Name: V. Blenman Department: Student Success Teacher, Counselor for Support Room, Credit Recovery Bio: I’ve been teaching for over 25 years and I still love school! I’m passionate about words, their power to inspire, to heal, to effect societal changes So I write and perform spoken word poetry, and encourage students to do the same. I believe one of the best gifts you can give to another human being is kindness, so I strive to be kind in words and deeds.
Name: S. Chornenki Department: Technology (Curriculum Leader) Bio:You can usually find Ms. Chornenki with a group of photographers digitally capturing the winning moment of the game for the Thomson Yearbook. Or with a video crew live broadcasting the Spirit Assembly. Or leading an ICT SHSM workshop. Or on the bus to see the Reel Canada Film Festival with her classes. Or hosting the Graphic Design and Video Production Skills Canada Competition Here at Thomson. But you can usually find her in the Communications Technology Lab (room 264) at lunch for some extra help. Drop in and say Hello.
Name: Ms Clifford Department: French Bio: Ms. Clifford Loves to read, especially biographies or autobiographies. She also loves dancing, and playing sports, especially baseball and volleyball.
Name:V.Gilbert Role: Librarian Bio: Reading is my passion. Love to travel whenever I can. Adore animals.
Name: J. Homewood Currently on Leave Bio: Began teaching in 2007 after a lengthy career in publishing. Enjoy all sorts of outdoor activities, especially cycling, swimming and cross country skiing.
Name: Lawrence Johnson Department: Guidance Bio: I coach the swim team, swim for fitness, I like BSG,SNG etc.
Name: Ms. Paula Kenn Department: Phys. Ed., Science Bio: I help run intramurals, carnivals and grade 9 a field day. I coach volleyball and curling and also curl on a competitive team outside of school hours.
Name:Mr. Edmund Kim Department: Science Bio: I am the Curriculum Leader of Science, AP Associate Co-ordinator, and General Manager/Lead Mentor of FIRST Robotics Team 5719. Outside of classes, I enjoy traveling, seeing the sights and sounds of nature.
Name: Dawn LeGrow
Department: History/Geography (ACL)
Bio: I am a foverever student. Current issues and the history behind those issues always makes the light bulbs go off in my brain. My senior class have blogs and I do use twitter for educational purposes.
Name: M. Neto Department: Business and English Bio: When Ms. Neto was a kid she had a dream: a dream to be a teacher! After high school she enjoyed 9 years of corporate challenges and benefits. This led to Ms. Neto making a drastic career change. She returned to university to become an official teacher. She brings to her classes real business world examples for the next generation of business workers, her students. She challenges her students to be both successful and creative, staying one step ahead of their competition and to enjoy life. Ms. Neto has a variety of interests. She loves nature: everything from the sun to the moon and all the beautiful living creatures and plants and trees on this planet. Ms. Neto is currently writing a teenage novel. It is about different teenage cultural experiences that she spent a year researching when she travelled around the world studying different people and places. One day her novel will be a part of the high school English curriculum!
Name: Anthony Parise Department: English (Curriculum Leader) Bio: Mr. Parise is the Curriculum Leader of English and has been teaching at David and Mary Thomson C.I. since 2001. He truly believes that every student can learn to love Shakespeare. Known as "the loudest teacher" at DMT, Mr. Parise enjoys bringing his passion for teaching to the classroom.
Name: Ms. Judy White Department: The Arts Bio: I love to paint, visit galleries, travel, go to theatre and cook.