Peoples Christian Academy (PCA) administration, faculty and staff are chosen for their ability to reflect the principles and values as outlined in our Philosophy of Education. These Christian faculty members are highly qualified and dedicated teachers who see their career choice as a ministry to impart Christian values to the next generation of leaders. Faculty and administrative staff participate in devotions and seek to be examples and mentors for the students. A code of conduct for staff is outlined in the appropriate manuals and handbooks. There is a strong partnership with parents to reinforce Christian and family values in the students’ lives. Some of our faculty members are even PCA alumni.
V. Aspinall, Valeria Aspinall
V. Aspinall

Physical Education, Gr. 6 Homeroom
B.Sc., B.Ed. – University of Toronto
M. Arts – Providence University
(PCA Alumna)

Mrs. V. Aspinall: "Teaching at PCA is important to me because it's my home. I graduated from PCA and returned as a teacher to continue to be a part of the PCA family. The students are eager to learn which makes my job very enjoyable! Because both teachers and students have the same faith, we share each other’s goals and challenges. I am grateful for the privilege of sharing life with the PCA family!"

J. Ayoung, Jada Ayoung
J. Ayoung

Assistant Director, Early Learning Centre, RECE

Ms. J. Ayoung: "It’s a blessing to be working here at PCA! Being able to incorporate God in my daily lessons and sing His praises is amazing. The world we live in today seems to be turning away from God, the Bible and the Truth. It is comforting knowing that I am planting the seeds of God’s love and the Gospel in the lives of the next generation! It is also a blessing to watch these seeds grow in their lives. PCA give this world hope and I’m grateful to be a part of that."

J. Bahk, Janice Bahk
J. Bahk

Homeform SK
B.A. - Waterloo University
B. Ed. - York University

Miss J. Bahk: "I thank the Lord every day for the wonderful school where I can inspire young children to be the best as they can be in all aspects for the Glory of the Lord. I thank the Lord for a work place where I am encouraged and inspired by my colleagues. I thank the Lord for the school where the older students show Christ’s love by serving the younger students.  For these reasons and lots more, it is important that I teach at PCA! "

J. Chan

Mathematics / Technology
B.Sc. (Honours) - Queens University
B.Ed. - University of Toronto

Mrs. J. Chan: ""Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it." (Proverbs 22:6)  I strongly believe that other than parents, the teacher plays an important role in raising Godly children, and teaching at PCA has given me the opportunity to do so.  Also, being able to take part in God's ministry by working with a team of loving and caring staff at PCA, who share the same vision in Christian education, has been a blessing to me, not to mention seeing growth in all those wonderful children too!"

D. Sun

Homeform 1B

HBA - University of Toronto

M. Teaching - Griffith University (Australia)

Mrs. D. Sun: "I am very grateful for the opportunity to teach at PCA.  My schooling started at a Christian school and I value the lessons I learned and friendships I made there.  It is important to me to value each student as a child of God while instilling the future generations with strong Christian morals."

G. Chen, Dr.
Dr. Gabrielle Chen
Public Health Compliance Officer (PHCO)
Honours Specialization Bachelor in Medical Sciences - The University of Western Ontario
Medical Doctorate - St. George's University School of Medicine
Masters of Public Health - St. George's University
Dr. G. Chen: "PCA is such a warm and welcoming home, I am truly blessed to call it my workplace! The best description of PCA is that warm blanket and hot chocolate on a chilly winter day. A school that is able to keep its focus and teachings on God, while maintaining an optimal environment for student growth and development."
S. Cho, Dr.

World Religions/ Philosophy/ Biology

B.Sc. Yale University
Ph.D. University of Toronto

Miss S. Cho: "What joy to work at a school where everything we do remembers God's underlying redemptive purpose and seeks to model a life of 3-fold fruit: achievement and progress, loving others and ourselves, and worshiping God. I am so thankful to be part of a team that equips students' minds, encourages their hearts, nurtures their souls, and roots them in God's Word and Grace so that they are blessed and can go out into the world to be a blessing. It's an inexpressible privilege to participate in GOD's workmanship and help students grow in all manners of Christ-likeness and excellence, while encouraging them to shine His Light, share His love, extend His reconciliation, and intercede in prayer! All that while sharing life, laughter, and pizza."

 

 

P. Choi

Business/Economics/Bible
B.A. – Western University
M.Div. – Tyndale University
B.Ed. – University of Toronto

Mr. P. Choi: "Teaching at PCA is important to me because I believe the Scriptures place the highest value on our children and we are called to be people who follow God's Word.  As we follow God's Word, we have the opportunity to invest in the whole student: spiritually, physically, mentally, emotionally, and academically.  We have the privilege to take part in how God desires to build up the next generation of His church, and there is no greater calling than that."

