Teaching fires us up!


All fired up to teach

Lori Bernier - Lori is fascinated by natural artefacts, rocks, bones, water and satisfies this craving by going on palaeontology digs in the summers where she illustrates finds in the field and maps pits for the record, and of course, digs..She is on leave until September 2017

Ian Esquivel - Ian is our Curriculum Leader. He teaches English, Media Studies, Geography, and Social Sciences. He returned to City in 2013 after 25 years teaching in the mainstream. During that time, he spent three years as an Instructional Leader, a half year at Neuchatel Junior College in Switzerland, and two years at Concordia University. Ian will be on leave from September 2017 to September 2018.

Joseph Ghassibe - Joe joins City School as our new Curriculum Leader after seven successful years as the CL at Oasis Alternative. Jos is an energetic and popular educator, an ardent advocate for students, and a huge promoter of social justce. He will handle administration, guidance and credit recovery.

Dan PittDan teaches Math, Physics, Chemistry, and Environmental Science. He loves Montreal, plays a beboppin' alto sax, has tons of friends and has made it clear he could also make a living playing pool. He wears his love for City on his sleeve, and makes all his students feel welcomed. 

Barb Sniderman - Barb has worked in film and television, traveled and lived in many places; run marathons; danced, biked and trapezed her way to fitness; and developed programs for learning through literacy, documentary viewing and filmmaking. She is on leave until September 2017.

Whitney Baker - Whitney teaches Phys Ed, Geography and Social Sciences. He returns to City after two years teaching and travelling. Whitney has many interests outside of school, including film and music, that he brings into the classroom. He also incorporates technology into his instructional practice.

Oyin Orekoya - Oyin is a fun-loving person who likes to travel the world and learn about different cultures. Outside of work, she enjoys singing, experimenting with different cuisines and putting her feet up while reading good books. She loves City School and it loves her. Her amazing organization and interpersonal  skills keep our community moving forward.

Leah Mauer - Leah joins us from Newtonbrook to teach Drama, English and Special Ed. She is our EcoSchools Staff Advisor and a member of our Literacy Committee. She has a wide range of interests outide of school, and is very involved in social justice initiatives.

Leah

Sondra Zammitt is our Social Worker and Jonathan Jones is our Special Education Itinerent Resource Teacher. They were too shy to pose for photos.

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Marie Melo - Marie was our office manager for 13 years. Her excellent organizational skills, sense of humour, patience, and common sense helped ground the rest of staff and keep things moving smoothly. Marie loved to knit, bead and lend an ear when someone needed it. She retired at the end of June, 2014.


Marie & Marc

Marc Lichtenberg  - Marc's intellect, humour and compassion guided City's vision for decades. He was the brains behind our EcoSchools initiatives. Born and bred in Toronto, he was at City for over twenty-five years until his retirement in August 2015. When not world-travelling, Marc loves his cottage, jazz guitar, and dabbling in photography.