Our Faculty

At Canada Royal Arts, we emphasize the importance of having experienced, passionate, and innovative 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.

Stephanie Sy


Stephanie has a B.A., B.Ed. and M.Ed (in progress) from the University of British Columbia (UBC). Born and raised in Vancouver, she has worked in the education field for over 10 years and loves every minute of it. Her specialty is English literature, but she also teaches Social Studies, Japanese, Art and Geography. An experienced principal, she wants to help young people find their passion and potential, and work together to help improve our world.

Anna Bourak

Assistant Principal

Anna has been teaching, mentoring, and coaching students of all ages for over 10 years. She enjoys pursuing meaningful and challenging experiences and aims to continuously develop her skills as an educator and on-going learner. With a B.A. in Psychology and B.Ed. from the University of British Columbia (UBC), Anna is continuously fascinated by the ways in which educators can incorporate art and creative concepts. Art therapy, mindfulness, meditation, and education are at the forefront of her interests and endeavors.

Daniel Hanley

Science Coordinator & Academic Advisor

Daniel “Dan” Hanley has a B.A in Biology from Ohio Wesleyan University and an M.A. in Science Education from Columbia University, Teachers College.  He was a founding member of the High School for Environmental Studies in New York City, and is experienced in both science education and B2B sales & marketing in the USA and Canada. As a teacher of Biology, Science, and Business Education, he has a passion for incorporating the arts into science exploration and seeing students of kinds succeed in their efforts.

Jeremiah Yao

Student Advisor

Jeremiah graduated from the University of British Columbia (UBC) with a B.F.A. and B.Ed. As the school’s student advisor, he helps youth balance success in school with health and wellness, and holds a burning passion to see young people have their lives transformed by hope for a better future. Whether he is helping students with their academics, art portfolios, career or academic planning, or with their current troubles, he believes deeply in helping students develop the emotional maturity necessary for them to thrive in their future.

Nina Kuznetsova

Art Coordinator

Nina obtained her education at Taras Shevchenko National Art School and proceeded to complete her M.F.A. in Fine Arts, Graphic Design at Kyiv National University of Technology and Design in the Ukraine. A classically trained artist and graphic designer, as well as an experienced instructor, Nina is involved in many local art and design projects as well as the field of Exhibition Management and Design of Asian Art. She is also proficient in digital media art techniques and platforms, which she combines with her strong aesthetic and academic fundamentals.