New RLC Staff
RLC is proud to welcome 5 new staff members to the team!
Firstly, our four new Residential Dons bring a wealth of skill and experience:
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.
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.
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.
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!
And finally, our new Academic Lead is Mr. Graham Vogt (pronounced "vote"), 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. He arrived in July with his wife Tia (also an educator with experience around the world, Wilderness First Responder training, impressive skills as a trained glassblowing artist, canoeing certifications...), their daughter Makena (“Maki,” 6 years old) and son Guthrie (“Gus,” 3 years old).