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LEADERSHIP TEAM

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Sheryl Freeman

Chair of CISS Leadership Team/ CISS Secondary Principal
  • PhD. In Theory and Policy Studies, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto, 2006
  • Master of Education Administration- (OISE), University of Toronto, 1992
  • Bachelor of Education, Queen’s University, 1976
  • Bachelor of Arts, Carleton University, 1974

Additional Qualifications:

  • Principal’s Qualifications Instructor OPC, 2009 - 2014
  • IB Workshops: Administration, Category 1 and 2, 2014 and 2016
  • Supervisory Officer Certificate, 2009
  • Principal’s Qualifications, 1994
  • ESL Part 1, 1976
  • One of Canada’s Outstanding Principals 2013

Teaching experience: Secondary English 40 years

Administrative experience: Secondary School Vice-Principal and Principal: 19 years

Andreas Ghabrial

CIS Elementary Principal
  • Master of Education in progress,  Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Social Justice in Education
  • Professional Education Teacher Training, (K-12),  Simon Fraser University, British Columbia
  • Bachelor of Arts, Honours - McGill University,1992
  • Diploma of Technology, Surveying - British Columbia Institute of Technology

Additional Qualifications:

  • Principal’s Qualifications, 2008
  • Honours Specialist - Geography/ Special Education, 2003, 2007
  • Primary Education and Senior Visual Art, 1998
  • Teaching experience: 25 years, Toronto District School Board
  • K-12 Classroom Teacher, Homeroom, Geography, Visual Art
  • Instructional Leader for Information Communication Technology, K-12; Instructional Leader for Social Studies, History and Geography, K-12
  • Administrative experience: 8 years
  • Elementary Vice Principal and Principal;
  • President; Educational Computing Organization of Ontario

 

 



 

 

Andrew Lin

CIS Secondary Vice-Principal/ IB Co-ordinator
  • Master of Education in progress,  Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Educational Leadership and Policy
  • Bachelor of Education - Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 2005
  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Honours- University of Waterloo, 2004
  • Honours Specialist - Chemistry / Mathematics, 2005 / 2013

Additional Qualifications:

  • Principal’s Qualifications, 2015
  • IB Workshops: Chemistry and Coordination 2005, Administration Category 1, 2016
  • IB Educator Network (IBEN) Member: Site Visit Team Member, Workshop Leader

Teaching experience: Secondary Chemistry, Math, Science including IB, 10 years
Administrative experience: Secondary Vice-Principal: 3 years, IBDP Coordinator: 7 years

 

Joanne Valere-Meredith

CIS Elementary Vice- Principal
  • Master of Education, University of Ottawa, 1995
  • Bachelor of Arts, Carleton University, 1986
  • Bachelor of Education, University of Ottawa, 1986
  • Certificate of Teaching English as Second Language, Carleton University, 1987

Additional Qualifications:

  • Supervisory Officer Certificate, 2003
  • Principal’s Qualifications, 1995
  • ESL Part 1 and 2, 1986 and 1996
  • Special Education, Part 1 and 2, 1996 and 2013
  • Recipient of the Ottawa Citizen Literacy Foundation Award
  • Site Administrator and Principal of International Schools - Weekends

Teaching experience: 31 years

Administrative experience: 20 years

 

Barbara Gage

BCIS Principal
  • Education Doctorate in progress in Education Leadership focusing on Mentoring
  • Master of Education Administration - Charles Sturt, Australia, 2000
  • Bachelor of Education, University of Ottawa, 1989
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Western Ontario, 1977

Additional Qualifications

  • IB Workshops: Administration, Category 1, 2016
  • Principal’s Qualifications, 1995
  • Principal’s Qualifications Instructor, 2005
  • Special Education Specialist, 1992
  • TESOL qualification 1993
  • One of Canada’s Outstanding Principals 2011
  • Program Officer: International Programs, Canadian Teachers Federation, Ottawa, 2010 – 2011

Teaching experience: 9 years, Biology and Physical/Outdoor Education

Administrative experience: 22 years, 9-12, K-8 and 7-12 schools

 

Hilarion Melanson

BCIS Vice- Principal
  • Bachelor of Education, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, 1991
  • Maîtrise ès sciences, Université de Moncton, Nouveau-Brunswick 1985
  • Baccalauréat ès sciences, Université de Moncton, Nouveau-Brunswick 1982

Additional Qualifications:

  • Program Officer: International Programs, Canadian Teachers Federation, Ottawa, 2010 – 2011
  • IB Workshops: Coordination, Category 1, 2007
  • IB Workshops: Chemistry, CAS and TOK
  • Nova Scotia Education Leadership Consortium (NSELC), 1998 - 2003

Teaching experience:13 years. Secondary Math, Physics, Chemistry, Science 10, Math and Sciences Grades 8 - 9.

Administrative experience: 10 years experience vice-principal Grades 1 - 12, 2 years experience IB Programme Co-ordinator

Tran Nhat Quynh

BCIS Elementary Vice-Principal
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary)- University of Pedagogy, HCMC, 2004

Additional Qualifications:

  • Certificate of Education Administration- Saigon University, HCMC,2015
  • Teaching experience: 12 years

Administrative experience: 2 year 

Tran Thi Le Hang

CVK Principal (Phu My Hung Campus)
  •  Bachelor of Kindergarten Education- Hanoi National University of Education

Additional Qualifications:

  • Professional Principal Certificate- HCMC National College for Education
  • Many years of experience in teaching and managing international kindergartens
  • Founding Principal CVK, 7 years experience

 

Nguyen Nam Thi

CVK Vice Principal (Phu My Hung Campus)
  • Bachelor of Kindergarten Education- HCMC University of Education
  • Bachelor of English- Hanoi University of Languages and International Studies

Additional Qualifications:

  • Certificate of Merit from Minister of The Ministry of Education and Training for research essay of “A start in literature and writing for kindergarten children”
  • Many years of teaching experience in public and international kindergartens
  • Administrative experience: 5 years

Nguyen Thi Hoang Quyen

Vice Principal (CVK Phu My Hung Campus)
  • Bachelor of Kindergarten Education - HCMC University of Education
  • Bachelor of English - University of Foreign Languages - Information Technology

Additional Qualifications:

  • Professional Principal Certificate - HCMC National College for Education
  • Many years of teaching experience in public and international kindergartens
  • Administrative experience: 9 years