Charles is thrilled to begin new adventures in learning at North Point! With over 25 years of experience in education, Charles taught humanities in Grades 7-12 as well as multimedia and computer science in grades 4-8. He initiated and led several Grade 9 School-at-Sea west coast trips, led backcountry camping excursions, planned grade-wide mountain retreats, coached badminton, coached a debate team to an ADSA regional championship, and led junior high-wide debate tournaments where every student had an active part. In the 2021-22 school year, Charles supported student learning experiences in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands as a member of an international travel studies teaching team. He has a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta and a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology from Boise State University.
Throughout his career, Charles has held multiple roles including teaching, applied research, instructional design, and instructional leadership. He led pilot projects with students and teachers to modernize instruction in areas such as blended learning, gamification, project-based learning, robotics, and programmable electronics where students create shareable products that merge digital and physical tools. Charles recently initiated and taught in a successful blended learning program with a focus on integrating collaborative in-person learning, personalized self-directed learning, and off-site/borderless experiential learning.
With a love of the outdoors, Charles is often on local trails or in the mountains with his Husky-German Shepherd, Timber. He’s an avid hockey fan. Having been a figure skating and hockey dad for many years, Charles spends less time at rinks now that his children are in university and starting new chapters in their lives. Whenever possible he and his wife, Jillian, head to British Columbia’s Gulf Islands or Sunshine Coast to embrace outdoor life by the ocean.
Charles is very excited to join the teaching team at North Point School for Boys where learning is active, dynamic, and engaging!