Ms. Susie Clarke ~ Co-ordinator of Integrated Arts, Dance
Ms. Lesley Givens ~ Arts Program Lead, Visual Art, Drama
Ms. Angie Zavitz ~ Visual Art, Digital Photography & Comprehensive Arts
Ms. Sherry Latchford-Couto ~ Vocal Music & Digital Photography
Mr. Andrew Bigg ~ Visual & Comprehensive Arts
Mr. Ben Jackson ~ Instrumental Music, Musical Theatre & English
Ms.Carolyn Best ~ Drama, English, Comprehensive Arts & Film Studies
Ms. Jessica Sisson ~ Musical Theatre & Comprehensive Arts
Mr. Daniel McLean ~ Guitar & English
Ms. Margaret Mitchell ~ Visual Art & Fashion
Arts Department Lead Teacher, Visual Arts, Drama
Visual & Comprehensive Arts, Ceramics, Sculpture, English
Andrew Bigg has been a part of the Integrated Arts Program since 1994. He teaches Visual Arts (including Ceramics, Painting and Drawing, and Sculpture), Drama, Comprehensive Arts and English. As well, he is the teacher supervisor for Arts Council (SMAC), the TAS Drumming Group and Ceramics Club. An artist, an enthusiastic gardener and a musician, he is committed to fostering student leadership in the arts as well as instilling a lifelong love of creativity and learning.
Instrumental & Vocal Music, Geography, Digital Photography
Ms Latchford-Couto has been teaching in the Integrated Arts Program for 10 years. She completed a BMus and a BEd at Queen's University. She teaches Instrumental Music, Guitar, Vocal and Digital Photography. She loves being active in all areas of school life; she is a Staff Advisor for Student Council, coaches basketball and soccer and has been a part of extracurricular music ensembles (Symphonic Band, Flute Choir and SATB Choir). Sherry encourages all students to develop their artistic skills to the fullest and strives to build a sense of leadership in the individual.
Mr. Daniel McLean has been teaching for 21 years. He completed all his undergraduate work at the University of Manitoba. Having taught Guitar at Cobourg DCI West, Mr. McLean has been teaching Guitar and English at TAS for the past 2 years. He runs the Guitar Club, is a frequent contributor to assemblies, and absolutely loves being part of the Arts program! Other than Guitar, Mr. McLean has been known to teach Bass and Ukulele.
Jessica Sisson is a graduate of York University's Fine Arts Theatre program, where she specialized in costume and set design. Before earning her Bachelor of Education from Trent University, she worked for the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto. She teaches drama, musical theatre, fashion, visual art, integrated arts, and English. In addition to teaching, she is an avid seamstress and quilter.