J. Chung

Early Learning Centre staff

T. Chung, Taurus Chung
T. Chung

Mathematics

Senior Missions Coordinator
B.Sc., B.Ed. – University of Toronto

Mr. T. Chung: "Working at PCA is an incredible blessing from the Lord. I have the great privilege of teaching mathematics from a Christian perspective, helping students understand abstract concepts and fundamental truths that stem from the wisdom of God. I believe education encompasses much more than academic success, and at PCA I have the freedom to disciple young men to grow in their knowledge and their love for the Lord Jesus Christ, and to live for His glorious kingdom purposes."

T. Chung

Middle School Teachnology/Science/ Bible/ Math

B.A - University of Iowa
B.Ed - Tyndale University
Mrs. T. Chung: "What a blessing it is to work at PCA, a place where students are built up in the Lord and prepared spiritually and academically for the world. It is an honour to be part of a community that is rooted in spiritual truth, upholds high academic standards and spurs students on toward love and good deeds. I am grateful for the opportunity to walk alongside the wonderful students at PCA as they grow and discover God's gifts and plans for them."
D. Constable

Early Learning Centre staff, RECE

Mrs. D. Constable: "I consider working with young children to be an absolute joy and a great responsibility.  I thank God that he has allowed me this opportunity to work at PCA and teach these young children about the love of Christ.  I am so proud to be a part of a team that has a heart to serve the Lord and support one another through encouragement and prayer."

J. Craig, Jonathan Craig
J. Craig

Music (Instrumental)/ English/ Social Studies
B. Music – University of Toronto
M. Music – University of Southern California
B. Ed. – York University

Mr. J. Craig: "In 1723, Johann Sebastian Bach reminded his students at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, that “the final aim of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.” As a music teacher at Peoples Christian Academy, I have the great pleasure to be able to pass on Mr. Bach’s inspired words to the young students who attend this school. In over two decades of teaching music, it is here at PCA where I find this truth is realized to its fullest. It is for this reason that I am blessed to be able to teach at PCA and share the joy of making music, giving glory and honor to our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ."

S. De Los Santos

Early Learning Centre staff, RECE

Miss. S. Bhaskar: "I am so thankful to be able to work at PCA.  I love working here because I can share Jesus' love with these amazing preschoolers that I have the opportunity to lead and guide.  It has been such a blessing becoming part of the PCA community and getting to interact with a group of people dedicated to displaying Christ's love in all they do.  I feel honoured that Jesus has brought me here and I'm so excited to see all that He does with the students and the school."

C. Mercer, Cassandra Mercer
C. D’Eall

Homeform 5A

B.A., B. Ed. - Tyndale University College & Seminary

Mrs. C. D'Eall: "Teaching at PCA feels like more than just a job. It is a calling God has placed on my life. It enables me to work with students in a Christian setting so that, not only am I teaching them the curriculum, I am teaching them about God’s love. I'm helping them on their paths to discover who they want to be as followers of Christ Jesus."

C. Droppo

Homeform 5A

BFA (honours) - York University

B.Ed. - Queen’s University

Mrs. C. Droppo: ““As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace." (1 Peter 4:10)

I thank the Lord for blessing me with the opportunity to teach at PCA where I am able to glorify Him everyday.

It is my privilege to educate the next generation alongside an amazing faculty who live to inspire each child to serve our Lord, and achieve God's purpose for their lives.”

E. Flach

Visual Arts
B.A., B.Ed. – University of Toronto

Ms. E. Flach: "Teaching at PCA is a joy to my heart. First of all because I find pleasure in inspiring students with creative ideas and teaching them artistic skills, which result in many beautiful pieces of art being produced. Most importantly, I love having the freedom to open their eyes to the wonders of the great Creator, whose marvelous works we celebrate through the arts. I further enjoy teaching the History of Western Art in order to give the students the ability to discern which direction society is going since "Art is the mirror of society"."

J. Guy

Junior School Vice Principal
B.A., B.Ed. - York University
(PCA Alumna)

Miss J. Guy: "I love my job!   I have been teaching at PCA for over 20 years and now am the Vice Principal of the Junior Division. When I was in Grade 5, I was a student at PCA and I prayed to ask Jesus into my heart following a Chapel service. I will never forget the teacher who knelt beside me as I prayed to receive Christ as my Saviour. It was a moment I cherish. She later became a missionary in France and we still keep in touch. Today, it is a privilege for me to pray with students, parents and colleagues, and is one of the many reasons why PCA is a wonderful school and why I love my job."

