FACULTY

Niagara Academy’s teachers are enthusiastic about the Academy program and motivated to guide their students towards success. All of the teachers have developed their subject curriculum to meet the requirements of the Ontario Ministry of Education. The well-being of each student is important to the faculty members. To this end, they enjoy working with individual students to develop and to pursue their goals.

Principal Rebecca Lott, B.A., B. Ed.
~ Private School Principals (PSP) Program, Parts 1 & 2
~ 25 years experience in elementary, secondary and adult education.
~ Former journalist, city councilor and host mom.
~ Teacher of English, Social Sciences, Health and Art.
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Academic Administrator Maureen Chudyk, B.A.
~ 34 years elementary and secondary teaching in the Ontario public system
~ 18 years teaching at Niagara Academy
~ Author of over 25 international classroom and teaching publications
~ Tennis player for over 30 years
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Candance Hillier, B.A.
~ 35 years teaching in Ontario public system
~ 2 years teaching at The American International School of Muscat, in Oman
~ 12 years at Niagara Academy
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Rina Bergshoeff
~ Adult Education Spanish teacher, District School Board of Niagara
~ 3 years teaching Spanish/Art at Niagara Academy
~ Home Stay Co-ordinator
~ Junior  Program Co-ordinator
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Juliana Aparicio
~ Completing B.Sc. with major in Biology
~ 3 years as teaching assistant at Niagara Academy
~ Attending Niagara University for Masters in Science of Education
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Matt Richter, B.A., M.Ed., OCT
~ Bachelor’s degree in Gerontology and Kinesiology
~ Master of Science in Secondary Education
~ 2 years teaching Secondary Science in the UK
~ Certificate in Business Management
~ Interest in sports and music
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Robert Gabriel, B.A., B.Ed, OCT
~ Bachelor’s degree in history (Honours)
~ 31 years experience at elementary and secondary schools in Niagara
~ 10 years as Secondary Department Head of Social Science
~ 10 years as elected representative on Niagara Regional Council with strong interest in planning ~  Interest in variety of sports
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Joseph Zelic, B. Sc., M. S. Ed, OCT
~ Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry
~ M.S. Ed. Middle Childhood and Adolescence Education (chemistry & biology)
~ 4 years Teaching Assistant, Brock University
~ NCAA D1 Tennis player, Niagara University
~ Experienced SAT mathematics teacher