Originally from Saskatchewan, I have spent most of my life in Alberta. Growing up just outside of Edmonton, I loved playing sports, and played hockey, baseball, volleyball, and participated in track and field and cross-country running. With my love of sports, I decided to be a PE teacher after graduating from high school. 
I attended the University of Alberta where I participated in their study abroad program and got my first taste of international travel. I spent four months in sunny Singapore, travelling around Southeast Asia on weekends and school holidays. I returned to Alberta long enough to finish my Bachelor of Education, and then left again to teach in the UK and later, Taiwan. Both teaching experiences were fantastic opportunities to learn about other cultures. 
Upon returning to Alberta, I taught Social Studies and PE at Savanna School, a wonderful rural school. It was here that I met my husband, with whom I have two very busy boys. After teaching in Peace Wapiti School Division for numerous years, I took a position teaching Adult Literacy and ESL with the Dawson Creek Literacy Society, where I taught for 6 years.
I am now thrilled to be part of the talented team at SCcyber, as it allows me to combine my passions- teaching students of all ages and travel. Currently, my family and I are living in Costa Rica where we get to enjoy the sun, beach, and fresh tropical fruits on a daily basis. If you have questions about the course, or about life here in the tropics, please send me an email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


My name is Tom De Vries,  or T.O.M.,  which stands for Teacher Of Math,  so the name fits!

I've been teaching math for over 35 years and still find it fascinating!   

There is always something new to learn and interesting things to discover.

I've spent many of those years teaching online,  and enjoy using technology to help students with their math courses.

My wife and I are getting close to 40 years of marriage, and we have 2 children and 7 grand children.

In my spare time I enjoy cycling.  


The past few years I've participated in several "bike packing" events,  where you ride long distances carrying enough stuff to be self supported.  

I love to be outside in remote places and enjoy exploring new places on my bike.

If you need to contact me,  you can reach me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The future belongs to those 
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Eleanor Roosevelt

I am looking forward to being your instructor this year, so let's get to know each other shall we? My name is Ms. Linda Robinson and I have been with Sunchild E-Learning for over 10 years. I graduated from the University of Alberta and have been teaching for quite a few years now, including Red   Deer College for 5 years. My major in University was Instructional Technology and my minor was Aboriginal Studies, so this is really my dream job!

I live in Rocky Mountain House with my children, and we enjoy the outdoors.  My girls attended ScCyber and graduated from the program, one went on to Lethbridge College and graduated with her Registered Massage Therapy Diploma, and the other is in year 3 of the Bachelor of Education program at the University of Alberta.  Both graduated a year early because they were able to fast track through e-learning!

As a family, we enjoy the outdoors, ski (and snowboard), boat and love to treasure hunt.   I have discovered the joy of riding, and do that as much as I can when the weather is great.   I hope your year is a great year, and if you ever need to contact me, you can email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tân’si Dorothy Thunder nitisîyihkâson, nîya nehiyawiskwew Little Pine First Nation, Saskatchewan ohci. Kahkiyaw kitatamiskâtinâwâw. Hello, my name is Dorothy Thunder, I am Plains Cree from Little Pine First Nation, Saskatchewan. I greet all of you. I completed the Bachelors of Arts degree in Native Studies at the University of Alberta in April 2002. I began teaching Introductory Cree as a Sessional Instructor at the Faculty of Native Studies in September 2002. I enjoy teaching the Cree language and having the great opportunity to meet so many wonderful students. This is my very first time teaching an on-line course. I am looking forward to an enjoyable school year.

If you would like to contact me, please don't hesitate to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Hello! My name is Shawn Lawrence and I live in Calgary, Alberta. I am happily married and I have a 12-year-old son in junior high and 3-year-old black lab named Blue. While we have been in Calgary for over a decade, I still hold true to my Oilers, whereas other members of my family have opted to take allegiance with lesser teams.

I am a graduate of the University of Alberta with two bachelor degrees. I have a Bachelor of Science with a specialization in genetics as well as a Bachelor of Education in which I majored in biological sciences and minored in mathematics. I have taught junior and senior high science and math for the past fifteen years, mainly in the private system in Calgary. The focus of my most recent years as a teacher has been mainly in the subject of chemistry.

Outside of my professional career, most of my interests are sports related. I am an avid golfer and I love the game of basketball as well (although my age is allowing me to do less and less of the latter these days). I also enjoy playing racquet sports such as tennis, badminton, and table tennis with my family and friends.   My favorite activities also include hiking, mountain biking, skiing, and entering extreme obstacle races such as “The Spartan Race”. Some of my most cherished moments are being a proud dad in the stands at my son’s hockey and volleyball games.

I am definitely excited about the opportunity to teach and connect with math students in the on-line environment. While not completely new to e-learning, I know that I have a lot to learn and absorb as a new staff member at Sunchild. I am definitely looking forward to taking on this new challenge and journey in my life.

If you need to reach me, I may be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. See you on-line!

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