Brittani has worked with youth in education and community programming for more than eight years and found her passion for working with children as a summer camp leader, nanny, and out of school club director. Originally from High River, Alberta, she pursued her post-secondary studies in Secondary Education at McGill University, before returning to Alberta in 2018 to begin working in early childhood education and the School Age Care sector. She grew up traveling overseas and changing schools frequently, so she knows first-hand the value of small classroom sizes, mentorship, and inclusive community, and feels very connected to the culture at CA. In her free time, Brittani enjoys baking, reading, and running with her cocker spaniel. In her new role with the Admissions Department, she looks forward to connecting with families and welcoming students to the wonderful learning community that is Calgary Academy.
Annick Donde earned her Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta and was first hired at Calgary Academy in 2003. During her time at CA, she taught elementary and junior high in both the Academy and Collegiate programs. Annick is a strong advocate of Calgary Academy’s nurturing, caring, and inclusive culture. She thoroughly enjoys witnessing students find their love of learning again and gain their self-confidence. Annick brings to her role as Admissions Associate extensive expertise with Calgary Academy’s philosophy and student-centered approach and a strong ability to make positive connections with each family. While not at work, you can typically find Annick spending time in the mountains with her family either skiing, biking, hiking or just being outside with nature.
Irina Dart has dedicated 20 years of educational expertise to Calgary Academy. With a keen focus on the student, she believes in helping each child achieve his/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 Calgary Academy, she has taught elementary and junior high in both the Academy and Collegiate Programs. Before her role in admissions, she was a Team Lead and an Academic Dean. As the Admissions Director, she sets a high standard of customer care and maintains a student-centered approach to enrolment. Outside of work, Irina is a busy mom to her two boys and her daughter. Irina has spent the last ten years volunteering as a hockey coordinator for her community Minor Hockey Association.