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Hawkins Ross

HawkinsRoss

Teacher

Ross is a history, social science and English teacher who, before recently joining Toronto Prep School, has taught high school courses in English and a range of humanities and arts subjects. Ross studied English literature at the University of Oxford, before moving to Canada to complete a PhD in English at the University of Toronto. Their dissertation, on the subject of experimental radio plays and the BBC, combined their interests in absurdist drama, cultural broadcasting and avant-garde music. Ross has recorded and performed in experimental music projects for 20 years. Ross is passionate about the connection between non-traditional art and culture, and social inclusivity. They strongly believe that human creative expression, critical discussion, and philosophical exploration have inherent personal and collective value, and approach teaching in a way that is protective of these higher forms of value. They particularly emphasise art as a necessary vehicle for social engagement. “The most valuable moments in learning are when we encounter information or ideas that are weird or unimagined. This feeling of discomfort in the presence of the strange is not to be feared, but should be treasured as the most thrilling moment in the learning process. I wish to inspire students with the pleasure of soothing the mind’s ache for understanding.”

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Eason T.J.

EasonT.J.

Teacher, Head Of Social Sciences And Humanities

TJ is an enthusiastic and committed teacher with natural ability to appreciate and inspire students. He joined our staff at the onset of our second year and has been a stalwart ever since. His experience as a professional hockey player and a winner of the Memorial Cup in 2003 with the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League translates well to teaching as he has a keen understanding of enforcing discipline by firmly setting classroom rules and resolving conflicts among students by encouraging positive debate. He earned his Bachelor of Arts (Honours History) from the University of Prince Edward Island and his Bachelor of Education from OISE at the University of Toronto. TJ feels that getting to know students outside the classroom is central to the learning experience. By getting involved in extracurricular activities such as coaching ice hockey, ball hockey, volleyball, and basketball and taking students on multiple school outings it allows for the development of trust and a stronger bond with students which transfers over to the classroom. He is the coach of the seven-time defending U20 SSAF Boys Ball Hockey champions. TJ is an avid photographer and cook, and father to a lovely young daughter.

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O'Dwyer Shannon

O'DwyerShannon

Teacher

Shannon is a compassionate educator with a passion for the biological sciences. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Queen's University, and earned a Master's of Education degree from Niagara University. This is Shannon's second year at Toronto Prep. Prior to TPS, Shannon has worked at other independent schools in the GTA. In Shannon's classroom, students will be challenged to think critically about the ways in which humans interact with and influence our environments. She likes to connect concepts in science to issues that students experience in their daily lives. She is consistent in helping her students develop their critical thinking, resilience, and problem-solving skills. Her goal is for her students to become curious learners; ready to seek out new information or experiences they are passionate about. Prior to teaching, Shannon participated in various research programs including a shark and cetacean research project in South Africa. Shannon has also travelled extensively in Europe, Africa, and South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand. She has been to 24 countries so far and is always thinking about the next big trip. In her free time she enjoys cooking, crafting, and spending time with her dog and her family. "Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think." - Albert Einstein

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Tsimikalis Augustin Maria

Tsimikalis AugustinMaria

Head Of Guidance

Maria, a graduate of Ryerson University, with a degree in psychology, has fully managed a caseload of over 400 students, grades 7 through 12. She provides individual counselling for students' academic, personal and social needs. Maria assists in the set-up of the master schedule each year and enrols students in courses. She manages parent, student, and teacher concerns and mediates parent-teacher-student conferences. Additionally, Maria has been instrumental in helping our graduating students and aiding them with the university and scholarship application process. Having received a substantial scholarship herself to matriculate at the prestigious School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University, Maria understands the process exceptionally well from both sides of the spectrum – student and counsellor – and as such, TPS has experienced tremendous success in this realm. She assists students and parents with postsecondary planning during guidance lessons, presentations, and individual academic conferences. Furthermore, Maria monitors students' academic performance, behaviour, and attendance to facilitate interventions if needed.

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Tsimikalis Fouli

TsimikalisFouli

Co-Founder, Vice Principal And Head Of Admissions

Co-Founder of Toronto Prep School (2009), Fouli brings 31 years of experience in the field of private education to her administrative, teaching, and public relation duties. A graduate of Victoria College, at the University of Toronto, Fouli was a middle school and high school teacher for 21 years in the private sector. However, her experience was not only limited to teaching, as Fouli organized and supervised many school related activities pertaining to team sports, clubs, charity events, prom and commencement ceremonies. As Director of Admissions, Fouli provides students, parents, and guardians with information regarding admissions requirements and processes. She begins the recruiting process by planning, coordinating, and overseeing promotional events, campus tours, student interviews, and other admissions activities. Fouli reviews and interprets student information, including test scores, extracurricular activities, grades, and any psycho-educational assessments. In addition, Fouli is responsible for the development of our digital and print assets, as well as overseeing our social media plans and posts, advertising campaigns, coordinated event engagements, educational conferences, and trade show presentations.

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McCormick Alysha

McCormickAlysha

Teacher

Alysha McCormick is in her third year teaching at Toronto Prep School. She earned her Honours Bachelor of Arts in Children Studies whilst completing her concurrent Bachelor of Education at York University. A young professional, Alysha is extremely passionate about education and understanding how her students learn. Alysha is very approachable and ensures that students stay motivated in and outside the classroom. She believes that it is important to connect all aspects of the curriculum and make them understandable to the students she is teaching. This often includes integrating various aspects of literacy to all other subjects. She emphasizes the importance of staying organized, being prepared and managing your time well. These are all skills essential to the world, even outside of the classroom. Staying engaging and motivating for all of her students, Alysha makes her classroom a fun place to be. Alysha encourages students to step outside their comfort zone, in and outside of school. She believes it is important to set goals and see what we can do to meet those goals. Education is used to build not just those math skills or language skills, but the confidence in students to go out in society and do everything to the best of their ability. It is okay to make a mistake, this is how one grows. Alysha is a dedicated educator who is determined to serve the needs of her students so that everyone can be successful. Alysha was the first in her family to graduate from a post-secondary institution. She loves art and drama and hopes to be a part of any school plays at TPS. Alysha also grew up in a “Leafs” household, so she loves to watch her favourite Toronto team take the ice during winter. Evidently, she loves sports, and is eager to coach or assist any extra-curricular sports as they come up throughout the school year. "Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things”.

