Pro Team Categories Archives: Year 4 and 5

Ms. Chantal Connolly

Ms. Connolly is thrilled to return from her maternity leave to join the Year 4/5 team! She had previously been an educator on the Year 2/3 team.

During her maternity leave, she trained and received her 200-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification. She is excited to bring what she learned into the classroom.

Ms. Connolly is a proud mother to her one-year old daughter named Annie. In 2009, Ms. Connolly completed her Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Dance from the University of Calgary. She then trained at Decidedly Jazz Danceworks in their Professional Training Program for 3 years and ultimately went back to the University of Calgary to complete her Bachelor of Education degree.

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Ms. Alyson Moore

Ms. Moore is excited to be joining the 4/5 team again this year. She recently graduated from the UBC’s Teacher Education Program where she studied Arts Education and English as a Second Language. Prior to that, she completed a BFA in Visual Art at UBC. She worked as a display artist for retail stores, as a drawing, painting, and woodshop assistant in the university, and as an primary school literacy mentor before deciding to follow her passion of teaching. In her spare time, she likes to take photographs on her film camera, make art from drawings, paintings, and textiles, and spend time outdoors with her dog.

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Mr. Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas has been teaching at Calgary Arts Academy since 2011.

Before completing his Bachelor of Education degree, he completed a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Drama at the University of Calgary as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy.

Mr. Thomas is very passionate about conceptual art as well as experimental theatre and performance art.  He really enjoys art forms that encourage “out of the box” thinking.

What Dylan loves about Calgary Arts Academy is the support given to students and staff, allowing them to grow as artists and intellectuals.  He loves his job.

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