High School Specialists
High School Advisor, Math and Science Specialist
Desmond Kilgannon is pleased to step into the role of Credit Advisor to WISDOM families. He thanks Rae LaRocque and Vic Wiens for all their hard work in laying the foundation stones and lighting the path forward for WISDOM High School programming. Desmond began working for WISDOM last fall as a Facilitator and has added Credit Advisor and Subject Specialist (Math, Physics and Biology) to his responsibilities this year.
Desmond and his wife Claudia homeschooled their three children through high school. He also worked for 27 years as a Math, Science and Technology teacher. For the last 12 years of that career, he added school administration to his repertoire, first as a secondary school assistant principal and then as the principal. Never once, though, did he stop teaching his favourite subject: senior high Math. As a secondary school administrator, Desmond became very familiar with all aspects of the Alberta High School Diploma and the ways and means of achieving it. Now, he is rapidly learning the many options open to homeschooled students who wish to pursue specific high school courses or the full Alberta High School Diploma.
Desmond looks forward to assisting families as they discern the best path through high school for their children, whether they wish to pursue a Parent Authorized Diploma, a mixture of traditional home schooling with some Alberta Education credits, or the complete Alberta High School Diploma.
High School Specialist
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Siebert to our faculty. Andrew is eager to continue his life-long exploration of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty with all of the students of The Gilbertine Academy, both WISDOM Home Schooling students and the campus students.
As an interdisciplinary adventurer, Andrew has greatly enjoyed connecting history, philosophy, and literature in his classes as a teacher in the Republic of Georgia - the land of Prometheus and Jason's Golden Fleece. Along with teaching AP courses, Literature, and coaching debate, he has spent the last six years discovering medieval castles and archaeological sites with his wife Rachel and their four homeschooling children. Andrew loves the outdoors, discussions about the history of ideas, and writing.
Starting in Fall 2021, Andrew will be directing all English and Social Studies course challenges for students of WISDOM Home Schooling. At the Gilbertine Academy, Andrew will be teaching English and leading socratic seminars in history and philosophy to high school students, with parent and faculty participation.