Han­nah Ab­ner

TEACHER, DI­REC­TOR OF STU­DENT LIFE

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Af­ter com­plet­ing her Mas­ters in Com­par­a­tive Literature at Columbia Univer­sity, Han­nah Ab­ner re­turned to Toronto and ar­rived at Blyth Academy.

She ce­mented her­self as a vi­tal mem­ber of a youth­ful, pas­sion­ate team of teach­ers, and now serves as Di­rec­tor of Stu­dent Life, co­or­di­nat­ing sports, pro­grams, and evening events.

Stu­dents will of­ten make sched­ul­ing and course re­quests around her classes, de­spite know­ing that they will be pushed and chal­lenged be­yond their com­fort level. With classes of only six to eight stu­dents, Ab­ner will do ev­ery­thing nec­es­sary to en­sure that her stu­dents reach a stan­dard that will serve them well be­yond Blyth’s walls.

Her class­room is sel­dom quiet, with stu­dents ap­ply­ing their crit­i­cal think­ing skills in cre­ative and chal­leng­ing ways. Stu­dents par­tic­i­pate in mock tri­als, write screen­plays for Shake­speare adap­ta­tions, film talk shows, news casts & “Pre­vi­ously On…” clips, and use crit­i­cal the­ory to an­a­lyze pop cul­ture. She is ded­i­cated, warm, and a strong role model and men­tor for her stu­dents. Her lead­er­ship in Blyth’s MAD night (Mu­sic, Art, Drama) and Build­ing for Change so­cial ac­tivism team shines

par­tic­u­larly brightly.

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