Head of School: Ginie Wong
+1 (416) 487-7381 Extension: 230
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.
Managing Director, Admissions and International Programs: Kristine Foy
+1 (416)-992-0187 Extension: 227
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.
Academic Data Management: Hala Hussein
Librarian and International Admissions Coordinator: Lisa Akita
+1 (416) 487-7381 Extension: 221
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
Receptionist: Tami Ellis
+1 (416) 487-7381 Extension: 229
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.
Kindergarten: Nadia Vela
Nadia Vela grew up in Vancouver, BC where she received her Bachelor of Education in 2022. She has experience working as a preschool teacher, camp leader and tutor and is very excited to join Fieldstone Day School and be part of the team. In her free time, she enjoys travel, kayaking, and dancing.
Grade One & Two: 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 Three & Four: 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: 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 Six & Seven: Shilpa Kataria
Ms. Kataria is (M.Sc., B.Ed., OCT) has three years of experience in teaching Science subjects at a private school. She loves to inspire, motivate and support students as well as people around her. Her goal is to create a positive learning environment for students through continuous progress. Her hobbies include baking, travelling, and practising meditation.
Grade Eight & French: 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.
Music: Jorge Morales
Mr. Morales is a versatile educator who studied music composition and performance at the ABRSM in England, and the RCM in Toronto. His extensive experiences of sports and physical activity have allowed him to share this passion as an instructor at various schools and camps. He speaks English, Spanish, and Italian. Mr. Morales has been a supply teacher at Fieldstone over the past few months, always welcomed warmly by our students as he has established himself as a friendly, dedicated, and talented educator.
Physical Education: Keith Makubuya
Mr. Makubuya attended Niagara College where he achieved his General Arts and Science degree as well as Sports Management. Mr. Makubuya is a former professional soccer player with Toronto FC and the sport has taken him all over the world. He taught P.E. at another private school in Toronto. Mr. Makubuya is an ambitious teacher who loves to create a positive classroom environment and build great relationships with students.
ESL Support: Megan Jones
Ms. Megan Jones has been a teacher for 25 years and she has taught in South Korea, China, Kuwait, Egypt, Qatar and Canada. She has a B.A. and B.Ed. from Simon Fraser University and an M.A. from Athabasca University. She is licensed to teach in British Columbia and Ontario, and recently completed her AQ ESL qualification. In her spare time, she likes traveling, writing, running and spending time with friends.