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IversonDamian

Attendance Counsellor

Damian came to Toronto Prep School in 2018 after previously working in the legal field for years. Damian graduated from Durham College as a Paralegal in 2010, and in 2014, he earned a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Legals studies with a specialization in ADR from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Damian held various legal positions throughout his career. Damian works alongside the administrative staff of TPS and is able to take his professional experience and insight and share it with the students. One of his responsibilities is making sure every student is accounted for throughout the day and for each period. Damian has a fiancée and a beautiful baby girl. He loves football (NFL), working out and is a car enthusiast.

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Stamper Matthew

StamperMatthew

Teacher, Head Of Communication Technology

Matthew earned both a degree and a diploma in Media and Journalism from the University of Guelph-Humber, and followed that with his Bachelor of Education from York University. This is his fourth year on staff at Toronto Prep School. Matthew is a passionate educator who believes that each student learns in their own unique way. He is dedicated to creating flexible environments where all students can strive, adapting and encouraging them along the way. Matthew is also a supporter of the creative process, allowing students to explore the feelings and ideas that inspire them to create strong artistic work. He is also a strong proponent of utilizing technology in the classroom to ensure that students are technologically literate for the 21st century. He is a spirited teacher who has coached table tennis, as well as both indoor and outdoor soccer at TPS. Matthew is also a member of the Toronto Prep Music Club, keeping a steady backbeat with either a bass or acoustic guitar. "The 'what' of the subject matter is far less important than the 'how' and 'why'. The last two are key to the critical thinking that I want all students to have by the time they leave my class."

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Birkett Sandra

BirkettSandra

Teacher, Head Of English

Sandra is the Head of the English department, and teacher in the humanities and social science departments. In addition to her role in the classroom, she runs the student leadership programs at TPS, including the Student Council and the House Captains. Sandra attended McGill University, earning a B.A. with a double major in English Literature and World Religions and a minor in Cultural Anthropology. After a number of years working in the publishing industry, Sandra moved to Tokyo to teach English. Upon her return, she completed her B.Ed., and has been teaching English and social science courses at small independent schools in Toronto ever since. Before joining the team at TPS, Sandra completed her MSc. at the University of Edinburgh in the department of Literature, Language, and Culture. Her dissertation focused on the tenuous future of the physical book in the English classroom, and defended its right to remain there as a primary teaching tool. While completing her degree, she presented at academic conferences regarding the design of assessment materials that allow for successful differentiated learning styles, and also got to hold Jane Austen’s very first paycheck in her hands. Sandra combines her boundless enthusiasm for the humanities and social sciences with years of experience in the classroom in her various roles at TPS. She believes that students must develop a strong command of the language, in written and oral contexts, in order to eloquently and elegantly represent themselves. Her classroom is full of laughter. She holds her students to high expectations and is dedicated to helping them achieve them. Sandra is a lifelong learner, shamelessly eager traveler, voracious reader, adventurous cook, and loyal friend. “The very best thing you can be in life is a teacher, provided you are crazy in love with what you teach, and that your classes consist of eighteen students or fewer. Classes of eighteen students or fewer are a family, and feel and act like one.” - Kurt Vonnegut

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Ravenhill Emma

RavenhillEmma

Teacher

Emma Ravenhill earned her Honours Bachelor of Arts in English and Theatre Studies from the University of Guelph and obtained her Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University. Emma is a passionate educator that encourages a collaborative and lively classroom. Emma believes that learning activities should be engaging and relevant to students so that their lessons surpass the classroom walls and can be applied to their everyday lives. In her spare time, Emma can be found reading, at the cottage, hiking, singing a good show tune, cheering for the Leafs or watching the history channel! “In a world where you can be anything, be kind.”

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Kinnear Steven

KinnearSteven

Teacher, Head Of Mathematics

Steve is a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and dedicated educator who is excited to inspire his students to share his love of learning. He joined Toronto Prep School in the spring semester of its inaugural year, after teaching for four years at Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes Secondary School. Steve earned his Honours Bachelor of Applied Science (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of Waterloo, his Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) from St. Jerome’s University in Waterloo, and his Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Learning (Mathematics and Physics) from Christchurch College of Education in New Zealand. Steve is tireless in pursuit of student success. Most every morning and after school you will find students in his classroom seeking extra support to realize their potential. Steve is also an amazing resource for others in the school, especially in the areas of math and differentiated instruction. He is never satisfied with the “status quo,” and is constantly searching for new and better ways to connect his students with the subject they are studying. He truly has an enthusiasm and appreciation for the beauty of mathematics and conveys this to his students. Steve runs the Math Club and facilitates math contests throughout the school year. He is also the Award Leader for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at TPS. Steve and his partner, Astrid, have a lovely young daughter who is an enthusiastic competitive swimmer. As a family, they enjoy canoe tripping, hiking, cross-country skiing, and indoor rock climbing. Steve also has a special passion for snowshoeing and camping in the winter. “I always thought that passion made a teacher great because it brought contagious energy into the classroom, but now I realize its deeper function. Passion for the subject propels that subject, not the teacher, into the center of the learning circle – and when a great thing is in their midst, students have direct access to the energy of learning and of life.” – Parker J. Palmer

