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Administration

Keren Gordon
Vice-Principal
BA (Hons), B.Ed, M.Ed
Dr. Avi Marcovitz
Head of Jewish Studies, Teacher Middle School Rabbinics

BA, MA, PhD

Ellie Kamil
Executive Assistant to the Head of School
Jennifer Greenberg
Director of Recruitment
Staci Zemlak-Kenter
Director of Development

MPA, MSW

Joshua Max
IT & Technology Support Specialist

Faculty Coordinators

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

B.Ed, MET

@m_anders

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

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

@DBertrend

Lower School General Studies Faculty

Kindergarten

Janet Darwish
Teacher, Kindergarten General Studies

B.Ed, ECE

@MorahYaffa

Dora Scharf
Teacher, Lower School French
BA, B.Ed, M.Ed
Taylor Smith
Educational Assistant, Kindergarten

Grade 1

Ann-Lynn Rapoport
Teacher, Grade 1 General Studies

BA, B.Ed, ECE

@MorahAnnLynn

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

Grade 2

Lianna Krantzberg
Teacher, Grade 2 General Studies

BA, B.Ed

@LKrantzberg

Dora Scharf
Teacher, Lower School French
BA, B.Ed, M.Ed
Aaron Polowin
Teacher, Lower School French

BSc, B.Ed

@AaronPolowin

Grade 3

Faye Mellenthin
Teacher, Grade 3 General Studies & P.E.

BA (Hons), PGCE with QTS

Aaron Polowin
Teacher, Lower School French

BSc, B.Ed

@AaronPolowin

Grade 4

Julie Bennett
Teacher, Grade 4 General Studies

B.Ed

Mathieu Sylvain
Teacher, Lower & Middle School Core French
Aaron Polowin
Teacher, Lower School French

BSc, B.Ed

@AaronPolowin

Grade 5

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

B.Ed, MET

@m_anders

Mathieu Sylvain
Teacher, Lower & Middle School Core French
Aaron Polowin
Teacher, Lower School French

BSc, B.Ed

@AaronPolowin

Lower School Jewish Studies Faculty

Kitah Gan

Kitah Alef

Kitah Bet

Shira Waldman
Teacher, Kitah Gan Jewish Studies, Art & Hebrew Resource

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 & Hebrew Resource
Yardena Kaiman
Teacher, Kitah Dalet Jewish Studies
Dr. Gonen Sagy
Teacher, Kitah Hay Jewish Studies & Middle School Hebrew (Level I)

PhD

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
Dr. Avi Marcovitz
Head of Jewish Studies, Teacher Middle School Rabbinics

BA, MA, PhD

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
Mathieu Sylvain
Teacher, Lower & Middle School Core French
Stephane Cinanni
Teacher, Middle School Extended French & Social Studies - French

Hebrew

Jewish Studies

Educational Assistant - Grade 6

Dr. Gonen Sagy
Teacher, Kitah Hay Jewish Studies & Middle School Hebrew (Level I)

PhD

Ruth Lebovich
Teacher, Middle School Hebrew (Level II)

B.Ed

Mike Washerstein
Teacher, Middle School Language Arts & Jewish Studies
Mark Gottheil
Educational Assistant, Grade 6

Specialists

Art

Music

Library

Shira Waldman
Teacher, Kitah Gan Jewish Studies, Art & Hebrew Resource

BA, B.Ed

@ShiraWaldman

Peter Goddard
Teacher, Music

B. Ed.

Brigitte Ruel
Director of Library & Media Centre

Physical Education

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

B.Kin (Hons)., B.Ed

@MrRayOJCS

Faye Mellenthin
Teacher, Grade 3 General Studies & P.E.

BA (Hons), PGCE with QTS

Linda Signer
Teacher, Special Education & P.E

BA, MA

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

@mathemachic

Sigal Baray
Teacher, Kitah Gimmel Jewish Studies & Hebrew Resource
Shira Waldman
Teacher, Kitah Gan Jewish Studies, Art & Hebrew Resource

BA, B.Ed

@ShiraWaldman

Mathieu Sylvain
Teacher, Lower & Middle School Core French