Vanessa has been in the early learning and childcare industry for the past 10 years in management and admissions. She has many years of experience in early childcare education, registration, management, accreditation standards, and early childhood mental health development. In her spare time, she volunteers with seniors and is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Business Administration specializing in Accounting. Vanessa is the newest member of our Admissions Team offering innovative ideas and a fresh outlook on our bright future ahead!
Annick Donde has been part of Calgary Academy since she was first hired as a junior high teacher in 2003. Afterwards, she moved into an elementary lead teaching role, before taking some time at home with her children. Annick continued her practice during that time substitute teaching, and has since moved into a new role in our admissions department. Annick brings to her new role extensive experience and knowledge of teaching students with unique needs and expertise in forming strong connections with parents and students. She is looking forward to continuing to apply her classroom expertise to the admissions department, and to growing within the organization.
Irina Dart has dedicated 18 years of educational expertise to Calgary Academy. With a keen focus on the student, she believes in helping each child achieve his or her potential. Irina earned her Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Calgary and her MBA at Wilfred Laurier University. During her years at CA, she taught elementary and junior high in both the Academy and Collegiate Programs, before moving into Team Lead and Academic Dean roles. As the Admissions Director, she sets a high standard of customer care and maintains a student-centered approach to enrolment. Outside of work, she is a busy hockey mom to her two boys and dance mom to her daughter. Irina has spent the last eight years volunteering as a hockey coordinator for her Minor Hockey Association.