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Gray Christopher

GrayChristopher

Teacher

Christopher is in his fifth year of teaching at Toronto Prep School and his eighth year teaching overall. He earned his Honours Bachelor of Arts (Double Major English/History) from University of Toronto in 2011 and his Bachelor of Education from The University of Ontario Institute of Technology in 2013. Christopher began his teaching career by following his dreams and teaching abroad in London, England. Not only did this allow him to experience and adapt to a new education system, but it also allowed him to travel and learn more about his subjects through new life experiences. During this time, he travelled to over 25 countries and was able to visit a number of historical sights. Additionally, he was granted the opportunity to take professional development in teaching Shakespeare at the Globe Theater in London. Christopher works hard to integrate technology into the classroom and is always looking for new ways to incorporate modern educational practices into his work. He believes strongly in the importance of connecting with students and works to develop student’s confidence, literacy, and above all their commitment to education. He believes that the most important thing a student can do is develop a love of reading, whether it be fiction, biographies, or even graphic novels. This love of reading can help develop a student’s ability to focus and their understanding of the world around them, both of which are important to education. In addition to his courses, Christopher coaches a variety of sports and coordinates the comic book, gaming, and anime club. The club meets once a week and does everything from playing quick games of Settlers of Catan, to running month long Dungeons and Dragons campaigns. It is in this club that many students have come to know him as more than just a teacher, but as a person as well. “In a dark place we find ourselves, and a little more knowledge lights the way” – Yoda

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Osborne Shane

OsborneShane

Bursar And Office Manager

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Pascos David

PascosDavid

Teacher, Head Of Theatre Arts

David is a creative soul. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University and his Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto. David is committed to creating a classroom atmosphere that is stimulating and encouraging to his students. In his classroom everyone is both a teacher and a learner. Students learn as much from the lessons and practical skills as they do through each other and their collective experience. Deep friendships are forged in this type of learning environment, but more importantly so are deep roots of self-confidence and self-expression. He believes that the true value in the arts is not the final product, but the process by which that art is created. David admires and encourages students who experiment, and wish to go beyond the normal expectations of an arts course. Art in the real world has no bounds, and neither should it in the classroom. David helps coordinate the Toronto Prep School Arts Night, is the TPS Yearbook co-coordinator, the director of the Theatre Department, and overseer of all the school plays. Both students and staff recognize him as a person who has a deep passion for the arts and his students, and who is an invaluable part of the school’s creative community. In addition, David is married and has two young sons in elementary school. “Creativity is one of the most essential skills one can learn. The arts are our first forms of communication, our windows into human history, the sparks that generate innovations, and the rallying cries that propel us into the future. But learning through the arts is about much more than that - it’s also about honing our life skills; increasing our social awareness; practicing observational, analytical, and communication skills; and developing a keener sense of understanding (about ourselves, of each other, and of the world in which they live). Regardless of what future career a student pursues, these are skills they will take with them for the rest of their life”

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Fleming Ian

FlemingIan

Teacher, Guidance Counsellor

A Toronto native, Ian attended Cardinal Newman High School in Scarborough before earning his Bachelor of English from York University. He has worked with various GTA community outreach programs including Serve! Youth Organization, Diaspora Dialogues, Literature for Life, and Driftwood Community’s Recognize the Real. Eventually, Ian discovered a passion for the classroom after turning a self-published graphic novel into a literature curriculum for the Literature for Life Organization and Driftwood Community Centre Basketball Program. After dabbling in the world of corporate Communications he returned to his passion of education, teaching English and Social Studies at Brooklyn College in North York. He has been working in the Guidance Office at TPS since 2016 and is currently enrolled in the Ontario Psychotherapy and Counselling Program in pursuit of CRPO designation as a Registered Psychotherapist. Ian brings all of his community service, education, and a broad array of private sector work experience to bear when assisting TPS families. Feeding off a plethora of varied professional experiences, Ian harbours a philosophy of education based on the belief that value is derived from the ability to see the merit in every experience. He believes the foundation for a healthy education environment involves humility, persistent curiosity, respect, and resilience. He works to encourage students to create a consistent baseline of hard work and accountability, and then dare to grow well beyond their own expectations. Ian believes that there is always merit in questioning the status quo, but that all ventures into the unknown must be undertaken with great responsibility and care. In his role as Guidance Counsellor, his singular goal is to see students develop and maintain a position of personal fulfilment and strength as they step forward into life. In his personal time, Ian practices mindfulness meditation (Vipassana), and Tai Chi (Yang, and Chen). He is an avid fan of Arsenal FC and the Toronto Raptors and has played on various soccer and basketball teams since childhood. He has formerly published poetry and a graphic novel, and compulsively buys physical copies of books (suggestions always welcome). At this point in life, he is ready to admit that is essentially a groupie of the band Radiohead. Ian’s sister Samantha is a teacher at TPS, he has two other siblings, and a large portion of his family transplanted across the GTA from their native island of Grenada. “When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.”

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Egli Andre

EgliAndre

Teacher

Andre’s first teaching experience came in the summer of his grade 10 year of high school. He was lucky enough to travel to the Masai Mara, Kenya, with a group of his classmates through the Toronto-based charity Me to We. Their mission was to construct the foundation for what would eventually become a grade 7/8 classroom. When they weren’t pounding rocks and hauling wheelbarrows of cement, they interacted with the local school children by playing soccer, fetching water from a nearby river, or just sitting around talking. Through this life-changing experience, Andre came to the realization that the desire to learn is innate and universal in all of us. In 2014, Andre graduated from McGill University with a double-major in English and Anthropology, and in the following year he completed Teachers College at The University of Western Ontario. Andre’s teachables are intermediate/senior Social Studies and English. Once his studies were completed, Andre traveled to Australia and worked at a private high school in downtown Sydney. It was in Sydney that Andre really molded his teaching philosophy into what it is today. His philosophy is that the high-achieving students are not always the “smartest”, but rather, they are the ones that learn from their mistakes the quickest. This might entail sitting down with a teacher and reviewing a marked assignment and fixing up mistakes so that they are not made a second time. This might entail providing the teacher with several drafts of an essay to go over before submitting a final copy. This might even entail coming in for extra help because of one incorrect homework question. Over the course of the school year, the students that learn these habits often become the most successful, and it is precisely these lessons that Andre strives to instill in all of his students. Andre has been teaching in various schools and tutoring agencies for over three years. He is very athletic and enjoys playing a variety of sports. Andre recently moved to Toronto from Australia with his partner. They enjoy going on long walks, hanging out with friends, exploring Toronto’s food scene, and driving out to Andre’s family farm two hours west of Toronto. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead

