Junior and Senior School Faculty Updates

Gavin Yip – K-12 Ed Technology Integration, MYP Design and Programming

After eight years as a software engineer, Mr. Yip decided to pursue a career in education, specializing in technology, programming and mathematics. As an educator, he believes that in addition to teaching subject content, it is important to model character, integrity and responsible global citizenship. He is dedicated to teaching and committed to professional development to hone his skills as a teacher. He has taught a diverse set of learners in all grades and with varying abilities. Gavin has a Bachelor of Applied Science in computer engineering (specializing in software) and a Bachelor of Education (specializing in computer science), both from the University of British Columbia.

Steve Hilton – Internal Teacher On Call

Mr. Hilton returns to Southpointe this year as our Internal Teacher On Call. Steve has been teaching for over 30 years, with the last 17 at Southpointe. Steve initially taught Grades 5 and 6 here, but with his strong interest in computers and technology, he started teaching educational technology classes, and eventually technology integration became his primary role. This gave Steve the opportunity to work with all students from Kindergarten to Grade 12, which makes him a natural fit for the position of Internal Teacher On Call. Aside from teaching, Steve is known for his passion for building sets for our drama productions. Steve earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and his Bachelor of Education (major in Art) from the University of Lethbridge.