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Meet the Team at PTC

We are thrilled to be announcing the first members of the team at Pembina Trails Collegiate. As a cohesive and collaborative team, we will support every child on their individualized and innovative pathway at Pembina Trails Collegiate.

Jacqui Kroeker, Principal

I am so humbled to be travelling this journey with you. I am passionate about making every member of our community feel like they belong at PTC and achieve their own level of mastery. I strive to model my values of kindness, humility, and courage on a daily basis. I love my family dearly and that includes my two furry members and family afar.





Jane Bachart, Vice Principal

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Being the Principal of PTEC for almost 5 years, I will bring everything I have learned about leading with technology, balance, and commitment to excellence to my position as VP at PTC. I am honoured to be a part of this amazing community and look forward to working with all of you to make this school welcoming and filled with hope for our students, staff, families and the community. 

Subheen Suboor, Admin Secretary

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Hi everyone! My name is Subheen Suboor, and I am a member of the PTC office team! I am so excited to be working at the newest school in our division, overseeing all inquiries that either you or your child may have for us! I have been with the division for 13 years and after working as a school office administrator for the past 10 years I am confident in the transition for all students to PTC in the upcoming school year. As a mother of three children and a member of the Waverley West community, I am very excited to see some familiar faces and to get to know new people within our school community! Remember, here at the PTC we help your children create innovative pathways! 

Angela Schellenberg, Secretary1686842960513.png

Hi everyone, my name is Angela Schellenberg and I am so excited to join the office team at PTC! A little about me: I love spending time with my family, friends, and dachshunds. If you can’t find me I’m probably in the kitchen baking up a storm or curled up on the couch reading a new book. I look forward to meeting everyone in September - this is going to be an amazing year.



Sandra Ross-Hitch, Assistant Admin Secretary
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Hello, it’s me Mrs. Sandra Ross-Hitch. I have been with the division for three years as secretary, and office administrator. I am delighted, thrilled, grateful, and humbled to work at the newest school in the division. I love being a team player and will support our team, parents, and community in any way possible. I shall bring my welcoming and positive energy to the office. Walking is one of my passions and the 15-minute walk to the school from my house I will find refreshing.

Annette Ferraro, Secretary 

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I’m so grateful and proud to be a part of the PTC team! I’m looking forward to my role in supporting staff, students and the PTC community, and in helping to create a positive experience for everyone! I believe in the power of perspective and how it can help people achieve their goals. “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change” - Dr. Wayne Dyer 

Can’t wait to meet you all!


John Morganti, 
Head Custodian
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We welcome John as our head custodian. He has a wealth of experience working in a number of Pembina Trails schools. We are in good hands!

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Cheryl McCombe, 
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I love teaching! Anything to do with students and their learning is a passion for me. I have worked in Pembina Trails for 30+ years from K-12. I am thrilled to be part of PTC’s school community, and excited to share my experience, enthusiasm, and knowledge. I look forward to offering student activities outside of the classroom setting such as sports teams, clubs, and special events that promote well-being and provide students with a well-rounded high school experience.

Jaret Ditter,
Physical Education Teacher

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Hi – I’m Jaret Ditter some say Mr. D, from Regina - Roughrider fan 4 LIFE - Habs Fan PE teacher, coach, father, husband, coach of many sports, passion for the beautiful game soccer…..lifelong learner and lover of all sports. Excited to teach all of you.

#MrD #CallMeAdidas #MakeGoodChoices

Kristin Shiach,
Physical Education Teacher

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Hello PTC Community! My name is Kristin Shiach. I am so excited to be a part of Pembina Trails Collegiate! I am a physical and health education teacher, yoga instructor and coach. I have been teaching Physical Education for the past 15 years in Pembina Trails School Division. I am very excited to be a part of a great team that will build an amazing Physical Education and Extra-Curricular Sports Program. I am very passionate about health, wellness and mindfulness and look forward to sharing my experience with you!
Cynthia Weevers, 
Band Specialist
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I am thrilled to teach at PTC and I look forward to making music with our students! I have taught band in the division for many years, and I have a degree in performance, education, and a Master’s in conducting. I have three boys who keep me laughing, and I grew up in South Winnipeg. I have two cats, one pup, and I love yoga and camping! I hope to bring great music to our students and school community!
Dawn Knight
Art Specialist
1684684769594.pngHello Folks! My name is Dawn Knight and I am an Art Specialist and interdisciplinary visual artist with 23 years of teaching experience in our school division. I am incredibly humbled to be a part of the PTC Team. I am passionate about learning, mental wellness and nature, and when I am not at school you'll find me reading or creating (art, music, theatre, crafts, writing) or hanging out with my dog, Stella. Let's build a collaborative art community at PTC where we can expand our creativity and learn about each other! I am excited to see the amazing, meaningful art you will develop!
Erica Wiebe
Choir Specialist
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Greetings! I'm Erica, and I am excited to be creating music with the students at PTC! I am a singer, performer, and an active part of the Winnipeg choral scene. With my vocal degree, I have been performing everything from opera to vocal jazz for many years. I have my second degree in Education and have taught private voice lessons and conducted choirs around the province.
Janet Walker, 
Student Support Services - Resource
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Hi, I'm Janet Walker. It is with gratitude and excitement that I join the PTC team.  Belonging, inclusion, and relationships are core values embedded in my teaching practice. In my spare time, I can be found cheering at the rink, walking our rescue dog, or baking up a storm.