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Rosenbaum Adam

RosenbaumAdam

Educational Strategist

Adam is a dedicated educator who draws upon teaching experiences in multiple countries. He earned a Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Health and Physical Education graduating with Honours from the University of Newcastle, Australia. Adam has completed several specialist teaching courses covering areas of special education such as Autism, ADHD and Learning Disabilities. He joined Toronto Prep in 2014 after relocating from Australia. Adam was born and raised in the coastal town of Port Macquarie in Australia. It is where he began his teaching career before traveling to North America and Europe. He then went on to teach in Cambridge, United Kingdom, before continuing his teaching career in Sydney, Australia. In Sydney, he taught full time in a special education school and was an advocate for the inclusivity of students with special needs. He assisted with the development of supportive programs throughout Sydney that still currently operate. Adam then relocated to Canada and found his way to Toronto Prep. Throughout his journey, Adam has developed his teaching skills under a variety of experienced educators who he credits for continuing to fuel his passion for education. Adam is driven to find the best way to educate all types of learners. He draws upon his experiences of teaching in a variety of educational settings to identify ways that best cater to a student’s individual learning needs. He believes that each individual has the opportunity to be successful; they just need to be inspired and given the correct skills in order to do so. By providing guidance and mentorship, he views himself as a part of the journey with each student as they navigate their way through the challenges that present themselves. Adam can be found coaching a multitude of sports at Toronto Prep and strongly believes that healthy living and participation in physical activity is a vital part of a student’s education. Adam is a passionate sportsman who has played an integral role in developing the sport of Touch Rugby in Canada and is currently the Captain and Coach of Toronto Touch Rugby. In his spare time, Adam enjoys exploring the variety of neighbourhoods that Toronto offers with his family, as well as avidly following the Raptors and Blue Jays. “Being a teacher is a privilege. It is great knowing that each day you have the ability to inspire and to help a student achieve their goals. The reward is seeing the growth of a student after they have put in the hard work required. Each day and each student bring something different and that is what makes teaching interesting and fun.”

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Fleming Samantha

FlemingSamantha

Teacher

Samantha Fleming is in her fourth year of teaching at Toronto Prep School. Prior to joining the TPS team, she worked at a number of private schools across the GTA, helping to develop the literacy skills of English Language Learners. She earned her degrees in English Literature and Human Geography from the University of Toronto and her Bachelor of Education at OISE. Samantha is dedicated to preparing her students to interact with others around the world by developing their critical thinking and critical consciousness, while ensuring that they are compassionate citizens ready to face and impact the world in their own unique way. In her English classroom she believes it is her responsibility to choose diverse texts that introduce her students to different cultures, as she recognizes that the need for empathetic education in this globalized world is more salient than ever before. Through her courses, she challenges her students to analyze multiple perspectives and be flexible thinkers ready to think and learn independently. Overall, her goal is to empower her students to develop their voice and teach them the necessary tools to use it effectively. Samantha is co-head of the TPS Muses and coach for the Elementary Flag Football Team. When not pouring over her students’ assignments, she can be found reading a good book, watching a horror movie, or planning her next vacation. “There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning”

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Turck Kiera

TurckKiera

Teacher

Kiera brings a wealth of international teaching experience to Toronto Prep School. She earned her Bachelor of Science (Honours) and her Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University. Upon graduation, Kiera moved to Italy and taught for several years at an international school, this was followed with a posting in Istanbul, Turkey at another prestigious preparatory high school for two years. Fortunately, for us, Kiera decided to come back home to Canada and continue her teaching career at Toronto Prep. Kiera possess a positive and effective teaching style with the willingness to work above and beyond the call of duty. Her amazing patience, understanding, and willingness to go above and beyond are unmatched as is her collaborative and supportive demeanour. Kiera is an effective communicator and resourceful teacher with proven ability to enhance students’ performance and empower them with knowledge and self-confidence. She serves as an excellent role model to both students and staff. Kiera teaches math and science which some students are excited about and love before they ever walk into her classroom while others see them as subjects which elicit fear and anxiety. Her goal as a teacher is to make the classroom an inviting, comfortable, and enjoyable place to be. Her hope in doing this, is that students will enjoy coming to a class even if they struggle with the subject matter or are only taking the course because it is a requirement for graduation. Her students understand her high expectations, and yet feel relaxed and eager to please. In addition, Kiera has coached the TPS curling team to the TDCAA Championship and a berth at OFSAA. She has also been involved the TPS Muses and has chaperoned a number of school trips including one to Ottawa and a hockey tournament to Pittsburgh. “To watch a student work hard and to persevere in spite of challenges is fantastic. Watching a student’s face when he or she reaches a goal is exceptionally rewarding and it’s the reason I started teaching and the reason I keep teaching year after year.”

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Wood Jessica

WoodJessica

Attendance Counsellor

Jessica came to Toronto Prep in 2018 after working in Real Estate Development for 5 years. Before that she had a lengthy career in the Animal Welfare field working for the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals as well as many other shelters within the area. She has a strong commitment to animal welfare to this day and continues to support those in need. She has opened her home to 100's of foster cats/kittens through various animal shelters in order to rehabilitate, nurse back to health and find loving homes. Jessica is also a self taught artist and has a passion for the arts. She has turned her love of animals into a budding profession and paints pet portraits for clients all over North America. Her work has been accepted into juried art shows, hung in cafes around Toronto and she has been a Guest Painter at a workshop offered by her graduating high school. Jessica works alongside the administrative team at TPS and tries to put her experience and compassion into her work everyday. You can find her organizing TPS Picture Day and grad photos, the Public Health Vaccination Clinic, Parent/Teacher interview meetings and helping with Arts Night. She is an avid runner, enjoys her time at the family cottage and adores her 3 cats. "You can do anything here — the only prerequisite is that it makes you happy" - Bob Ross

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Oldridge Nathan

OldridgeNathan

Teacher

Mr. Oldridge is a dynamic and engaging teacher with an obsession for making technical ideas more accessible and understandable. He earned an Honours Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Waterloo, and finished his Master of Science in Environmental Chemistry at the University of Toronto. Mr. Oldridge spent six years tutoring students one-on-one as a freelance math and science tutor, and developed a penchant for allowing students to do work on their own while being gently guided. His teaching philosophy is heavily influenced by Salman Khan’s “The One World Schoolhouse”, which advocates for letting students wrestle with ideas individually and in groups, and practicing their way to mastery with help from both the teacher and other students. The classroom, even the traditionally-solitary math classroom, is enhanced when students are willing to, and feel empowered to, co-operate with each other and help each other understand the material. Mr. Oldridge has assisted the cross-country team and SSAF Boys Indoor Soccer Tournament. He has been a staff contact for the Kazoo Club, Robotics Club and Homeless Relief Club. He is working to help students register for high-school level computing competitions and hackathons. “There’s a sweet spot, in school and in life, where you can use your intuition to figure out this one distinction: Is this a problem I can handle on my own with some effort, or is it something I’m going to need help with? My job as a teacher is to help kids feel out the difference between the two, and to have the courage to go forward either way.”

