Staff & Faculty

 

Faculty

 

Brett
Brett Logan
Contact Brett at brett.logan@coastmountainacademy.ca
Mr. Logan was born and raised in North Vancouver to a family that enjoys skiing, board games, education, politics, camping and road trips. These experiences at an early age influenced Brett towards a lifelong pursuit of outdoor adventure, stimulating discussion, and, ultimately, his career as an educator. He holds a degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Biology from The University of British Columbia (BHK), a certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL), in addition to Canoe & Kayak Instructing & Trip Leading designations. Most recently, he completed his Bachelor of Education from Simon Fraser University (BEd) with a focus in Physical and Outdoor Education. Prior to completing this program at SFU, Brett taught for 2 years in the South Korean public school system, and for a year at an Academy in Quebec City that focused on bilingualism and motor skill development.
In a deliberate effort to increase his understanding of global connectedness, Brett has traveled extensively through Central and South America, Asia, and Australasia, experiencing many dynamic shades of life along the way. His educational aspirations are to create an increased sense of unity between Outdoor Education, Physical Education, creative writing and the sciences, and to inspire his students to see themselves as beings connected with not only their natural surroundings, but with the far reaches of the globe as well. He is very excited about the future that awaits the students of CMA and is ecstatic to be a part of it. One spring day, he hopes, it will be the students of Coast Mountain holding the championship banner for BC High School Mountain Biking.

 

Travis Busschaert
Contact Travis at travis.busschaert@coastmountainacademy.ca
Mr. Busschaert is not only an accomplished teacher, but a talented woodworker. Mr. B (as he is fondly referred to around campus) has a BSc. in Biology from Wilfred Laurier University, a BEd from the University of Western University, as well as a certificate in Fine Woodworking from Selkirk College in Nelson.
Travis is fascinated by the current and historical connections between scientific advancement and the resulting effects on cultures and society at large. Technological advance occurs at ever-greater rates and demands a generation of scientifically literate youth. Travis uses enthusiasm and awe to engage and inspire his students to recognize the wonders of science and the natural world. He also challenges them to consider the potential impacts or consequences that science and technology can have on the environment both locally and globally. He strives to evoke a sense of stewardship in his students as they begin to grasp many of the potential positive impacts they and their peers can be a part of.

A self-described lifelong learner, Travis is a firm believer in interest driven learning and continues to pursue new avenues of learning that he continues to share with CMA students and staff.

Evan
Evan Sharp
Contact Evan at evan.sharp@coastmountainacademy.ca
Mr. Sharp is a professional educator who moved to Squamish in 2013 to follow a passion for innovative education and adventure sports. Mr. Sharp’s driving belief is that cross-curricular experiential learning yields the most enduring understandings in students.
Mr. Sharp holds a BA and MA in Classics from the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University respectively, a BEd from the University of Toronto (History & Philosophy), and has been leading and educating young people in and out of the classroom for over 10 years. Since 2015 he has been a Level 2 Google Certified Educator, and is a founding leader of the BC Google Educator Group; a professional development network for Google Educators. Evan is fluent in the French language, a student of several others, and delights in cross-language puns.

When left to his own devices, Mr. Sharp is a web developer, a National Ringette League official, a formerly sponsored 24 hour solo mountain bike racer, and a timid but fanatical ice climber.


Kathleen
Kathleen Stanford
Contact Kathleen at kathleen.stanford@coastmountainacademy.ca
A native-Ontarian, Ms. Stanford now calls Whistler home. Ms. Stanford initially moved west to enjoy a winter in the mountains, but stayed for the incredible year-round activities the area offers.
Ms. Stanford holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Modern Languages from the University of Ottawa. Studying languages has provided her with countless opportunities for personal growth and career options. Ms. Stanford has lived in France and Costa Rica, and believes that language learning not only provides a fascinating glimpse into other cultures, but also deepens our understanding of self. Ms. Stanford has also worked as an educator in outdoor education in BC and Ontario, and loves connecting students with their natural environment while challenging them physically and personally.

She enjoys keeping up to date with global politics and is passionate about social justice on both a global and local level. Ms. Stanford is your ‘go to person’ on campus for a great debate and conversation on hot topics of the day.


Mary
Mary Mackenzie
Contact Mary at mary.mackenzie@coastmountainacademy.ca
Ms. Mackenzie is excited to be back in B.C. after teaching abroad in Colombia. As a native Vancouver Islander she has always called the West Coast home and looks forward to sharing her connection to and helping her students learn from this beautiful place we live in.

Having obtained her B.A. in Anthropology at the University of Victoria, her academic passion lays in humanities, a subject she loves as our understanding of the past is constantly evolving. It was while pursuing her undergraduate degree that Ms. Mackenzie realized she wanted to be a teacher and the year following her graduation moved across the Straight of Georgia to obtain her Bachelor of Education at UBC in the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program Cohort, where she graduated from with the Dean’s Award for Practicum Excellence.

When she’s not teaching she can be found hiking, snowboarding, cooking, practicing Spanish or planning her next adventure. She is also a voracious reader forever searching for the next good book. Ms. Mackenzie believes in a holistic, student-centered approach to learning and is currently the grade 7 teacher at Coast Mountain Academy.

