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Pro Team Categories Archives: Year 6 and 7

Mr. Dylan McCafferty

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.

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Ms. Charlotte Nixon

Charlotte Nixon is an actor, director, designer, filmmaker and playwright from Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada.  Charlotte has a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Education (Honours) from the University of Lethbridge. She has been teaching middle school drama for over ten years. Charlotte has also worked with Alberta Ballet, Encore: The Junior High Drama Festival,  Alberta Teacher’s Fine Arts Council, and Stratford Festival’s Teacher Conference.
It is her love of teenage drama that inspires her to write plays for today’s modern middle schooler. Charlotte has several published pieces, including her newest pirate play Silver’s Secret that was recently published by Pioneer Drama.
She is thrilled to be joining the Year 6/7 team at Calgary Arts Academy and using the Art Immersion educational philosophy to empower children. In addition to teaching students, Charlotte also works with educators from across Western Canada as an artist, teacher consultant, curriculum guide.
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Mr. Stefan Rasporich

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.

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Mr. Rob Lewis

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.

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Mr. Jeff (Ledge) Eisen

Jeff Eisen has been a commercial artist, designer and creative director for over three decades.  After finishing three years at the Ontario College of Art, Jeff continued to explore a variety of different ways to express himself, adding computers to his repertoire in the mid 1990s.  With a wealth of industry and practical knowledge, he has found teaching to be the perfect place to share his experience and apply his skills to educate the next generation of creative students.

He feels that Calgary Arts Academy is like summer camp everyday and, at this point in his career, he wouldn’t want to be doing anything else.

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