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catharineerb2016img_8165caleytaylorCatharine Erb
Current Title: Upper School Head of Latin, Latin teacher
Academic Background: BA, Specialist in Classical Languages; MA, Classical Languages; BEd; MEd, Counseling Psychology, University of Toronto

MariaGauthierMaria Gauthier
Current Title:
Upper School French teacher
Academic Background: B.A. and B.Ed. (York University), Maîtrise Français Langue Étrangère (Université de Paul Valéry Montpellier III in Montpellier, France), M.A. (OISE/University of Toronto)
Biography: I oversee ball hockey intramurals and the Role Playing Club at UCC. A life-changing book for me was Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

janeli2187caleytaylorJane Li
Current Title:
Upper School Mandarin teacher
Academic Background: B.A. in Chinese language and literature (Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin, China), certificate of advanced studies in modern Chinese language and literature (East China Normal University, Shanghai, China)
International Teaching Experience: Ma Lu High School, Jia Ding County, Shanghai, China (1986 to 1987); Shanghai University, Shanghai, China (1986 to 1999)
Biography: I’m the first Mandarin teacher at UCC. The most exciting teaching moment was when my students became world champions in the “Chinese Bridge – Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Secondary School Students” in 2010 when I was the Canadian team leader, and in 2013. Before moving to Canada, I taught Chinese language and literature at Shanghai University and was a freelance writer. Confucius said, “You cannot open a book without learning something.” I enjoy reading.

andrewmccubbin2016img_8472caleytaylorAndrew McCubbin
Current Title:
Upper School French teacher
Academic Background: B.A. in French language and literature (Western University), B.A. in English language and literature (Western University), B.Ed. (Althouse College)
Biography: My interests are diverse and include a passion for
athletics — rugby in particular — and theatre. I hope that my lessons are engaging and include a variety of interactive and memorable educational activities and encourage students to think of language learning as a positive life skill. I worked in England, France and Italy before coming to UCC. I love to travel and have been blessed with a number of opportunities to experience new cultures as a teacher and a rugby player.

robertscatozza2322caleytaylorRobert Scatozza
Current Title: Upper School French teacher
Academic Background: Hon. B.A. (University of Toronto), B.Ed. (OISE/University of Toronto), Masters in Italian language and literature (University of Toronto)
Biography: I enjoy playing sports and speaking different languages. I coach U16A soccer in the fall and U14 tennis in the spring. I love travelling and have taught in France and Switzerland and studied in Italy. My parents motivated me to become a language teacher as I always enjoyed imparting knowledge to others and communicating using the languages I’ve studied.

SoledadVerwoerd_IMG_7825CaleyTaylorSoledad Verwoerd
Current Title: Upper School Spanish teacher
Academic Background: BA Arts & Letters (Universidad Catolica de Chile) MA in Hispano-American Literature (Universidad Catolica de Chile)
Work Experience: Spanish teacher in London, UK, Bogota, Colombia, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Miami, Florida, USA, and Toronto, Canada
Biography: Born in Santiago, Chile, I’ve been fortunate to have traveled the world and have four wonderful children. I’ve been a teacher all my career, and my favourite subject to teach is Spanish Literature. I love it because it never stops to surprise and delight me how students react, interpret, and understand the works. One of my favourite activities outside of teaching is not really a hobby, but a passion, which is bridge. I learned over many years in many countries, and through the game I’ve met many fabulous, interesting people.