Team

Team

On our team of full-time staff, we are fortunate to have a committed, experienced, talented, and humble group of leaders. Together, this team is responsible for our teacher recruitment and selection, teacher preparation, teacher support, community engagement, and all other organizational functions.

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Aliesha Arndt
Teacher Development Manager
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Brendan Yorke
Director of Teacher Recruitment
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Cecelia DeKorne
Director of Team and Operations
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Gerri Lutaaya
Director of Teacher Relations
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Janine Manning
Director of Community Engagement and Indigenous Relations
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Kyle Hill
Executive Director
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Liz Halina
Director of Teacher Development
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Lexie Riddle
Teacher Development Manager
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Mattie Goetstouwers
Teacher Recruitment Manager
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Nicole Treitz
Director of Development
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Sara-Christine Gemson
Director of Communcations
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Sarah Byrnes
Teacher Recruitment Manager

Circle Of Advisors

Circle Of Advisors

Our Circle of Advisors are a critical part of the Teach For Canada team. Together, they bring deep experience in rural and remote education across Canada, and they have served as teachers, Principals, Superintendents, Education Directors, Professors, and in other leadership positions. Our advisors continue to guide our program design and long-term program strategy.

Alika Lafontaine
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Alika Lafontaine
Vice President, Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada
Andrea Rose
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Andrea Rose
Professor of Education, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Audrey James
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Audrey James
Education Officer, Ministry of Education
Campbell Ross
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Campbell Ross
Instructor Emeritus, Grande Prairie Regional College
Corey Cook
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Corey Cook
Top 20 Under 20, Bloodvein First Nation
Gordon Martell
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Gordon Martell
Superintendent, Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools
Jenna Hendrix-Milijours
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Jenna Hendrix-Milijours
Project Officer, CIDA Education Division
Jennifer Martino
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Jennifer Martino
Executive Director, One Laptop Per Child Canada
Jill Colyer
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Jill Colyer
National Coordinator, Historical Thinking Project
John Taylor
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John Taylor
Regional Councillor – Newmarket
Kelly Lendsay
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Kelly Lendsay
President and CEO, Aboriginal Human Resource Council
Ron Canuel
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Ron Canuel
President and CEO, Canadian Education Association
Shannon Payne
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Shannon Payne
AFN IRS Personal Credits Liaison
Tony Penikett
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Tony Penikett
Former Premier, Yukon

Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors lead our on-campus teacher recruitment initiatives As current teacher-candidates, they are best placed to ignite a conversation on how future educators can bridge the inequality gap in Canadian education. 

 

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Janna Garrett
Nipissing University
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Christa Cook
Trent University
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Brayana Petti
University of Winnipeg
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Abigail Pierce
Queen's University
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Amanda Sinclair
University of Winnipeg
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Audra Toews
University of the Fraser Valley
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Ashley Townsend
University of the Fraser Valley
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Lauren Smart
Queen's University
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Jasmine Balley
York University
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Carleigh Sinclair
Queen's University
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Amy Hockenberry
York University
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Samantha Marshall
Nipissing University
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Trina Everall
University of Winnipeg
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Faith Juma
University of Toronto
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Michelle Kennedy
Laurentian University

Board of Directors

Mark Podlasly stands with a marker ready to write a note at the Circle of Advisors meeting

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is responsible for our long-term strategy and organizational governance, and they play a critical leadership role in defining our organizational goals.

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Kirk Anderson
Dean of Education, Memorial University
Adam Goldenberg
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Adam Goldenberg
Associate, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Christie Kneteman
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Christie Kneteman
Associate, Torys LLP
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Harry LaForme
Judge, Ontario Court of Appeal
Mark Podlasly
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Mark Podlasly
CEO, Brookmere Management
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Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux
Vice-Provost (Aboriginal Initiatives), Lakehead University

Volunteer

Volunteer

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