Pro Team Categories Archives: Knob Hill Elementary Campus Student Support

Mrs. Rhonda Morrison

Mrs. Morrison’s passion in education is early literacy and learning through the arts.  She began her teaching career as a Kindergarten teacher and gradually taught many combinations of Grades 1 to 6.  She completed her MEd degree in leadership and early literacy and worked as an Early Reading Intervention and Literacy Specialist.  Her love of music and the arts was central to her work as an Assistant Principal in three Calgary Board of Education Schools.  For more than 10 years, she continued her leadership as a Principal in CBE schools with a focus on personalizing learning, literacy, and learning through the arts. For many years she has been a proud member of the CAA Adult Choir.

Now she is thrilled to support students and staff as an administrator with Calgary Arts Academy as we create a magical place where students can excel and develop their unique gifts.

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Mr. Steven Morton

Mr. Steven started with Calgary Arts Academy in 2015.

He received his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Lethbridge, graduating with distinction. He is active as an artist and performer, working with several theatre companies as an actor, director, creator and sometimes even a graphic designer. He teaches beginner piano, beginner flute and voice privately and is also employed as a church soloist.

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Ms. Leanne Kidd

Leanne Kidd (nee McIndoe) is a Calgarian dance artist, teacher and choreographer. She trained at The International School of Ballet and performed many leading roles with their Jeunesse Classique Ballet Company.  Leanne attended a number of summer schools at The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, The Banff School of Fine Arts, The American Academy of Ballet and the School of Alberta Ballet.  In 1997, she was accepted into London England’s Royal Ballet School.  After three intense years, Leanne graduated as Head Girl, receiving her R.B.S.T.C. Diploma along with several teaching certifications such as: ARAD, AISTD Cecchetti, AISTD National Folk Dance and Benesh Movement Notation Certification. Since returning to Canada, Leanne has taught in numerous studios and schools in Vancouver and Calgary.  She choreographed and staged a full-length production of GLORIA for Jeunesse Classique Ballet Co., performed in Dance Montage, Calgary Cares, Three Left Feet and Decidedly Jazz Danceworks school show, Live And In Sync.

Leanne also began immersing herself in training at DJD, first as a Scholarship Student and later in the Pre-Professional Program. In 2005, Leanne received two grants to study dance in West Africa, a life-changing experience.

Calgary Arts Academy opened their doors in 2003 where Leanne soon became the first full time artist hired in a school in Alberta. She continues to be dedicated to this innovative Kindergarten to Year 9 public charter school, both as an Arts Immersion Dance Artist and Choreographer.  Leanne is looking forward to this school year!

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Mr. Edward Mitchell

Mr. Mitchell started at Calgary Arts Academy in 2009.  He studied in the Program of Dance at the University of Calgary.

He is most passionate about dance improvisation, and deejaying comes as a close second.

He enjoys being part of Calgary Arts Academy as it is an extremely challenging and unique environment to create in.

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Ms. Lori Kearney

Lori Kearney has worked as a resident visual artist at Calgary Arts Academy since 2003 and was involved with the writing of the original charter.

She attended the University of Calgary and took courses in the Bachelor of Education and Fine Arts program and is well versed in working with special needs children.  She is skilled in many mediums including painting, sculpting, mural paintings and mosaics.

She loves working in an environment that supports its community and working with people who are passionately driven to shift the paradigm about how children learn.

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Mrs. Kimberly Hoey

Mrs. Hoey has been with Calgary Arts Academy since it began in 2003.

She graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies.  She then completed her Bachelor of Education with a fine arts and media focus at the University of British Columbia.  She graduated from the BEd program in August 2003 and started with CAA two weeks later.

Over the years, Mrs. Hoey has taught Years 3 to 6 and has enjoyed the challenge and collaboration of being a team leader.  Currently, she feels extremely lucky to be able to have her current role in resource two days per week, helping out students, staff and administration.

She feels she has learned so much from being a part of such a vibrant, growing school community, and feels fortunate to work at such an amazing school with such talented staff and students.

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