Sunnybrook has a dedicated and highly qualified faculty. We take pride in creating a nurturing and stimulating learning environment for our students.  Our qualified, talented teachers have received extensive training in the IB PYP. Our faculty is a devoted group of professionals; student learning and success are our primary motivators. Five members of our staff are members of the IB Educators Network, providing IB workshops and conducting school visits.

The SBS Leadership Team

Irene Davy, Ph.D., Principal & Director

Our director, Irene Davy, received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Vienna. After eight years in Austria and two years in Hamilton she returned to Toronto where she soon began to work with Mrs. Hoff at Sunnybrook. Dr. Davy is a parent of three grown children, all of whom are SBS Alumne. She has guided the school through many changes, including the implementation of the IB PYP and the recent addition.

In 2001, Dr. Davy was invited to join the IB Educator Network and she has since developed and led workshops and school visits for IB on three continents. She has participated in curriculum committees in Cardiff for the IB PYP, and is the past Chair of the Primary Years Programme Committee for the IB. Dr Davy served on the International Heads committee for IB as well as the IB Education Committee, the IBNA Board of Directors and the IB Board of Governors.

Teralee Brunn, BA, BEd. Director of Admissions & Vice Principal

Ms. Brunn has been at Sunnybrook School since 1992. During those years she has taught grades 2, 3 and 6 and most recently, Senior Kindergarten. Ms Brunn became our Vice Principal in 1997 and is a dynamic presence in all areas of school life. She is a member of the IB Educatorʼs Network and conducts workshops for IB, specializing in Early Childhood Learning. In addition, Ms. Brunn coordinates and choreographs the SBS musical production every year. In 2012 Ms Brunn became Director of Admissions, joining the administration full-time.  She is the mother of two boys, both of whom are Sunnybrook Alumni.

Tanya Low, BA BEd, Curriculum Coordinator

Ms. Low joined the SBS faculty in 1998, taught grade 2 for many years and is currently teaching our grade 4 class. In her role as Curriculum Coordinator, Ms. Low is responsible for developing our language arts and mathematics programs, ensuring skills development and enrichment in both of these areas. She works with the team to ensure consistency throughout the grades, and guide teachers in best practice. Ms. Low has a significant role in assisting the leadership team in planning future directions in programme development. Ms. Low is an experienced workshop leader for IB. She is also the mother of two boys, both of whom are graduates of Sunnybrook School.

Michael Rossiter, BA, BEd, MA, IB PYP Coordinator

Mr. Rossiter joined our faculty in 2002 and has been teaching our grade 6 class ever since. In his role as IB coordinator he works with  our curriculum cooordinator and studio teachers to develop our unique SBS curriculum, ensure cohesion in the program, and facilitate collaborative learning amongst staff. In addition, Mr. Rossiter communicates with IB on behalf of the school and is an experienced IB workshop leader. Mr Rossiter's two daughters are recent Sunnybrook graduates.


JK          Mrs Valerie Tih, BA, B ED, Dip AT

SK         Ms Lindsay Denning, BA, BEd
             Ms Sarah Power-Smith, BA, BEd

GR 1     Ms Elora Camplin, BA, BEd

GR 2     Ms Jayne Hamilton, BA, BEd

GR 3     Mr Adam Lem, BA, BEd

GR 4     Ms Jenni Bernardi, BA, BEd

GR 5     Mr Robert Corbett, BA, BEd

GR 6     Mr Michael Rossiter, BA, BEd, MA
             Ms Tanya Low, BA, BEd

Studio Support           Ms Rachelle Smith, BA, BEd

Music                        Ms Lindsey Berthiaume, BA, BEd, MA, DEd

Physical Education     Mr Chris Woodward, BA, BEd

JR French                   Mme Julie Le Maitour, BA, BEd

SR French                  Mme Samia Lahmar, BA, BEd

Teacher Librarian      Ms Jen Mactaggart, BA, BEd, MSc