S. Hau
Early Learning Centre staff, RECE
Ms. S. Hau: "I am so grateful that I am given the opportunity to team up with God and other staff here at PCA to make a difference to the next generation.
I truly believe that it is important for us to tell them about Jesus' love and start equipping them while they are young.
Being able to contribute in God's work and witnessing how He works in the hearts of the little ones & families every day is such an amazing yet humbling experience!"
B. Ho

HR/ Finance Administrator

P. Hui
Homeform JK2
B.A - University of Toronto
B.Ed - Tyndale University
Diploma in Early Childhood Education - Seneca College

Mrs. P. Hui: "Teaching is like lighting up candles.  ​C​hildren have so much​ potenti​al, and our job as educators is to inspire them to shine brightly. The Christian-based learning environment that PCA provides allows me to light up children’s candles, and to plant the seeds in children’s lives through daily interactions with them. It is a blessing to watch them grow under the umbrella of God’s love here at PCA."

 

K. Jao

Business Manager

T. Kalemkerian, Taline Kalemkerian
T. Kalemkerian

Homeform 3A
B.Sc. (Honours) - University of Toronto
B.Ed. - York University

Mrs. T. Kalemkerian: "My motivation for teaching is that each child is unique, not only capable of learning, but also capable of succeeding. “We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.” (Romans 12:6) I strive to provide the right balance of structure, support, and freedom to encourage and inspire each child in the pursuit of their full potential and development (spiritually, academically, and socially). May each seed planted be used for His glory!"

P. Byon

Physics/Mathematics/Chemistry/Family Studies
B. Sc - University of Toronto
B. Ed - Western University

Mrs. P. Byon: "Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” I believe that PCA is a place in which our young people are nurtured, discipled, and equipped, not only with knowledge and skills, but with the Gospel. This is why teaching at PCA is important to me."

J. Kim

Early Learning Centre staff, RECE

Mrs. J. Kim : "I believe that educators are the first stepping stone in helping children become successful individuals in their life journey.  I am truly blessed to be able to work here at PCA to be a stepping stone in God's special purpose. His provision and amazing love drives each day to be as successful as possible in a safe and fun place here at the ELC. I am very happy to have the priviledge to witness our preschoolers grow and most importantly, to be able to teach a Christian based education to our wonderful children."

S. Kim (Choi)

English/ Social Studies

B.Sc. – University of California, San Diego
M.Ed. – University of California, Los Angeles
M.A. Candidate – Fuller Theological Seminary

Mrs. S. Kim (Choi): "I became an educator because I love working with young people, empowering them to think critically about their learning and to apply this in living humbly, loving mercy, and doing justice in their contexts. PCA offers the unique opportunity to truly teach the whole child—mind, body, and spirit. Having previously worked mainly in the public sector, I am grateful for this gift. I love PCA’s vision of training young people to live out their callings and to follow Jesus in the transformative work of loving our neighbours both locally and globally.

Additionally, the PCA community must be experienced to be believed. There is such a strong culture of love, respect, and excellence. I am privileged to work among colleagues who have become brothers and sisters and who daily live out the principles we teach."

N. Kirollos

Office Assistant

C. Lai
B. Sc. - McMaster University
B. Ed. - University of Toronto
MTS - Tyndale Seminary
Miss C. Lai: "I am thankful for PCA because it gives me the opportunity to talk about God with children and point them to Him. I also appreciate PCA as a place where teaching involved more than instilling knowledge, but also spiritual development. I believe children are created in the image of God, thus they are to be nurtured and guided in the way of the Lord. I long to see them grow in their faith and be in a close relationship with the Lord who is loving and faithful toward us. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children.”-Deuteronomy 6:5-7a"
D. Lau
Technology, Civics/Careers, Biology
B. Sc. - University of Guelph
B. Ed. - Tyndale University College
Mr. D. Lau: "The world we live in is becoming increasingly complicated and complex. Students  are constantly bombarded with various opinions of truth which can lead to confusion or further questions. I am thankful that PCA believes in educating the whole child, which allows teachers and students to freely discuss those challenging issues through the lens of the Gospel in a space that is safe and respectful. By taking a holistic approach to education, PCA helps to better prepare students to serve the Lord in various capacities in order to reach all nations for His glory. (Matthew 28:19)"
D. Lau

Early Learning Centre staff, RECE

Miss D. Lau: "I am truly thankful that God has given me the opportunity to serve Him here at PCA. By His grace I have been saved through faith and by His grace I am able to partake in His mighty deeds! I believe that through the sharing of God’s Word and the Holy Spirit working amongst us, children’s lives are continually transformed as they learn and experience the gracious love of God. In partnership with families, we can work together to provide a safe environment in which children can explore and create meaning from the world God has created for us to enjoy. “Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”” (Matthew 19:14, ESV). To God be all glory, honour, and praise!

