Meet the Teachers

Katie Doering
Katie Doering,
Bachelor of Education, Master of Arts, Special Education Specialist

Katie is from Burlington, Ont. and has been teaching at RMHC Toronto School since it opened in 2004. Her favourite part of teaching here is that, unlike in a more traditional school, Katie can teach up to eight grades at the same time. She is a huge fan of books, so Language is an exciting subject for her to teach. From picture books like Harold and the Purple Crayon and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, to mystery stories like Nancy Drew and young adult novels like The Hunger Games, Katie loves discovering and exploring books with students. Outside of school, Katie plays the French horn in a band, enjoys taking dance classes and is an avid moviegoer. More than anything, she loves exploring Toronto’s attractions with her family.

Ryan Day
Bachelor of Education

Ryan is from Port Colborne, Ont. and began teaching at RMHC Toronto School in 2016. Previously he spent two years teaching in Northern Manitoba and two years in England. His favourite aspect of teaching at RMHC Toronto is the cooperative, family-like atmosphere in the classroom, where students and teachers work much more closely in their learning. Ryan loves to be active by playing sports (particularly tennis), going for runs and exercising at the gym, so it comes as no surprise that his favourite subject to teach is physical education. Outside of school, Ryan likes to spend his free time with his friends and family, traveling abroad and participating in a variety of Toronto sporting leagues. 

Mishelle GarayMishelle Garay
Bachelor of Education

Mishelle is from Toronto, Ont. and began teaching at RMHC Toronto School in 2018. Her favorite part of teaching at RMHC Toronto is seeing how the students curiosity, wonderment, and love of learning is invigorated in a multi-grade learning community. The students are in an environment where teachers, principals, support staff, and students are excited to come to school to share new ideas and or add new experiences in their learning. Unlike her own preference as a child, science and language have become her favourite subjects to teach. Although these subjects seemed to be full of rules that she never felt she could express the right way, now it has become an opportunity for endless curiosity, challenges, and limitless ways to grow. Outside of school, Mishelle likes to spend her time with friends and family, rummaging through used book stores, biking around the city, and taking lessons to improve her skating, sewing, and dance moves.