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Jessica Holmes – English/Social Science
My name is Jessica Holmes. I studied at Brock University for six years and received a Bachelor of Arts degree. After that, I went to Western (UWO) and obtained my OCT certification. I am qualified to teach grades 7-12, specializing in English and Social Sciences. I am currently teaching a gr. 9/10 split English course, after having taught ESLCO and ESLDO, as well as doing tutoring for those in need. I absolutely love teaching at REIA. It is delightful to teach students that come from such different cultures, who bring different opinions and experiences into the classroom, making it a very unique experience for not only the students, but myself as well.
Emily Bommarito – English
My name is Emilia “Emily” Bommarito. I am an OCT certified teacher who took a double major bachelor’s degree in Dramatic Arts and English at Brock University. I also went through Brock’s Teacher’s College Program. I am qualified to teach Intermediate and Senior Dramatic Arts and English. I have been teaching grades 11 and 12 university English at REIA for the last three years. I especially enjoy working with international students: their unique perspectives on the issues we talk about in class means that I am always learning about different cultures and countries; and I love being able to instill in them a love for English literature and/or theatre!
Kelsey Maus – Science
My name is Kelsey Maus and I am qualified to teach Biology and Physics. I am OCT certified, and have a Bacherlors degree in Science. I have only taught for one semester here, at REIA, and look forward to continuing to teach Physics for the summer months to come! I enjoy meeting new students from all corners of the globe because we are all here with a common goal; to learn and have some fun!
Wynter Jordan – Math/Physics
My name is Wynter Jordan, and I am a mathematics and physics teacher at Royal Elite International Academy. After graduating Brock University in 2015 and becoming a member of the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT certified), I began working at Royal Elite International Academy the same year. I have had the opportunity to teach grade 9 to 12 mathematics, general sciences, and physics. I really enjoy being involved in our monthly school activities! Helping students from different cultures to experience our Canadian culture and teach them some of my own traditions is both fun and rewarding!
Rob Ford – English
My name is Rob ford and I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature; D.Ed – Secondary School Teaching; I have written, produced and directed several schools musicals/plays; I have ran student council for several years; I have served as a Department Head for 12 years; I have served as a Principal for many years, both in China and in Ontario. I have OCT certification from grade 4-12 in any Social Science Courses. I have taught an ESLEO course and I am currently teaching the ENG4U Course. I enjoy the true “Multi-Cultural” aspect of REIA. To learn and grow richer daily, simply by interacting with the many unique and inspiring students, allows me to become a better, more balanced individual. I love inspiring, encouraging and mentoring students daily.
Esther Mikolajewski – Visual Art/Fashion
My name is Esther Mikolajewski and I have a Bachelor of Arts in German from McMaster U, a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Art History also from McMaster U. I am an OCT certified teacher, and also hold a Masters Degree in Education. At REIA I have taught Art 9-12 and Fashion 11 and 12. My teaching philosophy is to make a subject come alive. To be totally immersed in the knowledge and to experience it from every possible angle.
I am not a traveler, I love that these students come from far away and bring a new country to me. With my children off to university and to jobs of their own, needing me less, I find I still have plenty of love to give to other children. These students are so far from home and I hope to be their encouraging grandma, letting them know that someone believes in them and loves them on this side of the world. I love that we have an opportunity to keep our classes small, where I can really get down to the heart of the kids and help them in character development, study habits and skills.
Matthew Goldhawk – Science (Biology/Chemistry)
My name is Matthew Goldhawk and I have a B.Sc. Science (Biology/Chemistry); Minors in Psychology and Music; I am also an OCT certified teacher. All of my post-secondary education took place at Brock University. Science (Chemistry, Biology), Social Sciences; grade levels Junior-Intermediate-Senior. I have taught Chemistry (11 and 12), Biology (11 and 12), Science 10, Earth and Space Science at REIA. I very much enjoy meeting all my students from different countries/backgrounds. It is continually interesting to see what different perspectives they bring with them from different places, all the while being able to unite upon the common, universal nature of science.
Vanessa Hamilton – Math
My name is Vanessa Hamilton. I am OCT certified to teach all high school math courses. I am currently teaching MHF4U (grade 12 advanced functions) and last semester I taught grade 12 calculus and vectors and grade 9 math! I enjoy working at an international school because working with students from different countries is very rewarding!
David Morine – English/Communication Technology
My name is David Morine and I have obtained my Bachelor of Art degree from St Thomas University as well as a Master of Education degree from Mount St. Vincent University. I’ve formally taught ESL to all grade levels from kindergarten to high school, as well as adult students. At REIA I have taught ESLAO-ESLEO, as well as TGJ3M, TGJ4M, and BTT10. I enjoy working at an international school because I’m able to introduce Canada to students from a wide variety of countries, and I’m able to learn about other countries from young peoples’ perspectives.