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Studio Faculty

We are excited that this team of passionate teachers, with decades worth of experience educating students with learning disabilities, will be working alongside our students at Rundle Studio.

picture of John Wolf Mr. John Wolf | Principal

I started with Rundle Academy in September of 2005 with over a decade of experience working with students who have learning disabilities. During my time at the Academy, I taught in both the elementary and junior high programs and held divisional and curriculum leadership positions. Over the span of my teaching career, I have taught in several schools including international teaching experiences in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Singapore. 

I hold a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Winnipeg and a Masters of Education in Administration. 

I am married to my wife, Caley, and we have two sons, Zachary (9) and Crosby (7). 

I enjoy travelling, reading, and playing almost any sport. A glutton for punishment, I have participated in several marathons and ultra-marathons including the Oxfam Trailwalker 100 km race in Hong Kong and the Borneo Ultra Trail Marathon. 

As part of giving back to the community, I have helped raise money for the Tabitha Foundation of Cambodia and participated in a house-building program. I continue to volunteer at Soup Sisters, raised money for Movember and I am proud to sponsor the Rundle Gives program. 

Rundle Studio combines opportunity and equity beyond the walls of a building.

John Wolf

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Mrs. Tisha Mellor | Teacher

In the fall of 2004, I started teaching at Rundle Academy in the elementary division. I have over 15 years of experience working with students who have learning disabilities. Prior to teaching at Rundle, I taught at another independent school for individuals with special needs. During the past several years I have tutored at all three divisions, both in-person and online.

I received my Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Calgary.

I am married with two children. I have spent the past six years at home with my kids and now they are both students at Rundle College.

During my leisure time, I enjoy spending time in the mountains with my family and friends. I also enjoy camping, hiking, biking, and swimming in the summer and cross country skiing, and snowshoeing in the winter.

As part of giving back to the community, I helped build the Academy school playground in 2014. Over the last two years, I have raised funds for the diabetes association and I volunteer for my community hockey league with fundraising and tournaments.

Teaching online is so unique as it blends the best practices of teaching with excellent technology.

Tisha Mellor

Mrs. Danna Euverman | Teacher

I am new to the Rundle community this year and I am so thrilled to be here! I look forward to working with our students and I have over a decade of experience working with students with disabilities. 

I grew up in the state of Michigan and taught math at the middle school and high school levels for five years in the district where I grew up. When I moved to Washington, DC in 2015 I taught at a middle school for two years — go Yellowjackets! I wrapped up my teaching career in the US as a Special Education Coordinator working closely with families during the special education process. I also supported teachers in their classrooms and building administrators with state and federal regulations.

I earned my Bachelor of Education degree from Central Michigan University and a Masters of Education in Leadership from Saginaw Valley State University. 

My husband, Jared, and I have been married since 2019 and our pride and joy is our hairless dog, Mochi. My family resides in Michigan, and I have many friends scattered around the states. 

Teaching community fitness classes in Calgary is a passion of mine and I love to be active, travel, explore the city of Calgary, and try new restaurants in the area. I moved to Calgary in September 2019 and I love it when I get recommendations to local attractions, restaurants, and “Calgary staples” to explore with our family and friends.

Rundle Studio provides a safe and engaging environment for students to reach their full potential “in the cloud”. Let’s have some fun reaching that potential!

Danna Euverman

Mrs. Karen Goepen-Wee | Teacher

I began teaching at Rundle College in 2009 and moved to Rundle Academy in 2014. Prior to that, I taught for nine years in a variety of educational settings throughout the province of Alberta. During the last 21 years, I have worked extensively with students with learning disabilities and ADHD. I earned my Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Calgary. Most recently I completed my Masters of Education in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Educational Neuroscience and Supporting Mental Health in Children. 

I am happily married to my husband Ben and our two sons, Linden (10) and Tucker (8), attend Rundle College too.

In my free time, I enjoy music, gardening, reading, camping, cooking, and travelling. As a family, we are always planning new overseas adventures. 

I am proud to support the Rundle Gives program, The TED-Ed Club and TEDx Program, and a number of music and art initiatives throughout Calgary and Alberta.

Teaching at Rundle Studio enables me to break down barriers of access and work one-on-one with students in a highly personalized online environment.

Karen Gopen-Wee