Jueling is an Ontario Certified senior Mathematics, Economics and Business teacher. She has a deep understanding of mathematical and business concepts and theories and building on inquiry and problem-solving skills. In her class, Jueling enjoys incorporating a variety of teaching styles and making use of visuals, manipulatives and a variety of problem-solving methods. She believes teaching is a lifelong process of reflecting and differentiated instructions should be adopted. Everyone in the classroom contributes as a student, teacher, and thinker.
Erin Traynor completed a Bachelor of Honours Music (jazz voice) with a Minor in English at McMaster University before achieving her Bachelor of Education at Queens University. She was especially passionate to have a concentration on At-Risk Youth and Young Adults for her teachers’ education. Erin has been teaching private music lessons, leading choirs, and tutoring English since she was in high school herself. She is thrilled to be teaching at NOIC for her second year now. In her free time Erin enjoys writing and performing music, camping, hiking, and watching YouTube, Netflix, or Tiktoks.
Cassandra Lian graduated from the University of Toronto and completed her Master of Education. She has been teaching Chinese as a heritage language and as a foreign language for over ten years. She has worked with children, adolescents, and university students in China, the United States, and Canada. Outside of teaching, she is a freelance translator/interpreter and has helped bring big and small projects to a wider audience. The most exciting project she has done is a Netflix documentary filming project as a Chinese to English interpreter.
I am an Ontario Certified teacher, with teachable subjects Physics and Intermediate Mathematics. After completing the Master of Science and Master of Philosophy in science, I started my teaching career. I obtained the Bachelor of Education to enhance the teaching profession and continued the journey for more than 15 years in diverse environment. Successfully, I have done the ABQ from OISE, University of Toronto. Besides, enjoying the teaching and learning, I am forward thinker, focused and hardworking. I have a strong passion for students, and is committed to expanding education beyond the classroom into every facet of their life.
Pavle Milutinovic (Honours Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education) teaches IB DP Chemistry and Biology at NOIC. He completed the five year Concurrent Teacher Education Program in Philosophy and Biochemistry at the University of Toronto – St. George. After teaching Biology in Canada, Pavle moved to Caracas, Venezuela, where he taught IB DP Chemistry and Biology, and coordinated the Group IV project at the British School of Caracas. During his two years in Venezuela, Pavle attended several IB professional development courses, as well as the Latin American Heads Conference – Teacher Observation Training in Bogota, Colombia, where he learned how to observe science teachers and provide recommendations for improvement.
Pavle continues to enrich his knowledge of the sciences by keeping up to date with the latest research in biochemistry, and by occasionally taking University courses – he hopes to teach his students about science as a way of thinking about the universe, rather than simply a large body of knowledge.
An avid SCUBA diver, Pavle always tries to find new exciting places to dive around the world, and after successfully starting and coordinating a school SCUBA club in Caracas, he hopes to do the same in all his future schools!
Sheena has a Master’s degree in English Literature and also a Bachelor’s in Education. Additionally, she has TESL Canada qualifications from the Canadian Centre for Language and Cultural Studies in Toronto. She is certified by the Ontario College of Teachers to teach Senior English, ESL and Intermediate History. She has worked as a teacher for 20 years and also has seven years administrative experience. She has extensive experience working with adolescents both as a teacher of English and as mentor. She has enthusiastically involved herself with extra-curricular activities like Clean up Drives, Terry Fox Run, and The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. She also has experience training students for debates, drama and extempore speech competitions.
I graduated from the University of Bucharest, with the degree of M.Sc. After teaching for several years in Bucharest (I was a Science teacher at Michael the Brave, one of the most prestigious high schools in Romania, for six years), I came to Toronto, where I started to teach in January 2000. During all these years, I taught all levels (especially final grades – 11 and 12) of Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry, both in French, and (mostly) in English. I have been introduced recently to the IB Program, which I consider a new and interesting approach of teaching high school students. Some of my interests in my career as a teacher are to reveal to my students the beauty of Math, Physics, and Chemistry, and to encourage them to discover the many bridges, and logical connections between these subjects. I am always looking forward to guide new students, and to start working together to solve challenging problems!
Melissa Phen is a graduate of OCAD University and has completed her Bachelor of Education at Western University for Visual Arts and English. Prior to completing her BEd, Melissa has taught ESL in Okinawa, Japan for two years. Outside of teaching, she is a freelance artist and has written, illustrated and published her own children’s book, Elephant Shoes are Hard to Find.
Jerry obtained his M.S. from the University of Oklahoma in USA, B.Ed. from the University of Windsor and Mathematics Honour Specialist from the University of Western Ontario. He has taught Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Accounting for 10 years in different countries, including Canada, UK and China. He has two teaching certificates from Ontario College of Teachers and BC Ministry of Education. He likes Ping-pong, basketball and travelling.
Alex Volvoreanu graduated from the University of Toronto– St. George Campus. He completed his Bachelor of Humanities in English and Philosophy. He attended OISE shortly thereafter in order to obtain his Teaching Degree. Since then, Alex taught English in the U.K; a place that greatly improved his knowledge of pedagogy. His favorite activities include playing tennis and basketball, as well as watching movie & TV marathons. He also hopes to impart his passion for literature to others!!!