 

 

G. Lee, Gill Lee
G. Lee

Math, Science, Lead Teacher, Middle School
B.Sc. - University of Toronto
B. of Ch. Ed. - Redeemer University
M.Sc. - Canisus College

Mr. G. Lee: "Teaching at PCA gives me opportunities to encourage students to see the Lord as master of all areas of their lives, present and future.  They need to be diligent in all they do, in all areas of their lives, not for pleasing parents or teachers (who are people), nor for preparing to live more comfortable lives (for self), but for honouring the Lord now, and for preparing to honour Him better in the future."

H. Lee

French (JK-Gr. 5)
B.F.A., B.Ed. - York University

Miss H. Lee: "The staff that I work with daily at PCA are not only effective teachers, but are also genuine people with strong values. It is my joy and privilege to be part of a staff team that is dedicated to helping students see their own incredible worth, training them in the ways of righteousness, and equipping them to be godly citizens who can impart value to those in their scope of influence."

J. Lee

Middle School and Senior School Vice Principal
B.A. (Honours), B.Ed. - York University

M.Ed, University of Toronto, OISE

Mrs. J. Lee: "I love that PCA exists to educate the whole person—body, mind and spirit with equal emphasis and excellence. There is a wonderful rapport of genuine respect and care shared between teachers and students. We are a tight-knit community with an environment where students can and want to learn. PCA students and alumni are living proof that it is possible to receive a premium, high quality academic education while growing in character and in faith."

J. Lee

Homeform 4B

B.A. - University of Toronto

B.Ed. - York University

Ms. J. Lee: "I am grateful to be a part of the PCA family.

It is a privilege to work alongside people who are deeply committed to sharing the love of Christ in our world.

I love that I can share with my students how God has moved and placed Himself in every single thing that we are learning in class. It is such an honour to see God's daily handiwork in the lives of my students and their families. Truly, God is good!"

J. Lee

Homeform JK
B.A. - University of Toronto
B.Ed. - Tyndale University
Diploma in Early Childhood Education - Seneca College

Mrs. J. Lee: "Working at PCA is very important to me because I get to work with the amazing teachers who are willing to support each other in God’s name. Also, I am grateful to have the opportunity of working with both Junior school and BASP students so that we can learn and grow together as a Christian community. Seeing those smiles of our students tells me how God is using our school to glorify Him. I am so blessed to have PCA in my life!"

K. Lee
Middle School and Senior School Science / Yearbook-Journalism
 
B.Sc Honours - University of Toronto
B.Ed - OISE University of Toronto
(PCA Alumnus)
Mr. K. Lee: "As a former student of PCA, I've been so blessed to have been mentored by some of the most caring and God-loving people I know. I believe PCA teachers are called to not only prepare students for whatever challenges the world has for them but to help them thrive in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ. I believe we are all gifted in some way for the purpose of pointing others to Christ. As a teacher and mentor, my hope is for students to know God and to use whatever they have been blessed with to help others do the same."
K. LeGrow

Homeform JK

B.A.- York University

B.Ed. - York University

Mrs. K. LeGrow: "Working with children is my passion. I love watching my students grow and develop, both academically and spiritually.  I am thankful that PCA provides a warm, nurturing community where God is at the centre of all that we do.  It is truly a blessing to be part of our school's mission to prepare each child to reach the world for Christ."

P. Leung
Early Learning Centre staff
BASc Child Youth and Family (CYF) @ University of Guelph
Miss P. Leung: "It's such a privilege to walk with the little ones in the ELC and teach them about what it means to be His image bearer. Being able to share about the transformative love of Jesus that I've experienced to the little children is so meaningful to me. The children and staff of the ELC are a bundle of joy to journey with and I'm blessed to call them my family in Christ."
R. Leung

Early Learning Centre staff, RECE

Mr. R. Leung: "It is a blessing to be working at PCA. I really enjoy working with the young learners and share God's words with them. It is important to teach them what is right and wrong through God's words and support their academic growth and spiritual development. It is also an amazing journey for me to be able to grow with the children in God's love and His blessing."

