Katie Doering, Principal

Bachelor of Education, Special Education Specialist, PhD

Katie began working at RMHC Toronto in 2003 and was instrumental in the creation of RMHC Toronto School. In the classroom, Katie excels at merging students’ interests, and social and emotional needs, with curriculum requirements. As a principal, she is known for her innovation, commitment to creating inclusive learning communities, and ability to help others reach their full potential. Katie has researched educational opportunities and resources available to children with medical needs, and how to best communicate difficult knowledge to children. Her award-winning dissertation examined picture books featuring main characters with cancer. Katie is often invited to share her expertise at local and international events.

Ryan Day, Teacher

Bachelor of Education, Primary/Junior Math Specialist

Ryan began teaching at RMHC Toronto School in 2016. Previously he spent two years teaching on a reserve in Northern Manitoba and two years working in the United Kingdom. Ryan’s passion is in mathematics, where he completed a specialist degree in 2020. His favourite aspect of teaching at RMHC Toronto School is the cooperative, family-like atmosphere where students and teachers work collaboratively in their learning.

Mishelle Garay, Teacher

Bachelor of Education

Mishelle began teaching at RMHC Toronto School in 2014. She is passionate about teaching science and language because both subjects provide students with opportunities for curiosity, taking risks, overcoming challenges and discovering ways to grow. Mishelle’s favourite part about teaching at RMHC Toronto School is seeing how including students’ lives, cultures, and experiences in all aspects of the learning environment, supports rich and meaningful learning experiences.

Alyssa Ferrer, Registered Early Childhood Educator

Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Alyssa began teaching at RMHC Toronto in 2020. She has experience in different childcare settings working with children of various ages. Alyssa has a passion for exploring, extending, and enhancing children’s interests. Her favourite part about teaching at RMHC Toronto is being able to collaborate with children and develop curriculums that are meaningful to them.