Jelena holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Italian Language and Literation. She is also holds an Early Childhood Montessori Diploma (MACTE) and has been working in Montessori Early Childhood classrooms since 2012.
Jelena assists with the Early Childhood Montessori Diploma Program.
Michelle Lane-Barmapov is the founder of the Montessori ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) program for children with autism. As the Premier’s Award (2005) recipient, she has lectured on her work in Montessori and Autism, and has been an International keynote speaker for many years.
Michelle is currently working on her Doctorate in Health, has her certification in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for children and youth, is an R.E.C.E and holds a Early Childhood Montessori diploma (MACTE). Michelle has been lecturing on Montessori and Inclusion at Montessori Teacher’s College since 2013.
Mussarat Ziaee holds a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Arts degree. She also holds a Primary Montessori Diploma (AMI).
Mussarat has over 20 years’ experience in both guiding children in a Montessori classroom and also as a Supervisor, mentoring other Montessori teachers.
Jason Rybak is a graduate of University of Ottawa, University of Victoria and Brock University.
Jason has been providing curriculum-enhanced Physical Education programs to the independent school sector across Ontario since 2003. This includes his role as a workshop facilitator at numerous CAMT Conferences, as well as a lecturer for Montessori Teachers College since 2015
Elana graduated with a Diploma from Mohawk College for vocal performance and pedagogy. She taught music to young children and adults for 15 years and owned the Hamilton Academy of Music.
To further her journey working with children, Elana graduated from the Infant Toddler Montessori Diploma Program (MACTE).
Lisby Castillo holds a Bachelor’s of Education and a Masters of Early Childhood Education. She also holds an Infant Toddler Montessori Diploma (MACTE) and Early Childhood Montessori Diploma (MACTE).
Lisby has spent over 5 years as an Infant Toddler guide and now is a Supervisor of a Montessori school in Toronto.
Wendy Agnew is a graduate of University of Toronto’s Ph.D. program in Holistic Learning, has a Master’s Degree in Global Education and a Bachelor’s of Education from York University.
She also holds Montessori Diplomas from Toronto Montessori Institute for Primary Teaching (MACTE), Lower and Upper Elementary Teaching (MACTE), Teacher Educators, Training of Trainers, as well as a Primary Montessori Teaching Diploma (AMI).