Kalifornia M.

My name is Kalifornia. I am currently finishing my first year of Teacher’s College at York University in the Primary/ Junior Division. I graduated in 2023 from my undergrad program; Children, Childhood & Youth.
I am a student athlete who has balanced both academics and athletics for 6 years now, all while taking part in the mentoring/tutoring program at York University for athletes.
I was also in the French Immersion Program from grades 1-12, and can’t wait to make a difference & share my knowledge with others around me.

Cole K.

Cole currently holds a degree in biochemistry and molecular biology.  In the fall of 2024, he will begin school to become a high school chemistry teacher.  Cole is passionate about making learning come alive for students.  He strives to help his students build confidence and learn in a way that relates and interests them.

Laura F.

Hi! My name is Laura and I am an Ontario Certified Teacher. I have been a teacher with the Durham District School Board since 2006.
I am a French specialist born and raised in Montreal. I have taught French in both the Core and Immersion programs for the past 17 years. Currently I have a grade 4/5 homeroom with French coverage.
I have a bilingual degree from Glendon College, York University, and a Masters of Education from Medaille College.
As a long-time teacher I have extensive experience in all of the kindergarten to junior curriculum. My French experience includes grades 1-8.
I am passionate about my job and greatly enjoy my time in the classroom.

Helen C.

I am a dedicated educator with over 25 years of experience at the primary, junior and intermediate grades. As a life-long learner, I regularly update my credentials with courses, conferences and professional reading. I am passionate about teaching the skills necessary for students to become proficient readers and believe it is the key to every child’s success. My teaching experience as well as my life experience as a mother of 2, guides me in fostering connections with my students so that they can thrive both in the classroom and in life.

Sean C.

Sean is a recent graduate from Western Univeristy’s teacher college program. He holds an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from McMaster University and has experience in Environmental, and Geotechnical engineering.
With his background in engineering, Sean brings a wide range of experience that helps communicate the different layers found in math and science problems. Students can expect to learn strategies that will have them in understanding (not memorizing) the material, and maximizing the depth of their learning.

Taylor B.

Hello, my name is Taylor and I am a current Bachelor of Education Student at Ontario Tech University. My teachables are in Intermediate/ Senior English and History (Gr. 7-12). I studied at Dalhousie University for my undergraduate degree where I majored in English and minored in History. I love everything to do with literature, from reading to writing, and enjoy learning about the past and present. One thing about me is that I am also a sportsperson. I have played hockey and enjoy being active and coaching when I’m not in school.

Mitchell P.

Hello, my name is Mitchell, I am certified with the Ontario College of Teachers working with the Durham District School Board. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree specializing in history, english and other humanities subjects. I am passionate about teaching and learning and seek to share that passion with the students that I work with.
Education is an essential part of every young person’s journey. Every student has not only the right to learning, but also needs to be given a chance at being successful in their education. I believe every student has the capacity for success. It is every teacher’s duty and responsibility to provide the students we work with the support and tools they need to succeed, in a safe and positive environment.
I look forward to aiding in your students’ success in their educational journey.

Emily S.

Emily is an Ontario Certified Teacher, and has been teaching for 6 years. She has taught Grades 3-8. For the last three years she taught Grade 7/8 and currently is teaching Grade 8.

She has been working with children for over 10 years in various capacities such as tutoring, childcare, and STEAM and coding camps.

She is a Biology student at heart with a love of teaching mathematics, up to Grade 10. She loves seeing students connect with math and the ‘lightbulb’ moment as it all comes together.

Emily is a lifelong learner, who continually strives to find new courses to enhance and further her own knowledge. In her down time, she loves a good movie, book, and spending time with her family.


Kayla D.

Hi, my name is Kayla! I am currently a teacher candidate at Lakehead University. I have graduated with a degree in Kinesiology and a certificate in therapeutic recreation prior to starting my Bachelor of Education.

I have been fortunate enough to have volunteered and had placement experiences in both the Durham and Toronto school boards in classes from kindergarten to grade five. As well, I have previous experiences working with children of all abilities in therapeutic recreation programs in the community. As an educator, I look forward to helping students feel confident and empowered in their learning. I aim to create a safe and fun learning environment using a differentiated approach so that each student can succeed.

I see myself as a lifelong learner, and am often found trying new things and picking up new skills. Right now during my spare time I enjoy getting outside, reading and crafting!

Emily G.

My name is Emily and I am a teacher candidate currently attending Ontario Tech University. My passion for education began when I started teaching swimming lessons at 16 years old. I then discovered my passion for special education and earned a diploma in Developmental Service Work. I have spent the past 5 years working in schools as an educational assistant and I have loved every minute of it. As a current student, I recognize how difficult learning can be. I believe that the learning process should be fun, engaging and catered to students’ interests. I aim to prove that learning can (and should) be fun!

Some of my Interests include;
-Playing with my dog