Ashley Schmidt,
Student Support Services - Resource

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Hi! I’m Ashley Schmidt and I am excited to be a part of the PTC student service team! I’m looking forward to meeting each of you as we build the Pembina Trails Collegiate community together. Outside of school you’ll find me at the rink or dance studio, doing yardwork, or reading novels. I love all types of music and am always up for a road trip. See you soon!


Patrick Dunlop, 
Student Support Services - Resource
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Hello PTC! My name is Patrick Dunlop. I’m absolutely thrilled to join the PTC community as part of the student services team!! I have been a resource teacher and counsellor for many years now, with tons of experience in middle years and high school. I look forward to getting to know everyone and sharing my love of learning, curling, badminton, and my corgi Charlie!


Ellie P,
Student Support Services-Guidance 
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I am so excited to join Team PTC! I have been teaching for 18 years and look forward to starting this new adventure together!  A little bit about myself - I love to travel, run, and bake! See you in September!

Barbara Bourassa, 
Student Support Services-Guidance
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My name is Barb Bourassa and I am so excited to be joining the PTC family as a member of the student services team! I’ve been a teacher at FRC for the past 14 years. I am passionate about equity, mental wellness, and social justice. I love reading, travelling, and dogs. 
Jenn Beauchamp
Student Support Services - Language Support
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Hi everyone! I feel very lucky and excited to be supporting EAL students at PTC! I strive to create an environment that values diversity and respect.  I love to spend time with my family at the curling or hockey rink in the winter, and in my garden in the summer! Looking forward to meeting you all in September! 
Sandy Welbergen, 
Teacher Librarian, Language Support and STEM

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Hi! I am Sandy Welbergen, and I am excited to help create a vibrant and diverse Library Learning Commons at Pembina Trails Collegiate! I enjoy exploring creative ways to bring curriculum to life and connecting students with incredible print, digital and human resources! 

Hannah Barré
French Language 

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Bonjour à tous, I am Hannah Barré, I am super excited to join the PTC team this fall, teaching French! I am a new graduate from the U of M, and I am coming from Lord Selkirk School division. My happy place is anytime I have an iced coffee in hand, with my St. Berdoodle Stanley at my side. In my spare time I can be found painting, drawing and even using my Cricut. Can’t wait to meet all of you!
Caroline Lange
Library Technician
1685054220468.pngI’m excited to be part of PTC Library Learning Commons. The space is beautiful, and I want to create a welcoming & inclusive atmosphere. I love cooking & gardening, rocks & fossils, backyard bonfires, learning new things, and of course… books! I can hardly wait to meet everyone!  
Lana Francis,
Student Support Services - PTEC, 
Internships and Mentorships
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Hello PTC! I am so excited about joining the team! I’m full of energy and ready to bring it!! Looking forward to meeting the rest of the staff, seeing the smiling faces of the students and working with the community on shared ideas. #Bringit! #Letsdothis! #Hardworkandfuntimes!
Scott Hardman, 
PTEC Teacher

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I love everything tech, from programming to cybersecurity to gaming and more. I enjoy D&D and own a giant Funko! Pop collection! I am ecstatic to continue my journey with PTEC at PTC and am ready to continue teaching technology that is on the cutting edge!
Ashley Hoitinik,
PTEC Teacher

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My name is Ashley Hoitink and I am very excited to start at PTC! I have taught in Morden, MB for the last 9 years and am now making the jump to PTC. Other than technology, I love basketball and spending time with my family.
Bryce Edie,
Grade 9 Interdisciplinary Team
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Hi everyone! I am tremendously excited to begin a new chapter at PTC. I’m a passionate teacher of seven years who enjoys sports, spending time with family, reading, and getting back to my hometown of Kenora, Ontario. I am looking forward to meeting all staff and students!
Lingling Qiu,
Grade 9 Interdisciplinary Team
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Hi, I love math and I found learning is super fun! I believe each student is unique and gifted, my mission is to know you, to find your interests and strengths, and to support you to explore and connect to the world. Let’s have fun learning and find the best of you!  

