MS. KELLY MCCULLOUGH
Kelly has been at GCVI since 2000 and teaching since 1996. She has taught every level of English (including Creative Writing) and Drama. She co-created and runs GCVI's integrated Grade 9 "LAUNCH" program . She has performed in, directed, and managed many dramatic performances both in school and for community theatres in Ontario. She is an experienced performer of both drama and music and is heavily engaged in both Guelph's music and art scenes. She brings a wealth of contacts and a passion for great writing and performance to the program. Also, her partner, Jesse Merrill (owner/operator of Polestar Bread) makes the world's greatest bread ... ever.
MS. LANE OSBORNE
Lane Osborne is an experienced educator and vocalist who has been teaching music for over ten years. She was recently accepted into U Michigan's PhD in Music Education program, is the recipient of a Research Council of Canada grant for her research into the Motown music empire, and received first class standing in the CBC Choral Competition. She has adjudicated auditions for Peel DSB and is currently on faculty with the Hamilton Children's Choir. She currently teaches vocal music, musical theatre and guitar at GCVI. Her Chamber Choirs regularly progress to Musicfest Canada Nationals, Ontario Music Fest provincial finals, and have performed at Carnegie Hall, Harrogate International Youth Festival, and live on stage with classic rock band Foreigner. Lane is thrilled to be joining the creative team for MADE Urban Arts, as student creativity is the driving force in her passion for arts education.
MR. JEFF BERSCHE
Jeff has been at GCVI since 1999 and teaching since 1994. He has taught every level of English and Drama. In 2000, he founded the full credit Acta Nostra Yearbook Journalism/Media course. With Kelly McCullough, he founded the UAP in 2014. He brings a wealth of video production, layout&design, sound recording, and digital software experience. He founded G.I.T. , GC's improv team, which has won awards at Regional, Provincial, and National tournaments. He is also a singer/songwriter who has ties with Guelph's music scene. Non-traditional music and art, particularly digital forms of those arts, are a real passion for him.