G. Li

Music (Vocal) / Band / Geography / Winds
B.Music, B.Ed.  – Queens University
(PCA Alumna)

Miss G. Li: "Working at PCA has been a testament of God’s sovereign power. As a previous student of PCA, never in my wildest dreams, would I imagine teaching alongside my previous teachers. It has been such a blessing to serve alongside teachers that once taught me. PCA is a tight-knit community, where teachers strive to not only teach through Christian education, but also live it out. Students that come into PCA come from a variety of backgrounds. I have the privilege and honour to serve the youth of our school moulding and stretching them to be sent out as the men and women that God has created them to be."

J. McDonald

Senior School Chaplain

B. Comm, University of Guelph

B. Ed, Nipissing University

MTS, Toronto Baptist Seminary

M. Div, Heritage College and Seminary

CCEF Counselling Certificate

Mr. J. McDonald :"Working at PCA - It is a true blessing to be part of the PCA family.  I have been encouraged and loved. Thank you."

L. Montgomery, Laura Montgomery
L. Montgomery

Homeform 2B
B.A. (Honours) - York University
B.Ed. - University of Toronto

Miss L. Montgomery: "There is a beautiful verse in Psalm 145 that says: “One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts.” As a teacher at PCA, I have the honour of telling the next generation about our amazing God every day at school.  I love that I am able to share Christ’s love with the children and direct their hearts toward Him.  I believe my role is to prepare and equip students to be leaders in the community who passionately serve God and follow His path of wisdom for life."  

A. Mootoo

Homeform Gr.1

BASc.EC (Honours) - University of Guelph

ECE - Guelph- Humber

B. Ed – York University

Miss A. Mootoo: "I love working at PCA. I’ve always had a passion for teaching children. At PCA I get the privilege to teach students as they grow academically and discover who they are in Christ. It is a blessing to work alongside an amazing team of committed individuals that are deeply rooted in the Christian faith. May God continue to bless PCA!"

J. Mootoo

Bible/ Social Studies

B. Sci (honours) & B. Ed - Queens University

Miss J. Mootoo: "Teaching at PCA has been a great joy! I consider being a teacher to be an honor as we partake in modeling what Christ modeled to us as our Rabbi and teacher. I take teaching Bible and Social Studies as being a great responsibility to disciple and walk alongside our young scholars in the faith. It is so critical that we encourage the next generation to think critically about the world and seek God to build His kingdom here. Every day I find myself thankful to be apart of a community built on Christ, knowing that He is our cornerstone and so we are not easily shaken."

Genny Ng, G. Ng
G. Ng

Director, Early Learning Centre, RECE

Mrs. G. Ng: "After teaching in many different venues and interacting with so many children it is a privilege to come to a place where we are free to share the love of Jesus on a daily basis with everyone we encounter. To know that we are planting seeds that will be sown in God’s time is a blessing that humbles me. PCA has seen so many alumni pass through that have dedicated their lives to serving Christ and to somehow be a small part of that is an honour that cannot be compared!"

D. Overbeek

Caretaker

Mr. D. Overbeek: "My personal mission statement for working in Maintenance and Caretaking at Peoples Christian Academy (PCA) is "Time to Shine" (John 12:35-36).  I pray that care and value would shine through every action and interaction and brighten peoples' days (Romans 12:10).  Also, by choosing environmentally-responsible cleaning products and promoting sustainable best practices, we steward God's world faithfully so His glory is reflected brilliantly (Psalm 19:1).  Every person's safety and well-being is vital to my calling to serve at PCA - I am privileged to contribute even by turning on the lights and changing light bulbs."

B. Park
Core French Gr. 6-9
Bachelor of Arts Honors in French -Trent University and Université de Nantes
Bachelor of Education -Queen's University
Mr. B. Park: "Teaching at PCA has been filled with community, support, and teamwork, all focused into loving and educating our students. The joy of being a part of this ministry, despite whatever season we find ourselves in, brings purpose and a humbling attitude. Trusting that we're all here in Jesus' name for the future generation is a blessing! I look forward to seeing how God will continue to work at People's Christian Academy."
V. Peart

English/Social Studies, Gr. 6 Homeroom
B.A. (Honours) - McMaster University
B.Ed. - Strathclyde University, Scotland

Mrs. V. Peart: "I have been teaching at PCA for 19 years. It has become a second home for me. My PCA family continues to be there for me through the joys and the sorrows of life. It is a place where you feel loved, encouraged, challenged and safe. There is nothing greater than teaching a concept in class, with passion, and seeing your students' eyes light up and the “light bulb” moments happen. It is truly a blessing to teach here and help our students academically, socially and most importantly spiritually. There have been many times when my students have taught me important lessons about life and our Lord, and for that I am truly grateful."