Cameron Clark, 
Grade 9 Interdisciplinary Team
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Hi, my name is Cam Clark. I’m originally from New Zealand but have lived here since 2009. In my classes, you can expect positivity, kindness, humour, understanding, and hard work. When I'm not teaching, you'll find me playing Rugby or hanging out with my son, Gavin.
Tania Hanslip,
Grade 9 Interdisciplinary Team
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Hello! My name is Tania Hanslip, and I am currently in my 8th year of teaching. I have worked in the education field for 15 years in total, starting off as an EA. I have taught every grade between kindergarten to grade 6, including teaching overseas in Egypt for a year. After teaching in early years for 8 years, I decided that it was time to advance my career and move to high school. I am a Métis woman and I love being involved in my culture. I enjoy beading, crocheting, and spending time with my fiancée and dogs in my spare time.  
Todd Suggit, 
Grade 9 Interdisciplinary Team

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I’m beyond excited to be part of building PTC together with my new colleagues and students alike.  I bring with me a passion for life-long learning and a commitment to student success inside and outside the classroom. Looking forward to seeing PTC come alive in September!

 


Tess Aminian,
Grade 9 Interdisciplinary Team
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I’m so excited to join the PTC team! I have been given the amazing opportunity to belong to Pembina Trails School Division both as a teacher, but also previously as a student. I’m eager to join the grade 9 team and other staff members to bring this re-imagined high school model to life. I look forward to sharing my joy for teaching and learning with you!


Tracey Laing, 
Grade 9 Interdisciplinary Team

1684526797833.pngMy name is Tracey Laing and I am thrilled and honoured to be a part of this learning community. I can’t wait to see what we’ll build together. I have taught at Westgrove and South Pointe and have been so lucky to get to work with students in all grade levels as an ISS teacher. I look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones in this brand-new adventure. In my spare time, you’ll find me enjoying the outdoors with my partner, our four kids, one granddaughter (soon to be two!), friends, and extended family.

Have a safe and happy summer and we'll see you in the fall.

Alex Peers,

Grade 9 Interdisciplinary Team

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Helloooo! My name is Alex Peers, and I am from beautiful Selkirk, Manitoba. I am more than thrilled to be joining the PTC team. I love hockey, soccer, and all other sports. I look forward to getting to know all the students and the community! Go team PTC!!  




Cheryl Carpenter, 
Grade 9 Interdisciplinary Team

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I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the staff at PTC in September! I am an energetic, passionate teacher of 25 years in the areas of math and science. I look forward to engaging my students in deeper learning to help them gain skills for their future and to watch and support them as they grow throughout their education journey. In my spare time I enjoy playing and watching sports and spending time with my family. I am looking very forward to meeting and working with the new staff and students at PTC!


Riley Sault
Grade 10 Interdisciplinary & MIAP20S
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Hi, my name is Riley Sault I have a passion for learning and an insatiable curiosity. Over my nine years of experience, this passion has allowed me to teach the whole gamut of courses, with a large focus on mathematics and the sciences. Outside of school, you will find me playing board games, hockey, golf, running, and cycling. I am excited to be bringing my love of learning to the students at PTC. 
Darlene Nguyen, 
Grade 9 Interdisciplinary Team 
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Hi everyone! My name is Darlene Nguyen, and I am humbled to be a part of this growing team of teachers and community of learners. My passions include social justice and language diversity. I enjoy reading/listening to memoirs, as I am fascinated by different stories and perspectives. I'm a very proud big sister to my younger sister, and I cherish time spent with my family and friends. Throughout this journey, I pledge to do my best in making learning meaningful and fun for all!

