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.
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.
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.
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!
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.