Rhamiya Thirunavukkarasu

Dayana De La Cruz Staff

Rhamiya is excited to teach math and physical education to students in Grade 1 this fall! She instantly fell in love with The Mabin School after learning about the school’s mission to create the next generation of original thinkers, adaptive leaders, and caring citizens. Rhamiya has a genuine interest in nurturing students’ academic development through culturally responsive education. She strives … Read More

Laura Muntean

Dayana De La Cruz Staff

Laura is excited to join The Mabin School as Associate Teacher for Grades 2-3. She holds an Honors BA in Psychology from York University and an MA in Child Study and Education from OISE. Laura always seeks challenges that she’s passionate about, whether that’s being part of addressing inequity in education for Indigenous students as a teacher in the remote, … Read More

Dilek Ali

Dayana De La Cruz Staff

Dilek is excited to be joining the Grade 1 teaching team at The Mabin School this fall. Becoming a teacher has taken Dilek on many different paths both at home in Toronto and internationally. She earned her teaching qualifications while studying in London, England, and has even taught in her ancestral country, Cyprus. In recent years, Dilek has been learning … Read More

Kathrin Cornibert

Dayana De La Cruz Staff

Kathrin is thrilled to join the Mabin School as an Associate Teacher. Prior to joining, Kathrin obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Studies at Ryerson University and a Master of Arts degree in Child Study and Education with an Additional Qualification in Special Education Part I at the University of Toronto (OISE). She recently taught internationally as … Read More

Emily McKernan – Director

Dayana De La Cruz Board Member

Emily joined the Mabin Board in 2019.  She is by training a lawyer with more than 13 years of experience helping large corporations, not-for-profit organizations and individuals to resolve various types of litigation disputes.  In addition to spending the majority of her legal career in private practice, Emily was also privileged to spend two years working at a Legal Aid … Read More

Penpa Tsering

Dayana De La Cruz Staff

Penpa is our day custodian.  He has been very involved with SOS Children’s Villages for Tibetan children.  Not only was he a village father to approximately 300-500 children, but he also worked as an administrator in Nepal.

Alex Morley

Dayana De La Cruz Staff

Alex comes to us with a strong background in special education. He has taught at the Jackman Institute of Child Study (OISE/UT) as well as at The Westhill Institute in Mexico City. In addition to having a Master of Arts in Child Study, Alex is a Registered Early Childhood Educator and is a trained teacher of the Empower Program, a reading intervention program … Read More

Bruce Grant

Dayana De La Cruz Staff

Bruce teaches music at The Mabin School with a focus on the Orff approach. Bruce is an Orff specialist twice over and has served in various leadership roles with Carl Orff Canada.  Prior to returning to teaching, Bruce worked in the music industry. Known as “The Orff Doctor” in North American music educator circles, for many years he was the … Read More

Carolyne Cybulski

Dayana De La Cruz Staff

Carolyne is a dedicated educator with more than 30 years of classroom experience yet remains an equally steadfast student, always learning new ways to support, challenge and care for the students she works with. Her passions and focus have been literacy development and the complex relationship of movement in learning. The founder and principal of e.p.i.c. School for 20 years, … Read More

Helen McLean – Director

Dayana De La Cruz Board Member

Helen McLean is the executive director of the Donner Canadian Foundation, one of Canada’s oldest and largest private foundations.  She joined the foundation in 1997 and has served in her current position since 2002. Previous roles include senior positions at the Toronto Community Foundation, Ketchum Canada, Arts, and Communications Counselors, and at a small a cultural consulting firm. Helen has … Read More