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Our Enrichment Prog Team

Get to know our Enrichment Program Team. We are all passionate about making a difference in the lives of the youth who step through our doors by providing a well-rounded education. 

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    Kate Dinis
    Enrichment Programs Manager

    Kate Dinis
    Enrichment Programs Manager
    Kate has worked at Renaissance Academy of Learning for almost 10 years and she’s grown so much (with us) over the years. Her educational background is in psychology and counselling, which means she’ll be happy to talk to anyone about the importance of fostering good mental health in childhood.
    In her free time she enjoys being part of both a book club and a supper club as the great bookworm that she is (talk to her about any book, she’s probably read it already).

    “I look forward to the many laughs and memories she will make with our students this year. Be Kind, For Everyone You Meet is Fighting a Hard Battle – Plato

  • Peace Adebayo

    Peace Adebayo
    Enrichment Coordinator

    Peace Adebayo
    Enrichment Coordinator

    Peace is one of the Renaissance Academy of Learning Before and After School Program Coordinator. Before she joined Renaissance Academy at the Arts Connection, she had worked as an Academic Counsellor and client support officer at Distance Learning Centre, University of Ibadan, she was a Freelance Proofreader of Edited Course Materials at Distance Learning Centre, University of Ibadan. Peace has also worked as Administrative/Support Officer with Association of west African Book Editors. During her Nigerian Youth Service Corp, she served at Irewole Local Government Ikire, Osun State, Nigeria as Social Development officer.

    Peace thrives on building relationships with the students and families in the Spark program. She has served not only as a role model but has also mentored them to become more helpful, responsible, creative and resourceful.

  • Jen DenHartogh

    Jen DenHartogh
    Literacy & STEM Instructor

    Jen DenHartogh
    Literacy & STEM Instructor

    Jen is currently working with the Renaissance Academy of Learning Enrichment programs as a STEM and Literature instructor. Ms. Jen has filled many roles at the Arts Connection including STEM teacher in the Spark program, lead science and technology teacher in Wondercamps and the cooking and STEM fine arts teacher in Renaissance Kids. Jen loves robots, graphic design, video storytelling, and creating exciting learning opportunities for the students in Spark. She also loves her pet cat named Blue and runs a doll hospital in her free time.

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    Laura Cox
    Literacy & STEM Instructor

    Laura Cox
    Literacy & STEM Instructor

    Laura is a STEM and Literature instructor for the Renaissance Academy of Learning Enrichment Programs. Laura grew up on a very small Island of the Bahamas and spent her adult life travelling and studying expressive art therapy.  Laura is currently a top performing student of English and History at UBC after having transferred from the University of Calgary. She has a great passion for the English language that she seeks to share with her students. Laura’s dream is to travel the world and become a successful novelist.

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