Tracey Kennedy has been teaching and creating an enriched academic experience at the elementary school level in Kingston for the past 17 years. She has experience working with students in grades 1 through 8 in both the traditional classroom environment and in a one-on-one setting. Tracey earned her BA Honours and B.Ed degrees concurrently at Queen's University. While at Queen's, Tracey worked in the residence system, coordinating and developing peer education and student leadership programs. Tracey has a passion for fitness and enjoys instructing both the young and young at heart.
Andrew Schleger has 20 years of teaching experience in Canada, the United States, and Australia from grades K to 8, and specializes in teaching enriched math and sciences. He earned a B.Ed from the University of Western Sydney and Physical Education from McMaster University. Andrew teaches our students to be strong leaders and to take initiative through a program rich in experience and opportunity. Andrew coordinates our school's outdoor education program and coaches school sports throughout the four seasons. When school is out, you can find Andrew and his family in the woods or on the water.
Steven Spencer has had over 17 years of experience teaching enriched English, History, and Technology at the grade 7 and 8 levels in Canada and the United States. Steven is a lifelong computer enthusiast and enjoys engaging students in projects using photo editing software, coding, presentation and word processing software, and video and sound editing applications. Having written and directed many plays, Steven is active in Kingston's thriving arts scene and oversees the production of our students' theatrical presentations. A Kingston native, Steven earned a M.A. in English and a B.Ed from the University of Windsor.
Patricia Bleackley has 14 years experience teaching Preschool and Kindergarten. She earned her Early Childhood Education degree at Loyalist College in 2004 and attended subject specialty programs in Preschool and Kindergarten education. Patricia is an expert at developing the independence and social aptitude appropriate in children approaching grade 1. She extends learning beyond the classroom, teaching in a fun and creative environment. On her time off you can find her at baseball diamonds and soccer fields throughout the province, cheering on her children in their various athletic endeavors.
Tonya Van de Ven
Tonya Van De Ven was born and raised in Kingston. She attended St. Lawrence College where she completed a Bachelor of Business Administration through Laurentian University. She then followed her passion of teaching and recently graduated from Trent University with a Bachelor of Education focusing specifically on primary/junior aged education. She is passionate about continuous learning and is excited to begin her career as a teacher. Tonya is an avid synchronized skater and skating judge, as well as a softball player. She enjoys hands on activities, such as crafts and games and loves reading.
Shannon Bullock is a lifelong resident of Kingston. She has experience working with students from Kindergarten to Grade 12, with a focus on teaching mathematics and the sciences. Shannon earned her B.Sc Honours and B.Ed degrees concurrently at Queen’s University. Shannon is mother of two, and is involved with folk dance, coaching softball, and speed skating.
Shaun Weima, originally from Kingston, has been teaching music for the last 8 years at various schools in the Kingston area. He has completed his grade eight Royal Conservatory in classical guitar as well as two years of music training at Carleton University. In addition, Shaun plays with a number of bands around Kingston area, including Ianspotting, The Swampward Orchestra, and Hoppipolla just to name a few. He has released a dozen albums over the years and has experience in producing and recording albums for himself and different artists around town. Shaun teaches all different styles and levels of music from classical to pop.
Jennifer Coe is a visual artist and costume designer recently returned to Kingston after living in Halifax for eight years. She has a B.F.A from York University, a technical Diploma from Dalhousie, and most recently completed her B.Ed at Queen's University in the Artist in Community Education program. Her qualifications are in Intermediate/Senior Visual Art and Drama.She lives with Olive, her cocker spaniel, and in her spare time is a referee and coach for Kingston's two women's roller derby leagues, Kingston Derby Girls and the Rec'n Rollers.
Ekta Singh has been teaching for twelve years in both Middle School and High school English and Social Science programs. She has taught in Canada, Mexico, and Kuwait. Ekta received her Master's of Education from Queen's University in the Cultural and Policy Studies in Education program and is fully trained in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program at both the MYP and DP level.
Madame Momo est diplômée en sciences pharmaceutiques de l'Université des sciences pharmaceutiques d’Abidjan/côte d'ivoire (PhD sciences pharmaceutiques) et diplômée en biologie et biochimie de l'Université de sciences pharmaceutiques de Dakar/ Sénégal.
Après avoir obtenu le certificat d'assistante Montessori à la Maison des enfants à Genève/Suisse, elle a également eu le privilège extraordinaire d'étudier à l'Institut Supérieur Maria Montessori à Paris/France où elle est hautement qualifiée puisqu'elle a également complété le programme d’Educatrice Montessori AMI Langue Française pour les enfants d’âge entre 0 ans et 12 ans.
Après avoir terminé ses études d’enseignante, elle a partagé son expertise pédagogique avec des enfants d’âges préscolaire et scolaire à Genève, en France, en Italie.
Elle a suivi un enseignement Montessori de la petite enfance en langue anglaise de 0 à 3 ans au North América Montessori Canada (NAMC) et elle a également partagé son expertise pédagogique avec des nourrissons et des bambins à Genève, à Montréal, en France, et à Kingston Ontario.
Selina is a singer-songwriter, radio host, and storyteller who has performed both in Canada and abroad. Her musical training began as early as music training can. . . she was born to a musical family in the heart of the Toronto music scene, then moved on to Kingston and immersed herself in everything to do with singing. The cultural landscape of her youth made for a solid, diverse, musical foundation. Although her formal education was in the unique discipline of Theatre for Development, music has been a constant in everything she does. Selina has been classically trained as a vocalist, and has studied under the instruction of Anne Grimm from UVic in Australia, Meg Breslow here in Kingston, and Giuseppe Macina, former artistic director of Toronto Opera Repertoire and well-versed Canadian Operatic coach, performer, and character.