Daniela Stahl 
MES20S, MES30S, MPC30S & Chemistry 30S
1684684440659.jpegHi everyone! My name is Daniela Stahl and I’m thrilled to be joining the PTC team! I love math and I am so excited to share my passion with you. I know we will have so much fun together as we learn to think critically in creative and engaging ways. I enjoy hiking, biking, long summer evenings, and playing games with friends… maybe we’ll play each other in a game of Crib or Sushi Go this coming year!
Maclane Cardinal, 
Grade 10 Interdisciplinary
AP Capstone, Treaties & Treaty Relations 41G and Drama 20/30S
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When I’m not teaching, I love being outdoors with my dog named Sheila, traveling, and eating fancy foods. I am currently finishing a Master’s, as well as teaching spin classes three times per week, so life is pretty busy – which is exactly how I like it! Can't wait to meet you!
Adrienna Joyce, 
Grade 10 Interdisciplinary
AP Capstone, Introduction to Tourism 30S and Geography (Physical) 30S. 
1678660171740.pngI love learning and I’m always looking for opportunities to learn more. In my 15 years of classroom experience, I have explored many subject areas already. Now I am excited to bring my love of research and interdisciplinary thinking to PTC!
Lindsay Malcolm, 
Grade 10 Interdisciplinary
Chemistry and Pre-Calculus 30S
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I am thrilled to be part of the team at PTC! Being able to teach in an interdisciplinary manner is something that excites me. As someone who has completed an M.Sc. in Mathematical Biology, it is my goal to inspire all students to see value in big-picture connections.

Rihana Bonkowski (Robson), 
Grade 10 Interdisciplinary, Physical Geography 30S & 
Global Issues: Citizenship and Sustainability 40S

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Hi everyone! I’m Rihana Bonkowski (formerly Robson) and I am very excited to be starting this PTC journey with you all! With nearly 10 years of experience in Pembina Trails, I have been looking for more opportunities to share my passion for the world with students. I love to travel, go camping, read thriller novels, play soccer, and hang out with my goldendoodle, Wrigley! I will see you in my Grade 10, 11, and 12 Geography or World Issues classes.
Tyeba Cox,
Grade 10 Interdisciplinary, MIAP20S

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Hi! My name is Tyeba Cox, (pronounced Tayba). I am honored and excited to join the PTC team! My passion is math and the way that math is found everywhere in the world. Using it forces the brain to think in dynamic ways. I’ve been teaching high-school to college-level math for over 20 years. I have a masters in math and continue to learn more every day. I look forward to guiding our PTC students in their high school journey.



Kate Betteridge, 
Grade 10 Interdisciplinary and Biology 30S
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Hi! My name is Kate Betteridge and I am thrilled to be joining the amazing PTC community! I look forward to bringing my passion for science, social justice, and student-led inquiry to our school. At home, I love to spend time with my family exploring the outdoors, fishing, swimming, and gardening in the summer. I look forward to meeting you soon!

Bailey Riffel
Grade 10 Interdisciplinary, Chemistry 30S & Biology 30S
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Hey! My name is Bailey Riffel I’m super excited to be part of the team at PTC. I’m looking forward to teaching and getting to know you all. A little bit about me is that I love to play sports, go on hikes, and spend time with family. 



Michael Pauley, 
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Hi everyone, my name is Michael Pauley and I will be entering my seventh year as a teacher in Pembina Trails, joining the PTC crew from a grade 8 position at École Viscount Alexander. Building positive student relationships is at the center of my practice, and I can't wait to get to know the PTC community.


Kevin Carter
Grade 10 Interdisciplinary, Biology 30S
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I am very excited to be joining such a dynamic staff and school community. I have over 20 years of teaching experience, including 3 years in South Korea. I have a major in Biology and a master’s degree in English as an Additional Language. I believe in fostering learning environments where students feel safe to share their own experiences and questions. It is through this dialogue that learning comes to life. I can’t wait to start these discussions and together explore the world around us.  
Sanjeeva Louis, 
Grade 11 Interdisciplinary, MAP30S & MPC30S
1678660843756.pngI am thrilled to begin a new journey @PTC. The needs of all my students are my central focus. I bring enthusiasm, a love for learning & a deep commitment to student success inside and outside the classroom. I curate moments to bring communities together to celebrate diversity!

My favourite quote from Maya Angelou is, “they may not remember what you said, they may not remember what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel”- I teach to touch hearts and fill students' need to feel valued and safe….and then the learning will come.

Matthew Poggi, 
Grade 11 Interdisciplinary, Spanish
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Hi everyone! My name is Matthew Poggi and I’m very excited to be teaching at PTC. I’ve been in the division for the past three years and I’m looking forward to teaching History and ELA. I hope to build a welcoming and inclusive classroom and share my curiosity about the outside world.

