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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Mr. Mitch Tukkimaki

Mr. Tukkimaki was a Year 6/7 practicum student at CAA during the 2017-2018 school year and is ecstatic to be starting his teaching career in the 4/5 team. After obtaining his BFA from ACAD, he went on to use his artistic skills to help organize art grant funding for local artists at festivals. His specializations include sculpting, installation, narrative creation, painting, and drawing. Mr. Tukkimaki is a born and raised Calgarian who sees the value in enriching the arts community in his own city. Some of Mr. Tukkimaki’s past times include reading fantasy and mystery novels, keeping up on the latest Nintendo games and seeking out the world’s scariest roller coasters. His favourite subjects in school were science, social studies and art class. Fun Fact about Mr Tukkimaki is that his cat Mr Rupert Giles has more followers on Instagram than he does

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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. Carl White

Mr. White joined Calgary Arts Academy for the 2013-2014 school year.

An accomplished painter, he brings a wealth of knowledge and creativity to our students.

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