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.
I am continually inspired by our students to improve the delivery of school services, educational success rates and overall quality of life for children with medical needs and their families.
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.
I enjoy creating an environment where everyone contributes their stories, ideas, thoughts, inquiries, and is active in learning. I can see students learn the skills, build confidence, and be empowered to make a meaningful contribution to their world.
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.
I enjoy participating in hands-on experiences with children. Through exploration of inquiry, children become engaged and begin to develop a love for learning.