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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
IT & Technology Support Specialist

Faculty Coordinators

Melissa Thompson
Teacher, Grade 5 General Studies & 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

Kindergarten

Andréa Black
Teacher, Kindergarten General Studies
Sophie Pellerin
Teacher, Lower School French
Taylor Smith
Educational Assistant, Kindergarten
Mushki Kurtz
Educational Assistant, Kindergarten

Grade 1

Ann-Lynn Rapoport
Teacher, Grade 1 General Studies

BA, B.Ed, ECE

@MorahAnnLynn

Stephanie Lebhar
Teacher, Lower School French

Grade 2

Lianna Krantzberg
Teacher, Grade 2 General Studies

BA, B.Ed

@LKrantzberg

Sophie Pellerin
Teacher, Lower School French

Grade 3

Julie Bennett
Teacher, Grade 3 General Studies

B.Ed

Aaron Polowin
Teacher, Lower School Extended French

BSc, B.Ed

@AaronPolowin

Grade 4

Faye Mellenthin
Teacher, Grade 4 & 5 General Studies

BA (Hons), PGCE with QTS

Aaron Polowin
Teacher, Lower School Extended French

BSc, B.Ed

@AaronPolowin

Sylvie Raymond
Teacher, Lower & Middle School Core French

Grade 5

Melissa Thompson
Teacher, Grade 5 General Studies & Teaching and Learning Coordinator

B.Ed, MET

@melissa_thomp

Faye Mellenthin
Teacher, Grade 4 & 5 General Studies

BA (Hons), PGCE with QTS

Aaron Polowin
Teacher, Lower School Extended French

BSc, B.Ed

@AaronPolowin

Sylvie Raymond
Teacher, Lower & Middle School Core French

Lower School Jewish Studies Faculty

Kitah Gan

Kitah Alef

Kitah Bet

Shira Waldman
Teacher, Kitah Gan Jewish Studies & Art

BA, B.Ed

@ShiraWaldman

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
Marina Riklin
Teacher, Kitah Dalet & Hay Jewish Studies
Marina Riklin
Teacher, Kitah Dalet & Hay Jewish Studies
Ofra Yfrah
Teacher, Kitah Hay Jewish Studies & Middle School Hebrew (Level I)

Middle School Faculty

Science

Mathematics

Language Arts

Rabbinics

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

B.Kin (Hons)., B.Ed

@MrRayOJCS

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

BA(Hons), BSc, B.Ed

@mathemachic

Mike Washerstein
Teacher, Middle School Language Arts & Jewish Studies
Lookstein Virtual Jewish Academy
Supervised by Brian Kom

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

Stephane Cinanni
Teacher, Middle School Extended French & Social Studies - French
Sylvie Raymond
Teacher, Lower & Middle School Core French
Stephane Cinanni
Teacher, Middle School Extended French & Social Studies - French

Hebrew

Jewish Studies

Ofra Yfrah
Teacher, Kitah Hay Jewish Studies & Middle School Hebrew (Level I)
Ruth Lebovich
Teacher, Middle School Hebrew (Level II)

B.Ed

Mike Washerstein
Teacher, Middle School Language Arts & Jewish Studies

Specialists

Art

Physical Education

Library

Shira Waldman
Teacher, Kitah Gan Jewish Studies & Art

BA, B.Ed

@ShiraWaldman

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

B.Kin (Hons)., B.Ed

@MrRayOJCS

Brigitte Ruel
Director of Library & Media Centre

Department of Special Education

Sharon Reichstein
Director of Special Needs Education

BA, DSW, B.Ed, Spec. Ed

Linda Signer
Teacher, Special Education & P.E

BA, MA

Brian Kom
Teacher, Special Education

BA, B.Ed, MA

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

BA(Hons), BSc, B.Ed

@mathemachic