Teacher Profiles

AEJ firmly believes in the importance of quality education. Therefore, all of our teachers go through a rigorous screening process. When recruiting teachers, we look for teachers with experience, professionalism and most importantly those with a passion for teaching.

Teacher Profiles:

Patricia Dagg
Senior Educational Administrator (French and English)

M.A, McGill University
B.E, McGill University
Diploma in Special Education(McGill University)
Diploma in Educational Technology (McGill university)

Patricia Dagg has been teaching at Advantage English school since moving to Whistler in 2008. She has over 35 years of professional teaching experience including eight years as the first and only female school principal in her school district in Quebec province. She has won several awards for excellence in teaching and being an outstanding citizen.

Outside of teaching, Patricia enjoys the great outdoors and leading an active lifestyle, even volunteering for the local ski patrol.

Kyoko Hamazaki
Japanese and English Teacher
Talk A Plus Director

B.A. University of British Columbia
TESL Teaching Certification, 2004
NCCP Certification (National Canadian Coaching Certification)
Canadian Freestyle Ski Association Club Coach 1

Kyoko Hamazaki has been teaching English and Japanese at Advantage English School E/J in Whistler since 2004. She spent 3 years working at a private international school for children in Tokyo. She also works as a freelance translator and has translated for various publications such as Tarzan Magazine, Freestyle Ski Magazine, Yamakei Publishing Company (the largest outdoor sports media company in Japan) as well as various Olympic and World Cup athletes and private companies.

Janice Mitchell

English Teacher

M.A. University of British Columbia(Master in Adult Education)

B.A. Simon Fraser University

TESL Teaching Certificate 2013

Janice Mitchell has 35 years experience in the public sector in an administrative, consulting research, training and development and corporate communication role. She is volunteering  Whistler Village Host Program and Whistler Arts Council, Whistler Library and She is a Whistler Mature Action Committee member.