Our Teachers

Teachers at AYJGlobal Summer Highschool Credit Program 

Ms. Ann Lenchak teaches English at Earl Haig Secondary School. She has an Honour Specialist in English and has been teaching ENG4U for the past ten years. She brings her extensive knowledge of Shakespeare and great authors to the classroom.

Ms. Steffi Nathan is a teacher of Mathematics.  Her leadership is evident as a former Curriculum Leader of Mathematics with over 30 years of experience and as an AYJGlobal coordinator for 8 years.  As a recipient of the Edith May Schliffe Award for Distinguished High School Math Teaching, Ms. Nathan has been acknowledged for her expertise in teaching mathematics.  She has also been teaching summer courses for the Toronto District School Board, Continuing Education and for AYJGlobal in Hong Kong where she enjoys the international experience.

Ms. Barbara Shafman is the former Curriculum Leader of Business Studies and Cooperative Education at Earl Haig Secondary School. She has over thirty years of teaching experience including teaching in Hong Kong.

Mr. Martin Aller-Stead has taught for 35 years, in 4 Canadian provinces and overseas. He is a world-traveller, musician and delighted listener. Twice Martin has been honoured as the best high-school teacher in the province. During the regular school year he runs a co-op program at Monarch Park Collegiate, Toronto District School Board. He also teachers culinary arts. Martin lives in Toronto with his spouse and two large Labrador dogs. 


Ms. Joyce Wong is a graduate from University of Toronto holding the Master of Teaching degree with qualifications to teach Mathematics, English, Special Education and ESL in secondary schools. As well, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree double majoring in Mathematics and Philosophy. With a wide breadth of teachable subjects, she is committed in education the 21st century learner by creating classrooms and learning experiences that are engaging, fun and meaningful. 


Administrators at AYJGlobal

Ms. Beverley Ohashi is the co-director of AYJGlobal Inc. She is an experienced Principal of 2 flagship secondary schools in the Toronto District School Board, Earl Haig Secondary School, A.Y. Jackson Secondary School, and Supervising Principal of Community Development and International Languages. As an educational leader, she endorses a partnership model with community groups and organizations to ensure public commitment to our international education program.

Mr. Paul Au is the co-director of AYJGlobal Inc. He has recently retired from the Toronto District School Board and his last school as a principal was A.Y. Jackson Secondary School. He is committed to developing international education program in collaboration with schools and school boards in Canada as well as overseas' high schools and universities. Before becoming an educator, Paul was trained as a professional accountant, received his M.B.A. degree and acquired years of valuable industry experience at the senior management level in Canada and the U.S.

Ms. Eija Forster is a recently retired educator with 33 years experience with the Toronto District School Board. During her 22-year career in the classroom, she taught geography, PHE and Co-operative Education at Victoria Park S.S and A.Y. Jackson S.S.; for the last 11 years she was a Vice-Principal at Newtonbrook S.S. and Victoria Park C.I. She is looking forward to working with students again in the AYJ Global summer program.




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