E. Philip

Bible
B.A. (Honours), B.Ed. – Queens University
Master of Theology – Tyndale University

Mrs. E. Philip: "Working at PCA is so important to me, because the lives of our young people are so precious and the task of raising Godly children in today's society is increasingly daunting.  Most children will spend more waking hours a day at school than at home.  It is so critical that we are entrusting our children during this time to people who love the Lord and who will faithfully impart to them Biblical truths and values. It is such a privilege to be part of a ministry that seeks to do just that.

I personally see the fruit of PCA's ministry as my own children come home from PCA with worship songs and Bible stories on their lips.  I know that what they are learning at home is being daily reinforced in a loving, Christian environment that will provide a solid foundation for life."

C. Pires
Homeform 5B
B.A. (Honours) - University of Toronto.
B.Ed - Trent University
Miss C. Pires: "Being a teacher has always been a dream of mine because I understood the importance of an education to an individual, but more importantly, I know Jesus is first and above anything else. At PCA, I love that students get to combine their faith and love of Jesus with an meaningful and inspirational education. Not only do the students get a chance to grow in their educational careers but they also have a chance to gain a deeper understanding of their faith. I also love that I get to grow in my faith in a environment that celebrates my love of Jesus."
J. Radder
English/Humanities/Social Science/Economics
BA - York University (Humanities)
MTS - Tyndale University (Theology)
B. Ed - Tyndale University (History)
Mr. J. Radder: “My mission statement that I developed from a young age is to ’spiritually and intellectually motivate future leaders.’ It is a blessing to be part of the PCA family where I can help empower students to reach their potential. God has called me to teach and has called me here to PCA. I am excited to live God’s call to provide the students with both intellectual and spiritual encouragement.” "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:28)
S. Shin, Sarah Shin
S. Shin

Lead Teacher, Junior School
B. Applied Arts ECE - Ryerson University
B.Ed. - University of Toronto

Mrs. S. Shin: "Teaching at PCA now for over a decade has been one of my greatest joys and privileges. My own three children have called this school "home" and have benefited from the excellent love, care and discipleship of staff.  I have many passions in life which include cooking, time with family and friends, traveling to places without the light of Christ and of course teaching.

Along with my husband, John,  we view life on Earth a drill, as we prepare for a day when our Lord will come in all His glory."

 

B. Shum

Homeform 4A

B. Sc. (Hons.) in life sciences from Queens University. 2011.
J.D. from Harvard Law School. 2015.
M.T. from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. 2018.

Mr. B. Shum: "I am very pleased to be the new homeroom teacher for Class 4A. A verse I hope to apply this year comes from Proverbs 22:6, 'Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.' Prior to joining Peoples, I had worked at Greenwood and Upper Canada College--both private schools in the Toronto area. I also practiced very briefly as a U.S. corporate tax lawyer before beginning my career as an educator."

K. Simmonds

Homeform 1A

Ms. K. Simmonds: "I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to teach at PCA and be part of such a strong and supportive community. Children are the future and I believe wholeheartedly that we must instill in them a sense of purpose, love and hope. The most important element of teaching children is providing a safe environment for them to grow and learn, an environment in which they feel free to develop and contribute to their own learning. PCA provides a learning environment intended to foster the development and growth of the whole person (body, spirit, and mind), equipping future generations to reach the whole world for Christ. I am privileged to be part of this amazing mission."

Bob Sinko
B. Sinko

Custodian

Mr. B. Sinko: "I like working at PCA because of the challenges, and there are no shortages of challenges in keeping the building running smoothly so everyone can do what they need to do. I like the staff, the teachers, and the students. I consider my work as my service to the Lord."

Lynn Sinko, L. Sinko
L. Sinko

Breakfast Club & Homework Club Assistant

Mrs. L. Sinko: "I love working in a Christian environment where Christ is exemplified in every aspect of the school. At PCA, my co-workers are very caring and also talented. The parents that I work with in child care and in the school office are fantastic. I love the challenge of solving problems and with great bosses, you receive recognition. I am thankful for my job at PCA. As a Christian, my goal is to love everyone, be positive and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all."

B. Siu, Beatrice Siu
B. Siu, Dr.

Music (JK - Gr. 5)
B.Music - University of Philippines
M.Music - Florida State University
B.Ed., M.Ed., Ed.D. - University of Toronto

Dr. B. Siu: "Being a music teacher for the JK to Grade 5 students, I have opportunities to instill in students the love of music through learning about the elements of music, singing, playing the recorder, concert performances, and encouraging students who can play other instruments to serve the Lord with their music talents.  Singing in chapel is a highlight for the students and it is a blessing to teach the students songs that glorify our Lord."

