> Faculty & Staff

TERRY DAVIES
Head of School

Mr. Davies’ career in education extends over 40 years. During that time, he has served in public education and also as the Head of School in each of the seven private high schools that he has founded. Mr. Davies is a Trustee with Sail Training International (STI), a Director of Canadian Sail Training Association (CSTA), and former Vice-Chairman of Tall Ships America (TSA).

Email: terry.davies@aplusworld.academy

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BENJAMIN GRØNVOLD
Director of Admissions

Mr. Grønvold is a graduate from Oxford University and has a background in academia and politics. As the director of Admissions, he will be able to help you with all matters relating to your application to A+ World Academy

Email: benjamin.gronvold@aplusworldacademy.org

 

MANDY MORELL
Dean of Students

Ms. Morell has 11 years of experience as a teacher, student exchange coordinator, Department Chair and volunteer and programme coordinator.  Her career has brought her from Alaska, to Germany, to West Africa and most recently to Nepal, where she helped to develop the Rebuild & Recover Program in conjunction with the Department of Education in Nepal, rebuilding a new earthquake -safe school every two weeks with local and international volunteers.  Ms. Morell is a graduate of Syracuse University (B.F.A. in Photography), and the University of Alaska (M.A. in Teaching, English/Language Arts).

 

LINA BERRIO
Spanish & Biology

Ms. Berrio is a Colombian teacher with more than 4 years of experience.  Her teaching expertise is in Foreign Languages (Spanish and Portuguese), as well as in the biological sciences.  Ms. Berrio has taught in both Colombia and Canada, and holds a B.Ed. and M.Ed. from Antioquia University in Medellin, Colombia.

CHADWICK HALL
Math & Physics 

Mr. Hall is a graduate of Dalhousie University (B. Sc. Honours Physics) and St. Francis Xavier University (B.Ed., Mathematics and Science).  He has taught in Canada for the past 5 years where has shared his passion for physics and mathematics with his students.  Mr. Hall also has experience teaching and sailing aboard tall ships.

JEREMIAH HOUGHTON
Math & Chemistry

Mr. Houghton is a graduate of the University of New Mexico (M. Sc. Nanoscience and Microsytems Engineering, B.Sc. Biology, and B.A. Chemistry).  Mr. Houghton has taught Chemistry at the undergraduate level, as well as running both biology and chemistry laboratories at the University of New Mexico.

GEOFFREY LINE
English, Physical Education & Media, Arts and Technology

Mr. Line is a graduate of the University of Victoria and a recipient of a John H. McDonald Award from the Canadian University Press. Mr. Line is returning for his second year with A+ World Academy.  He has lived and worked in Canada, America and Japan and, aboard a tall ship, has logged more than 40, 000 nautical miles at sea.

BERKLEY BEINGESSNER
Math & Physics

Mr. B has five decades of experience teaching in and developing non-traditional, student-centered environments. His approach allows students to develop the skills and incentive to take ownership of their learning. Mr. B is also passionate about athletics and has many years of experience competing in and coaching a variety of sports, including Volleyball, Track and Field, and Swimming and Diving.

BRYDEN LUNDELL-STREETER
Social Science

Mr. Streeter, is a graduate of McGill University (B. Ed., Secondary Social Science) and the recipient of the Walter A. & K. Mary Marsh Scholarship in the Faculty of Education in recognition of outstanding leadership skills, field work and extracurricular activities.  Mr. Streeter has been active in teaching social science as well as coaching soccer and rugby.

KELSEY HAMEL
Media Coordinator

Kelsey is a University of Calgary graduate with a BComm in Marketing. She is an avid traveler, with experience studying abroad.She will be keeping you up-to-date on the daily lives of our faculty and students as they travel around the world for the next year.

EVAN REDDEN
Medical Officer

Evan Redden is the Medical Officer and Deckhand aboard the Sorlandet. He has Paramedic and Firefighter training from SAIT and the Texas Training Division, respectively, in Calgary, Canada.  As well, he has three years of experience responding to a variety of medical calls in rural locations around the city.  As an active individual, Evan enjoys outdoor sports such as snowboarding, hiking, rock climbing and mountain biking.