PRINCIPAL

Jerry Yang

Jerry Yang’s best memories of high school were playing on China’s National Youth Ping Pong and working toward the National Mathematical Olympiad team. Yang earned his B.Eng from China’s Jilin University in 2001. Soon afterward he started his journey in Canadian business. Yang quickly became well acquainted with Ontario’s school system as his first company provided transport services for thousands of students to and from school every year. His experience as business development manager at MIC Group, a publisher of online educational material to North American and Chinese markets, provided valuable insight into the world of online learning.

Yang’s inspiration at Insight Academy of Canada is founded in his own very positive insights into Canada’s education system. At IAC, Yang combines his business background with the expertise of the school’s highly qualified team of teachers and administrators to help every student get the best of Canada’s world-class high school system.

GUIDANCE

Diane Wooller

Diane Wooller has been teaching for 19 years. She graduated from Queen’s University with a degree in mathematics and music. She graduated from Queen’s Faculty of Education with a Bachelor of Education. She has many years experience teaching mathematics and music as well as being head of Guidance. She has also taught mathematics online for several years. Diane has a great deal of experience helping students reach their educational goals and looks forward to helping students achieve success.

ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS

Emilia Martin

My passion for the English language and education was ignited after immigrating to Canada from Eastern Europe.  Upon completion of a combined honors degree in English and history (Hon.B.A.) and a degree in education (B.Ed.) at Western University, I was fortunate enough to practice my craft at St. Michael’s College School, one of Canada’s top private schools. While living in Vancouver, I wrote educational programs for schools in China. The key quality of an excellent educator is being life long learner; as a result, I earned additional qualifications in special education, guidance, International Baccalaureate (DP and PYP), and a post grad certificate in adult education from the University of Toronto (OISE). Twelve years in the classroom has taught me that learning is a cooperative process and I am excited to collaborate with IAC students.
Besides teaching and learning, I enjoy playing and coaching sports such as volleyball, biking, yoga, and sailing. Volunteering with refugees and underprivileged people allows me to stay connected to my community. Learning about other cultures by traveling to over 30 countries has inspired in me a deep respect for diversity.

Brittany Coloma

My name is Brittany Coloma and have a great passion for teaching especially for the subjects of Geography and Social Science. I have been teaching for over two years now. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and a couple years after graduation, I went back to University of Toronto to obtain my Bachelor of Education. I believe eduction is the best tool for success in the future and I try to make learning key themes and topics fun and effective. 

Kristina Ramrattan

Ms. Kristina Ramrattan is Insight Academy of Canada’s Department Head. She completed her Honours Bachelor of Arts at the University of Toronto, specializing in English. She then received her Bachelor of Education from the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.

Kristina is passionate about providing a quality level of education to students at IAC. She wants to work on creating curriculum that resonates with the students that is both entertaining and educational. Education is important to her and she wants to ensure that all students receive instruction that will guide them towards their intended future paths. Kristina is looking forward to meeting and working with the talented teachers and students that will become a very important part of IAC. 

Michelle Osier

Michelle Osier is currently the Assistant Curricular Leader for Business Studies in the Toronto District School Board. Michelle has also developed curriculum for various business courses including International Business, Entrepreneurship, Accounting as well as E.S.L. teaching training materials. She has over 15 years teaching experience in Ontario and abroad in Hong Kong, France and Turkey.  

Ildiko Goczi

Ms. Goczi is an enthusiastic, innovative and compassionate OCT certified ( BEd and BSc)  Chemistry and Physics teacher with over 9 years of international teaching experience. She identifies student weaknesses, tailors lessons accordingly and motivates them by using positive and constructive feedback. Her methods contribute to a high academic achievement and character development at high school and college level.

Kerry Kargus

Kerry Kargus has been teaching for 13 years. She graduated from RCC Institute of Technology with an Electronic Engineering Technician diploma. Worked in the high tech industry for 10 years. She then decided to further her education and graduated from Queen’s Faculty of Education with a Diploma in Education. She has many years’ experience teaching Communications Technology, Graphic Design, Photography and Business courses as well as being a Resource Teacher in our Special Education Program. She has also taught many Business and Technology courses online for 5 years. Kerry is also part of a student success committee and is willing to help guide her students to be as successful as possible.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND MULTIMEDIA

John Sun

John Sun is a co-founder of IAC. We are pleased to have such a renowned and knowledgeable figure working within our school and developing a superior online platform for our students.  John has a PhD in Computer Science from the Harbin Institute of Technology. His extensive career includes Postdoctoral Researcher, Team Leader, Senior Research Scientist, Acting Professional and Academy Research Fellowship. His research experience includes five applied research projects with: The National Technology Agency Projects, Finland, PI, Project Manager, Section Manager and Key Participants. He has been actively involved in many NSF and National Science & Technology Pre-research Projects in China.

Academically John’s interest includes the review of mobile ad hoc networks, wireless sensor networks, mobile and pervasive computing, context aware applications, distributed computing and wireless network architecture and protocols, mobility management

John’s extensive scholarly record includes a variety of scientific achievements such as: being a TPC chair and member of a number of international conferences, reviewer for many international journals and a lot of international conferences and speaker at more than 50 international conferences. He has more than 80 scientific publications in international journals and conferences, with more than 80% of the papers as the first author. Additionally, John has fully developed and lectured two advanced courses for 4th year undergraduates on Telecommunication Software, including 30 hours of lectures and 25 hours of laboratory sessions. Finally, he has acted in a supervisory role for a number of Master theses.

John is a proud father to his daughter. We are honoured to have this talented and well-accomplished figure as part of the IAC family.

Jen Mahon

Jen works with IAC to communicate the team’s vision, develop online content, and build valuable bonds with the local community and media. She immigrated to Toronto from Barbados in 2004 as an international student, and earned her B.A. in Art from the University of Guelph. Growing up with two parents in Environmental and Marine Biology, Jen has a deep appreciation for nature and a passion for learning. She has 5 years experience as a writer and content developer in the local and online business community, as well as a lifelong interest in music composition.

    

MADE WITH LOVE AND CARE

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