributed Learning world in September 2015, after working in "regular" classrooms since April 2009 in both SD#71 and #72.  She has taught a variety of courses at Carihi from early 2011 to the present day.  Her passions involve reading, spending as much time as possible with her young family, and keeping on top of current events in the world.  She delights in helping students to achieve their true potential, and despises the question, "is that good enough?"

​Lauren Walker: MSc, B.Ed

Lauren has had the opportunity to work with students from Middle School to University, and enjoys helping students learn in the best way possible for them. She is a self-declared science nerd, avid gardener, and a full-fledged member of the soccer mom club. Lauren is happiest surrounded by her family either on a trail or in a canoe, and likes her skis best with a free heel.​

 

Kai Taylor: B.Sc, B.Ed, MADL

Vice-principal of Distributed learning, Alternate Education and Instructional technology (DELAY-it), biology guy, bass player and tech lover. Somewhere between being a kid playing on the beach with crabs and being a dad with three kids he got a couple degrees, built some houses and travelled a lot. Lover of life-long learning and white water. Kai has been teaching Biology and  Math courses in Campbell River for the past 20 years.