Head of School: Ms. Shumaila Khan
Ms. Khan, with a master’s degree in English Literature and extensive teaching and leadership experience in the private school sector, considers herself a lifelong teacher and a student advocate. Passionate about teaching and learning, Ms. Khan has served as department chair, drama director, club patron, and college counsellor, always seeking new opportunities for students. An experienced practitioner in the Cambridge curriculum, she believes in encouraging students to be independent and analytical thinkers who have the self-belief and confidence to change the world around them. Ms. Khan enjoys writing, reading, and gardening!
Asst. Head of School: Ms. Melany Butcher
Ms. Melany Butcher (HBA) Melany Butcher was born in Daegu, South Korea and came to Toronto when she was 12 years old. She studied Digital Enterprise Management (DEM) at UofT.
Bursar: Ms. Monica Park, PCP
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Librarian & Coordinator, International Admissions: Ms. Lisa Akita
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.
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Receptionist: Ms. Laura Sesito
Kindergarten: Ms. 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: Mr. 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: Ms. Nishtha Sharma
Ms. Sharma is an Ontario Certified Teacher with a Master’s Degree in Chemistry. She grew up in India and has international experience teaching Mathematics and Science at different grade levels for over five years. Ms. Sharma has a passion for teaching and believes in developing a safe and nurturing classroom environment that fosters children’s self-confidence, values their individual contributions, and motivates them to take risks to deepen their learning and access their true potential. Ms. Sharma is fond of cooking, listening to music and traveling. She is our elementary school Science and Math teacher.
Grade Four: Mrs. 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: Ms. Tori Carey
Ms. Carey graduated from Maynooth University with a BA Double Hons. Degree in English and History 2017. In 2020 Graduated from University College of Dublin with a Professional Masters of Education.
Ms. Carey spent seven years working in Ireland as an English teacher. Ms. Carey also spent eight weeks volunteering as an English teacher in Chiangmai, Thailand. She has recently moved to Canada and is joining us as a History and English teacher.
Grade Seven & Eight: Mme 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: Mr. 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: Mr. 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.
Science: Mr. Jehangir Jamali
Mr. Jamali completed his Undergrad degree in Economics and Political Science from the U.S. His love for teaching began there, where as a Teacher’s Assistant, he taught Principles of Macroeconomics in graduate school. Mr. Jamali has taught the Cambridge curriculum (O and A Level Economics) since 2017. Mr. Jamali is our Business Studies and Geography teacher.