• 414 11A Street NE Calgary, AB Canada T2E 4P3

  • +403.290.0767

  • info@deltawestacademy.ca

Our Team

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Mrs. Tiltmann, C.

Principal B.Ed. (‘87) Co-founder; since 1993

The Principal's Message: Launching Inspired Journeys

There is only one Delta West Academy.   Why should you care about that?  For the same reason that you care about your child’s school experience…your child is unique and DWA believes in that.

No one else is like your child yet we all want the same kinds of things for our children...amazing opportunities in life and the heart to experience them.  So, we instill an “I can do that” attitude in all of our students.  Dr. Alberta Bandura calls it “self-efficacy: a person’s belief in his or her ability to succeed in a particular situation”.  Students develop this belief when they experience success over and over again in all areas…academically and socially, at school and globally, in their sports teams, debate teams and volunteer teams. It is a belief nurtured, modelled and put into practice by our staff when they seek out interesting science projects like building thermometers, introduce a Grade 4 class to SCUBA diving, have a high school Biology class watch a live knee operation via video link, or spend time after school helping a student refine their test preparation strategies.

At DWA, it means students recognizing that every challenge has an approach angle and once it’s figured out, it is not really a challenge anymore, just another opportunity to succeed. It means developing strong problem solving skills whether that is tackling an algebra problem or a spat with a friend.  It means bouncing back from failure secure in the knowledge that mistakes are a means of advancing learning whether that is a better story, a truly resonant stage performance or more soccer practice. It means school experiences as unique as your child.

We can inspire your child to be a life-long achiever...to be successful in anything they choose to do.

Come and visit Delta West Academy and imagine your child on an inspired journey for life.

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Mrs. Dutchuk-Smith, D. - Head of School

B.A. (‘88), B.Ed. (‘91) Co-founder; since 1993

It's inspiring to see our students go on to do exciting things.

Sometimes it is volunteer work. Sometimes it is graduate school in science or the health professions.Sometimes it is taking a job in industry and being part of an adventurous new project. Their passion inspires me to help them achieve their goals.

Our students are impressive: they are intelligent and caring. They care about their studies, as well as about the type of people they are and want to become.

Ms. Forsch, A.

Ms. Forsch, A.

Vice Principal

B. F. A. ('95), B. Ed. ('01) - since 2001

Mrs. Dennis A.

Mrs. Dennis A.

Director of Admissions

B. Ed. ('01) B. PE ('01) - since 2001

Ms. Henwood, T.

Ms. Henwood, T.

Office Administrator

-since 2008

Our Teachers

Mrs. Morrison, J.

Mrs. Morrison, J.

Teacher

Humanities, B.A. ('04), B.Ed. ('04) - since 2007

Ms. Towill, J.

Ms. Towill, J.

Teacher

Kindergarten & Music, B. A. ('15), B. Ed. ('17) - since 2017

Mr. Bhagria

Mr. Bhagria

Humanities

A. Humanities B.A. ('17). B. Ed. ('17)

Ms. Gauthier, S.

Ms. Gauthier, S.

Teacher

Math, Science & Art, Dip. ECS ('09), B.Ed. ('04) - since 2009

Ms. Sparling, G.

Ms. Sparling, G.

Teacher

Math & Sciences, B. Sc. ('13), B. Ed ('14) - since 2015

Ms. Forsch, A.

Ms. Forsch, A.

Teacher

Drama & Humanities, B.F.A. ('95), B.Ed. ('01) - since 2001

Mrs. Briceño Rivas, D.

Mrs. Briceño Rivas, D.

Teacher

Spanish B. Ed. ('94) - 2005-2007, 2017

Ms. Dupuis, M.

Ms. Dupuis, M.

Teacher

Phys. Ed. B.A. ('11), B.Ed. ('12) M. PE ('16) - since 2014

Mr. McCubbin, D.

Mr. McCubbin, D.

Teacher

Social Studies & French, B.A. ('10), Grad. Dip ('11) - since 2012

rs. Forrester, J.

rs. Forrester, J.

Teacher

Science & Math, B.Sc. ('08), B.Ed. ('10) - since 2010

Ms. Osz, H.

Ms. Osz, H.

Teacher

Humanities & ECS, B. A. ('17), B. Ed. ('17) - since 2017

Why Students Love Us

The best thing about the academy is having the freedom to think differently. I feel extremely lucky to be in an environment that allows me to learn in an unconventional way.

Student X
Student X

High School Student

The best thing about the school is the tailored programs and small class sizes.

Joe Smith
Joe Smith

Graduate Student

I love the traveling i got to do when attending DWA.

Bob Brown
Bob Brown

Senior Student