B.Ed. Part-Time Instructors

Heather Birch

Heather Birch

Instructor
416-226-6620 ext.2229

 

PhD (cand.), University of Toronto
MA, University of Toronto, 2013
BEd, University of Windsor, 1997
BA, University of Waterloo, 1995
BRS, Tyndale University College, 1993
ARCT, Royal Conservatory of Music, 1993

Heather is an experienced PJ teacher who has also had extensive experience with teacher candidates. In her doctoral studies she has persued her interest and expertise in music and technology.  Her desire is to understand how children learn, especially through the teaching of the Arts.

Joseph Bishay

Joseph Bishay

Instructor
416-226-6620 ext.2171

 

BEd, Tyndale University College, 2013
BSc (Honours), University of Toronto, 2001

Prof. Bishay earned his Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto in 2001 and has recently completed his Bachelor of Education at Tyndale University (2013). After conducting research at The Hospital for Sick Children in the programs of Cancer & Blood Research and Developmental Biology, he began his teaching career as an instructor in the Health Sciences department at George Brown College. Concurrently, he was the head instructor for the Medical College Admissions Test at Kaplan International. Prof. Bishay has also had the opportunity to lecture at the Royal Ontario Museum on the topics of natural science and natural history. He has also served as a faculty member in the department of Biological Sciences and Applied Chemistry at Seneca College (Seneca @ York campus). He has recently been appointed to the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Science Teacher's Association of Ontario (STAO).

Charmain Brown

Charmain Brown

Instructor
416-226-6620 ext.2229

 

MEd, York University, 1999
BEd, York University, 1995
BA, York University, 1990

Charmain Brown is a dedicated educator with over twenty years of teaching and leadership experience with the York Region District School Board. She has an extensive background in curriculum, instruction, equity and inclusion. Charmain has written numerous publications and resources focused on various equity issues including the book Possibilities: Addressing Poverty in Elementary Schools and the e-text Black Canadian Women:  A Legacy of Strength.  She has contributed to initiatives by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario. She is also a writer, producer and educational consultant for TVOntario children television and online programming.  Charmain has shown leadership as a Curriculum Consultant, Coordinator and Instructor with the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto (OISE/UT) in the Elementary Pre-service program and is an experienced Tribes Trainer.

Christine Castaldo

Christine Castaldo

Instructor
416-226-6620 ext.2229

 

BA, York University, 1975
MRE, Saint Paul University, 1999

Christine is committed to Catholic education.  She has over twenty years of teaching experience and has held a variety of leadership positions including the Religions and Family Life/Adult Faith Formation Consultant for the Durham Catholic District School Board. She has served as the project manager and writer for the Institute for Catholic Education’s document, Curriculum Links between “The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1-8: Health and Physical Education", Interim Edition, 2010 (revised) and the Fully Alive Program. She is the Additional Qualifications Instructor at OISE for Religious Education Parts 1,2 and 3. And, she is author of Durham Catholic District School Board ‘s program -Sacramental Preparation for Students with Special Needs which incorporates the Ministry of Ontario’s Education for All (2005).

Kristen Goodman

Kristen Goodman

Co-Instructor
416-226-6620 ext.2229

 

MEd, University of Toronto, 2009
BEd, University of Ottawa, 1996
BA, University of Western Ontario, 1994

Kristen is an experienced primary/junior educator. She did her undergraduate work at the  University of Western Ontario, her B.Ed. at the University of Ottawa, and graduated from the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in  Education  with a Masters in Education. She began guest lecturing at Tyndale in 2008. Her special focus is on Special Education and Assessment and Evaluation, making her an asset to the Tyndale Education program.

Janis Hay

Janis Hay

Co-Instructor
416-226-6620 ext.2229

 

BA, University of Toronto, 1992

Janis serves as the program’s English as a Second Language Specialist. She has taught with the York Region District School Board for many years teaching in three divisions—Primary, Junior and Intermediate. She has held leadership positions of in Literacy and Special Education as well.

Mary Inkster

Mary Inkster

Instructor
416-226-6620 ext.2229

 

MEd, Charles Sturt University, 2001
BEd, University of Western Ontario, 1981
BME, University of Western Ontario, 1979

Mary has been a career educator, teaching every grade from kindergarten to Grade 12.  She has worked in public, private, and Christian schools, teaching English, Music (guitar, vocal and instrumental) and Musical Theatre. Teaching in a maximum security detention centre for 17 years allowed her the opportunity to work with students at risk, and deepened her understanding of the importance of building strong connections with her students.  She has also worked as both a VP and Principal with the Halton District School Board in the elementary panel.

Peter Kear

Peter Kear

Instructor
416-226-6620 ext.2229

 

BA, Carleton University, 1967
MEd, Queen's University, 1977

Peter is committed to developing historical literacy in teachers and students. He is an experienced teacher and developed an innovative simulation-type approach that helps bring the Canadian story alive in the hearts and minds of teenagers called Come Walk Awhile. He is a regular presenter at various faculties of education and has taught at Nipissing University as well.

Mark Miller

Mark Miller

Co-Instructor
416-226-6620 ext.2229

 

MA, Fort Hays State University, 2001
BA Tabor College, 1997

Mark has over 20 years of classroom experience in multiple departments in both Canada and the United States. He currently is an Instructional Coach for the Peel DSB, as well as a facilitator internationally on the topic of integrating instruction and assessment with technology. He is an educational advisor for technology companies and is the lead Research and Development member of PULSE—Learning Preferences inventory to support differentiation in the classroom.

Beverley Muir

Beverley Muir

Adjunct Professor of Education
416-226-6620 ext.2229

 

MEd, O.I.S.E., University of Toronto, 1981
BA, University of Toronto, 1977

Beverley is an award-winning Principal having served in schools that are part of the Toronto District School Board. She served as the Chief Consultant and Program Leaders of Gifted Programs.

Jocelyn Paas

Instructor
416-226-6620 ext.2229

 

MA, Michigan State University, 1978
BSc, Michigan State University, 1988

Jocelyn’s passion is to offer interactive and compelling science education from a Christian worldview perspective. She has experience teaching students from Kindergarten through University which has given her skills to equip students for academic success along with a flourishing spiritual foundation. She has served the Science Teachers Association of Ontario as President through which she has been able to influence and encourage professional development through STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) opportunities across Ontario.

Carol Scaini

Carol Scaini

Instructor
416-226-6620 ext.2229

 

MEd, O.I.S.E., University of Toronto, 2001
BEd, University of Toronto, 1995
BA (Honours), York University, 1994

Carol is an experienced teacher with the Peel District School Board. She has also taught the Additional Qualifications course in Health and Physical Education through OISE/UT. She is a significant contributor to and developer of curricular resources.

Sandra Walters

Sandra Walters

Instructor
416-226-6620 ext.2229

 

BEd, University of Western Ontario, 1991
BA (Honours), Wilfrid Laurier Unviersity, 1990

Sandra contributes her expertise and specialist qualifications in Geography to the program. She has taught Intermediate and Senior Geography for many years with the Toronto District School Board.