Crista
Crista Wiles
Contact Crista at crista.wiles@coastmountainacademy.ca
As a self proclaimed lifelong learner, Crista has been sharing her passions with teenagers as a Literature/Science teacher and whitewater kayak coach. Since completing her Undergraduate Degree at St. Francis Xavier University and Bachelors of Education Degree at Nipissing University, she has been finding meaningful ways to explore and develop global stewardship through informed leadership.

Crista is back in the Sea to Sky after working with World Class Academy for three years, a traveling high school for student-athletes earning their education while exploring the unique rivers and cultures of the world. She has experience designing and implementing creative courses based on the needs of a variety of populations as she began her career working with youth at risk at the Boundless School in Ontario. Combining adventure therapy with literature and life skills is her happy place and she is always looking for new ways to expose people to different perspectives.

When she’s not on the river, in the mountains, or on bike trails, Crista can be found at the local library lost in a good book or on her yoga mat in the sunshine.

Neena
Neena Bauck
Contact Neena at neena.bauck@coastmountainacademy.ca
Ms. Bauck has spent the better part of the last decade teaching at Brockton School in Lynn Valley. During her time at Brockton, Ms. Bauck has taught Mathematics from Gr 7-11, Chemistry 11-12 and Science 9-10. She has been active in many other areas of the school outside of the classroom as well. Prior to teaching at Brockton, Ms. Bauck was a teacher in the Langley School District teaching Mathematics, Science and Chemistry at a variety of secondary schools in the district. Prior to teaching, Ms. Bauck was an Analytical Chemistry Technician which provides her with some excellent real life experience to draw upon as she teaches our students.

In addition to what Ms. Bauck will bring to the classroom, she will also provide a great deal of leadership for our returning faculty. She has a strong background in the new BC curriculum as well as assessment practices. She will also be able to help CMA in the continued implementation and awareness of the core competencies.

Outside of school, Ms. Bauck loves the outdoors. She is an avid climber, mountain biker, backcountry skier and hiker.

Hans
Hans Bauck
Contact Hans at hans.bauck@coastmountainacademy.ca
Mr. Bauck has spent the last 15 years teaching math at Burnaby Central. During that time he has taught math from Gr 8-12. The last several years Mr. Bauck has been focused on teaching senior level math courses including Pre-Calculus 11 and 12, Calculus 12 and AP Calculus. Prior to teaching in Burnaby, Mr. Bauck spent a year as a sessional instructor, teaching first-year math classes such as Calculus I and Discrete Mathematics for Computing Science at Okanagan University College in Kelowna which is now known as UBC Okanagan.

Outside of the classroom Mr. Bauck is involved with the BC Association of Mathematics Teachers, most recently as organizer of the 2017 BCAMT Conference. I am confident that Mr. Bauck’s teaching experience and expertise will rub off on all of our faculty as we all strive to model lifelong learning.

In his free time, Mr. Bauck can be found climbing in locations all over the world, riding his mountain bike (in 2007 he was the Masters Provincial Road Cycling Champion), backcountry skiing, hiking or taking photos.

Staff

Tracy
Tracy Keeling – Director of Admissions
Contact Tracy at tracy.keeling@coastmountainacademy.ca
Tracy loves to share her passion for innovative education and CMA. If you live in the Sea to Sky corridor you have likely met her at any number of community events ‘talking up’ CMA, our philosophy and amazing team. Tracy comes to CMA with over 10 years of administrative and communications experience at Simon Fraser University, and most recently Quest University Canada. She is passionate about challenging the status quo, education, and loves working with young people. In her free time, Tracy is often found with her daughters swimming, hiking, or sharing a plate of fries.

Melahani
Melahnie Moodie – School Counsellor
Contact Melahnie at melahnie.moodie@coastmountainacademy.ca
Melahnie Moodie has a passion for learning and being fully engaged in life. She enjoys being active, healthy and in nature. She has over five years experience teaching at an International Baccalaureate school in Vancouver, Spanish, science and global studies. She has also worked as a field producer, translator and educational director for a global documentary series featured on National Geographic. She has designed and written a global education curriculum based on this series that is distributed internationally.

In terms of her education, Melahnie has four degrees including and Bachelor of Science with a focus in sustainability, a Bachelor of Education with a focus on creativity in the classroom, a Master of Education with a focus on curriculum design, leadership and student engagement and a Master of Arts in counselling psychology with a focus on mindfulness. Melahnie also is deeply committed to personal growth, having over 20 years of practicing yoga and mindfulness.

Being local to Squamish she is delighted to be a part of the team at CMA. Melahnie values each interaction she is fortunate to have working with youth as a counsellor and believes in each individual’s capacity for awareness, growth, and fulfillment.

Bri
Bri Oliver – Director of Administration
Contact Bri at bri.oliver@coastmountainacademy.ca
As the Director of Administration Bri looks forward to supporting the staff, students, and parents at CMA. She is passionate about the approach CMA takes towards educating young minds.

A long career with McDonalds has provided Bri with a solid foundation in customer service, communications and organization. Bri was an industry leader when it came to creating and maintaining systems for the company and loves to plan, organize, and execute these systems. Later in life Bri looked to satisfy her creative side, and opened a photography studio in both BC and MB. She was quick to adapt to the never ending changes in the cut throat industry, and kept her business thriving for over a decade. Her biggest challenge in life has been raising her 4 boys along side her Husband, preparing them for a successful life. In the warmer months you can find Bri coaching baseball, camping off grid on their island property, playing games, reading, and soaking up the sun on the beach. Once Winter hits she enjoys watching movies, quilting, digital design and watching her boys play soccer and football.