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Leung Ada

LeungAda

Teacher

Ada is a passionate teacher who has a wide range of expertise in the Fine Arts. Ada graduated from OCAD University with a Major in Sculpture and Installation Arts and a Minor in Drawing and Painting. Her competitive program only accepts 40 students per year and due to her high-achieving nature, Ada won the 2012 OCADFA Harvey Townsend Memorial Scholarship Award. Ada also completed a Human Anatomy course at The University of Toronto, where she received recognition from Dr. Stephen Tulk for her series of realistic human anatomy drawings and finished with a 97%. During her journey at OCAD, Ada also had the opportunity to travel to Florence for an exchange program. Prior to university, Ada was accepted into the 4 year Arts York program at Unionville High School. Ada has been teaching Grade 12 and 11 Visual Arts / Media Arts / Photography in private schools for two years. Prior to teaching in a high school setting, Ada specialized in university art portfolio building classes for art, design and architecture students. All her students were successfully accepted into OCAD, Carleton, Waterloo and UofT. Ada was part of a competitive dance team for Latin Dance (Salsa/Bachata) coached by World Bachata Champion and three time Canadian Champion. Ada enjoys teaching Latin Dance in her spare time. Her favourite teaching moment is having the toughest students fall in love with art, recognizing their own talent and not wanting to leave the studio. Since graduating, Ada has travelled worldwide to Italy, France, Spain, England, Japan, China, South America, New York and other places to learn more about art.

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Bradshaw Jason

BradshawJason

Communications And Social Media Administrator

Jason, and his role as Communications and Social Media Administrator, are new to Toronto Prep School. As Communications and Social Media Administrator, Jason spends his time working on everything from web design to yearbook layout. He is a tech-savvy digital native with an eclectic educational and professional background. Jason completed his Bachelor of Communication Studies at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta, in 2015. In 2019, he received a Master of Arts in Digital Humanities and Philosophy from the University of Alberta. Jason has professional work experience in software development, web development and corporate communications. When Jason isn’t behind a screen plugging away at code and designing for the web, he’s usually glued to a screen on the working end of a controller. An avid gamer, Jason has amassed a large collection of retro video game consoles and cartridges that hearken back to his youth. This hobby also extends into the physical world. Jason loves playing board games, tabletop RPGs and cards. During his Masters, he spent a great deal of time immersed in Game Studies. Jason has published articles and given numerous presentations on video game theory. Jason’s fandom doesn’t just stop there. He’s a lover of sci-fi, horror, fantasy and anime. One of his proudest achievements was publishing a chapter in the 2018 anthology, “The Philosophy of Westworld.” In his chapter, entitled “Order and Chaos in Westworld: The End of Existentialism,” Jason explores the popular HBO sci-fi series through the lens of existentialist philosophers such as Jean-Paul Sartre, Friedrich Nietzsche and Albert Camus. Jason moved to Toronto with his family from Alberta in September of 2019. He lives with his lovely partner, Althea, and his adorable young daughter, Shiloh. He looks forward to what the future has to hold here in the big city and at Toronto Prep School! “Reading furnishes the mind only with the materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.” ― John Locke

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Bernal Juan-Carlos

BernalJuan-Carlos

Teacher

Mr. Bernal joins TPS in his first year. His experience spans from teaching at the YMCA where he founded the first Math Club in the association to teaching at private schools. Moreover, Mr. Bernal’s experience extends to teaching the GED curriculum to differently-abled students. Mr. Bernal’s philosophy in general is: anyone can learn anything, especially Math, if given the right approach — patience is a key attribute that Mr. Bernal champions. Mr. Bernal's greatest teaching moment occurred while tutoring a student with a learning disability at Frontier College; the student was able to apply the Pythagorean Theorem, but not by the formula. Instead, the student applied the theorem in the same manner that Pythagoras once made such observation. Mr. Bernal graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor Degree with the intention of becoming a teacher. It is due to Mathematics that Mr. Bernal became interested in aviation. He enrolled in the Canadian Air Forces aviation program where he had the opportunity to fly and travel across Canada. Mr. Bernal holds a pilot licence and flies when time and weather permit. On a personal level, Mr. Bernal, apart from Mathematics, loves and plays soccer, music and table tennis. In fact, Mr. Bernal launched the very first ever Table Tennis program at the YMCA during his tenure. Mr. Bernal maintains an active physical lifestyle as he practices what he preaches.

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Tsimikalis Peter

TsimikalisPeter

Assistant Head Of Admissions

https://utoronto.academia.edu/PeterTsimikalis Pete has been a part of the TPS admissions department since its inauguration. In those early days, however, Pete was also a professional hockey player. After an all-star career in the OHL, Pete signed multiple professional contracts, and played in the AHL, as well as in the Swedish Allsvenskan league, before his retirement in 2011. Upon the completion of his hockey career, Pete enrolled at the University of Toronto where he graduated with high distinction in 2015 in the field of Religious and Historical Studies. After his undergraduate degree, Pete was accepted into the University of Oxford (Oriel College), where he undertook his Master of Philosophy in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible Studies. Pete graduated with distinction in 2018, and currently undertakes PhD studies at the University of Toronto, wherein he gets the opportunity to be a teaching assistant at the university level. This experience allows Pete to parlay first-hand information to the students at TPS regarding what university courses are actually like. Pete’s status as a teacher, student and administrator allows him to bring multiple perspectives to the students at TPS. Currently at TPS, Pete is the Assistant to the Dean of Admissions (Fouli). He assists Fouli with the application process, which entails introducing prospective students to the culture of TPS, providing tours of the premises and establishing whether TPS is the right fit for a given student. In addition, Pete has coached multiple sports teams at TPS over the years, and has led a number of field trips. Pete is married to Jen and has two sons, Beau and Wolf. Pete loves watching his boys play sports, and is an ardent Pittsburgh Steelers fan. “Just do your work.”

