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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Dylan McCafferty began life as a traveler to far off archaeological destinations. He has excavated cultural remains in Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain, and his own backyard. He is an avid reader of books, writer of stories and poems, and cooker of deliciousness. He started with CAA in 2018 and brings his own brand of enthusiasm, creativity, and of course, a touch of madness. Prior to that he has taught here in Calgary, as well as in Victoria, BC. Dylan graduated from U of Calgary in 2010 with BAs in English and Political Science. He earned his Bachelor of Education at the University of Victoria in 2013. Dylan is exceptionally excited for the opportunity to learn along side new and unique students here at Calgary Arts Academy.
Mr. Rasporich has been with Calgary Arts Academy since its inception in 2003. He has a Masters of Arts degree in Educational Technology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre.
He is passionate about screenwriting and songwriting.
What he likes about Calgary Arts Academy is how we practice the values of the Circle of Courage every day.
Mr. Lewis started at Calgary Arts Academy in 2012, initially doing his student-teacher practicum, then as a full-time teacher.
Originally from Winnipeg, in 2001 he graduated from Dalhousie University in Halifax with majors in Marine Biology and Biochemistry. For four years, he taught microbiology at the university and researched grey seals on Sable Island, Nova Scotia.
In 2005, he created the charity Push for the Cure. As an inaugural event, he long-boarded with three friends from coast to coast, raising nearly $1 million for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.