W. Strickland

Homeform 2A
B.CSE - Heritage College
B.Ed - Tyndale University
(PCA Alumna)

Mrs. W. Strickland: "I am so thankful to be teaching at PCA! It is wonderful to be teaching at a school where I am given the honour of sharing my love for God in all that I do. I love that I can show children on a daily basis what Jesus did in my life and how Jesus can change their lives too! I was a student at PCA and so was my husband. We also have our children enrolled in the school. It is important for our children to be in a place where we know teachers love them and love Jesus."

 

A. Sung

Office Assistant

Mrs. A. Sung: "It is a miracle from God that He provided me a job at PCA.  PCA is a place to serve the Lord by helping the students and parents when they are in need.  I enjoy growing and learning the blessings of God everyday along with my PCA family."

 

D. Tam, Daisy Tam
D. Tam

Chemistry / Computer Science / Bible / Media Arts
B.Sc., B.Ed. - Queens University
(PCA Alumna)

Mrs. D. Tam: "I love working at PCA because I can be authentic about myself and my faith at school, with the goal of pointing my students to Jesus. At PCA, I can use God's Word to teach, rebuke, correct and train my students, which makes my investment in their lives so much more meaningful and long-lasting."

S. Tam

Kinesiology / Biology / Applied Journalism (Yearbook) / Science
B.Sc. (Honours) - York University
B.Ed. - University of Toronto
(PCA Alumna)

Mrs S. Tam: "PCA allows me to build Christ-centered relationships.  As a science teacher, I have the opportunity to point my students to the wonder of creation by demonstrating the care and design that God has invested into all life.  As a journalism teacher, I recognize that both truth and beauty are rooted in God’s character.  So, too, my students must pursue both truth and beauty in their reporting of school events and in the design of our publications.  The process of producing the yearbook provides students with the opportunity to explore God’s faithfulness in our school."

H. Tang

Homeform JK
B.A., B. Ed. - York University
(PCA Alumna)

Mrs. H. Tang: "It has been such a joy returning to PCA as a teacher. Teaching at PCA is important to me because I get to continue the legacy which PCA has instilled within me when I was growing up as a student at PCA. I get the incredible privilege of teaching students about loving the Lord and it's been amazing to see how much these students teach me about my own faith."

A. Van Raalte

English

B.Comm, Agricultural Business - University of Guelph
ECE - St. Clair College
B. Ed. - University of Windsor
MA., Intercultural Studies and TESOL- Wheaton College

Mr. A. Van Raalte: "It is my joy to be a teacher at PCA and to "tell the coming generation the praises of the LORD, and His strength, and the wonderful works He has done (Psalm 78:4)".  What a privilege, to be able to help the students build language and communication skills and equip them to reach the whole world for Christ!"

P. Webber

Early Learning Centre staff

Mrs. P. Webber: "I am truly blessed with the opportunity that God has provided me to work here at PCA being able to share my beliefs of God alongside others who feel the same.  I feel that children who walk through these ELC doors are given the opportunity to strengthen their faith so that they may grow and be able to share the love of God within themselves with everyone they encounter.  Providing a safe and loving environment for them to explore and grow each day is such a blessing. I hope they learn as much from me as I learn from them."

D. Westacott, Dean Westacott
D. Westacott

Mathematics, Social Science
B.Sc., B.Ed.  – University of Toronto
M.Div. – Tyndale University

Mr. D. Westacott: "It is true that I absolutely love Mathematics, but my life-long passion is sharing life together with teens!  PCA is a wonderful place to encourage, equip and empower teens as they pursue their future and the call of God in their lives.  There are countless opportunities to “tell the next generation the marvellous things God has done.”  I am overwhelmed each day by God’s faithfulness in bringing me back to PCA after being away for 23 years."

M. Westacott, Peoples Christian Academy, PCA
M. Westacott

English / Media / Writers Craft / Literature / Social Studies
Middle School Chapel

B.A. - University of Toronto
B.Ed. - York University

Mr. M. Westacott: "As Christians, we need to go where God calls us; I feel truly blessed to have been called to teach at PCA. Teaching here allows me the opportunity to serve God by serving the next generation, to love the students as He first loved me. As a husband and a father of three (going on four), family means the world to me. That's really what the PCA community is: a family."

