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MET Centre for Arts & Technology
Oct 17, 2021
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Staff Directory

​​​​​2021/22 Faculty Directory

​Niall McFadyen
Grade 9 Advisor

I am a former graduate of the Seven Oaks School Division myself, having graduated from the French Immersion program at Collège Garden City Collegiate. I hold a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education, and PBDE Diploma from the University of Winnipeg, as well as a Master of Education degree in Educational Technology and Design from the University of Saskatchewan. As a graduate student, my research areas included educational technology, video production in school, media literacy, digital literacies, game-based learning, and project-based learning.

Prior to coming to the Met Centre for Arts and Technology, I worked at École Leila North Community School as a homeroom middle years teacher and as a middle years multimedia technology specialist teacher. I have taught subjects that include language arts, basic French, mathematics, multimedia, social studies, health, and more. During this time, I also taught students from other schools such as Elwick, Arthur Wright, O.V. Jewitt, and École Seven Oaks Middle School. I am a strong believer in lifelong learning, having continued to take courses throughout my teaching career in areas such as educational technology, creativity in the classroom, and special education. As a teacher, I have been a volunteer coach, and I have been taken part in programs and initiatives such as the 7Oaks Student Film Festival, Arts In The Park, and Student Vote. My previous work experience includes being a lab instructor at the University of Winnipeg, working as a childcare assistant at a local daycare, and running youth programs at the University of Manitoba and multiple North End community centres.

Technology has always been part of my life whether it was playing video games, creating websites, building computers, recording podcasts, or experimenting with the sound that I could create with my electric guitar amplifier. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, staying active, playing board and video games, watching movies, reading, and taking on projects around my house. I am a major Winnipeg sports fan following every game of the Jets and Bombers. I still live in the Seven Oaks area, so you may also see me around in the community at the hockey rink, the soccer field, in local stores, or at community events.

Niki Taylor
Grade 9 Advisor

My name is Niki Taylor and I have always loved learning from new experiences and the people around me. This is one of many reasons that I have been so looking forward to being part of the Met Centre for Arts & Technology. At the University of Winnipeg I studied Theatre and English, and since I have started teaching I have become more passionate about Sciences and Sustainability, Land-based education and Indigenous histories in our province. These are all areas I am continuing to learn about in any way I can.

Taking part in things that connect me to others has always been a big part of my life and who I am. I’ve stayed active and played sports like basketball, handball and running. I spend lots of time outside, camping, hiking, looking after plants, growing food, cooking, and of course eating and enjoying it with others. I love reading and listening to music, as well as playing some guitar myself when I feel like it. I especially value being able to travel close to home and far away to experience all of these from different places and cultures.

As an advisor at MCAT, I am excited to be able to encourage lifelong learning by showing others how to find connections between their many passions and interests. Even our location in the heart of the Exchange provides so many opportunities to get to know our city, ourselves and the best way to love learning.​

Stephanie Ringer
Grade 10/11 Advisor
My name is Steph Ringer. I like being creative in the kitchen and bonding over delicious food. I enjoy being active, and owe a lot of thanks to sport for getting me to where I am today. I love to camp, cycle, run, hike, play hockey, play volleyball, play slo-pitch, volunteer, and coach. I also enjoy cheering on the Winnipeg Jets, Toronto Blue Jays, and the Canadian National Women’s Hockey Team.

I am passionate about teaching and learning. I hold a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Education, and PBDE Diploma from the University of Winnipeg. I enjoy reading books related to experiential education, project-based learning, assessment, and transdisciplinary design. Prior to coming to the Met Centre for Arts and Technology, I worked at Collège Garden City Collegiate where I taught a variety of maths and science courses.

As an advisor at the Met Centre for Arts and Technology, I look forward to helping students become lifelong learners. I am excited to see students become active participants in their education and their community, for them to take notice and also to wonder about the world around them, and to make their learning authentic and relevant.

Maribeth Tabanera
Learning Through Internship Coordinator

Hello! My name is Maribeth Tabanera (she/her/they/siya) and I am the Learning Through Internship Coordinator at Seven Oaks Met, Maples Met School, and Met Centre for Arts and Technology. I have been working in the Seven Oaks School Division since 2013.

I am a life-long learner, who has focused my energy on diving deeply into my passions of dance, music, education, social justice, and community building. I have a Graphic Design Diploma (Tec Voc, 2006), Bachelors of Art (University of Winnipeg, 2010), Industrial Arts/Technology Teacher Education Diploma (Red River College, 2012), and Bachelors of Education (University of Winnipeg, 2013).

I began my career teaching Industrial Arts at Maples Collegiate. In 2017, I joined the staff at Seven Oaks Met and Maples Met School. I am also a professional artist, specializing in street-style dance forms, DJing, and event production. Currently, I am a board member with Seven Oaks Filipino Employees Association, Kultivation Festival, and Manitoba Music. I enjoy being in community, creating, collaborating, and connecting my talented students with my talented friends!​

​Tara Ginter
Administrative Assistant
​I have had the pleasure to work in the Seven Oaks School division for the past eleven years as an Administrative Assistant at Victory School.

I am very excited to join the team at MCAT and look forward to meeting and supporting our new students as we all embark on this new journey together!

Will Burton
Principal Teacher
​I am both honoured and excited to work alongside the Met Exchange faculty in opening our school for the 2021/22 school year.

I come to this role after experience in teaching and administration at the early, middle and senior years, and have instructed at the post-secondary level. I was one of the founding faculty members of Maples Met School in 2016 - the second Big Picture Learning School in Seven Oaks School Division - where I worked as an Advisor with a cohort from Grade 9 through to their graduation in 2020.

Professional focus for my work has been around climate change education, reconciliation, impacts of technology of the aforementioned and engaging learners in democratic action through participation in society. There are many rich opportunities for expanding this work in, with and for the downtown community.​

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