Our Faculty

At Canada Royal Arts, we emphasize the importance of having experience, passionate, and innovated leaders who will inspire the next generation of learners. We are proud to present our dedicated faculty and team, each with a unique set of abilities and strengths that cultivate the culture of learning at our school.

Weizhang Meng

Founder

A well-known Chinese painter, calligrapher, parent-children education expert, life planning mentor, corporate consultant, and brain potential developing analyst. He has researched and developed Potential Painting and All-Directional University Planning system. Permanent member of Vancouver Artist Association, Senior Painting Mentor of Vancouver School Board and Committee Chair of “The Youth World Cup Live Painting Competition” supported by UNICEF.

Stephanie Sy

Principal

B.A., B.Ed. and M.Ed (in progress) from the University of British Columbia – UBC. Born and raised in Vancouver, has worked in the education field for over 10 years and loves every minute of it. Her teaching experiences range from local community Centre Claymation classes to teaching English in Japan to academic courses in the BC high school system. An experienced principal eager to bring together students from all over the world to help them find their passion and potential to change the world.

Melodie Flook 

English Coordinator

With over 20 years of teaching experience, Ms Flook is a life-long learner, apparently under the impression that “s/he who dies with the most papers wins.” She has an Honours BA, BPE, Dip Ed, Advanced Diploma (Crafts and Design), certified to teach in Ontario and BC, and is currently midway through her Master of Education. Loves helping people improve their skills in her favourite pursuits: art, crafts, sports, photography, and languages, and enjoys travelling and a good joke.

Gulneet Sachdeva

Math Coordinator

Graduated from University of British Columbia (UBC) with a Bachelor’s of Education and also a Bachelor’s of Commerce degree. With over 10 years of teaching experience with different grades ranging from grade 1 to grade 12. Enjoy teach many subjects like Math, Economics, Accounting, and other business related courses. Her goal is to help students succeed and have a brighter future for themselves, assisting them to with identifying their strengths and establishing stronger characters.

Daniel Hanley

Science Coordinator

Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Ohio Wesleyan University and received his Masters of Arts in Science Education from Columbia University, Teachers College.  A founding member of the High School for Environmental Studies in NYC and a certified Teacher in British Columbia.  Experienced in science education and B2B sales & marketing in the USA and Canada.  He has a passion to see students of all kinds succeed in their efforts, incorporating the arts into science exploration.

Marta Davis

Physics Coordinator

Double-majored at the University of Waterloo to obtain a Bachelors of Mathematics. Of all her designations, she takes the most pride in her work as a teacher. With more than 10 years of experience teaching practically every age group – from infants to seniors. She has worked with learning disabled and special needs students. It’s her main goal as an educator to help each student feel capable, successful and empowered (academically and otherwise).

Gina Leon

Art Director

A Vancouver based actress, visual artist and art teacher. She studied Theatre and Art History at the University of Toronto where she earned her BFA, Visual Art at the College of Art and Design in Sydney, Australia, and Acting at the New School for Drama in NYC, where she completed her MFA. Gina has instructed students in the arts (from ages 2 and up) for the past 8 years – in disciplines that include drawing and illustration, clay and sculpture, art history and painting.

Nina Kuznetsova

Art Coordinator

Obtained her education at Taras Shevchenko National Art School and proceeded to complete her Master’s Degree in Fine Arts, Graphic Design at Kyiv National University of Tech. and Design (Ukraine). A classically trained artist and graphic designer, as well as an experienced instructor. Involved in many art and design projects and Exhibition Management and Design of Asian Art. Strives to develop digital media art techniques and platforms on a strong aesthetic and academic fundamentals.

Kamal Gill

Computer Science

Honors graduate from BCIT in New Media Design & Web Development. Started his career working as a Web Programmer at Sandman Media and assisted in user experience consulting. With an extensive experience in launching tech start-ups around the world, he partakes in World Developer Conferences in North America and is a member of the Apple Developer Community. Attending tech meet-ups and collaborating with other developers that are passionate about their work.

Marina Katic

Fine and Media Arts

Ph.D and a Masters degree in Digital Arts and a Diploma in Advertising and Design. Frequently in the area of culture and arts with experience in digital startups and educational projects from artificial Intelligence-intensive video game titles for major corporate clients. Using arts and science on her works including multimedia design, advertising, web design and animation, typography, design principles, color theory, photography, graphic design fundamentals, painting and drawing.

Jeremiah Yao

Student Counselor

Graduated with BFA and BEd from UBC. Experienced with church ministry counseling to help youth balance their academic success and their emotional wellness. Deeply believe that academic learning must be matched with emotional maturity for any teen to thrive in their future.
Holds a burning passion to see young people have their lives transformed as they look past the discouraging facts and misconceptions surrounding them and renew their hope to have a better future.

Anna Bourak

Events Coordinator

Teaching, mentoring, and coaching students of all ages for over 10 years, pursuing meaningful and challenging experiences aiming to continuously develop her skills as an educator and on-going learner. With a BA in Psychology and BEd from UBC, she has always been fascinated about incorporating art and creative concepts to her students. Art therapy, mindfulness, meditation, and education have always been the forefront of her interests and endeavors.

Cliff Garbutt

Digital Arts Spc.

A double major Graduate of Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Emmy winner, Cliff has more than thirty years of digital animation industry experience. He has done work for US Television Networks such as NBC, CBS, and ESPN. He has directed many animations for Disney, such as characters from “Winnie the Pooh” and “Finding Nemo” on game projects. Cliff recently returned from a 10 year stay in China where he directed North American and Chinese films and series with a Chinese team.

Kiyu Itoi

Japanese Studies

Bachelor of Science from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, coupled with her experience studying in two other universities: University of Finland and Ritsueikan University where she acquired her teaching certificate. Currently doing her research for MA on international education at Simon Fraser University in the Faculty of Education. She has a passion to create a society where all different ideas and values get appreciated through education.

Keith Mah

Social Studies