Head of School - Eric O'Donnell

eric@madronaschool.com

Eric O'Donnell has been in public and private education for over three decades. His experience has been equally divided between elementary and secondary teaching. Although his degree is in History, the great majority of his secondary teaching experience was in the area of Computer Science and Media Studies. Eric is an avid photographer and can often be found running in Stanley Park. Despite living in Vancouver, he is a loyal Toronto Maple Leafs fan.

Vice Principal of the Senior School - Paul Felts

paul@madronaschool.com

Paul ‘Wally’ Felts received a BA (Hons) degree in animation because he likes cartoons, films, jokes and story telling. He has since accumulated ten years teaching experience and was the Assistant Head teacher in an outstanding South London primary school. He has been a lead practitioner for the British Film Institute’s Media Literacy program, awarded Senior Associate status at the Teaching and Learning Academy, nominated for a National Teaching Award and is a Specialist Schools and Academies Trust scholar.

Assistant Vice Principal of the Senior School - Chelsea Chevalier

chelsea@madronaschool.com

Chelsea completed her Bachelor of Arts with a Minor in Classical Studies at the University of Ottawa, followed by her Bachelor of Education with a specialization in Junior and Intermediate Education.
Chelsea is bilingual and possesses a passion for the Arts, especially Performing Arts. She enjoys woodworking, poetry, and exploring Vancouver.

Teacher - Caelen Campbell

caelen@madronaschool.com
Caelen Campbell holds a Bachelor of Arts (Communications & Publishing) and a Certificate of Liberal Arts from Simon Fraser University. She has received her Bachelor of Education, specializing in Community of Inquiry in Teacher Education (CITE) and Elementary Education, from the University of British Columbia. She also holds certification as a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and has previously taught at a bilingual private school for young children in Mexico. Caelen loves to travel, spend time with friends and family, read, and practice yoga.

Teacher - Evan O’Donnell

evan@madronaschool.com

Evan O’Donnell received an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, with a double major in English and History. He received his Bachelor of Education specializing in Junior/Intermediate Education from the University of Ottawa. He has worked as a mentor to undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Ottawa Academic Writing Help Centre, and has volunteered in Salasaca, Ecuador teaching English to children.

Teacher - Andrea Chan

andrea@madronaschool.com

Andrea received a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto. She was born and raised in Toronto and moved to Vancouver in the spring of 2014. Before teaching at Madrona, she lived for two years in Singapore and taught Music and English Literature at an all-boys high school. In her spare time, Andrea enjoys travelling, reading, and singing in a choir.

Teacher & Financial Administrator - Olivia Schurmans

olivia@madronaschool.com

Olivia holds a Masters in Economics and Finance and worked as an auditor at Ernst & Young for several years in Belgium before moving to Vancouver. She has been working with children since then, while also designing furniture. Olivia loves to hike, ski, play tennis and woodworking.

Head of Administrative Services - Megan Bal

megan@madronaschool.com

Megan Bal completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Victoria. During her time at UVic, Megan had the opportunity to gain experience with children while working in an after-school setting throughout her first year. Megan also has experience working in a variety of administrative roles making her flexible and adaptable to any and all administrative needs. In her spare time she enjoys shopping, travelling, and seeing friends.

Teacher - Daniel Bagnall

daniel@madronaschool.com

Daniel hails from County Cork, Ireland. He graduated from University College Cork with a Bachelor of Education degree in Physical Education and French. Over the past few years he has headed the PE and French departments in a start up school in Dublin. Daniel believes that participation in sport and physical activity can teach key lessons such as hard work, teamwork, leadership and many other important traits. Daniel has been fortunate enough to spread his love for the outdoors and nature by working at Evans Lake Summer Camp in Squamish. Daniel enjoys exploring Vancouver by running, cycling and hiking.

Teacher - Malgosha Farafoszyn

malgosha@madronaschool.com

Malgosha received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Calgary, with a major in Mathematics and minor in Sociology. She received her Bachelor of Education specializing in Junior/Intermediate Education from St. Mary’s University College and holds a TEFL Certification and a Computer Diploma. She taught Senior School Mathematics in Calgary and Intermediate Mathematics in Mexico at an International IB school. She recently moved to Vancouver and enjoys exploring the city and hiking.

Teaching Assistant - Sinead Yau

sinead@madronaschool.com

Sinead was born and raised in London, England and moved to Vancouver in September 2013. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Secondary Education. Sinead taught Design Technology to students with mixed abilities in several high schools, and specialised in woodwork, graphics and textiles. In her spare time, Sinead enjoys snowboarding, biking, hiking, music concerts, and being crafty - from knitting, making her own clothes and jewellery, to designing greeting cards.

Teacher - Sarah McArthur

sarah@madronaschool.com

Sarah McArthur completed a Bachelor of Arts with honours from Queen's University concurrently with a Bachelor of Education. She moved to Vancouver in 2008 and has since worked with students with learning differences and difficulties. She is passionate about incorporating social and emotional learning into her teaching and community building. Sarah is currently working towards her Masters of Education in Educational Psychology at SFU. She keeps busy volunteering with Girl Guides, running, camping and curling.

Special Education Coordinator/School Counsellor - Pamela Bentley

pamela@madronaschool.com

Pamela completed an Honours Bachelor of Physical Education in Disability Studies from Brock University, followed by a teaching certificate in elementary education from Medaille College. She completed post graduate certification in Special Education at Queen’s University, holds a Special Education Specialist distinction in the province of BC, and is currently working on her Master of Education Degree in School Counselling. She brings with her extensive classroom, and one-on-one support experience working with children and adolescents of all ages and abilities. She enjoys online shopping, reality television, rock concerts and is a hardcore Montreal Canadiens fan.