Administrative and Teaching Faculty
Head of School: Ginie Wong

Ginie WongGinie Wong, BSc, BEd, MBA, OCT

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Ms. Ginie Wong started her career at Fieldstone over twenty years ago.  She worked with both international and local students as a teacher.  She then became the International Student Coordinator and was promoted to the position of Vice Principal and then Principal.  After being the high school Principal for a number of years, she has recently been asked to take on the role of Director of Business Development.  Ms. Wong is a believer of lifelong learning and private school education as she herself was cultivated in the private school educational system from kindergarten to high school. Ms. Wong has earned the following credentials:  Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Education, Private School Principal Certification and Master of Business Administration (MBA). As mentioned earlier, she deeply believes in lifelong learning.

Assistant Head of School: Leanne Martin
Leanne Martin

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Ms. Leanne Martin has been teaching at Fieldstone Day School since September 2004 and she joined the administration team in July 2018. She will always remember her Grade One teacher as being the inspiration for her becoming a teacher herself, and she is forever indebted to her mother for her unwavering support as she pursued her dream to be in the profession of teaching. For her post-secondary education, Leanne went to York University for four years, where she obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies. In 2002, she spread her wings and went to Queen’s University where she obtained a Bachelor of Education in the Primary / Junior Division. In her free time, Leanne enjoys going for walks, watching movies, and spending time with her family and friends.

Assistant Head of School: Brian Munshaw

Brian Munshaw 

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Mr. Brian Munshaw started as a summer school science teacher at Fieldstone in the Summer of 2013. He joined the team full-time in September 2013 as a senior science and maths teacher. Since then, Brian has worked in a variety of roles from Guidance Counsellor to his current role of Assistant Head of School and Academic and Cambridge Programme Coordinator. Prior to joining Fieldstone, Brian studied at The University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario earning a Master of Science (Biochemistry), Honours Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Microbiology and Immunology) and a Bachelor of Education (Intermediate and Senior Chemistry and Biology). Brian is currently studying the Principal’s Qualification Programme at York University and has completed his Part 1 of 2 as of October 2018.

Managing Director, Admissions and International Programs: Kristine Foy
Kristine Foy, B.A., M.A.T., RECE

 

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Kristine holds a Master degree in Teaching from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, USA.  She came to Canada in 1995 with her spouse and young son.  She is also a Registered Early Childhood Educator with Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators with a post-graduate diploma in ECE from Sheridan College.  Before joining Fieldstone, Kristine worked in both private and public education sectors for more than a decade.  Her passion in education spans from early years learning to higher education and her quest for knowledge has led her to pursue and be accepted into the Master Degree of Professional Education in International Education at Western University. During her spare time, Kristine enjoys family life with her husband, son, daughter and a Pomeranian.

Bursar: Monica Park
Monica Park

 

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Academic Data Management: Hala Hussein
Hala Hussein, BA

 

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Originally from Egypt, Hala moved to Toronto in 1999 and has been working at Fieldstone since 2001. She received her Bachelor of Arts (French Language and Literature) from Alexandria University.  She speaks Arabic and French. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, listening to music (Pink Floyd), traveling and taking pictures.

Librarian and International Admissions Coordinator: Lisa Akita
Lisa Akita

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Lisa was born and raised in Japan, and graduated from dental college becoming a dental hygienist in Japan. Afterwards, Lisa practiced dentistry until she moved to Canada. Once Lisa settled in Toronto, she started to work for a Canadian company as a secretary. After few years, Lisa was offered a position with a Canadian broadcasting company and she decided to take on a physical new challenge by joining them. At the broadcasting company, Lisa was hired as a TV reporter for the multicultural program and she shared interesting local stories with the Japanese community in Toronto. Because of this experience, she started to be involved in the community more and more and it made her think of the importance of multicultural world here in Toronto. After a while, Lisa was hired by a Japanese publishing company that publishes magazines and guidebooks for Japanese locals and visitors in Toronto. Lisa has written several stories, created articles and learned many beautiful things about Toronto. Lisa works at Fieldstone and supports students at the library and also helps with international students’ admissions.

Admissions Coordinator: Melany Butcher
Melany Butcher, HBA

 

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Melany Butcher was born in Daegu, South Korea and came to Toronto when she was 12 years old. She studied Digital Enterprise Management (DEM), which is a specialist program offered through the University of Toronto Mississauga.

 

 

 

Receptionist: Tami Ellis
Tami Ellis

 

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Tami Ellis was born and raised in Toronto. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Law and Society. Her passion is working with children and youth. She has worked closely with students across the globe. She enjoys learning about new cultures and giving opportunities for students to experience Canada. Tami has also provided amazing host families for international students, which has created lifelong bonds and unforgettable memories of their stay in Canada.

Teaching Faculty
Kindergarten: Trevor Murray

Trevor Murray

Trevor Alec Murray grew up in Hamilton and has been working with children since he was a teenager. With experiences in Canada and abroad working as a camp counsellor, an early-education teacher, curriculum developer, and ESL teacher, Trevor is excited to develop his passion for teaching with Fieldstone Day School. Trevor has an Honours Bachelor Degree from McMaster University in Neuroscience and Behavioural Development, an Honours Bachelor Degree in Education from Lakehead University, and a variety of interests in dramatic and visual arts, music, sciences, and outdoor education.

