Welcome to Our New Junior School Faculty

The Junior School welcomed all of our new students in JK-Grade 6 during the first assembly of the year in a video entitled "The New Kids on the Block." Our new faculty were introduced in this as well and their bios are listed below. We are so happy to have all of you join us this year!
Allison Ahamed joined the Junior School in 2022 as a JK teacher in September. Following her graduation from Wilfrid Laurier University with her HBA in Sociology in 2008, she moved to Glasgow, Scotland, where she completed her PGDE (Post Graduate Diploma in Education) and enjoyed traveling Europe and Africa. Upon moving back to Ontario, Mrs. Ahamed started working at The Sterling Hall School and completed a two-year Master’s degree focusing on experiential learning while working in the kindergarten program. After 10 years at Sterling Hall, Mrs. Ahamed spent two years teaching primary classes in the Bluewater District School Board.

Jennifer Chan joined the Junior School as the Before and After Care Coordinator in September. She holds a BA and B.Ed. (Primary/Junior) from The University of British Columbia and an M.Ed. (Specialization: Early Childhood Education) from The University of Hong Kong. In her 14 years of teaching experience, Ms. Chan has taught in Vancouver and Hong Kong, as an Early Years and Primary Teacher, Literacy Coach, IB Curriculum Coordinator. More recently, she was the Grade 1 Co-teacher, LINC Teacher, and Junior School Co-curricular and Extended-day Coordinator at St. Clement's School. 
 
Leanne Martin joined the Junior School as a Junior Kindergarten Teacher in September. She has a B.Ed. (Primary/Junior Division) from Queen's University and a BA (Hons.) from York University, and 19 years of teaching experience, 18 years at the same co-educational, non-denominational private school.

Taylor Nagamatsu joined the Junior School as an Associate Teacher in September. She graduated from Queen’s University in 2021 with a BA (Hons.) in Global Development and a minor in Psychology. In 2022, she earned her B.Ed. from Queen's in the Primary and Junior divisions with a specialization in Social Justice Education. Ms. Nagamatsu brings teaching experience from York Region District School Board.

Louise Yong joined our Junior School as an Associate Teacher in 2022 and holds her BA (Honours) in Geography and B.Ed. from Queen's University. She has additional qualifications in Special Education Part 1, Reading Part 1 and Librarian Part 1. Mrs. Yong has experience teaching internationally in Qatar, Poland and Bermuda, and is excited to join the CDS community.
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Land Acknowledgment

CDS wishes to recognize and acknowledge the land on which the school operates. For thousands of years, these have been the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. We also recognize the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabe and the Haudenosaunee peoples who also shared this land.  CDS respects the relationship with these lands and recognizes that our connection can be strengthened by our continued relationship with all First Nations, by acknowledging our shared responsibility to respect and care for these lands and waters for future generations.

School Information

13415 Dufferin Street King, Ontario L7B 1K5 
(905) 833-1220 

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Founded in 1972, The Country Day School is a co-educational private school offering programs in JK-12 and located on 100 acres north of Toronto in King.