Teachers - Birchbark Discovery Centre
My name is Brendan Callas and this is my second year teaching the Birchbark Discovery Centre here at Mildred Hall School. We are in our second year of a pilot program, providing students with self-directed learning opportunities through a place-conscious lens. I was born and raised here in Yellowknife, attending Mildred Hall School and Sir John Franklin High School as a kid. I completed my Bachelor of Education degree in 2013 at Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario. I live in Yellowknife now with my wife, our new baby daughter, and our golden doodle puppy named "Lego". I love camping, canoeing, basketball, hot chocolate, and the North. I'm looking forward to continuing this path of alternative education and providing students with meaningful, authentic, learning experiences.