Faculty & Staff

The strength of a school comes from the members of its community. The hallmark of a great teacher is someone who is caring and genuinely interested in developing the academic and personal skills of students.

RLC has a faculty of qualified teachers, many of whom have postgraduate degrees. They are more than just keen teaching professionals; they coach varsity teams, guide dramatic arts productions, houseparent the boarding students in the evening, organize field trips, facilitate weekend activities and provide extra help during lunch.

Faculty work in partnership with dedicated support staff to provide a safe, dynamic learning environment for our students. The administrative team members are also active members of the community and participate in school and community events.

Dr. Robert Carreau, Head of School

Head of School

Robert Carreau, OCT, M.Ed., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Leadership Team

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Cheryl Bissonette - Assistant Head of School

Faculty/Outdoor Education Lead

Educational Background:

  • Lakehead University, M.Ed., B.Ed., Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Tourism

Personal Interests:

  • Music

  • Nutrition

  • Birds

  • Sports

  • Social Justice

  • Politics

  • Fitness

  • Mindfulness

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Shelley Casey - Director of Finance

Director of Finance

Cathy Christopher
Cathy Christopher, OCT - Director of Community Life

Director of Community Life

Educational Background:

  • University of New Brunswick: BSc Biology
  • University of Ottawa: B.Ed
  • Level II Field Hockey Coach

Personal Interests:

  • reading
  • kayaking
  • outdoors
  • rowing
  • skiing
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Jaclyn Macleod - Director of Admissions

Director of Admissions

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Sarah Morison - Director of Advancement

Director of Advancement

Jessica Sheppard
Jessica Sheppard, OCT - Director of Co-curricular Programming

Faculty/Director of Co-curricular Programming

Educational Background:

  • Lakehead University: HBOR (Honours Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation)
  • Lakehead University: BA History/Minor in English
  • Lakehead University: BEd
  • Intermediate/Senior
  • History & Environmental Science
  • Intermediate English
  • Level 1 Trained Technical Track & Field Coach
  • Level 1 Climbing Wall Instructor

Personal Interests:

  • running (2:57:04 at the 2015 Boston Marathon – 11th Canadian woman & 100th woman overall)
  • physical fitness
  • camping
  • mountain biking
  • canoeing & kayaking
  • music
  • food & cooking
Graham Vogt
Graham Vogt, OCT - Director of Academics

Faculty/Director of Academics

Mr. Graham Vogt (pronounced “vote”) is a seasoned teacher, husband and father, innovator, leader, athlete, thespian, outdoorsman, and entrepreneur. Coming from a similar academic leadership role at Rothesay Netherwood School in New Brunswick, Mr. Vogt’s teaching and learning philosophy is an ideal fit for RLC. He loves to support innovation, to build shared vision, and to get students outside.

Prior to RNS, Mr. Vogt taught at Lakefield, as well as in Abu Dhabi, Ecuador, and Egypt.

Faculty for 2019–2020

Tanya Smith
Tanya Coulson, OCT - Faculty

Educational Background:

  • Queens University: Bachelor of Education and a focus on Environment Education
  • Brock University: Bachelor of Arts & Drama, Minor in Kinesiology
  • Level 1 Snowboard Instructor
  • Figure Skating coach
  • Swim Instructor
  • Speaks & writes German

Personal Interests:

  • passionate about dance & art
  • loves sports: skating, swimming, snowboarding, sailing
Jenny Fan
Jenny Fan, OCT - Faculty

A proud Muskokan from Bracebridge, Ms. Jenny Fan brings a wealth of experience from her music, ESL and outdoor education background. Ms. Fan taught at Xinmin Secondary School in Singapore, where she was the music coordinator and a teacher with the Outdoor Adventure Club. An avid traveller, she enjoys introducing students to different world cultures and to the natural world.

Adeel Farooq
Adeel Farooq, OCT - IT Integrator

Educational Background:

  • University of British Columbia, Master of Educational Technology
  • Georgian College, Diploma in Web Design
  • Nipissing University, B.Ed.
  • Brock University, B.A.

Personal Interests:

  • financial advising
  • video editing
  • ball hockey
Leslie Farooq
Leslie Farooq, OCT - Learning Spaces Integrator

Faculty/Learning Spaces Integrator

Educational Background:

  • York University, B.Ed.
  • Western University, M.Sc.
  • Trent University, B.Sc.
Jennifer Freele
Jennifer Freele, OCT - Faculty

Educational Background:

  • Cape Breton University, M.Ed (in progress)
  • Queen’s University, B.Ed.
  • Trent University, B.A.

Personal Interests

  • travel
  • writing & blogging
  • badminton
  • rowing
  • soccer
  • rock climbing
  • drama & improv
  • choir
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Joanna Glavin, OCT - Residential Don
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Rory Henderson, OCT - Faculty
Courtland Kerr
Courtland Kerr - Residential Don

Mr. Courtland Kerr has come to Rosseau Lake College all the way from the West Coast of British Columbia. He was a canoe guide and Wilderness First Aid Instructor back out West. Courtland attended the University of the Fraser Valley where he acquired a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Minor in Anthropology. Outside of the academic world Courtland is an avid canoeist and rugby player. He is most excited to explore the beautiful lakes up here in Muskoka!

