TEACHER, DIRECTOR OF STUDENT LIFE
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