Faculty

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Billy Gilliland

Principal

Mr. Gilliland earned his Bachelor of Education Honours Degree in Glasgow, Scotland and has taught in Alberta schools for nineteen years.

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Samantha Alessi

Upper School Teacher

Miss Alessi is originally from Brampton, Ontario, but has lived in Alberta for five out of the last six years.

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Lonnie Antal

Co-Founder and Middle School Teacher

Mrs. Antal is a co-founder of Edison School.

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Ashley Armstrong

Lower School Teacher

Originally from Killarney, Manitoba, Ms. Armstrong has been teaching at Edison School since 2011.

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Susan Armstrong

Middle School Teacher

Mrs. Armstrong obtained her Bachelor of Fashion Design degree while in Toronto and was awarded the Governor General Silver Medal for excellence.

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Ruth Daly

Lower School Teacher

Mrs. Daly teaches Grade 3 at Edison. She has been teaching for over 20 years, and at Edison since 2003.

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Terri DeMos

Upper School Teacher

Ms. DeMos earned an Honours English degree from the University of Alberta, and soon after graduated with distinction from the Secondary Education Program.

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Jeff Friesen

Middle School Teacher

Mr. Friesen has been teaching at Edison since 2005.

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Karen Gormley

Middle School Teacher

Miss Gormley joined Edison School in 2013.

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Blair Harker

Lower School Teacher

Mrs. Harker was born in Red Deer, Alberta, but moved to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, when she was seven years old.

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Shauna Palmer

Lower School Teacher

Mrs. Palmer graduated from the University of Alberta with her Bachelor of Education degree.

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Julia Power

Lower School Teacher

Mrs. Power received her Bachelor of Education with a minor in Educational Psychology from the University of Alberta.

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Amber Robinson

Lower School Teacher

Mrs. Robinson is a returning teacher to Edison following a four-year leave to be home with her children.

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Cheryl Ryan

Middle School Teacher

Mrs. Ryan is a Scottish native who obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in French, Spanish and German from the University of the West of Scotland.

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Megan Scheirman

Lower School Teacher

Mrs. Scheirman was born and raised in southern Alberta.

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Carlos Schroeder

Upper School Teacher

Mr. Schroeder was born and grew up in Brazil, where he obtained his bachelor degree in Physics and MSc in education.

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Tamara Smith

Middle School Teacher

Mrs. Smith was born and raised in Calgary, where she first began a career in Human Resources.

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Victoria Smith

Lower School Teacher

Originally from England, Miss Smith moved to Canada as a child and enjoyed the maritime lifestyle for many years.

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Hayley Twist

Upper School Teacher

Dr. Twist is currently teaching sciences at the grade 7 - 12 levels.

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Gale Zhang

Middle School Teacher

Mr. Zhang was born and raised in Beijing, China.