Teachers and Staff

Meet Our Amazing
Teachers and Staff

ELC teachers are caring, nurturing professionals who are dedicated to helping children to grow into confident, capable learners. Meet these outstanding educators and individuals.

Bonnie Drost

Lead Teacher

Bonnie Drost

Bonnie grew up in a very small community located on Georgian Bay in Canada, but has lived and worked in the Toronto area since moving there for university. Bonnie is a seasoned educator, having spent the past 13 years teaching Grade 6. Prior to that she taught kindergarten. Bonnie earned a Master of Education with a focus on International Education (policy and curriculum development) at the University of Western in Ontario, Canada. She brings experience in inquiry-based learning and is excited about the place-based experiential educational model at the ELC.

Daniel Evans

Teacher

Daniel Evans

Dan is a full time teacher at the Elementary Learning Center. In addition to being a university-trained elementary educator, Dan has a degree in Sports PR and Journalism. Most recently, Dan taught Year 5 in the UK and is excited about using the wide Island School campus as the classroom at the ELC. He is a UK world champion ultimate Frisbee player, and served as captain and coach of the United Arab Emirates national ultimate Frisbee team.

Angelica McKinney

Teaching Assistant

Angelica McKinney

Angelica (Jelly) grew up in Deep Creek, Eleuthera. She is a seasoned ELC teaching assistant, working with the program since 2015. She brings a gentle style and genuine care for her students to her work.

Brenda Olariaga

Teaching Assistant

Brenda Olariaga

Brenda is returning for her 3rd year at the ELC. Brenda takes a playful approach to learning. She is a native Spanish speaker and enjoys teaching her language and culture to the students at the ELC.