We would also like to introduce the new members of our Middle and Senior School faculty who hail from a wide range of teaching backgrounds and bring with them a wealth of experience and enthusiasm!
Jordan Bell joined the Middle School and Senior School as a Math Teacher in September. He has a Master of Science: Pure Mathematics from Carleton University and a B.Ed. from the University of Ottawa (Junior/Intermediate Division and Senior Mathematics). Mr. Bell has 16 years of teaching experience having taught Grade 9 and 10 Mathematics at Holy Trinity School, Senior Mathematics at Fieldstone King’s College School, and as a College Professor at Algonquin College in Ottawa, teaching Mathematics and Chemistry for both Pre-Nursing and Pre-Health Sciences streams.
Vanessa Csibi joined the CDS faculty in September as a Middle and Senior School Mathematics Teacher. She is a graduate of Brock University where she earned her B.Sc. (Hons.) and B.Ed. and spent two years teaching mathematics and science in Basildon, England, before returning to start her career in Canada. Mrs. Csibi joins CDS after spending seven years at Crestwood Preparatory College in Toronto, where she taught Grades 7-10 mathematics.
Patrick Dermody joined the Middle and Senior Schools as an Associate Teacher in September. He earned his BA (Hons.) in Politics and B.Ed. from Queen's University. In between degrees, Mr. Dermody worked in the House of Commons in Ottawa and gained experience in election campaigns at all three levels of government. He has also been published by the Queen's Centre for International and Defence Policy.
Meredith Langston joined the Middle and Senior School as an Associate Teacher in September. She has a BA from the University of Guelph; a Postgraduate Certification in Education, Art and Design from Cardiff Metropolitan University in Wales; as well as a pending M.Ed. degree from Cardiff Metropolitan University. Prior to joining CDS, Ms. Langston was an Art teacher at Bayview Glen School in their Lower School. She is also a proud CDS alumna from the Class of 2013.
Mike Lesiuk joined CDS as an English teacher in the Middle and Senior Schools in September. For the past 10 years he has taught English literature, rhetoric and writing at the University of Waterloo. He received his BA (Hons.) at Queen’s University in 2008, his Master’s of English Literature at the University of Toronto in 2010, and his PhD in English Literature at the University of Waterloo in 2017.
Michael Moore has joined our Music department on an interim basis bringing 30 years of experience with YRPSB teaching music across all grades. Mr. Moore has a BA in Music Education from the University of Toronto and a B.Ed. from Nipissing University.
Thaba Niedzwiecki joined the Middle School and Senior School as an English and Drama Teacher in September. She has an MA in English from Guelph University, and B.Ed. in English, Drama, EAL from the University of Toronto, as well as IB Diploma Program certification for both Theatre and English. Ms. Niedzwiecki has 18 years of teaching experience working at international independent schools teaching Middle and Senior School students, most recently having taught at Mulgrave School in West Vancouver, BC. Her daughter is joining her at CDS in Grade 11.
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.
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