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Tsimikalis Steve

TsimikalisSteve

Co-Founder And Principal

Co-Founder of Toronto Prep School (2009), Steve brings 37 years of experience in the field of private education to his administrative, teaching, and coaching duties. He earned his Honours Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto, his Masters in Environmental Studies (Urban Planning) from York University and his Principal’s Certification from Ontario Federation of Independent Schools. A passionate and lifelong educator, Steve along with his wife and co-founder Fouli, bring a fundamental knowledge and understanding of both the teaching and learning processes, and the ability to effectively relate to staff, students, and parents. His leadership credo is one which facilitates the empowerment of both students and staff in an environment buttressed by trust, dedication, and effort. Steve’s nature has enabled the implementation of the many innovative teaching tools and practices utilized at Toronto Prep School. His passion for education has kept him active in the classroom, teaching one to two courses per semester. enabling him to make direct connections with students and other teachers. In addition, Steve served as Secretary on the Steering Committee for Magna Carta Canada 2015 and was an Honourary Co-Chair of Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer in 2012. He coached AAA Hockey for 6 years in the Toronto Young Nats and Wexford Raiders organizations, was a Mulock Cup Champion with Victoria College at the University of Toronto and has coached teams to over 40 SSAF Championship banners. Steve is married and has two adult-aged children and two grandchildren. “True learning occurs when you are pushed beyond your comfort zone. For the pushing to be effective and positive, the student must have confidence and trust in the person doing the pushing. It is this special bond that every teacher should aspire to build with each student.”

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Oest Eric

OestEric

Director Of IT And Head Of Science

Upon graduating from McGill University in the summer of 2001, Eric found himself working in the IT industry for a subsidiary of Cisco Systems. He discovered that it was a rather solitary profession and his personality was ill-suited for it. Fortunately, a friend happened to need a full-time tutor at a private school in Toronto. He took the job and quickly grew to love interacting with students. Over the course of his first year at the school, he concluded that this was the perfect job for him. 19 years later, he is still teaching and he is still finding new ways to love his job. In addition to coaching numerous sports teams (track and field, cross-country, soccer) and helping out with various other extra-curriculars (Reach for the Top, Model United Nations), Eric is a huge proponent of ensuring that students are computer and technology literate. This involves ensuring that they have access to current technology, but more importantly, it also means ensuring that they are equipped with the skills they will need to thrive in a 21st century work environment. Eric wants learning to be fun. If a student is not engaged in the classroom, the content will not matter and the entire learning experience is diminished. This means that he needs to constantly be learning in order to find the most effective ways to reach students. Secondly, Eric thinks it is important for teachers to understand their student audience in terms of what they expect to gain from a specific course. As a science teacher, he recognizes that not every student will want to or need to become a scientist or engineer. However, he believes that every student should leave high school with a certain degree of scientific literacy. As a society, we need a population that understands the science behind policy decisions. Eric would like to think that his teaching style is based on this premise. A long time ago, Eric had this marvelous thing called free time. He enjoyed playing sports, playing the guitar, and making various cured meats. Currently, Eric is doing everything he can to raise two energetic kids with his wife. He yearns for what he believes to be some well-deserved free time.

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Papagiannis Helena

PapagiannisHelena

Teacher

Before recently joining Toronto Prep School, Helena taught a range of high school courses in the social sciences and humanities. As a long-time advocate for community involvement, Helena has volunteered with Toronto-based initiatives, where she has worked with children, women and newcomers to Canada. Helena holds a Master of Arts degree in European and Russian Affairs from the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at the Munk School (University of Toronto), and a Bachelor of Arts degree (Honours) in History and Political Science from the University of Toronto. Helena has also studied at Masaryk University in Czech Republic and Central European University in Hungary. Helena’s academic background has contributed to an interdisciplinary approach to teaching. She believes that by understanding the interconnectivity of ideas and themes, students can explore the relationships between disciplines and the real world. Helena encourages critical thinking and motivates students to consider the multiple perspectives from which a topic can be explored. Helena’s classroom operates on principles of inclusivity and mutual respect.

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Lee Loy Oshynne

Lee LoyOshynne

Teacher

Oshynne graduated from Queen's University with a Bachelor of Education in Intermediate-Senior teaching of French as a Second Language and English, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in French Studies with a minor in World Languages. She has taught in various educational settings as an intermediate-senior teacher candidate, an online and in-person university French teaching assistant, and as a French/English camp counsellor. Her professional interests lie in literacy development as well as supporting language learners, as she believes that language is powerful and that we should develop this valuable life skill in our students. She has always had a passion for the teaching profession, and she is committed to supporting all students in achieving their goals, whatever those might be. Oshynne believes that teaching is relational, and she aims to build strong and meaningful relationships with each and every one of her students. Her favourite teaching moments are when students make a breakthrough in the learning; these are by far the most rewarding moments in a teacher’s career. When she isn’t teaching, you can find her playing Pokémon GO, looking for new places to eat food, and bullet journaling. She also loves languages; she speaks Spanish, little bits of other languages, and is currently learning Russian. “It is crucial to establish a learning environment that has a foundation of trust in order to facilitate effective collaboration and teamwork among students and teachers. Teaching and learning are best when there are positive relationships in the classroom. When students are comfortable in their learning environment and with their peers, the overall learning experience is more authentic and relevant.”

