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Administration

Keren Gordon
Vice-Principal
BA (Hons), B.Ed, M.Ed
Staci Zemlak-Kenter
Director of Development

MPA, MSW

Jennifer Greenberg
Director of Recruitment
Sharon Reichstein
Director of Special Needs Education

BA, DSW, B.Ed, Spec. Ed

Ellie Kamil
Executive Assistant to the Head of School
Emily Jiang
Chief Accountant
Joshua Max
Director of Technology

Faculty Coordinators

Melissa Thompson
Teacher, Middle School Language Arts & Teaching and Learning Coordinator

B.Ed, MET

@melissa_thomp

Deanna Bertrend
Teacher, Middle School Social Studies - English & Student Life Coordinator

BA(Hons), B.Ed, M.Ed

@DBertrend

Lower School General Studies Faculty

Junior Kindergarten

Susan Wollock
Teacher, Junior Kindergarten General Studies, Jewish Studies & French & P.E.
Mushki Kurtz
Educational Assistant, Junior Kindergarten

Kindergarten

Andréa Black
Teacher, Kindergarten General & Jewish Studies & P.E.
Sophie Lacelle
Teacher, Lower School French
Dawn Schneider
Educational Assistant, Kindergarten

Grade 1

Ann-Lynn Rapoport
Teacher, Grade 1 General Studies

BA, B.Ed, ECE

@MorahAnnLynn

Evie Cohen
Teacher, Grade 1 French Studies

Grade 2

Lianna Krantzberg
Teacher, Grade 2 General Studies

BA, B.Ed

@LKrantzberg

Sophie Lacelle
Teacher, Lower School French

Grade 3

Julie Bennett
Teacher, Grade 3 General Studies

B.Ed

Aaron Polowin
Teacher, Lower School Core French

BSc, B.Ed

@AaronPolowin

Grade 4

Faye Mellenthin
Teacher, Grade 4 General Studies

BA (Hons), PGCE with QTS

Aaron Polowin
Teacher, Lower School Core French

BSc, B.Ed

@AaronPolowin

Sophie Lacelle
Teacher, Lower School French

Grade 5

Abby Whitteker
Teacher, Grade 5 General Studies & P.E.
Aaron Polowin
Teacher, Lower School Core French

BSc, B.Ed

@AaronPolowin

Sylvie Raymond
Teacher, Lower School Extended & Middle School Core French

Lower School Jewish Studies Faculty

Kitah Gan Katan

Kitah Gan

Kitah Alef

Kitah Bet

Susan Wollock
Teacher, Junior Kindergarten General Studies, Jewish Studies & French & P.E.
Andréa Black
Teacher, Kindergarten General & Jewish Studies & P.E.
Ada Aizenberg
Teacher, Kitah Alef Jewish Studies

BA(Hons), B.Ed, MA

Bethany Goldstein
Teacher, Kitah Bet Jewish Studies
BA (Hons), B.Ed
@morahbatyaOJCS

Kitah Gimmel

Kitah Dalet

Kitah Hay

Sigal Baray
Teacher, Kitah Gimmel Jewish Studies
Dana Doron
Teacher, Kitah Dalet Jewish Studies
Marina Riklin
Teacher, Kitah Hay Jewish Studies & Middle School Hebrew Bet

Middle School Faculty

Science

Language Arts

Mathematics

Joshua Ray
Teacher, Middle School Science & P.E.

B.Kin (Hons)., B.Ed

@MrRayOJCS

Mike Washerstein
Teacher, Middle School Language Arts & Jewish Studies
Melissa Thompson
Teacher, Middle School Language Arts & Teaching and Learning Coordinator

B.Ed, MET

@melissa_thomp

Chelsea Cleveland
Teacher, Middle School Math & Special Education Math Resource

BA(Hons), BSc, B.Ed

@mathemachic

Social Studies - English

Social Studies - French

Core French

Extended French

Deanna Bertrend
Teacher, Middle School Social Studies - English & Student Life Coordinator

BA(Hons), B.Ed, M.Ed

@DBertrend

Wanda Canaan
Teacher, Middle School Extended French & School Social Studies - French
Sylvie Raymond
Teacher, Lower School Extended & Middle School Core French
Wanda Canaan
Teacher, Middle School Extended French & School Social Studies - French

Hebrew

Marina Riklin
Teacher, Kitah Hay Jewish Studies & Middle School Hebrew Bet
Liat Levy
Teacher, Middle School Hebrew Alef
Ruth Lebovich
Teacher, Middle School Hebrew Alef

B.Ed

Rabbinics

Jewish Studies

Rivky Krestt
Lookstein Virtual Jewish Academy, Supervised by Liat Levy
Miriam Tannenbaum
Lookstein Virtual Jewish Academy, Supervised by Liat Levy
Mike Washerstein
Teacher, Middle School Language Arts & Jewish Studies

Specialists

Art

Drama

Library

Tashi Farmilo-Merouf
Teacher, Art & Drama, all grades
Tashi Farmilo-Merouf
Teacher, Art & Drama, all grades
Brigitte Ruel
Director of Library & Media Centre

Physical Education

Joshua Ray
Teacher, Middle School Science & P.E.

B.Kin (Hons)., B.Ed

@MrRayOJCS

Abby Whitteker
Teacher, Grade 5 General Studies & P.E.
Karissa Zuorro
Teacher, Lower School P.E.
Andréa Black
Teacher, Kindergarten General & Jewish Studies & P.E.
Susan Wollock
Teacher, Junior Kindergarten General Studies, Jewish Studies & French & P.E.

Department of Special Education

Sharon Reichstein
Director of Special Needs Education

BA, DSW, B.Ed, Spec. Ed

Ashley Beswick
Resource Teacher & Behaviour Support Coordinator
Wendy MacPhee
Resource Teacher - Job-Shared with O. Laderoute
Oriana Laderoute
Resource Teacher - Job-Shared with W. MacPhee
Chelsea Cleveland
Teacher, Middle School Math & Special Education Math Resource

BA(Hons), BSc, B.Ed

@mathemachic