Zona Bresch, 
Grade 11 Interdisciplinary 
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My name is Zona Bresch and I’m so excited to join the gr. 11 team at PTC! I’ve taught in both middle and high schools over the past 9 years and English and History are my passions. I also enjoy horseback riding, walking my dog, and reading. I can't wait to meet the PTC community!
Christina Fillion,
Human Ecology Specialist & Drama 10S
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Super excited to be a part of the PTC community and build the Human Ecology program! I love love love cooking and sewing and creating with students! Let's gooooo!!! Christina Fillion (they/she)


Josh Koria, 
Technology Development Specialist

1684529206484.pngHey team! Nice to see you here. I’m thrilled to be a part of the squad. My name’s Josh. I’m a huge soccer fan, often on the fields in the summer. When the snow falls, I switch to hockey and you can find me on the ice. I’m also a gamer, a runner, an avid cookie connoisseur –You know, all the good stuff!



Bradley Ryant
Applied Commerce Specialist

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I am so excited to be a part of the PTC team! I look forward to thinking critically alongside students as we embark on various project-based learning experiences. Outside of school, I have a passion for classic cars, competitive swimming, canoeing and outdoor adventures. See you in September! 
David Gamble
Industrial Arts/Engineering Specialist

1684529459476.pngHello Everyone! I am excited to join PTC this fall! I am passionate about project-based learning, critical inquiry, and tech. Can't wait to inspire and learn alongside students and staff. Let's embark on an amazing educational journey together!


Pam Pattyn
Educational Assistant
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Hi my name is Pam Pattyn

I am an Educational Assistant .I have worked in Pembina Trails for the past 18 + years .

 I am a mother of two , in my free time I enjoy crafting, reading, camping and outdoor fires. I am very excited to be working at PTC and enjoy each day with the Awesome Students and Staff. 


James Warren
TVE Instructor - Networking and Cybersecurity
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I'm James Warren, coming from industry and still an active entrepreneur in the tech space I will be heading up the Networking and Cyber TVE programming. I'm excited to bring real-world experience into the classroom to help empower students by building in-demand, employable skills. 

If you can't find me in the classroom, I’ll be at the coffee maker. 

Darren Achorn
Educational Assistant 


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Hi everyone! My name is Darren Achorn and I am an Educational Assistant at PTC!

I have been in Pembina Trails for 26 years and have been a Montreal Canadiens fan for even longer!

I am very passionate about music and motorcycles. Both have given me the opportunity to travel, making lifelong memories


Erin Parisien

Educational Assistant

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Hi! My name is Erin Parisien and I’m excited to be a part of this great school and community. I have been an Educational Assistant for many years working for a few other divisions in the city.

 I am new to this division, and I look forward to working at PTC! A little about me, I enjoy spending time at the lake and photography.

Where to be…PTC! 



Trina Minor
Educational Assistant


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Hello there! I'm very excited to be an EA at this beautiful new school PTC! I've been an EA for many years and have met so many wonderful students in this division. I hope to bring a positive impact to your day and look forward to seeing you succeed! I love food and the outdoors! 😎
Gula Alam
Educational Assistant
Gula.JPGHi! My name is Gula Zannath Alam & my nickname is Shetu. I have been working as an Educational Assistant at PTC. It has been a wonderful experience so far. I love this School & Community & am greatly humbled to be a part of it. I enjoy multiculturalism & interacting with people. Working at PTC has provided me that opportunity & I am happy about it. I love to spend time with my husband & family.

Sukhwant Sandhu
Educational Assistant
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             Hi my name is Sukhwant.  I am an Educational Assistant.           I am very excited to be working at PTC.  I have met wonderful staff and students.  I enjoy reading, and outdoor activities in the summer. I love gardening!

 

Harold Neufeld
Educational Assistant
Harold.jpegI have been working as an EA for a little over a year. I love to help and allow kids to express themselves in every way possible. We are all unique and together we make one amazing community! I love sports, especially hockey, baseball and cross country. You will see me cheering for Montreal, sorry Jets fans.
Spencer Coppens
Educational Assistant
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Hello! My name is Spencer Coppens and I was at PTEC before coming to PTC. I really enjoy working with students and building relationships that can maintain respect with humour. I have run clubs like Dungeons & Dragons and video game clubs playing games like Smash Brothers and Mario Kart. Feel free to challenge me to a game!


Babak Yousefi
Educational Assistant

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Hi everyone! My name is Babak Yousefi, a member of the PTC EA staff. I am basically Kurdish from Kurdistan and am so excited, as a newcomer, to be working at a newly constructed high-tech school with all these nice staff. This year, 2024, is my second year of being in Canada and I am really enjoying my work while completing my Master of Education at the University of Manitoba. It has been almost 9 months working as an EA for me, first at FRC and now at PTC, during which I have had my greatest times.

I am sure your children will greatly enjoy studying in a friendly space like this and can fulfill their dreams much easier.

 



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