Meet The Teachers

Administration

Dr. Jon Mitzmacher
Head of School
Keren Gordon
Vice-Principal
BA (Hons), B.Ed, M.Ed
Rabbi Howard Finkelstein
Dean of Judaic Studies & Teacher, Middle School Rabbinics

BA, MS, MA

Ellie Kamil
Executive Assistant to the Head of School
Jennifer Greenberg
Director of Admissions
Joshua Max
IT & Technology Support Specialist

Educational Leadership Team

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

B.Ed, MET

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

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

Lower School General Studies Faculty

Kindergarten

Janet Darwish
Teacher, Kindergarten General Studies

B.Ed, ECE

Yardena Kaiman
Teacher, Lower School French
Lara Vlajkov
Educational Assistant, Kindergarten

BA, B.Ed

Alex Parker
Educational Assistant, Kindergarten

Grade 1

Ann-Lynn Rapoport
Teacher, Grade 1 & 2 General Studies

BA, B.Ed, ECE

Lianna Krantzberg
Teacher, Grade 1 General Studies & Kitah Alef Jewish Studies

BA, B.Ed

Yardena Kaiman
Teacher, Lower School French

Grade 2

Ann-Lynn Rapoport
Teacher, Grade 1 & 2 General Studies

BA, B.Ed, ECE

Yardena Kaiman
Teacher, Lower School French

Grade 3

Julie Bennett
Teacher, Grade 3 & 4 General Studies

B.Ed

Aaron Polowin
Teacher, Lower & Middle School French

BSc, B.Ed

Faye Mellenthin
Educational Assistant, Grade 3

BA (Hons), PGCE with QTS

Grade 4

Julie Bennett
Teacher, Grade 3 & 4 General Studies

B.Ed

Aaron Polowin
Teacher, Lower & Middle School French

BSc, B.Ed

Dora Scharf
Teacher, Lower & Middle School French
BA, B.Ed, M.Ed

Grade 5

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

B.Ed, MET

Aaron Polowin
Teacher, Lower & Middle School French

BSc, B.Ed

Dora Scharf
Teacher, Lower & Middle School French
BA, B.Ed, M.Ed

Lower School Jewish Studies Faculty

Kitah Gan

Kitah Alef

Shira Waldman
Teacher, Kitah Gan Jewish Studies, Art & P.E.

BA, B.Ed

Ada Aizenberg
Teacher, Kitah Alef & Dalet Jewish Studies

BA(Hons), B.Ed, MA

Lianna Krantzberg
Teacher, Grade 1 General Studies & Kitah Alef Jewish Studies

BA, B.Ed

Kitah Bet

Kitah Gimmel

Kitah Dalet

Bethany Goldstein
Teacher, Kitah Bet & Hay Jewish Studies
BA (Hons), B.Ed
Sigal Baray
Teacher, Kitah Gimmel Jewish Studies
Ada Aizenberg
Teacher, Kitah Alef & Dalet Jewish Studies

BA(Hons), B.Ed, MA

Kitah Hay

Bethany Goldstein
Teacher, Kitah Bet & Hay Jewish Studies
BA (Hons), B.Ed
Ruth Lebovich
Teacher, Kitah Hay Jewish Studies & Middle School Hebrew

B.Ed

Middle School Faculty

Science

Mathematics

Language Arts

Social Studies

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

B.Kin (Hons)., B.Ed

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

BA(Hons), BSc, B.Ed

Mike Washerstein
Teacher, Middle School Language Arts & Jewish Studies
Deanna Bertrend
Teacher, Middle School Social Studies & Student Life Coordinator

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

Extended French

Core French

Stephane Cinanni
Teacher, Middle School French
Aaron Polowin
Teacher, Lower & Middle School French

BSc, B.Ed

Dora Scharf
Teacher, Lower & Middle School French
BA, B.Ed, M.Ed

Hebrew

Jewish Studies

Rabbinics

Noga Reiss
Teacher, Middle School Hebrew
Ruth Lebovich
Teacher, Kitah Hay Jewish Studies & Middle School Hebrew

B.Ed

Mike Washerstein
Teacher, Middle School Language Arts & Jewish Studies
Rabbi Howard Finkelstein
Dean of Judaic Studies & Teacher, Middle School Rabbinics

BA, MS, MA

Specialists

Art

Music

Library

Shira Waldman
Teacher, Kitah Gan Jewish Studies, Art & P.E.

BA, B.Ed

Rene Gely
Teacher, Music
Brigitte Ruel
Director of Library & Media Centre

Physical Education

Linda Signer
Teacher, Special Education & P.E

BA, MA

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

B.Kin (Hons)., B.Ed

Shira Waldman
Teacher, Kitah Gan Jewish Studies, Art & P.E.

BA, B.Ed

Department of Special Education

Sharon Reichstein
Director of Special Needs Education

BA, DSW, B.Ed, Spec. Ed

Keren Gordon
Vice-Principal
BA (Hons), B.Ed, M.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