Tony Amirault, BSc (Physics), BEd, MEd, has been a physics instructor for the Halifax School Board for 32 years, teaching regular and advanced physics at grade 11 and 12 levels. He currently teaches physics at Halifax West High School. To deal with the difficulty that many students have with physics, Tony has developed presentation strategies and demonstration techniques that make the concepts manageable and therefore understandable.
Jerry Amiro, BSc, BEd, MA, taught in the public school system for over thirty years. As a teacher of all levels of high school math from Grade 10 remedial to calculus he has great experience in dealing with students of all ability levels and math backgrounds. He is used to dealing with a wide variety of concerns. Jerry has an informal approach and gives students much individual attention. He concentrates on building confidence while challenging his students.
Steve Angelidis, BSc (Biology), PhD (Biology), BEd, initially set out to pursue a research career in biological oceanography. However, he discovered along the way that he had a strong preference for teaching. Helping students grasp concepts and come to better understand the natural world brought great satisfaction. So Steve changed direction. He has been a teacher with the Halifax School Regional Board for 26 years, teaching regular and advanced biology at grade 11 and 12 levels. He has also taught science and math at the junior high and community college levels. Steve currently teaches biology and oceanography at Halifax West High School.
Frank Brown B.Sc.(Math), B.Eng., B.Ed., M.Ed. has a long standing relationship with the Dalhousie University College of Continuing Education, having taught many University Prep math courses over two decades. As well as teaching in the College’s University Prep Program, Frank has also taught for several years in the University’s Global Assessment Certificate program, teaching international students to develop their English skills through mathematics. Frank is a full-time Mathematics teacher at Prince Andrew High School, having taught all the levels in the high school curriculum. As part of Frank’s teaching practice, he believes in giving students the freedom to construct their own learning through rigorous problem solving, and a discovery approach to formulating mathematical principles. In years past, Frank was involved in the development of a videoconference and online Calculus course through MOODLE which allowed students, from a remote high school, to be a part of his class at the high school where he teaches. When not teaching Frank enjoys spending time with his wife Barbara and children Matthew and Katherine.
David Cross, BSc (Physics/Math), BEd, was a high school mathematics instructor for the Halifax Regional School Board for 35 years, teaching Mathematics at all levels from grade 10 foundational level to grade 12 calculus. During his tenure with the Board, he also taught physics and computer science. Since his retirement in 2010, he has remained active in teaching high school academic math to naval recruits in the summer of 2010, teaching Western Teaching methodology to teachers in China and most recently, teaching Pre-Calculus math for Dalhousie University’s College of Continuing Education from 2010 – 2012, David directs, facilitates and encourages all students to completely understand each mathematical concept and the role they play in the mastery of problem solving.
Paul Keeler, BA hons (Engl), BSW, BEd, MA (Engl), Cert Adult Ed, has been teaching Writing Skills for Academic Study for Dalhousie University College of Continuing Education and English Composition and Literature for Saint Mary's since 1995. Paul's excellent command of writing skills, his patient and insightful approach to learning, and his experience of creating a learning environment where participants feel both stimulated and nurtured are reflected in his evaluations from students.
Robert Nalepa, BSc Hons (Chem), MSc (Chem), BEd, MCIC, has taught High School Chemistry for over 30 years at all levels including Advanced Level Chemistry and the International Baccalaureate Chemistry program. He was an Assistant Examiner for the International Baccalaureate Organization for Chemistry. He has taught for Dalhousie University College of Continuing Education since 1992. Rob is the author of a number of Chemistry textbooks including the textbook used for the University Prep Chemistry course. He has won several awards for teaching, including the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Science, the Chemical Institute of Canada Award for High School Teaching, and a Shell Merit Fellowship Award. Rob understands the difficulty students have with learning Chemistry and is able to build their confidence through his clear presentations using a variety of teaching strategies. He encourages and supports his students to do their best.