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Our Amazing Staff & Faculty

Newstead Academy prioritizes vocation over mere employment. Our educators go beyond teaching, fostering courage and exploration in students. Co-curricular participation is integral, with faculty coaching teams and leading community service. This holistic approach cultivates well-rounded, confident individuals and fosters strong bonds of trust and respect throughout our community. Discover more about our faculty and staff below. Interested in joining our community? Explore career opportunities at Newstead Academy.

Meet Our People

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Keyi Zhang

Director
University of Toronto / OISE – MEd Developmental Psychology and Education
keyizhang@newsteadacademy.ca
Faculty: Admin and Operations

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Adelia Drak

Office Manager
Toronto Metropolitan University - B.A. in Child & Youth Care, Humber College - Advanced Diploma in Child & Youth Care
adeliadrak@newsteadacademy.ca
Faculty: Admin and Operations

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Stella Fossella

Supervisor
Canadian Mothercraft Society - 1998
toddler1@newsteadcademy.ca
Faculty: Admin and Operations

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April Jia

Program Coordinator
York University - Honors B.A. in Children’s Studies, University of Toronto/OISE - MEd in Developmental Psychology and Education
ruonanjia@newsteadacademy.ca
Faculty: Admin and Operations

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Tatyana Pak

Administrator
York University - B.A in Political Science
tatyanapak@newsteadacademy.ca
Faculty: Admin and Operations

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Cristina Lenarduzzi

RECE, Preschool Room Teacher
George Brown College-Diploma in Early Childhood Education
preschool3@newsteadacademy.ca
Faculty: Preschool

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Sabrina Li

ECA, Preschool Room Teacher
Chengdu University of Technology-Bachelor in Social Media, Fanshawe College- Public Relations
preschool1@newsteadacademy.ca
Faculty: Preschool

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Florence Renderos

RECE, Preschool Room Teacher
Humber College-Diploma in Early Childhood Education
preschool1@newsteadacademy.ca
Faculty: Preschool

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Wahida Atta

ECA, Preschool Room Teacher
preschool2@newsteadacademy.ca
Faculty: Preschool

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Yuk Ki Wong

ECA, Preschool Room Teacher
Social Work-Hong Kong Baptist University
preschool1@newsteadacademy.ca
Faculty: Preschool

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Paola Garcia Solano

ECA, Preschool Room Teacher
George Brown College - Diploma in Early Childhood Education
preschool1@newsteadacademy.ca
Faculty: Preschool

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Cassandra Ferraro-Fossella

ECA Float
Faculty: Preschool

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Lei Zhang

CPA, CA, ACA Finance
Executiveleizhang@newsteadacademy.ca
Faculty: Admin and Operations

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Nancy Chaudhary

RECE, Preschool Room Teacher
preschool4@newsteadacademy.ca
Faculty: Preschool

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Nikita Mahadeo

RECE, Preschool Room Teacher
Early Childhood Education-Seneca College
Preschool1@newsteadacademy.ca
Faculty: Preschool

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Feifei Tian

ECA, Float Teacher
Early Childhood Education-Chinese Academy of Science, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Faculty: Support Staff

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Svitlana Rogozovska

ECA, Toddler Room Teacher
Reinhold Glier Kyiv Municipal Academy - Music Performance and Education
toddler1@newsteadacademy.ca
Faculty: Toddler

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Bianca Malgeri

ECA, Toddler Room Teacher
Faculty: Support Staff

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Maryam Khaleghi

ECA, Toddler Room Teacher
toddler2@newsteadacademy.ca
Faculty: Toddler

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Sheryl Jesso

RECE, Toddler Room Teacher
Seneca College-Diploma in Early Childhood Education
toddler3@newsteadacademy.ca
Faculty: Toddler

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Whitney Wong

RECE, Preschool Room Teacher
Seneca College-Early Childhood Education
preschool4@newsteadacademy.ca
Faculty: Preschool

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Crystal Amponsah

RECE, Toddler Room Teacher
University of Guelph-Humber - B.A. in Early Childhood Studies
toddler2@newsteadacademy.ca
Faculty: Toddler

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Nooshin Ganjeh

RECE, Preschool Room Teacher
Seneca College - Diploma in Early Childhood Education
preschoo4@newsteadacademy.ca
Faculty: Preschool

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Mary Ma

ECA, Toddler Room Teacher
toddler1@newsteadacademy.ca
Faculty: Toddler

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Elena

ECA, Toddler Room Teacher
Centennial College – Early Childhood Education
preschool1@newsteadacademy.ca
Faculty: Toddler

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Yue Zhu

RECE, Kindergarten Room Teacher
University of Toronto / OISE – Master in Teaching, OCT - Member of Ontario Certified Teacher
kindergarten@newsteadacademy.ca
Faculty: Kindergarten

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Shae Lynn

RECE, Kindergarten Room Teacher
kindergaten@newsteadacademy.ca
Faculty: Kindergarten

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Bing He

Maintenance Operator
Faculty: Maintenance Staff

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Maria Cruz

Toddler Room Teacher
toddler2@newsteadacademy.ca
Faculty: Toddler

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Maryam Okhowat-Araghi

Toddler Room Teacher
toddler3@newsteadacademy.ca
Faculty: Toddler

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Mavis Wong

Preschool Room Teacher
Bachelors of Social Work
preschool4@newsteadacademy.ca
Faculty: Preschool

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Fahimeh Mohammadi

Supply RECE
preschool2@newsteadacademy.ca
Faculty: Toddler

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Nahid Mehraji

Preschool Teacher
Bachelor's degree in Accounting
preschool4@newsteadacademy.ca
Faculty: Preschool

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Jacqueline Clark

Preschool Teacher
preschool2@newsteadacademy.ca
Faculty: Preschool

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Andrew Hamilton

Head Chef
kitchen@newsteadacademy.ca
Faculty: Kitchen and Cafeteria

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Diane Zanardo

Sous Chef
Humber College-Cook and Apprentice
kitchen@newsteadacademy.ca
Faculty: Kitchen and Cafeteria

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Gabriel Cebellos

Kitchen Assistant
Faculty: Kitchen and Cafeteria

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Tetiana Lamokhina

Cleaner
Academy of Physical Education - Pedagogue Trainer
Faculty: Maintenance Staff

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