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AugustineJeevan

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Kapal Aeshwarya

KapalAeshwarya

Teacher

Aeshwarya has been involved in high school education for over 15 years. Before joining TPS two years ago, Aeshwarya worked in the non-profit field, where for six years she supported high school students by providing accessible social and academic support. Prior to this endeavor, Aeshwarya organized international volunteer trips (to both Kenya and Cambodia), in order to educate students about current issues such as globalization, social justice, and sustainable economic and environmental practices. After graduating from the University of Western Ontario with a BSc in biology, Aeshwarya’s introduction to secondary school education came when she taught grade 12 biology in Costa Rica, which focused on the various aspects of the diverse ecology in tropical rainforests and dry forests. Aeshwarya is dedicated to supporting her students and helping them reach their academic, personal, and social development goals in a holistic and student-centered manner. Aeshwarya firmly believes that education should be a transformative experience that exists within a collaborate environment characterized by respect and empathy. She insists that students develop their own curiosity, critical thinking skills, scientific literacy, and appreciation for the science that manifests all around us. When Aesh is not teaching, she can be found enjoying nature with her two children, dog, and partner, working on an urban farm, reading, and travelling. “Science and everyday life cannot be and should not be separated.” – Rosalind Franklin

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BoudreauLori

Executive Assistant To The Principal

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Mayer Mariola

MayerMariola

Teacher, Head Of Visual Arts

Mariola brings over 20 years of international and professional experience in the fashion and interior design fields to her post as Head of Visual Arts and Design. Although she was accepted at Parson School of Design in New York she elected to enroll at the American College in London, England earning her Bachelor of Arts (Magna Cum Laude) and her Associate of Arts in Fashion Design from the American College in Lucerne, Switzerland. Mariola's life experiences and passion for art resonate with her students and provide the basis for her commitment to student improvement. After completing her post-secondary school studies, Mariola took the fashion world by storm garnering European Awards that included, Best First Year Design, Most Creative Design and Designer of the Year as awarded by Calida of Switzerland. She apprenticed with internationally recognized designers Yuki in London, England and Emilio Pucci in Florence, Italy. Mariola was then selected by Hishiya Ku to work as a head designer for Burberry in Tokyo, Japan. Women's Magazine of England recognized her as a Top 10 designer of 1985. It was this very year that she started her own label, "Mariola Mayer" showcasing her collections at Holt Renfrew and Lipton's to name a few and ran a very successful fashion wholesale company until her early retirement in 2000. During this time Mariola won the most coveted Woolmark Award of Recognition for Design Excellence in Canada and was awarded a special grant for achieving standards of excellence in design in both 1995 and 1996 by the Matinee Ltd. Fashion Foundation. Mariola previously taught at the post-secondary school level both at the American College in London as well as at the International Academy of Design in Toronto. We were very fortunate to have her come aboard at our inception and head our Visual Arts and Design Department. She is a great believer in exposing students to many different types of art media and to have them push the boundaries of their comfort zone. This enables students the opportunity to showcase their creativity and artistic ability while building a strong portfolio and growing as young artists. Mariola is an avid world traveller. "Teaching enables you to see the stages of growth from the beginning to the end of a course, to see the creativity that comes through a student's artwork when they progress from one stage to another in utilizing their individual talent and improving their skills. It is also a joy to see the reaction of parents when they see the progress, talent and direction their children have exhibited throughout the course."

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Sischy Paul

SischyPaul

Teacher

Paul is a highly motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated educator who brings a wealth of experience to his lessons. Paul has been teaching for 14 years in a variety of educational environments including high schools, universities and language schools in different cities including Toronto, Montreal and Kyoto. He earned his Bachelor of Arts (Double Major in History and Humanistic Studies) from McGill University, his Bachelor of Education from OISE at the University of Toronto, his Masters of Arts (History) from Concordia University and his Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from the International Language Academy of Canada. Paul believes that the desire to learn is instinctive and that students are happiest and most satisfied when learning. Everything he does as a teacher is informed by this belief. As such, his job as a teacher is to facilitate the process of learning and to make it as engaging as possible. To achieve this he tries to teach course content with materials and questions that students relate to and which they find genuinely interesting. He inspires students to deeply engage with the course material. Consequently, course content serves as the context for class analysis and discussion, which in turn become both educational and stimulating. The aim is to have students express themselves in the clearest and most effective way possible. He wants students to be creative, pay attention to detail and take pride in their work. Paul’s classes serve both the requirements of the course as well as provide students with the knowledge and skills to help them in their future education. Paul’s interests are varied. Besides spending time with his young family he is passionate about music (both the listening to and the making of), playing tennis, reading, cooking, and travelling. As a high school student, Paul was taught by Mr. Tsimikalis. Paul is married and has two lovely young children. “Teaching is a dynamic vocation. It is interactive and as a result it changes. My favourite teaching moment is the satisfaction that comes with leading a group of students through an idea and having them run with it.”

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Johnson Bradley

JohnsonBradley

Teacher

After teaching for over fifteen years at both the secondary and post-secondary levels, Brad joined the staff of Toronto Prep School in 2016. Brad holds a B.A. in History, a B.A. Honours in Classics, and a M.A. in Classics, all from McMaster University, and he received his Bachelor of Education degree from York University. Brad is a dedicated educator who displays a passion for teaching, as well as historical studies, and who believes that it is his responsibility to assist his students in achieving success in their educational pursuits. Brad’s classroom is stimulating, entertaining, as well as challenging, and he is focussed on providing students with the skills necessary to be successful at both the secondary and post-secondary levels. His lessons are informative and interesting, and he is always cognizant of his students’ diverse learning styles; therefore, he adapts his instructional methodologies to meet the needs of his students. A lifelong learner himself, Brad’s overall goal is to foster a desire in his students to learn more about the subject matter that he presents in class, and to cultivate a love of learning in his students. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Brad supervises the Chess Club and the Card Club. Brad is married, and has two children. “To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?”  Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Fitch Lucas