Pamela Lent
Pamela Lent, OCT - Student Success

Ms. Pamela Lent loves being outdoors and has experience as an educator both in and out of the classroom. She spent years working at a summer camp leading canoe trips in various Ontario parks where she mastered the art of the perfect s’more! Pamela has worked in group homes and special education environments developing educational support plans and teaching a variety of life skills. Pamela has taught in schools and learning centres, teaching both youth and adults with different learning needs. Most recently Pamela was teaching incarcerated adults at a maximum security prison. Pamela is extremely excited to combine her love of education and the outdoors here at Rosseau Lake College.

Savanna Magee
Savanna Magee, OCT - Faculty
Educational Background:
  • Nipissing University, B.Ed.
  • Laurentian University, B.A. Hons. – Music
  • Royal Conservatory of Music, Artist Educator Foundations

Personal Interests:

  • music (flute, piano, saxophone, trumpet, clarinet, violin, guitar)
  • yoga
  • camping, canoeing, hiking
  • skiing
  • biking
  • swimming
  • ballet
  • needlework
  • volleyball
Judy Pakozdi
Judy Pakozdi, OCT - Faculty

Educational Background:

  • Kossuth Lajos University, Hungary: Teaching Degree in Mathematics and Physics at Intermediate and Senior Divisions
  • Thomson Educational Direct: Career Diploma in Accounting
  • Georgian College: Teaching and Training Adults

Personal Interests:

  • mountain biking
  • canoeing/kayaking
  • travelling
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Artur Pawliszko, OCT - Residential Don
Monica Rand
Monica Rand, OCT - Faculty

Educational Background:

  • Queen’s University, B.Ed.
  • Trent University, B.Sc.

Personal Interests:

  • rowing
  • swimming
  • cross-country running
  • wrestling
  • wilderness survival
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Tia Saley, OCT - Round Square Coordinator

 

Cory Shewfelt
Cory Shewfelt, OCT - Head House Parent of Brock House

Mr. Cory Shewfelt is a recent graduate from Lakehead University’s Bachelor of Education program, with a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature from the University of Waterloo, and comes with a background in cabinet making and summer camp. He worked in various capacities at Camp Towhee, a residential camp for youth with Learning Disabilities and associated mental health concerns. From there he explored cabinet making in the Okanagan Valley and the Simcoe region before returning to his true passion of working with youth. During all these experiences he maintained hobbies in music and drama, and kept active playing hockey whenever he could find a patch of ice, and camping with his partner and two dogs. Cory is excited to bring these diverse experiences here to Rosseau Lake College.

Nathaniel Smart
Nathaniel Smart, OCT - Foundation Years Academic Lead

Educational Background:

  • Cardiff Metropolitan University or UWIC: Master’s in Education and Post-Graduate Certification in Education
  • Nipissing University: Bachelor of Arts History/Honours, Minor in Geography

Personal Interests:

  • human & physical geography
  • traveling to world heritage sites
  • boating
  • hockey
  • guitar
Graeme Smith
Graeme Smith, OCT - Outdoor Education Lead

Faculty/Outdoor Education Lead

Educational Background:

  • Lakehead University, M.Ed., B.Ed., Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Tourism

Personal Interests:

  • Music

  • Nutrition

  • Birds

  • Sports

  • Social Justice

  • Politics

  • Fitness

  • Mindfulness

Emily Windrem
Emily Windrem OCT - Faculty

Faculty

Staff Members for 2019–2020

Len Beaulne
Len Beaulne - Student Services Mentor
Shaun Beaulne
Shaun Beaulne - Health Services Lead
Devin Bissonette
Devin Bissonette - Kitchen Staff
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Sasha Chochlowsky - Maintenance Staff
Gemma Downey
Gemma Downey - Kitchen Assistant
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Tayia Duncan - Accounting Assistant
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Crystal Forth - Kitchen Assistant
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Dale Gardner - Kitchen Staff
Brenda Gilbert
Brenda Gilbert - Housekeeping Lead
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Jennifer Higgins - Admin. Assistant
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Jolene Jacklin - Sous Chef
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Rosanne LaLone - Kitchen Staff
Robert Matheson
Robert Matheson - Chef
Jim Moring
Jim Moring - Maintenance Lead
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Kim Morton - Alumni Relations Lead
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Corrinna Peterson - Housekeeping Staff
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Jaydon Sinasac - Kitchen Staff
James Tobin
James Tobin - Maintenance Staff
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Tammy Vasic - Kitchen Assistant
Jacoline Watkinson
Jackie Watkinson - Administration Lead

Administration Lead

Employed at RLC since September of 2002 to present.

Personal Interests:

  • hockey
  • water biking
  • maple syrup production
  • horse back riding
  • gardening
  • quilting
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Alison Withey, OCT - Marketing Communications Officer

Educational Background:

Nipissing University, B.Ed.
Queen’s University, B.A. Hons. – Political Studies

 

 

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