Lara McBride

Dayana De La Cruz Staff

If you ask Lara McBride,  what is essential in a classroom or school, she will tell you: empathy and relationships. Striving to create a caring community (including parents) that listens to, respects, supports and encourages each other has been Lara’s goal for more than 20 years while working with children in various educational and creative settings. Lara began her career with a … Read More

Mark Jones – Director

Dayana De La Cruz Board Member

Mark is a Director of Turner & Townsend, an international construction consulting firm and leads the Project Management business within Canada. He is responsible for delivering major projects across all industry sectors and is globally responsible for project delivery for one of Canada’s largest financial institutions. Mark began his career at Mott McDonald UK working within the infrastructure division before … Read More

Heather Pettigrew

Dayana De La Cruz Staff

Heather Pettigrew is excited to be teaching Grade 6 at the Mabin School this fall. Having a BaS in Biology (UWO) she has previously enjoyed experiences in educating students at science centers, museums, and aquariums across the country.  Since completing her MA in Child Study and Education (U of T, OISE) Heather enjoys tutoring students one-on-one and has spent much of … Read More

Sama Dudin

Dayana De La Cruz Staff

Sama Dudin is our Primary Art Teacher for Kindergarten to Grade 3. She was born and raised in Jordan, and moved to Toronto in 2008 to fulfill her double major in Economics and CCIT (Communication, Culture, Information, Technology) at UofT. Sama is happiest when learning from and with her students. She is committed to supporting children in learning the language … Read More

Will Scott – Director

Dayana De La Cruz Board Member

Will helps organizations build a progressive culture, so that as they diversify, stakeholders can be met with an inclusive environment. He engages professional communities in dialogue and training related to diversity, equity, and inclusivity. Will creates a road map for organizations to foster a learning environment and design and facilitate tailored learning experiences, support organizations to measure impact in ways … Read More

Michael Roland – Director

Dayana De La Cruz Board Member

Michael Roland and his wife Katie are the parents of two former Mabin students who thrived during their years at the school. Michael is the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at Paradigm Capital, an independent, employee-owned, institutional investment dealer. Prior to joining Paradigm in 2009, Michael was Vice-President, Legal at CI Financial. Michael commenced his legal practice at what … Read More

Rosemary Evans – Director

Dayana De La Cruz Board Member

Rosemary Evans was named principal of University of Toronto Schools (UTS) in February 2011. UTS was established in 1910 as a site for training secondary school teachers in Ontario.During her tenure Rosemary has re-established UTS as a school-based partner for the Master of Teaching Program at OISE and solidified the affiliation relationship with the University of Toronto. Rosemary received her … Read More

Katie the Dog

Nancy Steinhauer Staff

Katie the Dog is our unofficial school mascot. She visits most Fridays. Students who want an opportunity to walk Katie at recess or lunch can sign up on Nancy’s office door. Woof, woof!

David Prendergast

Nancy Steinhauer Staff

David Prendergast David Prendergast has been an accomplished leader in the non-profit sector for over 20 years. He is a non-profit consultant who provides organizations with hands on support, direction and leadership in successfully accomplishing fundraising goals and objectives. David has successfully completed two degrees in Social Work; a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. These degrees compliment his Bachelor of Administrative … Read More

Kiran Little

Nancy Steinhauer Staff

Kiran Little is at The Mabin School contracted on a part-time basis as our Director of Finance. She works hand-in-hand with Lisa Campbell, who is our full-time Director of Administration and Operations. If you have any questions regarding fees, financial aid, or anything else to do with the business piece of our school, connect with Lisa Campbell.