FitchLucas

Teacher

Lucas teaches Geography and Civics at Toronto Prep, and has seven years of experience teaching subjects ranging from English to History. Originally from the East Coast, he was educated at the University of King’s College before graduating from the University of Toronto with a double major in English and Peace and Conflict Studies. After two years of teaching in Japan, Lucas returned to U of T where he gained a Master’s in English and South Asian Studies, and a B.Ed from OISE. At TPS, he currently helps run the Saturday Club, tries not to kill too many plants with the Garden Club, and is involved with the GSA. Lucas loves to travel and loves to read. A dedicated, enthusiastic teacher, he’s passionate about helping students make connections between their classroom studies and the wider world, and loves the opportunities for life-long learning that teaching provides. “The world is before you and you need not take it or leave it as it was when you came in.”--​James Baldwin

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Kemp Lauren

KempLauren

Teacher

Lauren is an enthusiastic and energetic educator who earned her Honours Bachelor of Arts (English) and Bachelor of Education at Brock University. Before joining our staff three years ago, Lauren taught ESL and English courses in both Toronto and St. Catharines. Lauren is dedicated to creating a safe, inclusive, and engaging environment for her students. She believes in teaching students transferable skills and how to think critically. She also feels it is important that students are able to apply the skills they learn in class to their everyday lives. Lauren loves to travel and read. She is also involved in Toronto Prep School’s French Club and GSA. “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” - John Dewey

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Pizzuto Michael

PizzutoMichael

Teacher, Head Of Canadian And World Studies

Michael is one of the original staff from Toronto Prep School’s inaugural year in 2009. His teaching experience spans 18 years and two continents. He earned his Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo and his Bachelor of Education from the University of Ottawa. After teaching for two years in Japan, Michael returned to Canada and has been involved in private education for the past 16 years. Michael’s outgoing personality and his ability to think like his students enable him to turn his classroom into a fun, inviting place where learning occurs. He is a dynamic, resourceful teacher with a genuine interest in students’ social and cognitive growth. Michael is involved in all aspects of TPS may they be education including curriculum development, teacher mentoring and coaching Reach for the Top, the athletic life of the school by coaching basketball, volleyball and hockey or in voluntarily participating in the social fabric by organizing events such as Pancake Breakfast and the NHL House tournaments. One of Michael’s extracurricular highlights thus far was Toronto Prep’s championship win at the Pittsburgh Three Rivers hockey tournament besting some of the top teams in Pennsylvania, as well as winning three TDCAA hockey championships with the TPS Hockey Team. Michael is married and has a son, Noah, and daughter, Emma. He is an avid sports fan, especially of the Montreal Canadiens and counts harassing Toronto Maple Leaf fans as a favourite pastime. Cooking, reading, watching sports, and Sudoku are interests of his. “The classroom should be a place where learning and fun occur at the same time.”

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Philip Eliza

PhilipEliza

Teacher

Eliza is a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher with four years of experience. Eliza earned her Master in Mathematics from University of Toronto and her M.Sc. in Mathematics in India from Indian Institute of Science. Eliza has been passionate about Math since high school. Her love for the subject is often reflected in her conversations with students. Eliza helps students maintain a positive attitude towards learning. She works to create an encouraging atmosphere for students adaptive to the needs of students of varied Math skills. Eliza enjoys exchanging riddles with students ranging from brain teaser to more challenging problems. Eliza spends her spare time doodling in her sketchbook and digital painting concept art. “Making mistakes is an essential component of learning. How we pick ourselves up, learn and adapt from our mistakes define the type of individual we evolve into.”

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Roy Allison

RoyAllison

Teacher, Head Of French

This is Allison’s fifth year at Toronto Prep School, and eighth year of teaching. Prior to arriving at Toronto Prep School, Allison volunteered in Longido, Tanzania, where she taught ESL to teenaged girls to help them be more successful in their high school studies. Allison also worked in Tasiujaq, a small Inuit community in the Northern Quebec region of Nunavik. In Tasiujaq, she taught English, Social Studies and Art. In her 3rd year of teaching experience, Allison joined the TPS staff as a French, English and Social Studies teacher. Allison is originally from the Ottawa-Gatineau region, which is apparent in the décor of her classroom as it is full of Ottawa Senators paraphernalia. She earned her Bachelor of Arts (major in English, minor in History) from the Concordia University and her Bachelor of Education from the University of Ottawa. Allison is a dedicated teacher, who wants help her students to succeed both academically and socially. She is committed to creating a safe learning environment in which students are willing to take risks. She is passionate about guiding students on their paths to success and to discover their potential as they progress to new milestones. As a French teacher, Allison attempts to make French learning both fun and applicable to everyday life. Allison coaches the Elementary Girls Ball Hockey Team and helps run the TPS Muses. Allison loves travelling and learning about the lives of people from around the world. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” – Dr. Seuss

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Owens Maxwell

OwensMaxwell

Teacher, Guidance Staff

Max is the English Resource teacher at TPS and is also a fixture in after school Homework Club. Max studied at the University of Toronto, earning an honours specialist degree in English. He also completed a Masters in English Language and Literature from the University of Windsor, where he concentrated particularly on poetry and literature of the modernist period. After teaching English and Social Science for three years, Max decided to refine his teaching practice formally and applied to teachers college at York University, earning a B.Ed through that institution in 2015. Since then, Max has been a full time teacher of English, ESL, and social science classes in the GTA, and an occasional tutor. This is Max's first year with Toronto Prep, and he is thrilled to take on a position that allows him to become acquainted with a broad section of students from all years, and to provide support in a direct, personal, and personalized way. Max's previous roles have exposed him to a wide variety of academic settings, encompassing academically driven students, those from ESL backgrounds, those with significant emotional and learning needs, some from limited-support households. This experience has given him essential training in providing tailored strategic support to students with unique and varying needs. While his affection for great literature often drives him to push students to reach deeper and attain to a higher standard, his favourite teaching moments often involve small steps and tiny triumphs with students still developing. Outside of the classroom, Max is (not surprisingly) a passionate reader, cinephile, amateur poet and guitarist, and learning lindy hopper, who returns home nightly to foist affection upon his cat Imogen. "And when I am forgotten, as I shall be, And sleep in dull cold marble, where no mention Of me must be heard of, say, I taught thee." —William Shakespeare, on teaching "Look at Shakespeare for instance. Very unbalanced. Used to go about stealing ducks." —P.G. Wodehouse, on Shakespeare

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