Grade One: Esther Kwon

Esther Kwon

Esther Kwon completed her Honours Bachelor Degree of Child Development, Bachelor of Education, and diploma in Early Childhood Education. She has experience teaching children from Infancy to Grade 6, Special Education, and English Language Learners. She is passionate and dedicated to enriching the lives of children and supporting them as they learn and grow into life-long learners. She believes in creating a positive welcoming classroom environment where students feel safe, valued, and cherished for who they are. She wants to teach children the love for learning, becoming their own moral agents, and compassion for the world. Outside of the classroom, she loves to spend time with her family and friends, eat yummy food, travel the world, and take long naps.

 

Grade Two: Dalia Youssef

Dalia Youssef

Ms. Youssef holds a degree in Professional Studies in Education (Primary and Junior Division) and greatly appreciates the sense of community in small private schools like ours.

 

Grade Three: Leanne Martin

Leanne Martin

Ms. Leanne Martin has been teaching at Fieldstone Day School since September 2004 and she joined the administration team in July 2018. She will always remember her Grade One teacher as being the inspiration for her becoming a teacher herself, and she is forever indebted to her mother for her unwavering support as she pursued her dream to be in the profession of teaching. For her post-secondary education, Leanne went to York University for four years, where she obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies. In 2002, she spread her wings and went to Queen’s University where she obtained a Bachelor of Education in the Primary / Junior Division. In her free time, Leanne enjoys going for walks, watching movies, and spending time with her family and friends.

Grade Four: Rola Haddad

Rola Haddad

Rola Haddad is an Ontario Certified Teacher with a Master’s Degree in Psychology and Social Sciences. She is a seasoned educator with extensive experience both in Canada and internationally. Ms. Haddad’s career has been focused exclusively on teaching at private schools, as she values the strong sense of community in schools like ours. Outside of the classroom, Ms. Haddad enjoys traveling and she visits museums and galleries whenever she can. 

Grade Five & Six: Jasmine Laserna

Jasmine Laserna

Jasmine Laserna received her Honours Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto in 2015. She has experience teaching in private schools in the Greater Toronto Area as well as teaching abroad in Japan for one year. Her passion to teach sparked when she became a tutor at Kumon in high school and had motivational teachers that inspired her to become a teacher herself. Jasmine’s goal is to help students find that “spark” that encourages them to keep learning and gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. In her spare time, she likes to sing, travel, cook, try different foods, and spend time with her family and friends.

Grade Seven: Natan Bekit
Natan Bekit

Natan Bekit received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Bachelor of Education from York University. He is a passionate and dedicated teacher whose goal is to enable students to reach high levels of achievement and to acquire the knowledge, skills, and values they need to become responsible citizens. He is well known for being a caring, responsible, creative, patient and goal-oriented person with good interpersonal skills. Natan is very excited to get to know and work with Fieldstone’s students and parents. When he is not in the classroom, Natan enjoys traveling, spending time with his family and friends, and playing basketball!

Grade Eight & French: Christine Lechallier

​Christine Lechallier

Christine Lechallier was born in a small village in Normandy, France which is where she received her Early Childhood Diploma at College Rural.  Despite the opportunities it presented, she knew she also wanted to learn English. She moved to Canada when she was 20 years of age, and once she was comfortable with her level of English, she enrolled at Niagara College and received her second Early Childhood Diploma. After all these years, it’s easy to say she has fallen in love with Canada and has an undeniable and unwavering passion for teaching. In her spare time, she will most likely be painting. She has artwork in almost every corner of her home! If she isn’t painting, you can find her cycling along the bike paths. Christine is looking forward to building a creative space for the students and sharing her love of the French language.

Physical Education: Joelle Jacobs

Joelle Jacobs

Joelle Jacobs recently completed her Honours Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education at Queen’s University. She has always had a passion for teaching students. Joelle has a strong athletic background. She played competitive soccer and was a competitive dancer for many years.  Joelle was a member of many sports’ teams throughout her school years including volleyball, basketball, and ultimate freebee.

Music: Sammi Lee

Sammi Lee

Sammi Lee was born into a family of artists, discovering the joy of piano at the age of 5 and loving any form of arts since. She is a multi-talented artist who performs on all kinds of stages as a pianist, classical singer, dancer, musical actress, member of a choir, and in ​a rock band. She has a passion for sharing her music, not only with performances, but also through teaching and encouraging her students. Sammi has experience teaching music in school classrooms, both large-scale group and individual lessons, worldwide. She utilizes repertoire of all types of music literature, including traditional and contemporary, that are appropriate for all ages and skill levels to provide creative and professional music classes. Sammi’s teaching methods are adaptive to varying aptitudes of each student and instill the joy of learning and making music. Sammi Lee has acquired a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours (HBFA Mu), specialization in Classical Piano at York University. She has held a Master’s degree in Music Therapy (MMT), and has been trained in Violin, Guitar, Voice and Orff Instruments.

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