 

 

P. Westacott

Physical Education, Junior School

B.A. University of Toronto
B.Ed Trent University

 

Mr. P. Westacott: "Everyday coming to school is a joy. There could not be a more perfect profession than to teach Phys. Ed. at PCA. I am beyond blessed to spend each day running and jumping around play game with little people all day.  Here is nothing more rewarding than seeing the smiles on kids' faces while they learn a new skill or play their favourite game.
Teaching students from grade one through to grade five is also such a unique perspective as I get to see students grow not only physically and mentally, but spiritually as well as each child grows in their relationship with Christ. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7"

Y. Wong
Homeform JK
B.F.A.-  York University
B. Ed. - York University
Miss. Y. Wong: "I praise the Lord for leading me to the wonderful community here at PCA. I am thankful to be able to pray for the students and witness the Lord's work in their hearts and their lives as they mature intellectually, spiritually, physically and socially. I am also thankful to be surrounded by a loving and caring community of staff and parents who intercede for and serve each other faithfully."
A. Yan

Early Learning Centre staff, RECE

Miss. A. Yan: "It is such an honour to be able to work here at PCA and to serve the children and families that come through the doors. Working here is such a blessing and I am so glad I get to play a small part in their lives. I am so excited to share the love of Jesus Christ and incorporate His teachings into the teachings here. I look forward to seeing the seeds grow and to see Jesus work in their lives."
C. Yiu

Advancement Officer

B.comm - University of Toronto

Mrs. C. Yiu: "It has been an incredible journey ever since our children were born.  God entrusted them to us so we could bring them up to be Christ's faithful servants.  PCA is very important to me because I believe my children can experience God's love in this nurturing environment, and build a strong Christian foundation to face any life challenges for years to come.  I have witnessed the teachers' genuine love and care for the students and for each other, and I am committed to introduce our vision and mission to the community who is yet to know about PCA.  God's amazing grace is always sufficient!"
  • At Peoples Christian Academy, elementary students are involved in Bible class and/or morning devotions. Not only do students learn about God’s Word and Biblical principles, they also have a time of prayer. Prayer requests are brought forth before the throne of God. Weekly chapels are held, songs are learned, Christian videos are shown, guest speakers are invited, principal/teacher/class led chapels where Biblical foundations are established take place. A community of spiritual caring takes place spontaneously where students may ask teachers to pray for their families, or teachers will pray for the needs of the students and families if these requests were known. I myself was a recipient of the prayer support provided by students and their families. I broke my wrist in January 2010. When the school learned about this incident, prayer support from the class devotions, family devotions, and individual student’s prayers all poured in. Parents/students would ask me how I was and it was not uncommon to hear parents tell me that they were praying for me during their family devotions. One parent told me her daughter prayed for me everyday. When my father went home to be with the Lord in 2000, again it was the students’ self-made condolence cards and their messages, Bible verses that brought comfort. A student once made a card for me and wrote “God loves you and may God bless you” He drew a picture of a big cross and smaller crosses. I followed up with this student because I knew he came from a non-Christian family. I asked if he knew Jesus and if he believed in Jesus. He answered affirmatively. He told me it was in grade one and he mentioned the teacher’s name, when he made the decision to believe in Jesus. Children are so receptive to God’s salvation. We have heard testimonies of students accepting the Lord in their elementary school years. Ultimately, bringing up a child is still the responsibility of parents. In a Christian school environment, teachers continue to work with parents in bringing up children who will revere and honour the Lord. - Mrs. Siu (Elementary School Teacher)
    One parent told me her daughter prayed for me everyday.
  • Thank you for your hard work through the school year.  My daughter had a wonderful year.  We are so grateful that she had many wonderful teachers in the Middle School.
    Middle School Parent
  • Both of our children attended the Peoples School many years ago and we are forever thankful for the positive influence the teachers and staff had in their lives.  Thank you.
    Dave and Joyce (PCA Parents)
  • PCA contributed to my life in huge ways, most of all by teaching me the unfiltered truths of God unashamedly, sending me across the world to share the Gospel with those who have never heard it and modeling for me what it means to not waste my life and instead live for the glory of God.
    Josh Lau
  • I certainly did benefit from my years at PCA. The opportunity to be involved with student council, sports teams, musicals, and a singing ensemble that ministered in various Toronto churches combined with weekly chapel services and great courses taught by dedicated teachers all combined for a great high school experience. I serve as the Pastor of Church Networking at Peoples Church where I work with church planters and pastors to support their churches with training and volunteers to advance their outreach in Toronto. I'm also a regional mobilizer with C2C network (www.c2cnetwork.ca) which is a national church planting network. Our family's most recent adventure is that we're starting a new charity called Love a Village to facilitate mission work that God has been opening up for us in northern Malawi over the past few years.
    Trevor Seath, Pastor of Church Networking at the Peoples Church