Site Supervisor

Kathleen joined us in 2018 as a teacher after working as a classroom teacher at Humbercrest Public School for 5 years. She is a Mentor Digital Lead Learner for the TDSB and also worked at Todmorden Mills Museum and Nature Centre. She enjoys bringing her passion for the outdoors and technology together at the Island. She is excited about helping students fully explore, understand and respect the natural world as well as teaching them that they have an important role in sustaining it.




Allan began teaching at the science school shortly after arriving from England in 1997. He enjoys every aspect of the outdoors especially hiking/camping and playing, coaching and watching rugby.

"Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air." - Emerson.


Amy has spent a great deal of her life outdoors, and would prefer to keep it that way! She has worked as a Science teacher at the Royal Ontario Museum, an English teacher in Chiapas, Mexico, as well as an archaeologist and actor. She began her Outdoor Education career as a Natural History Interpreter at the Wye Marsh and then at Bruce Peninsula National Park. For her, the natural world is a home where she can explore, think, listen, and discover. She delights in sharing this world with others and aims to help each student discover a positive personal connection to the natural world. 




Growing up camping, canoeing and hiking all over Ontario, Brett has been involved in outdoor education for the last 20 years with the TDSB and the TRCA at various centres and loves taking students outside to explore the natural world.  


Our Interns are University of Guelph Co-operative Learning students, who have the opportunity to work at jobs that are related to their field of study. Generally students will attend University of Guelph for four months of study, and then work at a work-term placement for four months. This valuable experience is beneficial for both the Interns and the Island Natural Science School.

Current Fall 2022 Interns: Kiera Martinson, Sierra Babb



Kitchen Staff

The Nutrition Services Staff work hard to prepare foods that are delicious and nutritious. When they have been made aware of them, the staff prepare foods that meet medical, religious and moral requirements.

Staff Members: Margaret and Gianina

Caretaking Staff

Providing well-maintained, clean and safe environments, caretaking encompasses the cleaning of school and administrative facilities, mechanical checks and minor maintenance while interacting with and supporting students, staff and the community.

Caretakers: Francesco (head), Sean and Tyler


Day School Principal

Gary Pieters and Karen Urban