Derek Doucet has joined the Residential Head of House team in Ryder House after four years of teaching French and Outdoor Education at The Grove. In addition to teaching, Derek is a coach, has helped to create the Safe Space Club and has been an integral force in bringing “Movember” to LCS! Before arriving at LCS, Derek taught at Greenwood College, was a camp director at Swallowdale Camp International and a kindergarten teacher in Korea. Derek is joined in Ryder House by his wife Erica ’95, son Nigel and daughter Roxanna.
After working at The Grove for six years, Carrie made the transition from academics to take on a role in the residential side of the school in Wadsworth House in 2011. Carrie, her husband Rory and son Pendleton, welcomed twins, Lucy and Finn, in early 2012. In September of 2016, Carrie moved across the field to Ondaatje House where she has made a warm and comforting place for all the girls that live there, and all those that visit. Carrie has been able to take care of her family, and her girls in the residence, all while working in the Guidance and Learning department as Learning Strategist. She is mastering the art of multitasking, while devoting all she has to all of her different roles.
Head of Moodie House, Social Sciences Teacher, Advisor
As Head of House, Kerrie Hansler feels it is a privilege to be part of the Moodie girls’ daily lives. She enjoys helping them develop into independent, responsible young women who understand the importance of global citizenship. For Kerrie, Moodie House is a cozy home, filled with many vibrant and engaging personalities. Kerrie has travelled to over 30 countries and is a seasoned service project leader. In addition, she teaches Grade 12 Canadian and International Law, Learning Strategies, and through the summer she instructs Introduction to Business in the Summer Academy.
Head of Cooper House, Outdoor Education Assistant, Advisor
As Head of Cooper House, an Outdoor Education instructor, athletics coach, and Maple Syrup co-ordinator, Garret Hart enjoys the opportunity to get students enthusiastically exploring the natural environment at The Grove. He feels privileged to provide support and teach life skills to the young men of Cooper House, guiding their social, emotional, academic, and physical development. Garret believes that mutual trust is the backbone for living in a community like LCS and encourages students to get everything they can out of their experience at the school. But, the best part of his job is, of course, driving the Zamboni on the Bob Armstrong Rink!
Head of Grove House, Coordinator of International Student Affairs, Advisor
Jennifer Horrigan '99 graduated from LCS and continued her education at Providence College in Rhode Island. She returned to work as an Assistant Head of House and School Life Assistant before becoming Head of Grove House. An avid softball and hockey player, golfer, and equestrienne, Jennifer exemplifies confidence, endurance, independence, and team play as a coach and Head of House. She loves getting to know each student, sharing their successes and stresses, finding each moment energizing and rewarding.
Head of Rashleigh House, Director of Residences, Outdoor Education Teacher
Andrew Johnston '95 combines a vast amount of boarding experience with an international education and a love of the outdoors. A graduate of LCS, a former Assistant Head of House, and camp counsellor, Andrew understands how to keep the boys of Rashleigh House energized and engaged with academics and school life. As an Outdoor Education teacher, he loves to share his passion for nature, and enjoys the woods and lake that are his backyard.
After six years of involvement with the day student group as Head of Armstrong House, Jim and his family (Kristeen, Madia, Harper and Judd) were excited to make the move onto campus when Jim took on responsibilities for Matthews House in the summer of 2013. In keeping with his own educational philosophy, Jim sees the ongoing development of character and resilience in the student as a key part of the LCS difference. Jim joined the staff of LCS in September 2003 after nine years of teaching in British Columbia and Ontario. Whether it is teaching in the English department at LCS, coaching in the hockey program, or travelling to Mount Everest with the Ondaatje Expedition in 2011, Jim feels fortunate to continue to be a part of the spirit of The Grove through so many varied experiences.
Head of Lower Colebrook, Science and Outdoor Education Teacher, Advisor
Vera Wilcox is Head of Uplands House, Director of Student Life, and the school’s travel co-ordinator. She is very much in the centre of boarding life programming, helping students plan Friday and Saturday events, spirit week, day trips, carnivals, and Paper House spirit events, in addition to organizing travel for long weekends and breaks. As a tennis coach, Vera is also involved in the athletics program. She loves being with the students of Uplands House and helping all students plan activities that make The Grove so much fun. For Vera, the community, the appreciation for the outdoors, the event planning, and the values of the school make her job truly enjoyable.