Hello! We are the new Gr. 8 Advisors in Bolton and Timmis, Mike Danskin and Jessica Hanna. Mike is an alumnus and lifer of the school and is currently teaching Humanities and PE at the Middle School. Mike also has extensive rugby playing experience and is thrilled to be back coaching at the school. Jessica is working in the Victoria School District and studying Special Education at UVic.
We’re excited to be back in boarding after two years away teaching in the Northwest Territories and we are really looking forward to getting to know all the students outside of the student-teacher relationship. We had many adventures in the north that have broadened our perspective of our home country, Canada. However, we also love to travel and feel that boarding at SMUS is a special place to live because there are so many opportunities to connect with and learn from people of all different nationalities and backgrounds.
Our adopted, northern dog, Chips will be moving in with us and although he is looking forward to meeting all the students, he is more excited to get to know all the other dogs living on campus!