Our Staff

David Bellis

Hi. My name is David Bellis and I am a teacher/administrator here at the Adult Centre. Prior to this position I was at Frances Kelsey for twelve years. I am married to Sylvia, and we have two boys, Jesse and Kevin. I enjoy many sports, fitness training, reading, and good movies.
CALC is a special place to work because of the courage and dedication of the students. It is a privilege to help them on their journeys, and it is my hope that the CALC continues to expand its services.

Phil Cowley

I have taught at CALC for many years and enjoy teaching both English and Math to adults. It is very gratifying to help people move ahead in achieving their goals and to see them succeed. Education plays such an important part in people’s lives, and it is a privilege to be involved in the process.

My wife Ruth and I have four grown children, two grandsons, and one granddaughter. I enjoy playing tennis, golf, pool, and pickle ball.


Mel Burgess

 My name is Mel Burgess and I am a teacher at the Adult Learning Centre. This is my ninth year here at CALC. Prior to working at the Adult Learning Centre I worked at Mt. Prevost Middle School and also taught in Japan.

I have two children, Mikayla and Hannah and am married to my lovely wife, Camilla.

I enjoy sports and stay active by playing hockey and jogging. I love to travel and try to camp and hike as much as I can in summers.

Working at CALC has been the highlight of my teaching career thus far. Helping students achieve their goals and watching them succeed gives me great satisfaction

Sue Livingston

Hi! I'm Sue. I am the Student Support worker here at the Adult Learning Centre. I enjoy working at the Duncan centre helping students develop an academic plan which leads to success and graduation!

I am a people person and will help you in every way that I can.


Jeanne Berryman

My name is Jeanne and I have been working at the Adult Learning Centre now for several years. I am passionate about teaching and try to bring out the best in all my students.

I enjoy watching my students grow as individuals and engaging students in topics relevant to their lives.

Gina Jung

Hi! I have been at the Adult Learning Centre for several years now. I help keep Adult Education running smoothly and enjoy meeting the many diverse people who choose to make learning a part of their lives.