Our Faculty

Ashlee Booker
Science Teacher

Ashlee is an enthusiastic, passionate and dedicated educator. After earning her Bachelor of Science from the University of Guelph, Ontario and her Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Wollongong, New South Wales, she sought opportunities to teach English language learners in China and South Korea, igniting her passion for delivering culturally responsive pedagogy. For the past ten years, she has been delivering the math, science, biology and chemistry curricula at public and private schools in Ontario and internationally, in Egypt and Trinidad. Most recently, she has completed an additional specialist qualification in the area of teaching English language learners from York University. St. John’s Academy embraces the engaged learner experience and she is thrilled to continue to grow as a practitioner delivering the IB program alongside the staff and students in this caring community.

Dan, her spouse, and their dog Habiba decided to make the 5000 km move from the shores of Lake Erie to shores of Shawnigan Lake to seek the active lifestyle that speaks to our souls. As avid scuba divers, open water swimmers, paddlers and hikers, the Cowichan Valley presents a playground of awaiting adventure. When the weather turns rainy, you will find her inside crafting, painting, or woodworking on any one of the many projects she always has on the go. Through all endeavours, she looks forward to establishing and maintaining connections with people and groups within the local community.



St. John’s Academy Shawnigan Lake is a growing IB (International Baccalaureate) school nestled against Shawnigan Lake on Canada’s Vancouver Island. It intentionally brings together both local and international boarding students so that all of our students have an enriching and academically rigorous experience.

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